2009 Oregon Ducks football team

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2009 Oregon Ducks football
OregonDucks.svg
Pac-10 Champions
Civil War Champions
Rose Bowl vs. Ohio State, L 17–26
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #11
2009 record 10–3 (8–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Chip Kelly (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich (1st year)
Offensive scheme No-Huddle Spread Option
Defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti (13th year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Autzen Stadium
(Capacity: 54,000, FieldTurf)
Uniform
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Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Oregon   8 1         10 3  
Arizona   6 3         8 5  
Oregon State   6 3         8 5  
Stanford   6 3         8 5  
#22 USC   5 4         9 4  
California   5 4         8 5  
Washington   4 5         5 7  
UCLA   3 6         7 6  
Arizona State   2 7         4 8  
Washington State   0 9         1 11  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 Oregon Ducks football team represented the University of Oregon in the college football season of 2009. The team was led by head coach Chip Kelly in his first season as a head coach at the Division I FBS level. Kelly was only the third Ducks head coach since 1977 and led the Ducks to a Pac-10 Championship and was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year. He took over for Mike Bellotti.

The Ducks finished the season 10–3, 8–1 in Pac-10 to claim the Pac-10 championship and earn the conference's automatic BCS berth where they were invited to the Rose Bowl, the schools fifth Rose Bowl and first since the 1994 season. They were defeated by Ohio State 17–26.

Previous season[edit]

The 2008 Oregon Ducks football team entered the season ranked 21st in the AP Poll, after finishing the 2007 season ranked 23rd. The major question going into the season concerned the position of quarterback. Oregon's top two quarterbacks, Dennis Dixon and Brady Leaf, had graduated the year before, with Dixon being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Sophomore Justin Roper was named the starter after Nate Costa suffered a season-ending injury before the season began. As a freshman, Roper had led the Ducks to a Sun Bowl win over South Florida in 2007. He was injured in the third game at Purdue, and was replaced by junior college transfer Jeremiah Masoli. Masoli had led his junior college team to a national championship the year before. Masoli was inconsistent in his first few games, as he put up good rushing numbers but shaky passing stats. But he came on strong the last three games of the regular season and led the Ducks to a 9–3 regular season record and a victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Holiday Bowl.

Senior Jeremiah Johnson led Oregon in rushing with 1,201 yards while LeGarrette Blount record 1,002 yards and set a school record with 17 rushing touchdowns. Oregon scored over 500 points for the second straight season, and finished the season being ranked 10th in the AP Poll.

Pre-season[edit]

July 29 – Senior Ed Dickson is named to the Mackey Award watchlist, given out to the nation's best tight end.[1]

August 4 – Junior Jeremiah Masoli is named to the watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award.[2]

August 8 – Senior LeGarrette Blount is named to the watch list for the Walter Camp Award.[3]

Pre-season departures[edit]

Quarterback and wide receiver Chris Harper, quarterback Justin Roper,[4] and wide receiver Aaron Pflugrad all decided to transfer from the team before the 2009 season.[5]

