In the 123rd edition of the Civil War, Oregon led from start to finish to defeat Oregon State, 24-10. Both teams started with a field goal, making it tied 3-3 towards the end of the first quarter. On the ensuing kickoff, Mykael Wright brought it back 98 yards to put Oregon up 10-3. Not long after, Johnny Johnson hauled in a 28 yard TD pass from Justin Herbert to put the Ducks up 17-3. While it looked like the game was tipping Oregon’s direction quickly, the offense stalled for a long period and it would remain 17-3 through the third quarter. Oregon’s defense certainly came ready to play, allowing 380 total yards and just one touchdown. While Justin Herbert (18-30, 174 yards, 1 TD) and Oregon’s offense (365 total yards) didn’t have its best day, defense and special teams certainly delivered for the Ducks. Oregon State RB Jermar Jefferson narrowed the score to 17-10 with a 19-yard rush TD with 11:03 remaining, Oregon’s defense forced the big turnover on a fumble from Jefferson. Following that play, Cyrus Habibi-Likio was able to punch in a 20-yard rush TD with 1:15 to play, delivering the final dagger. With the win, Oregon closes out an undefeated season at home, moves to 10-2 on the season, and awaits either USC or Utah in the Pac-12 championship game next Friday night.
Oregon’s Offense Stalls on Senior Night (by Mark Wang)
Oregon Outlasts Oregon State Behind Strong Defense and Special Teams (by Jonah Rosenberg)
Head Coach Mario Cristobal
Sophomore DB Jevon Holland
Senior LB Troy Dye
Junior WR Johnny Johnson III
Junior DB Thomas Graham Jr.