1994 Oregon Ducks football team

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1994 Oregon Ducks football
Pac-10 Champions
Civil War Champions
Rose Bowl vs. Penn State, L 20–38
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #11
1994 record 9–4 (7–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Rich Brooks (18th year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Belotti (6th year)
Defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti (2nd year)
Captain Game captains
Home stadium Autzen Stadium
(Capacity: 41,698)
Seasons
« 1993 1995 »
1994 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#11 Oregon 7 1 0     9 4 0
#13 USC 6 2 0     8 3 1
#20 Arizona 6 2 0     8 4 0
#21 Washington State 5 3 0     8 4 0
Washington 4 4 0     7 4 0
UCLA 3 5 0     5 6 0
California 3 5 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 2 6 0     4 7 0
Stanford 2 6 0     3 7 1
Arizona State 2 6 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1994 Oregon Ducks football team represented the University of Oregon during the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 1:00 PM Portland State* Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 58–16   30,505
September 10 10:00 PM at Hawaii* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI OSN L 16–36   37,214
September 17 1:00 PM Utah* Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR L 16–34   25,358
September 24 1:00 PM Iowa* Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR W 40–18   29,287
October 1 3:30 PM at #19 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA Prime W 22–7   44,232
October 8 2:00 PM at #17 Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA L 7–21   37,600
October 15 1:00 PM California Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR W 23–7   30,678
October 22 12:30 PM #9 Washington Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR (Rivalry) ABC W 31–20   44,134
October 29 12:30 PM #11 Arizona Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR ABC W 10–9   36,960
November 5 1:00 PM Arizona State #21 Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR W 34–10   41,693
November 12 3:30 PM at Stanford #15 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA Prime W 55–21   43,802
November 19 12:30 PM at Oregon State #12 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR (Civil War) ABC W 17–13   37,010
January 2 1:30 PM vs. #2 Penn State #12 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) ABC L 20–38   102,247
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game notes[edit]

Washington[edit]

In the 1994 edition of the heated rivalry with the University of Washington, the #9-ranked Huskies came into Autzen Stadium with a 5-1 record, including a victory over the University of Miami, snapping a 58 game home winning streak. The game was a tough and close contest, with the Ducks clinging to a 24-20 lead late in the game. UW quarterback Damon Huard guided the Huskies to a first down on the 9-yard line with plenty of time remaining. Dark moments from past Husky games populated the minds of the Duck faithful. Mark Lee returned a punt 59 yards for touchdown to win the game in 1979. The defense held the #9-ranked Huskies to 109 yards and 3 first downs in 1994, but still fell 17-10. Combined with various lopsided losses through the years, plus the fact that Washington had won five in a row, and 17 of the last 21 against the Ducks, many Oregon fans feared the worst. That October afternoon would be different. Huard dropped back and whipped the ball to wide receiver Dave Janoski. U of O freshman cornerback Kenny Wheaton stepped in front of the pass, intercepted it and headed up the sideline for a clinching touchdown, putting Oregon ahead for good 31-20. It was at this moment that things changed forever in the minds, hearts and psyches of everyone associated with Oregon Duck football. Ultimately, Oregon would win its final six games to carry them to the Rose Bowl ahead of Washington. It's now tradition at all of the Oregon Ducks football games to play "The Pick" on the DuckVision right before the Ducks run onto the field.

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