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Cliff Harris
CB
Fresno, CA Edison HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 168 lb (76 kg) 4.5 Jan 24, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 81
Diante Jackson
WR
Walnut Creek, CA Las Lomas HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 4.6 Feb 4, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Tyrece Gaines
WR
El Dorado, KS Butler County CC 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.4 Mar 16, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: –
Bryson Littlejohn
LB
Rocklin, CA Sierra CC 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.5 Jan 12, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: –
Boseko Lokombo
OLB
Abbotsford, BC W J Mouat Secondary 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 216 lb (98 kg) 4.6 Dec 24, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Michael Clay
OLB
San Jose, CA Bellarmine College Prep School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 213 lb (97 kg) 4.8 Jan 13, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 74
Mike Bowlin
K
Aliso Viejo, CA Aliso Niguel HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) NA Jul 18, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 79
Taylor Hart
DE
Tualatin, OR Tualatin HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 4.7 Apr 7, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 79
Jackson Rice
P
Moraga, CA Campolindo HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) NA Jul 29, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 79
Everett Benyard
OT
San Diego, CA Cathedral Catholic HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 320 lb (150 kg) 5.5 Oct 16, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Anthony Anderson
DE
La Mesa, CA Helix HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 222 lb (101 kg) 4.8 Jun 17, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Karrington Armstrong
DT
Reno, NV McQueen HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 293 lb (133 kg) 5.0 Sep 21, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Brian Jackson
CB
Hoover, AL Hoover HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 4.6 Jan 21, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 74
Avery Patterson
CB
Pittsburg, CA Pittsburg Senior HS 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 4.4 Aug 16, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 74
Trevor Fox
OG
Temecula, CA Chaparral HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 294 lb (133 kg) NA Jun 11, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 68
Zac Clark
DE
El Dorado, KS Butler County CC 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 250 lb (110 kg) 4.8 Dec 15, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: –
Andrew Iupati
DT
Huntington Beach, CA Golden West CC 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 293 lb (133 kg) NA Nov 11, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: –
Terrance Montgomery
DT
Reedley, CA Reedley CC 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 290 lb (130 kg) 4.9 Aug 4, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: –
Jamaal Burrell
OG
Compton, CA Dominguez HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 262 lb (119 kg) 5.3 Jan 21, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Justin Brown
DT
Compton, CA Compton HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 260 lb (120 kg) 4.9 Feb 2, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 71
Lavasier Tuinei
WR
Huntington Beach, CA Golden West CC 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 4.5 Nov 19, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: –
Braxton Lane
WR
Tyrone, GA Sandy Creek HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 4.4 Feb 1, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Keaton Arden
DE
Piedmont, CA Piedmont HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) NA Jan 19, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Nick Cole
WR
Concord, CA Clayton Valley HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) NA Feb 1, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Daryle Hawkins
QB
Omaha, NE Central HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.5 Feb 2, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Wade Keliikipi
DT
Waianae, HI Waianae HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 280 lb (130 kg) 5.0 Feb 2, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 26   Rivals: 32
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:15 PM at #14 Boise State* #16 Bronco StadiumBoise, ID ESPN L 8–19   34,127[6]
September 12 7:15 PM Purdue* Autzen StadiumEugene, OR FSN W 38–36   57,772[7]
September 19 12:30 PM #18 Utah* Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR ESPN W 31–24   58,017[8]
September 26 12:30 PM #6 California Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR ABC W 42–3   58,975[9]
October 3 6:15 PM Washington State #16 Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR OSN W 52–6   57,378[10]
October 10 12:30 PM at UCLA #13 Rose BowlPasadena, CA ABC W 24–10   77,819[11]
October 24 12:30 PM at Washington #12 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA ABC W 43–19   67,809[12]
October 31 5:00 PM #4 USC #10 Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR ABC W 47–20   59,592[13]
November 7 12:30 PM at Stanford #7 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA FSN L 42–51   43,924[14]
November 14 7:20 PM Arizona Statedagger #14 Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR ESPN W 44–21   58,475[15]
November 21 5:00 PM at Arizona #11 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ ABC W 44–41 2OT  57,863[16]
December 3 6:00 PM #13 Oregon State #7 Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR (Civil War) ESPN W 37–33   59,597[17]
January 1 2:10 PM vs. #8 Ohio State* #7 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) ABC L 17–26   93,963[18]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

University of Oregon official schedule

Game notes[edit]

Boise State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Ducks 0 0 8 0 8
#14 Broncos 0 13 6 0 19

2nd Meeting. 0–1 All Time. Last Meeting Boise State 37, Oregon 32

Uniform combination: white helmet, white jerseys, white pants[19]

Oregon's offense was completely shut down in the first half and was unable to gain a single first down. They allowed the Broncos to get into their red zone multiple times, but Oregon's defense held them twice. Both times resulted in Boise State attempting field goals after having a first and goal situation. Both field goals in the first quarter were missed by kicker Kyle Brotzman (29 and 47). In the second quarter, the Broncos scored on a TD pass from quarterback Kellen Moore to wide receiver Austin Pettis. Michael Choate ran in the two-point conversion. Billy Winn added to Boise State's first half score by tackling running back LeGarrette Blount for a safety. At the end of the first half, Kyle Brotzman booted in a 45-yard field goal to make the score 13–0. A low-scoring second half did not stop the Ducks from scoring a touchdown along with a two-point conversion. The rest of the game was back and forth until the clock expired, Boise State winning by 11.

