1967 Oregon Webfoots football team

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1967 Oregon Webfoots football
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
1967 record2–8 (1–5 AAWU)
Head coachJerry Frei (1st season)
Home stadiumAutzen Stadium  (natural grass)
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 AAWU football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 USC $ 6 1 0     10 1 0
No. 7 Oregon State 4 1 1     7 2 1
UCLA 4 1 1     7 2 1
Stanford 3 4 0     5 5 0
Washington 3 4 0     5 5 0
California 2 3 0     5 5 0
Oregon 1 5 0     2 8 0
Washington State 1 5 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1967 Oregon Webfoots football team represented the University of Oregon during the 1967 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Eugene at the new Autzen Stadium, opened this season with a natural grass field (and replaced with AstroTurf two years later).

Under first-year head coach Jerry Frei, the Ducks were 2–8 overall and 1–5 in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU, later renamed Pacific-8), in a tie for seventh place, and were outscored by their opponents, 193 to 104.[1] The Ducks met USC for the first time since 1958, the final Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) season. (UCLA was similarly off of UO's schedule until 1969).

Oregon's two victories came against the Palouse neighbors, Idaho and Washington State. After opening with five losses, shutouts in the last three,[2] the 31–6 win over the Vandals on October 21 was the first for Frei and the first for Oregon in Autzen Stadium.[3][4] The Ducks traveled to Pullman two weeks later and defeated the Cougars 17–13 for their sole conference win.[5] In between, they lost 28–6 to top-ranked USC in Los Angeles,[6] but held junior running back O. J. Simpson to just 63 yards on 23 carries.[7] He was similarly contained the following season in Eugene.[8][9]

In the season-ending Civil War game at Autzen, the visiting #8 Oregon State "Giant Killers" were held scoreless for three quarters, but reached the end zone twice in the fourth period to win 14–10, their fourth straight in the rivalry.[10][11]

Oregon's statistical leaders in 1967 were Eric Olson with 840 passing yards, Claxton Welch with 474 rushing yards, and Roger Smith with 402 receiving yards.[12]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 16at CaliforniaL 13–2120,000
September 23No. 9 Colorado*L 13–1727,500
September 30at Utah*L 0–2117,118
October 7Ohio State*
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, OR [18]
L 0–3025,000
October 14Washington
L 0–2633,500
October 21Idaho*
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, OR [3][4]
W 31–616,000
October 28at No. 1 USCL 6–2848,807
November 4at Washington StateW 17–1318,200
November 11at StanfordL 14–1729,000
November 18No. 8 Oregon State
L 10–1440,100
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1967 Oregon Ducks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 15, 1967). "Ducks suffer double loss". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  3. ^ a b Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 22, 1967). "Harrington-led Ducks trample Vandals, 31-6". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  4. ^ a b Payne, Bob (October 22, 1967). "Ducks drop Vandals with aerial attack". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports.
  5. ^ a b Wilson, Mike (November 12, 1967). "Last-minute fumble cheats WSU of victory chance". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 12.
  6. ^ a b "Trojans roll over Ducks". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 29, 1967. p. 1, sports.
  7. ^ a b Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 29, 1967). "Ducks put squeeze on 'Orange June'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  8. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 3, 1968). "Magnificent Oregon gives Trojans scare". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  9. ^ "Late Southern Cal scoring drive salvages 20-13 win over Oregon". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 3, 1968. p. 3, sports.
  10. ^ a b "Beavers edge Ducks 14-10". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. November 20, 1967. p. 15.
  11. ^ a b "Oregon State overcomes Oregon". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 19, 1967. p. 6, sports.
  12. ^ "1967 Oregon Ducks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  13. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (September 17, 1967). "Cal intercepts Ducks in Pacific-8 opener, 21-13". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  14. ^ "Ducks pass; Cal wins". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. September 17, 1967. p. 2, sports.
  15. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (September 24, 1967). "Determined Duck comeback falls short". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  16. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 1, 1967). "'Other' Oregon team falls to Utah, 21-0". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  17. ^ "Utah whips Ducks 21-0". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 1, 1967. p. 2, sports.
  18. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 8, 1967). "Buckeyes ambush Ducks". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  19. ^ "Ducks fall to Stanford". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 12, 1967. p. 2, sports.