Joey will be looking on from the bench.

Rookie quarterback Joey Harrington led the hapless Detroit Lions on a 77 yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter but Detroit lost to Miami 49-21. Harrington the third over all pick in the NFL draft last spring, was 4-for-11 for 41 yards passing. The former Duck star and Heisman Trophy candidate is backing up second year starter Mike McMahon. The loss to Miami is a good indication that the Lions are picking up where they left off last year when they finished 2-14 for the season.

Detroit Head Coach Marty Mornhinweg has been steadfast in his decision to have Harrington back-up McMahon and gradually work the rookie into the NFL wars. Harrington was happy about being able to contribute in the losing effort.

"I was happy to get in the game," Harrington said. "It didn't matter to me when or where, I was just glad to get some experience under my belt.

Harrington is third on the all-time passing career leaders at Oregon with 6,911 yards and 59 touchdowns. Bill Musgrave is the career leader in passing for Oregon with 8,343 yards and 60 touchdowns. Danny O'Neal is second on the list with 8,301 yards and 62 touchdowns.

Harrington earned the nickname "Captain Comeback" for his ability to rally the Ducks and lead the team back from fourth quarter deficits, and did so four times last season. The Ducks were 25-3 when Harrington was the starting quarterback.

One of the most impressive wins for Oregon while Harrington was quarterback was the 2002 Fiesta Bowl against Colorado. Harrington was 28 for 42, 350 yards and four touchdowns. In the 2000 Holiday Bowl Harrington threw two touchdown passes, ran for one touchdown and received a touchdown pass in a 35-30 win over Texas.

TheInsider.com contributed to this report.

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