1971 Oregon Webfoots football team

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1971 Oregon Webfoots football
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
1971 record 5–6 (2–4 Pac-8)
Head coach Jerry Frei (5th season)
Home stadium Autzen Stadium
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Stanford $ 6 1 0     9 3 0
No. 20 USC 3 2 1     6 4 1
No. 19 Washington 4 3 0     8 3 0
California 4 3 0     6 5 0
Oregon State 3 3 0     5 6 0
Oregon 2 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 5 0     4 7 0
UCLA 1 4 1     2 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Oregon Webfoots football team represented the University of Oregon during the 1971 college football season. Home games were played in Eugene at Autzen Stadium.

Led by fifth-year head coach Jerry Frei, the Ducks were 5–6 overall and 2–4 in the Pacific-8 Conference. They did not play UCLA and lost the Civil War to Oregon State for an eighth consecutive year.[1]

Oregon was led by junior quarterback Dan Fouts and senior All-American halfback Bobby Moore (Ahmad Rashād), the fourth overall pick of the 1972 NFL Draft, taken by the St. Louis Cardinals. Rashād played ten seasons in the NFL, primarily as a wide receiver with the Minnesota Vikings.

Two months after the season, Frei resigned as head coach on January 19, 1972,[2][3] and assistant coach Dick Enright was promoted two weeks later.[4][5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 11 at No. 2 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE [6] L  7–34   67,437
September 18 Utah* Autzen StadiumEugene, OR [7][8] W 36–29   27,000
September 25 at No. 13 Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA [9] L 17–38    
October 2 at No. 3 Texas* Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L  7–35   66,500
October 9 at USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 28–23   50,111
October 16 No. 18 Washington Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR [10] (rivalry) W 23–21   44,200
October 23 San Jose State* Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR [11] W 34–14   14,000
October 30 at Washington State Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, WA [12] L 21–31   25,400
November 6 at Air Force* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO [13] W 23–14   26,435
November 13 California Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR [14] L 10–17   18,500
November 20 Oregon State Autzen Stadium • Eugene, OR [1] (Civil War) L 29–30   43,000
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cawood, Neil (November 21, 1971). "Beavers pull it off again, 30-29". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  2. ^ Newnham, Blaine (January 20, 1972). "Frei quits, blames rumors". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1A. 
  3. ^ "Jerry Frei quits job at Oregon". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. January 21, 1972. p. 22. 
  4. ^ Newnham, Blaine (February 4, 1972). "Enright appointed UO football coach". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1A. 
  5. ^ "Oregon names Dick Enright as head coach". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. (South Carolina). Associated Press. February 5, 1972. p. A6. 
  6. ^ "Nebraska overpowers Oregon for 20th consecutive grid victory". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 12, 1971. p. 17. 
  7. ^ "Moore leads". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 19, 1971. p. 17. 
  8. ^ Ferguson, George (September 20, 1971). "Utes need (Moore) defense". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. 4B. 
  9. ^ "Ducks impressed with Stanford". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. September 27, 1971. p. 11. 
  10. ^ Cawood, Neil (October 17, 1971). "Ducks nip Huskies as kick foiled". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  11. ^ Cawood, Neil (October 24, 1971). "Ducks pull away from Spartans". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  12. ^ Cawood, Neil (October 31, 1971). "WSU dims Ducks' Pasadena bid". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  13. ^ Newnham, Blaine (November 7, 1971). "Ducks wake up, whip Air Force". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  14. ^ Cawood, Neil (November 14, 1971). "Bear power fells Webfoots, 17-10". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  15. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com