1969 Oregon Webfoots football team

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1969 Oregon Webfoots football
Conference Pacific-8
1969 record 5–5–1 (2–3 Pac-8)
Head coach Jerry Frei (3rd season)
Home stadium Autzen Stadium
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 USC $ 6 0 0     10 0 1
No. 13 UCLA 5 1 1     8 1 1
No. 19 Stanford 5 1 1     7 2 1
Oregon State 4 3 0     6 4 0
Oregon 2 3 0     5 5 1
California 2 4 0     5 5 0
Washington 1 6 0     1 9 0
Washington State 0 7 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Oregon Webfoots football team represented the University of Oregon during the 1969 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Eugene at Autzen Stadium. Opened two years earlier in 1967 with natural grass, the field was switched to AstroTurf and lights were added prior to this season.[1][2][3]

Under third-year head coach Jerry Frei, the Ducks were 5–5–1 overall and 2–3 in the Pacific-8 Conference; they did not play USC or California and the two league wins were over the Washington schools. After four road games in the first five,[4] Oregon began a five-game home stand in late October with wins over Washington and Idaho and climbed to 4–3.[5][6]

After a tie with Army,[7] the Ducks met UCLA for the first time since 1958,[8] the final season of the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC); it was the Bruins' first visit to Eugene since 1953.[9] Seventh-ranked, UCLA's high-scoring offense had not fared well on artificial turf,[9] and needed a late interception by the Bruin defense to remain undefeated and escape with a 13–10 win.[10][11] The following week, Oregon State won their sixth consecutive Civil War game,[12] the first on fake grass.

The season finale, a 57–16 win at overmatched Hawaii, put the Ducks back to .500 for eleven games.[13] (Hawaii was in the college division (later Division II) until 1974.)

Sophomore wingback Bobby Moore (Ahmad Rashād) was named to the all-conference team.[14]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 20 at Utah* Ute StadiumSalt Lake City, UT [15][16] W 28–17   17,000
September 27 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA [17] L   0–28   37,500
October 4 at Washington State Rogers FieldPullman, WA [18][19] W 25–24   21,092
October 11 San Jose State* Autzen StadiumEugene, OR [20] L  34–36   21,500
October 18 at Air Force* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO [4][21] L  13–60   36,820
October 25 Washington Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR [5] (Rivalry) W 22–7   34,200
November 1 Idaho* Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR [6] W 58–14   20,500
November 8 Army* Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR [7] T  17–17   36,200
November 15 No. 7 UCLAdagger Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR [10][11] L  10–13   28,500
November 22 Oregon State Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR [12] (Civil War) L   7–10   42,500
November 29 at Hawaii* Honolulu StadiumHonolulu, HI [13] W 57–16   21,717
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Source:[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turf, lights approved". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). April 1, 1969. p. 2B. 
  2. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (July 27, 1969). "Tomorrow we roll out the green carpet". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Emerald Empire). p. 13. 
  3. ^ "Autzen turf work nears end". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). August 13, 1969. p. 5B. 
  4. ^ a b Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 19, 1969). "Air Force bombs Oregon, 60-13". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 3B. 
  5. ^ a b Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 26, 1969). "Duck gridders win for Frei". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 3B. 
  6. ^ a b Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 2, 1969). "Blanchard-Moore combo clicks, 58-14". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  7. ^ a b Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 9, 1969). "Jensen's toe provides 17-17 stalemate". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  8. ^ "Bruins bowl hopes on line against UO". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). November 13, 1969. p. 3D. 
  9. ^ a b Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 14, 1969). "Ducks welcome ranked Bruins". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 3B. 
  10. ^ a b Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 16, 1969). "Ducks go for broke, upset bid fails, 13-10". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  11. ^ a b "TD passing, alert safety beat Oregon". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 16, 1969. p. 2, sports. 
  12. ^ a b Cawood, Neil (October 26, 1969). "'Civil War' ends with freak finish". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  13. ^ a b "Ducks ride touchdown wave to 57-16 win over Hawaii". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). November 30, 1969. p. 1B. 
  14. ^ "Bobby Moore all Pacific-8". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). November 30, 1969. p. 1B. 
  15. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (September 21, 1969). "Oregon gains 28-17 victory with comeback". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  16. ^ Miller, Hack (September 22, 1969). "Utah falls to talented Oregon". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. 4B. 
  17. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (September 28, 1969). "'You can't win if you can't score'". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  18. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 5, 1969). "Oregon slams door to preserve victory". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  19. ^ Missildine, Harry (October 5, 1969). "Ducks survive Cougar comeback; claim one-point conference win". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports. 
  20. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 12, 1969). "Spirited Spartans ambush Oregon". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  21. ^ "Air Force slams Ducks". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 19, 1969. p. 7, sports. 
  22. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com