Seems a week can't go by without this Oregon team pulling off another Thing That's Never Happened.
- With the 15-13 win at Cal, Oregon has logged its third consecutive 10-win season.
- This is Oregon's sixth 10+ win season since 2000, placing them 7th among FBS schools.
(Oklahoma, Texas and Boise St have had 9 double-digit-win seasons; USC, Ohio State and TCU have had 7.)
For what it's worth, Alabama has had 4 10-win seasons in this millenium (and needs a win vs Auburn to get a 5th). Florida? 5. Nebraska? 4.
The Beavers? Two (and they needed 14 games to get one of those.)
Washington? 1. (It seems so long ago..)
- Speaking of the Huskies, Oregon has now logged as many 10+ win records in the last 11 seasons as Washington has had in the last 48 years. This covers the entire career of the immortal Don James, who had five 10+ win seasons in 18 years at the helm of the Huskies. Inconceivable!
The Ducks in 2010 have swept all four California schools in a single season for the first time since the Rose Bowl campaign of 1957. There have been several years where three of the four were defeated, but the 4th was not on the schedule (pre-round-robin pac10).
(You probably already guessed that Oregon has been swept by all four Cali teams in a season several times; it last happened in 1991, and for four straight seasons, 1974 to 1977. In fact, a "lowlight" of The Suffering was a six year losing streak against StanCalUSCLA. After Dick Enright's lousy '73 team somehow beat Cal, 41-10, Oregon dropped 22 straight to the southern contingent, finally ending in 1979 when the not-yet-infamous Rock Richmond returned a punt 62 yards and led Oregon to a 19-14 win over Cal at Autzen.)
Someone asked if this was Oregon's longest home conference win streak ever (currently 12, the last home Pac10 loss being the 2007 Civil War). Answer: No -- the record is 16, between an October 1997 loss to UCLA and the infamous 2001 Stanford loss that kept us out of the NC game. Check back in a year on that one.
Here's Foreigner's comment about the whole thing..