No. 10 Oregon looks for win 10

The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers take the field at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday at Autzen Stadium in the 109th annual Civil War game to carried live on Fox Sports Net. The Ducks are ranked 10th in both the AP and USA Today polls and are also 10th in the BCS rankings with a 9-1 (6-1 Pac-10) record. The Beavers are 5-5, 3-4 overall this season. A win for the Ducks keeps their BCS bowl hopes alive and for the Beavers a win means that they will be eligible to participate in a bowl.

The Ducks are off a thrilling 34-31 win over Washington State last week in Pullman to record their seventh straight win. The Beavers meanwhile fell to Stanford at home, 20-17. The nine wins by Oregon so far this season is the 11th time in school history that the Ducks have reached that mark. In Oregon Head Coach Mike Bellotti's 11-year tenure, the Ducks have had at least a nine-win season five times. Oregon holds a 54-44-10 overall advantage over Oregon, but the Beavers won in a rout at Corvallis last year 51-21. The loss last year in the Civil War meant that the Ducks missed post season play for the first time in eight years. The Beavers have appeared in post season play three-straight years.

Beaver head coach Mike Riley is in his third year at Oregon State (his second time as the Oregon State coach) and has an overall record of 28-29.

The Civil War will also mark the last time 15 seniors appear at Autzen Stadium. Two of those players including quarterback Kellen Clemens, who was lost for the season due to a broken ankle suffered against Arizona and Nate LiaBraaten will not play. LiaBraaten played four games this season before suffering a career ending concussion.

The Beavers lost their starting quarterback Matt Moore against Stanford and his replacement Ryan Gunderson from Central Catholic High School in Portland will make his first career start against the Ducks.

Oregon State's Mike Haas is the nation's leading receiver with 142.5 yards per game this season and is the first player in the Pac-10 to have three 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Beaver running back Yvenson Bernard is seventh in the country with 119.3 yards per game rushing.

Oregon uses the spread offense and has 10 receivers that have double figure catches this year, led by senior Demetrius Williams with 50 catches for 950 yards. Terrence Whitehead is the leading rusher with 132 rushes for 555 net rushing.

Kickoff is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. and the game is carried live on Fox Sports Net with Bill Macdonald, John Jackson and Lindsey Soto. The Civil War will also be carried live on the radio by Oregon Sports Network with Jerry Allen, Mike Jorgensen and Bobby DeBisschop, with coverage starting at 3 p.m.

The game will be rebroadcast on a delay basis by OSN with Joe Giansante and Anthony Newman at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday at 8 p.m. on Comcast 14. KEZI (Eugene) KDRV (Medford) and KDKF (Klamath Falls) will replay the game at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night. DirectTV (Channel 656) will show the rebroadcast at 1 p.m. on Sunday. ESPNU and DirectTV (Channel 609) will also show the game at 10 p.m. next Wednesday.

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