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Oregon Ducks Football

Oregon Ducks football is at an all-time high! Last season, the Ducks reached AP poll No. 1 status for the first time in school history. They led the country in points per game (47) and yards per game (532) en route to a berth in the BCS Championship game.

The Ducks lost and were just one victory short of a perfect season.

Oregon Ducks Football

Now it’s time to finish the job.

Oregon Ducks Football Thru The Years

The Oregon Ducks have been around forever. They played their first football game in 1894. They made their first trip to Pasadena and won their first and only Rose Bowl in 1917.

They developed the fourth-oldest rivalry in NCAA Division-I history with Washington, known as the Border War.

But the Ducks didn’t really start to make waves in football until late in the 20th century. After reaching the Rose bowl in 1917 and 1920, they played in just four bowl games over the next 68 years; they also didn’t win a conference title from 1957 until 1994.

But things have changed in Oregon in recent years. The Ducks won the Pac-10 in 2000 and 2001. And the team’s current incarnation under coach Chip Kelly is the best ever.

Oregon reached the Rose Bowl in 2009 before making the storied BCS title run in 2010.

Running back LaMichael James is carving out a legendary career at Oregon but there have been many other great Duck players who went on to NFL careers before him, including Jonathan Stewart, Haloti Ngata and Joey Harrington and Dan Fouts.

Coaching greats like Mike Nolan and Norv Turner also played for Oregon.

Time to watch more great Oregon players emerge as the school strives for its first national football title!

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