1964 Oregon Webfoots football team

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1964 Oregon Webfoots football
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
1964 record 7–2–1 (1–2–1 AAWU)
Head coach Len Casanova (14th year)
Home stadium Hayward Field
Multnomah Stadium (Portland)
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 AAWU football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Oregon State ^ + 3 1 0     8 3 0
#10 USC + 3 1 0     7 3 0
Washington 5 2 0     6 4 0
UCLA 2 2 0     4 6 0
Stanford 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oregon 1 2 1     7 2 1
Washington State 1 2 1     3 6 1
California 0 4 0     3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Rose Bowl representative determined by longest absence, due to no head-to-head result and 4-4 tie in member vote.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1964 Oregon Webfoots football team represented the University of Oregon as during 1964 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Eugene at Hayward Field and in Portland at Multnomah Stadium.

Under fourteenth-year head coach Len Casanova, the Ducks were 7–2–1 overall and 1–2–1 in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU), later renamed the Pacific-8 Conference.

After five seasons as an independent following the end of the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC), Oregon joined the AAWU this season, as did Oregon State. The Ducks played only one of the four conference teams from the state of California; a 10–8 loss to Stanford at Portland, decided with a late field goal.[1][2]

With a perfect record and a #7 ranking after six games (and a ten-game winning streak),[1] Oregon won just one if its final four. The Beavers won the season-ending Civil War by a point with a late touchdown.[3]

Oregon was led on the field by All-American quarterback Bob Berry, who finished thirteenth in the balloting for the Heisman Trophy, just behind Joe Namath (Alabama) and Gale Sayers (Kansas).[4][5] A fifth-year senior, he had already been selected in the 1964 NFL Draft (and AFL Draft) in late 1963.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 19 BYU* Hayward FieldEugene, OR [6] W 20–13   15,000
September 26 Pittsburgh* Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR [7] W 22–13   24,662
October 3 at Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA [8] W 22–14   44,600
October 10 at Idaho* Neale StadiumMoscow, ID [9] W 14–8   11,000
October 17 Arizona* Hayward Field • Eugene, OR [10] W 21–0   18,000
October 24 at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA [11] (rivalry) W  7–0   55,300
October 31 Stanford No. 7 Multnomah Stadium • Portland, OR [1][2] L   8–10   26,800
November 7 Washington Statedagger Hayward Field • Eugene, OR [12] T  21–21   19,000
November 14 at Indiana* Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN [13] W 29–21   20,078
November 21 at Oregon State No. 10 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR [3] (Civil War) L   6–7   30,154
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 30, 1964). "Oregon eleven out to spoil Stanford's upset ambitions". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 3B. 
  2. ^ a b "Stanford tips Oregon on field goal in final 13 seconds of play". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 1, 1964. p. 14. 
  3. ^ a b Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 22, 1964). "Beavers win by a kick 7-6". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  4. ^ "Huarte wins Heisman gridiron trophy". Chicago Tribune. Associated Press. November 25, 1964. p. 1, sec. 3. 
  5. ^ "John Huarte". Heisman Trophy. 1964. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (September 20, 1964). "Oregon escapes with 20-13 win over BYU". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  7. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (September 27, 1964). "Revamped Oregon sneaks past Pitt, 22-13". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  8. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 4, 1964). "Berry passes Oregon by Penn State, 22-14". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  9. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 11, 1964). "Oregon wins a squeaker, OSU a shocker". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  10. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 18, 1964). "Oregon still exploding: Arizona beaten 21-0". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  11. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 25, 1964). "Sweet Saturday in Seattle: Oregon wins, 7-0". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  12. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 8, 1964). "Indecisive homecoming: Ducks, Cougars tie". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  13. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 15, 1964). "Oregon raps Indiana, 29-21". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.