After the game, Blount, who earlier in the week was quoted as saying, "We owe that team an ass-whuppin,"[20] punched Bronco DE Byron Hout in the chin after Hout had taunted him in front of Boise State head coach Chris Petersen. Blount then went after fans in the front row of the south end zone before being restrained and escorted off the field by security, police, and Oregon coaches. The next day, Oregon suspended Blount for the rest of the season, seemingly ending his career.[21] However, in October, Kelly announced that Blount could return as early as November provided he meets certain academic and behavioral benchmarks.[22]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 7 10 7 12 36
Oregon 10 7 14 7 38

Uniform combination: green helmets, green jerseys, green pants[19]

The Ducks evened their 2009 record at 1–1 with a thrilling 38–36 win over Purdue in their first visit to Eugene. Jeremiah Masoli rushed for 84 yards and a touchdown and LaMichael James rushed for 56 yards. Walter Thurmond III returned an interception for a touchdown in the first half and Javes Lewis returned a fumble for a touchdown in the third quarter. With a minute and one second left to play Purdue failed on a two-point conversion that would have tied the game. Oregon recovered the onsides kick attempt and ran out the clock. Jamere Holland had 72 yards on 4 receptions but dropped a sure touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.

Utah[edit]

#18 Utah at Oregon
1 2 3 4 Total
Utah 7 0 17 0 24
Oregon 14 7 7 3 31

Uniform combination: white helmet, green jerseys, silver pants[19]

Utah brought the Nation's longest winning streak of 16 into Autzen Stadium this year. This was the first meeting between the schools since a 17–13 Utah win at Salt Lake City in 2003. The Utes last trek to Autzen Stadium was in early September 2001, when Joey Harrington and the Ducks handled Utah 24–10 on their way to an 11–1 record and No. 2 in the Nation finish.

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Golden Bears 3 0 0 0 3
Ducks 3 22 14 3 42

Uniform combination: throwback uniforms, yellow helmet, green jerseys, yellow pants[23]

Cal has run off three in a row against the Ducks, more than any other Pac-10 school against Oregon. The Golden Bears streak is their longest versus Oregon since the 1970s. Cal won a waterlogged game at Berkeley last year, 26–16.[24]

The Oregon Ducks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli struggled in previous games but had a major breakthrough against Cal, throwing 253 yards with 21 completions out of 25 attempts, three for touchdowns. Oregon tight end Ed Dickson had a career day with 11 catches for 148 yards and three touchdowns. The Oregon defense played very well, holding Jahvid Best who tied a Pac-10 record for rushing touchdowns the week prior, to just 55 yards on 16 carries.[25] Before the game, Best was quoted as saying Autzen Stadium was the only venue where the crowd noise troubled him.[26]

The Ducks had a rough start to the game when Walter Thurmond fumbled the opening kickoff reception. Thurmond was hit in the knee on the return and was later diagnosed with a torn ACL and ended up missing the rest of the season.[27] Cal took possession and, on a drive that went for negative eight yards, scored a field goal, their only points in the game.[28] The two teams went back and forth on several miscues. In the first quarter on the Ducks' first scoring drive, running back LaMichael James fumbled the ball and was picked up by Cal's defensive back Josh Hill. During his run back, Hill fumbled the ball again which was recovered by Oregon. In the second quarter, Cal recovered a fumble by Oregon, only to fumble the ball back on the very next play. Later that quarter, Oregon punter Jackson Rice kicked the ball off the side of his foot for a 5-yard punt. After a quick three-and-out by Cal, Brian Anger, Cal's punter, booted the ball off the side of his foot for another 5-yard punt.[28] Masoli's first touchdown pass of the season occurred in the first few seconds of the second quarter, a 26-yard completion to Ed Dickson.[25]

Since Cal's first field goal, the Ducks went on to score 42 unanswered points to win the game. It was Cal's worst loss with Jeff Tedford as the head coach.[25]


Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 0 6 0 6
#16 Ducks 21 21 3 7 52

Uniform combination: black helmet, yellow jersey, black pants

Oregon has won two in a row, and four of the last five against Washington State. The last two games have resulted in 63–14 and 53–7 victories by the Ducks. The Cougars have not won at Autzen since 2003 when they defeated Oregon 55–16.

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Ducks 0 0 21 3 24
Bruins 0 3 7 0 10

Uniform combination: green helmet, white jersey, green pants

Oregon won last year's match-up with UCLA 31–21 in Eugene. The Ducks last trip to the Rose Bowl in 2007 was a humbling experience, as they were shut out for the first time since 1985 by a score of 16–0. That game however was played the week after they had lost star QB Dennis Dixon to injury for the season. At game time, current Bruins head coach Rick Neuheisel was 4–2 against the Ducks going back to the days he coached the Colorado Buffaloes and the Washington Huskies. Since the first game in 1928, UCLA was leading the series 39–23.

