Ducks and Huskers on Saturday

Oregon's Mark Helfrich spoke to reporters on Thursday following practice as the Ducks prepare for Nebraska on Saturday, Sept. 17 in Lincoln, Nebraska at Memorial Stadium. The game will be carried live on ABC and on radio along the Ducks radio network.


Nebraska leads the all-time series 5-1, including a 4-1 edge in Lincoln.

The two teams last met in 1986 with the Cornhuskers winning 48-14. The Ducks’ lone win came in 1953 (28-13). The Ducks were 10-4 against Nebraska head coach Mike Riley while he was at Oregon State, including wins in the last seven meetings.


The Ducks will face a Big Ten team for the third straight regular season. Oregon beat Michigan State (46-27; Eugene) in 2014, before losing to the Spartans (31-28; East Lansing) last season. Oregon also played Big Ten member Ohio State in the 2014 (season) national championship game, losing 42-20 in Dallas. Oregon is 18-34 all-time against teams currenlty in the Big Ten, but 6-3 since 2000 during the regular season.

JR WR Devon Allen was just the fourth active college football player to ever qualify for the Summer Olympics in track and field. Allen, who placed fifth in the 100m hurdles in Rio, joined Marquise Goodman (Texas; 2012 Olympics - long jump), James Jett (West Virginia; 1992 Olympics - sprinter) and Bob Hayes (Florida A&M; 1964 Olympics - sprinter).

JR RB Royce Freeman moved up five spots during the Virginia game to 22nd all-time in Pac-12 career rushing, while climbing three spots to 15th all-time on the conference career rushing touchdowns list. The Ducks’ running back needs 522 yards to crack the top 10 in rushing, while needing 21 rushing TDs to become the Pac-12’s all-time leader.

Oregon has had a 1,000-yard rusher each of the last nine seasons, the longest active streak in the country. During that stretch, the Ducks have had 10 backs rush for over 1,000 yards.

Freeman needs 80 all-purpose yards at Nebraska to move into ninth on the career list at Oregon.

JR K Aidan Schneider is the most accurate kicker in Oregon history making 92.1 percent (35-of-38) of his field goal attempts.

FR LB Troy Dye earned Pac-12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors after his performance against UC Davis in the Ducks’ opener. Dye finished with 11 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and a sack. He also blocked a FG attempt.

Dye was the first true freshman at Oregon to start at linebacker in over 38 years.

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