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The Greatest Moments in Oregon Football History

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#5. Oregon's Breaks Onto The National Stage

1917: Oregon showed the country just what Western football was about by whipping mighty Pennsylvania, 14-0, in the Rose Bowl. All-America Shy Huntington ran for a touchdown, passed for another and picked off three passes in a tremendous individual display. (There weren't a lot of cameras in 1917, so here's a video of Oregon's archivist discussing the importance of this game.)

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#2. The Ducks Destroy Colorado

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The second-ranked Ducks used 350 passing yards from Joey Harrington and three interceptions by Steve Smith to throttle number-three Colorado in the Fiesta Bowl, 38-16. Little over a month earlier, the Buffaloes had trampled Nebraska, 62-36, but were no match for Oregon.

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#1. The Ducks Secure Their Run To The 1994 Rose Bowl

With less than a minute left, Pac-10 bully Washington had the ball on the Oregon eight, down 24-20. Many expected the Huskies to extend their league primacy with a touchdown, but Kenny Wheaton picked off a Damon Huard pass and went 97 yards for TD that clinched a 31-20 win and keyed the Ducks’ run to the Rose Bowl.

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