With a solid performance in the first half and taking a field goal lead into the locker room, the Bruins gave up three quick touchdowns within few minutes of the third quarter to give the Ducks their fifth win of the season. The Ducks scored on Kenjon Barner's 100-yard kickoff return, on Talmadge Jackson's 31-yard interception, and on Nate Costa's 20-yard pass to Jeff Maehl, which was resulted from a UCLA fumble.

The Bruins scored their only touchdown when Akeem Ayers intercepted a Costa pass in the back of the Rose Bowl north end zone by keeping his feet in bound. Kai Forbath kicked a 52-yard field goal to give UCLA the early lead. Oregon’s Rob Beard attempted a 51-yard field goal, which was blocked by Jerzy Siewierski. Mogan Flint kicked a 33-yard field goals for the Ducks in the fourth quarter.[29]

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Ducks 0 15 21 7 43
Huskies 3 3 0 13 19

Oregon has won a school record five in a row over their hated rivals to the north, all by 20 or more points. Washington's last win over the Ducks came at Husky Stadium in 2003.

Uniform combination: black helmet, white jersey with silver numbers, black pants

After Erik Folk's 33-yard field goal in the first quarter for Washington, Oregon blocked a punt and recovered the ball in the endzone in the second quarter to give the Ducks their first lead. Javes Lewis intercepted Jake Locker's pass in the end zone to give the ball back to Oregon, which resulted in Jeremiah Masoli's 1-yard touchdown. With a second left, Folk kicked a 48-yard field goal to end the half, which was aided by a personal foul on Oregon.

With good field position at their own 47-yard line, the Ducks scored their third touchdown on Masoli's 3-yard run in the top of the third quarter.

USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Trojans 3 14 3 0 20
#10 Ducks 10 14 17 6 47

USC had not won a game in the state of Oregon for the past three years, a streak that the Ducks kept alive.[30] USC beat Oregon in the Los Angeles Coliseum last year, 44–10.

Uniform combination: green helmet, green jersey, black pants

The tenth ranked Ducks handed the Trojans their worst loss since 1997 and Pete Carroll the worst loss in his tenure at USC.[31] Ducks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli passed for 222 yards, and a score, and ran for 164 more, including a touchdown, while LaMichael James ran for 183 yards.

Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Ducks 7 7 14 14 42
Cardinal 17 14 14 6 51

The Ducks will go for their 8th straight win against Stanford this season. It is their longest current win streak against any Pac-10 school. The seven straight wins also ties the longest stretch of dominance in school history over the Cardinal (1957–63). Oregon came from behind and won last year in Eugene on a last minute touchdown, 35–28. Stanford's last win against Oregon came in Eugene in 2001. That was the Ducks only loss that season, on their way to an 11–1 finish and No. 2 final ranking.

Uniform combination: green helmet, white jersey, white pants

Oregon's undefeated conference season came to an end at Stanford, 51–42. Both teams have five victories in the Pac-10 championship race.

Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Sun Devils 0 7 14 0 21
#14 Ducks 14 17 7 6 44

Oregon has won four straight over the Sun Devils by an average of 23.8 ppg, including last year's 54–20 win in Tempe.

Uniform combination: black helmet, black jersey, black pants


Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
#11 Ducks 7 7 0 17 7 6 44
Wildcats 0 10 7 14 7 3 41

Uniform combination: green helmet, white jersey with silver numbers, black pants

The previous trip the Ducks took to Tucson in 2007 was a crushing one as the Ducks saw their BCS National Championship Game hopes fade as their star quarterback Dennis Dixon tore his ACL in the first half of the game.[32] The 2009 game was also important, as it involved the only two teams that week in the Pac-10 who were able to control their path to earn an outright Pac-10 Championship.[33]

