110th Civil War - Day 3 - Recaps

Short recaps of the last nine match-ups between the Oregon State Beavers and University of Oregon Ducks.

2005: Oregon 56, Oregon State
The tenth ranked Ducks dominated from the start in foggy conditions scoring 14 points in each quarter while posting a series high 56 points. Oregon limited the Beaver offense to just 297 yards and 14 points while forcing five turnovers. It was OSU's fourth loss in the last five games. The Beaver offense stalled without starting quarterback Matt Moore, who hurt his knee the week before against Stanford. Running back Yvenson Bernard carried the ball 33 times for 133 yards, but Ryan Gunderson struggled throwing four interceptions. UO Quarterback Dennis Dixon threw just 17 passes but completed 12 of them, including three for touchdowns, as the Ducks scored three touchdowns through the air, three on the ground, one on an interception and one on a kickoff return. What they're saying...


2004: Oregon State 50, Oregon 21
The Men in Black dominated its rivals as they scored on 10 of 13 possessions en route to a then series record 50 points.  Quarterback Derek Anderson looked sharp as he threw for 351 yards and four touchdowns, including two to receiver Mike Hass.  The only bright spot for Oregon was Terrence Whitehead who carried the ball 18 times for 110 yards as the Ducks failed to make the postseason for the first time in eight years. It was the first time in the Civil War's history that both teams had identical .500 records heading into the game. What they're saying...


2003: Oregon 34, Oregon State 20
Quarterback Kellen Clemens accounted for four touchdowns while the Ducks' defense held OSU's conference rushing leader Steven Jackson almost 60 yards under his rushing average to key their 34-20 win over Oregon State. Oregon maintained possession of the football more than seven minutes longer than Oregon State as the Ducks claimed the upper hand in the rushing duel, 218-24. What they're saying...


2002: Oregon State 45, Oregon 24
On a crisp winter Saturday Steven Jackson ran for 153 yards and scored three touchdowns while quarterback Derek Anderson threw for 370 yards and four scores to pace a 45-24 win in Corvallis.  Oregon rebounded from a 17-3 deficit to tie the score at 17-17 with 3:14 remaining in the first half.  But the Beavers responded with 21 straight points to regain momentum heading into the final quarter.  The Ducks had trouble with the ball turning it over four times. What they're saying...


2001: Oregon 17, Oregon State 14
In monsoon like conditions the No. 4 Ducks barely escaped the Beavers. Keenan Howry returned a punt 70 yards for a controversial touchdown that would be the difference in the game. The Oregon defense held Ken Simonton to 84 yards, ending Simonton's bid for four consecutive 1,000 yard seasons. Oregon State had a chance to tie the game with a field goal late in the fourth quarter after a Joey Harrington fumble, but Rashad Bauhman picked off a Jonathan Smith pass after James Newson slipped to seal the game.


2000:  Oregon State 23, Oregon 13
In the most hyped Civil War ever Joey Harrington threw five interceptions while Jonathan Smith threw for 246 yards and two touchdowns, both to receiver Robert Prescott, as the Beavers dominated the Ducks in Corvallis.  Prescott chewed the Duck secondary for 109 yards on six catches while Ken Simonton chipped in with 113 yards. The win clinched a share of the Pac-10 title for the Beavers and catapulted them into a BCS bowl game.


1999: Oregon 25, Oregon State 14
Oregon scored the game's first 22 points and then held on to the lead despite a late charge by Ken Simonton and the Beavers, who pulled with in eight points with just over 10 minutes remaining. Rueben Droughns ran for 197 yards and a touchdown, while kicker Nathan Villegas nailed four field goals in the victory. Both teams earned bowl invitations.


1998: Oregon State 44, Oregon 41, 2 OT
One of the great games in the series, finally ended when Ken Simonton dashed 16 yards for the winning touchdown in double overtime, as the Beavers stunned the16th-ranked Ducks. The Beavers snapped a four-game losing streak in the Civil War, and dumped Oregon from an apparent Sun Bowl down to the Oahu Bowl. Simonton rushed for 157 yards and scored two of his four touchdowns after regulation for Oregon State (5-6, 2-6 Pac-10), which notched its first five-win season since 1971.


1997: Oregon 48, Oregon State 30
Pat Johnson scored four touchdowns and caught six passes for 199 yards and Saladin McCullough rushed for 156 yards as the Ducks rolled to a 21-3 first-quarter lead and were never threatened. The Ducks were just 5-5 entering the game and needed the triumph to qualify for a bowl game. They parlayed that into an at-large invitation to the Las Vegas Bowl, where they drilled Air Force to finish with a 7-5 record.


1996: Oregon 49, Oregon State 13
Saladin McCullough ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns and Tony Graziani passed for three scores as Oregon continued its dominance in the series.


1994: Oregon 17, Oregon State 13
In 1994, Oregon was amid one of the great Cinderella seasons ever -- bouncing back from a 1-2 start and of course needed to beat Oregon State to get to the Rose Bowl. They needed one more huge break and got one: A terrible spot when OSU quarterback Don Shanklin's fourth-and-1 sneak in Oregon territory was ruled short of a first down when the Beavers led, 13-10. From there, Danny O'Neal drove the Ducks the length of the field and with three minutes to go hit Dino Philyaw for the game-winning touchdown pass from 19 yards out.


More Civil War recaps:

  • In 1962, both teams were powerful, with Oregon State following Heisman Trophy winner Terry Baker to a 7-2 record and Oregon was led by Mel Renfro to a 6-2-1 mark (and its only losses were to Texas and Ohio State). Bob Berry hit Renfro with a bomb for a touchdown that boosted Oregon to a 17-3 lead early, but Baker brought the Beavers back, earning a trip to the Liberty Bowl in the process.

  • In 1964, it was "winner goes to Pasadena, loser stays home," even though the teams didn't know it. Oregon prevailed, 7-6, by blocking an extra point. But the Ducks had to wait an extra week to see what USC would do against Notre Dame before the Rose Bowl committee would vote on which of the co-champions to invite. Yet, Oregon received the invitation, even though USC beat the Irish.

  • The 1957 game was memorable for a couple of reasons, not the least of which was that Oregon lost the game ... but still got to go to the Rose Bowl, because the Beavers had been there the previous year and the conference had a "no-repeat" rule at the time. But the game, the game: Oregon State won, 10-7, when Nub Beamer recovered Oregon receiver Jim Shanley's fumble at the goal line, turning the Ducks away. Thing is, Oregon coach Len Casanova points out that Shanley crossed the plane of the goal line -- a touchdown today -- but lost possession before the play was over. Fumble.

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