1994 Oregon Ducks football team

The 1994 Oregon Ducks football team represented the University of Oregon during the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. They were led by head coach Rich Brooks, who was in his 18th season as head coach of the Ducks. They played their home games at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon and participated as members of the Pacific-10 Conference.

1994 Oregon Ducks football
Pac-10 champion
Rose Bowl, L 20–38 vs. Penn State
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 11
1994 record9–4 (7–1 Pac-10)
Head coachRich Brooks (18th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Belotti (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorNick Aliotti (2nd season)
CaptainGame captains
Home stadiumAutzen Stadium
(Capacity: 41,698)
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 11 Oregon $ 7 1 0     9 4 0
No. 13 USC 6 2 0     8 3 1
No. 20 Arizona 6 2 0     8 4 0
No. 21 Washington State 5 3 0     8 4 0
Washington 4 4 0     7 4 0
UCLA 3 5 0     5 6 0
California 3 5 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 2 6 0     4 7 0
Stanford 2 6 0     3 7 1
Arizona State 2 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 31:00 PMPortland State*W 58–1630,505
September 1010:00 PMat Hawaii*OSNL 16–3637,214
September 171:00 PMUtah*
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, Oregon
L 16–3425,358
September 241:00 PMIowa*
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, Oregon
W 40–1829,287
October 13:30 PMat No. 19 USCPrimeW 22–744,232
October 82:00 PMat No. 17 Washington StateL 7–2137,600
October 151:00 PMCalifornia
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, Oregon
W 23–730,678
October 2212:30 PMNo. 9 Washington
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, Oregon (rivalry)
ABCW 31–2044,134
October 2912:30 PMNo. 11 Arizona
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, Oregon
ABCW 10–936,960
November 51:00 PMArizona StateNo. 21
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, Oregon
W 34–1041,693
November 123:30 PMat StanfordNo. 15PrimeW 55–2143,802
November 1912:30 PMat Oregon StateNo. 12ABCW 17–1337,010
January 21:30 PMvs. No. 2 Penn StateNo. 12ABCL 20–38102,247
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

RosterEdit

1994 Oregon Ducks football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 10 Tony Graziani So
WR 83 Pat Johnson Fr
WR 1 Cristin McLemore Jr
QB 16 Danny O'Neil Sr
RB 12 Dino Philyaw Sr
TE 82 Blake Spence Fr
RB 14 Ricky Whittle Jr
TE 90 Josh Wilcox So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 7 Chad Cota Sr
LB 47 Reggie Jordan
DB 1 Alex Molden Jr
DB 4 Herman O'Berry   Sr
CB Kenny Wheaton Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K/P Matt Belden Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Game summariesEdit

Portland StateEdit


HawaiiEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–2 1992 L 21–24

UtahEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
14–6 1991 W 24–17

IowaEdit

Iowa at Oregon
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 12 060 18
Ducks 7 20130 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1989 W 44–6

USCEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
10–32–2 1993 L 13–21

Washington StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
34–32–7 1993 W 46–23

CaliforniaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
22–36–2 1993 L 41–42

WashingtonEdit

Washington at Oregon
1 234Total
No. 9 Huskies 0 1307 20
Ducks 0 14314 31
  • Date: October 22
  • Location: Autzen Stadium
  • Game attendance: 44,134
  • Game weather: Sunny
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–54–5 1993 L 6–21

In previous matchups, Oregon had their share of disappointment: Mark Lee returned a punt 59 yards for touchdown to win the game in 1979. The defense held the #9-ranked Huskies to 109 yards and 3 first downs in 1984, but still fell 17–10. This, combined with Washington's 17–4 record against the Ducks, including a five-game win streak, had many Oregon fans fearing the worst.

In the 1994 edition of the heated rivalry with the University of Washington, the #9-ranked Huskies came into Autzen Stadium with a 5–1 record, including a victory over the University of Miami, snapping a 58-game home winning streak. The game was a tough and close contest, with the Ducks clinging to a 24–20 lead late in the game. UW quarterback Damon Huard guided the Huskies to a first down on the 9-yard line with plenty of time remaining. Huard dropped back and whipped the ball to wide receiver Dave Janoski. U of O freshman cornerback Kenny Wheaton stepped in front of the pass, intercepted it and headed up the sideline for a clinching touchdown, putting Oregon ahead for good 31–20.

Ultimately, Oregon would win its final six games to carry them to the Rose Bowl ahead of Washington. It's now tradition at all of the Oregon Ducks football games to play "The Pick" on the DuckVision right before the Ducks run onto the field.[1]

ArizonaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
8–11 1993 L 10–31

Arizona StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–10 1993 W 45–36

StanfordEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
19–39–1 1993 L 34–38

Oregon StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
47–40–10 1993 L 12–15

Rose BowlEdit

Penn State vs. Oregon
1 234Total
No. 2 Nittany Lions 7 71410 38
No. 12 Ducks 7 076 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 1964 W, 22–14

ReferencesEdit

  • McCann, Michael C. (1995). Oregon Ducks Football: 100 Years of Glory. Eugene, Oregon: McCann Communications Corp. ISBN 0-9648244-7-7.
  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1994 Oct 23. Retrieved 2018-Nov-17.