It was a hotly contested game as neither team led by more than 10 points after Arizona's first touchdown in the second quarter. Ducks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli started with a sluggish game with two recovered fumbles and an interception to set up Arizona's first touchdown. Late in the game, however, he led the Ducks to a narrow victory with two key touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown of his own. After Arizona scored a touchdown in the only score of the third quarter to put them up by 3, the game turned into a frantic sprint with numerous close calls. Morgan Flint attempted a 43-yard field goal for the Ducks that bounced in after hitting the crossbar, tying the game. With three minutes left in the game and Arizona ahead by a touchdown, Talmadge Jackson intercepted Arizona quarterback Nick Foles's pass in the end zone on a 3rd and 16 play at Oregon's 40-yard line. As Oregon drove down the field in the remaining minutes, the student section poured into the Arizona sideline as they prepared to rush the field. However, the drive ended with a touchdown pass from Masoli to Dickson.[34] The Ducks tied the game as Oregon backup quarterback Nate Costa corralled an errant snap for the extra point kicked by Flint.[35] The Arizona student section made their way back to the stands as overtime began. The two teams traded a pair of touchdowns in the first overtime but in the second overtime, Arizona settled for a field goal and Oregon scored a touchdown to win the game.[34]

After the conclusion, the Arizona section at one end of the stadium next to the visiting section began to throw debris at the Oregon players. An Oregon cheerleader, Katelynn Johnson, was struck in the head with a full water bottle, giving her a concussion.[36][37]

Oregon State[edit]

#13 Oregon State at #7 Oregon
1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 10 13 10 0 33
Oregon 14 7 13 3 37

Uniform combination: yellow helmet, throwback green jersey, white pants

The Ducks crushed the Beavers' Rose Bowl aspirations for the second year in a row and managed to secure their own with a 37–33 home victory over the Beavers at Autzen Stadium. Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli ran over safety Lance Mitchell in order to reach a first down much like his performance against UCLA and Oklahoma State last year where he ran over other players. Suspended running back LeGarrette Blount saw his first action since the Boise State loss and took out his frustration this time in a sportsman like way by running over Oregon State linebacker Keaton Kristick who was regarded as the most feared player in the Pac-10. Blount also stiffarmed and threw Stephen Paea to the ground who was regarded as the best defensive tackle in the Pac-10. When Oregon was down 30 to 21 Blount broke free and rushed for a 12-yard touchdown to bring the game closer before Lamichael James broke free for 52 on a touchdown run. In total Blount rushed for 7 times for 51 yards and a touchdown.


Ohio State (Rose Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Buckeyes 10 6 3 7 26
#7 Ducks 0 10 7 0 17
Main article: 2010 Rose Bowl

Uniform combination: white helmet, green jersey, white pants

Oregon returns to the Rose Bowl for the fifth time and first since the 1994 season. That year the Ducks lost to No. 2 ranked and undefeated Penn State, 38–20. Oregon has never beaten Ohio State in their seven previous meetings. Their most recent meeting occurred in Columbus in 1987, with the Ducks losing 24–14. Oregon and Ohio State have played in the Rose Bowl once before. The 1958 Rose Bowl game turned out to be a defensive struggle as the Ducks eventually lost to the heavily favored Buckeyes 10–7. Ohio State would go on to share the National Title that year, the Ducks would have to wait 37 more years to return to Pasadena. Ducks QB Jack Crabtree was named MVP of the game that year, the last and only second time ever that a person from the losing team had been bestowed that honor. This time the Ducks will try to win the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1917, a 14–0 victory over Pennsylvania. The Oregon Ducks lost to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl in 2010, 26–17.[38]

1st quarter

  • 11:38 OSU Saine 13-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 7–0 OSU
  • 0:34 OSU Barclay 19-yard field goal 10–0 OSU

2nd quarter

  • 14:24 ORE Flint 24-yard field goal 10–3 OSU
  • 9:05 ORE Blount 3-yard run (Flint kick) 10–10
  • 1:05 OSU Barclay 30-yard field goal 13–10 OSU
  • 0:00 OSU Pettrey 45-yard field goal 16–10 OSU

3rd quarter

  • 11:03 ORE Masoli 1-yard run (Flint kick) 17–16 ORE
  • 6:36 OSU Barclay 38-yard field goal 19–17 OSU

4th quarter

  • 7:02 OSU Posey 17-yard pass from Pryor (Pettrey kick) 26–17 OSU

Roster[edit]

2009 Oregon Ducks[39]

Cornerbacks

  • 6 Walter Thurmond III
  • 8 Brian Butterfield
  • 13 Tyrone Radford
  • 14 Javes Lewis
  • 17 Willie Glasper
  • 18 Anthony Gildon
  • 36 Will Wallace
  • 37 Talmadge Jackson III
  • N/A Cliff Harris

