THE BUILDUP is fast heading towards a fever pitch for Thursday night's Civil War -- a game for the Pac-10 championship and the Rose Bowl. But there have been a cacophony of memorable games during the 112 skirmishes between Oregon and Oregon State. Focusing on the most recent, here are bottom line recaps from the last 15 years, along with some video, plus more from other Civil Wars of note.

2008:  No. 19 Oregon 65, No. 17 Oregon State 38

With the Rose Bowl on the line for Oregon State, the Ducks ran roughshod over the Beaver defense scoring a series high 65 points while racking up an astonishing 694 yards.  The Beavers trailed by 20 at halftime and never got closer than 14.

The Duck ground game was relentless as RB Jeremiah Johnson carried the ball 17 times for 219 yards and one touchdown while RB LeGarrette Blount rumbled for 155 yards on 17 touches.  QB Jeremiah Masoli was efficient completing 11 of 17 passes for 274 yards and three touchdowns while adding another on the ground.

QB Lyle Moevao threw for 374 yards and five touchdowns, but also threw two interceptions - one was returned for a touchdown.  WR Shane Morales hauled in two touchdowns while WR Sammie Stroughter snagged a team high seven passes for 145 yards.

It was the Ducks first victory in Reser Stadium since 1997 ... more from


2007: Oregon State 38, No. 18 Oregon 31, 2 OT

Oregon and Oregon State closed out the regular season at Eugene as the Beavers snapped a 10-year streak of the home team winning the Civil War with a thrilling 38-31 double overtime victory. The Ducks and Beavers were tied at 21 at halftime and 28-28 at the end of regulation forcing the overtime.

The teams traded field goals in the first overtime before OSU freshman James Rodgers dashed 25 yards for a TD on the first play of the second overtime.

The Beavers stopped the Ducks on four downs on the following possession to claim the OT win ... more from


2006: Oregon State 30, Oregon 28

On a rainy day in Corvallis, DT Ben Siegert blocked a potential game winning 44-yard field goal with 20 seconds remaining, his second kick blocked of the game was a school record, and Oregon State held on for the two point win. It was the Beavers sixth win in their last seven games.

K Alexis Serna connected on 3 of 3 field goals including the 40-yard game winning boot with 1:12 left in the game. QB Matt Moore completed 16 of 27 passes for 255 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions upping his streak of passes without a interception to 244 -- tops in the nation.

WR Sammie Strougther was clutch, grabbing a game high eight passes for 114 yards.

UO quarterback Brady Leaf completed 25 of 42 passes for 274 yards to go along with one interception, a pick by LB Derrick Doggett who took it 34-yards for a touchdown, and one touchdown. RB Jonathan Stewart did a little bit of everything carrying the ball 17 times for 94 yards while returning the final kickoff of the game 48 yards to put the Ducks in field goal range ... more from


2005: No. 10 Oregon 56, Oregon State 14

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 QB Matt Moore, who hurt his knee the week before against Stanford. RB Yvenson Bernard carried the ball 33 times for 133 yards, but QB Ryan Gunderson tossed 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... more from


2004: Oregon State 50, Oregon 21

The Men in Black dominated its rival as they scored on 10 of 13 possessions en route to a then series record 50 points. 

QB Derek Anderson was sharp as he threw for 351 yards and four touchdowns, including two to receiver Mike Hass

The only bright spot for Oregon was RB 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 ... more from



2003: Oregon 34, Oregon State 20

QB Kellen Clemens accounted for four touchdowns while the Ducks' defense held OSU's conference rushing leader RB 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 ... more from


2002: Oregon State 45, Oregon 24

On a crisp, winter Saturday RB Steven Jackson ran for 153 yards and scored three touchdowns while QB 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 ... more from


2001: No. 4 Oregon 17, Oregon State 14

In monsoon like conditions the No. 4 Ducks barely escaped the Beavers.  WR/PR 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 CB Rashad Bauhman picked off a Jonathan Smith pass after WR James Newson slipped to seal the game.


2000:  No. 8 Oregon State 23, No. 5 Oregon 13

In the most hyped Civil War ever QB Joey Harrington threw five interceptions, three to S Jake Cookus, while QB Jonathan Smith threw for 246 yards and two touchdowns, both to WR Robert Prescott, as the Beavers dominated the Ducks in Corvallis. 

Prescott chewed the Duck secondary for 109 yards on six catches while RB Ken Simonton chipped in with 113 yards.

The win clinched a share of the Pac-10 title for the Beavers and catapulted them into the Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame.


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 RB Ken Simonton and the Beavers, who pulled with in eight points with just over 10 minutes remaining.

RB Rueben Droughns ran for 197 yards and a touchdown, while K Nathan Villegas nailed four field goals in the victory.

Both teams earned bowl invitations.


1998: Oregon State 44, No. 15 Oregon 41, 2 OT

One of the great games in the series, finally ended when RB Ken Simonton dashed 16 yards for the winning touchdown in double overtime, as the Beavers stunned the 16th-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

WR Pat Johnson scored four touchdowns and caught six passes for 199 yards and RB Saladin McCullough rushed for 156 yards as the Ducks rolled to a 21-3 first-quarter lead and were never threatened. It was the Ducks fourth straight victory against the Beavers.

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

RB Saladin McCullough ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns and QB Tony Graziani passed for three scores as Oregon continued its dominance in the series.


1995: No. 16 Oregon 12, Oregon State 10

Coach Mike Belloti gets his first Civil War win as head coach as the #16 Ducks hang on for the two point victory.


1994: No. 12 Oregon 17, Oregon State 13

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 QB 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, QB Danny O'Neal drove the Ducks the length of the field and with three minutes to go hit WR 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.

  • The 1983 game was dubbed the Toilet Bowl as the teams finished in a scoreless 0-0 tie in stormy conditions. It is the first and the last scoreless tie in NCAA history after the Kansas rules were put into effect. The Beavers finished with a 2-8-1 record as the Ducks finished 4-6-1.

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