Beating Michigan in 2003: “How Sweet it Was!”

Charles Fischer History 11 Comments

Remember the Michigan game at Autzen that was a life experience? My gosh it was electric that beautiful fall day with such a big game that went back-and-forth with a very dramatic ending. It helped to forge many of the things said about Autzen … especially from the Wolverine Coach Lloyd Carr and his legendary quotes. I am working in …

The Worst Game Ever Played at Autzen

Mark Weinrott Editorials, History 7 Comments

Duck fans interested in time-traveling to Eugene may want to skip Sept. 20, 1975.  That Saturday evening, Oregon and the San Jose Spartans played the most boring game in Autzen Stadium’s 50-year history. Yes, even worse than the infamous 0-0 “Toilet Bowl” versus OSU in 1983.  The latter, amidst a November monsoon, was more an exercise in survival than an …

Party Like It’s 1994!!

Nathan Roholt History 4 Comments

Had the streak against Washington ended last year, no one would have batted an eye. It would have been natural conditions for it to end: game in Seattle, the Huskies with a winning record, coming off a big win at ranked USC the week before. For the Ducks, it was the first season in nearly a decade where Oregon didn’t …

Your All-Time Top 10: Oregon Football Edition

Alaan Al-Jaibaji History 3 Comments

At the University of Oregon, football is a great tradition. The Ducks are now known to be a powerhouse in the Pac-12, finishing second with a record of 9-3 last year. The Ducks have produced special players since the beginning of the football program in the late 1890s. Every year Oregon recruits players around the country with hopes they will take the team far …

Duck QB Position Cursed?

Henry Swift History 3 Comments

Even though Oregon has had a lot of success at the quarterback position over the last 15 years, Vernon Adams will be the first Duck senior QB to make it to and start on Senior Day for Oregon since Joey Harrington. Here’s a look back at each QB that followed Harrington and who failed to play in their Senior Day game. After Joey’s successful career, …

Oregon State’s Attitude: “Nothing to Lose”

Pat Pannu History 1 Comment

On a chilly but sunny afternoon in Eugene, the Oregon State Beavers came calling and gave the Oregon Ducks a game like no one was expecting. The Beavers, who went into Autzen Stadium 34 point underdogs while looking for their first conference win in their last game of the season, fought the Ducks for every point the teams scored and whittled …

Trojans’ Coach Helton: “It Was Not a Good Day For Us.”

Mark Saltveit History 1 Comment

The Oregon Ducks destroyed the Trojans 48-28 in bitterly cold, sunny weather today at a packed Autzen. RB Royce Freeman ran wild for 147 yards, but USC’s players and coaches had one explanation for the reason why: Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams, Jr. The Eastern Washington transfer threw for 313 yards, completing 14 of 17 passes for 4 TDs and an interception …

Dispelling the Myth of Time of Possession

Joey Holland History 1 Comment

College football’s proverbial cool kids were so ready to get rid of Oregon with Marcus Mariota out of the picture. The Ducks sat at 3-3 midway through the season. At that point, many were ready to attribute the success the Ducks have had for the better part of the decade up to an offensive system that had finally been figured …

How the Ducks’ Season Was Completely Changed by Only 10 Points

Caleb Couturie History Leave a Comment

So, I’m sitting here at my couch after watching the game, mouth agape because we actually just beat Stanford. The same Ducks who lost to the freaking Cougs at home just beat the playoff bound machine from Palo Alto. And the best part is that they did it on their terms. The Ducks ran the ball 36 times and threw …

Oregon and Stanford: A History of Spoilers

Henry Swift History Leave a Comment

Once again Oregon is heading into a pivotal matchup with Stanford. Oregon is going to be unranked in this game for the first time since 2008, but the same story line between them remains. In games with Stanford there is a long history of season spoiling between the two. From the early 2000’s until now whenever these teams played, one of …

Beaten Down Bears: “Bad Passes, Drops and Missed Tackles Doomed Us”

Mark Saltveit History Leave a Comment

Well that escalated quickly. After giving up 10 quick points and an end zone interception to start the game, the Oregon Ducks exploded for 31 straight points before halftime, while stuffing Cal’s potent offense en route to a 44-28 win. The game was not nearly as close as the final score would suggest; it was 31-10 at the break. The …

From the Poorhouse to the Penthouse

Henry Swift History Leave a Comment

They never wear the same uniform twice, they train on Brazilian hardwood, and their stadium features not one but two waterfalls. It is safe to say that Oregon has one of the best facilities and uniforms in the country, if not the world. This is the world that Oregon lives in now, but it was not always like this. Their uniforms were ugly, their …