Defensive backs

  • 12 Brian Jackson
  • 28 Scott Grady
  • 34 Pono Kam

Defensive Ends

  • 33 Tyrell Irvin
  • 39 Will Tukuafu
  • 41 Matt Simms
  • 45 Terrell Turner
  • 66 Taylor Hart
  • 86 Chris DiVincenzo
  • 89 Mike DiVincenzo
  • 94 Keaton Arden
  • 99 Zac Clark

Defensive Tackles

  • 50 Simi Toeaina
  • 59 Terrance Montgomery
  • 88 Brandon Bair
  • 90 Blake Ferras
  • 92 Wade Keliikipi
  • 93 Anthony Anderson
  • 96 Andrew Iupati

Linebackers

  • 11 Eddie Pleasant
  • 25 Bo Lokombo
  • 35 Spencer Paysinger
  • 38 Tyler Briffett
  • 40 Blake Thompson
  • 43 Bryson Littlejohn
  • 44 Brandon Hanna
  • 46 Michael Clay
  • 47 Kiko Alonso
  • 53 Dewitt Stuckey
  • 54 Riley Showalter
  • 55 Casey Matthews
  • 56 Josh Kaddu
  • 57 Keloni Kamalani
  • 58 Kenny Rowe
  • 64 Jennings Stewart

Long Snappers

  • 51 Steven Patterson
  • 59 Jeff Palmer

Offensive Linemen

  • 52 NaDerris Ward
  • 54 Jordan Holmes
  • 57 Trevor Fox
  • 61 Nick Cody
  • 63 Mana Greig
  • 64 Max Forer
  • 68 C.E. Kaiser
  • 69 Bo Thran
  • 70 Ramsen Golpashin
  • 71 Everett Benyard
  • 73 Brenton Spickerman
  • 74 Darrion Weems
  • 75 Jamaal Burrell
  • 77 Carson York
  • 78 Karrington Armstrong
  • 79 Mark Asper

Offensive tackles

  • 65 Lance Barker
  • 76 Charlie Carmichael

Punters

  • 30 Tim Taylor
  • 49 Jackson Rice

Place Kickers

  • 25 Morgan Flint
  • 48 Mike Bowlin
  • 93 Rob Beard

Quarterbacks

  • 1 Darron Thomas
  • 7 Nate Costa
  • 8 Jeremiah Masoli
  • 14 Dustin Haines
  • 16 Daryle Hawkins

Running Backs

Safeties

  • 1 Marvin Johnson
  • 2 T.J. Ward
  • 7 Chad Peppars
  • 20 John Boyett
  • 27 Titus Jackson

Tight Ends

Wide Receivers

  • 4 Tyrece Gaines
  • 10 D.J. Davis
  • 15 Blake Cantu
  • 19 Jamere Holland
  • 23 Jeff Maehl
  • 30 Nick Cole
  • 80 Lavasier Tuinei
  • 81 Rory Cavaille
  • 85 Diante Jackson
  • 86 Garrett Embrey
  • 90 Will Murphy
  • 94 Mike Mackie
  • 98 Justin Hoffman

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Chip Kelly – Head Coach
  • Steve Greatwood – Offensive Line
  • Nick Aliotti – Defensive Coordinator
  • Mark Helfrich – Offensive Coordinator
  • Gary Campbell – Running Backs
  • Jerry Azzinaro – Defensive Line
  • John Neal – Secondary
  • Tom Osborne – Tight Ends & Special Teams
  • Don Pellum – Linebackers & Recruiting Coordinator
  • Scott Frost – Wide Receivers
  • Jim Radcliffe – Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Alex Miller – Graduate Assistant Coach
  • Peter Sirmon – Graduate Assistant Coach
  • Jeff Hawkins – Senior Associate Athletics Director, Football Operations
  • Kyle Wiest – Asst. Director of Football Operations
  • Jim Fisher – Asst. Director of Football Operations/Recruiting

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP 16 NR NR NR 16 13 13 12 10 7 14 11 10 7 7 11
Coaches 14 NR NR NR 25 17 16 14 12 8 16 11 10 8 7 11
Harris Not released 23 15 14 12 11 8 14 11 10 8 7
BCS Not released 11 10 8 13 11 8 7 7

Statistics[edit]

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