Cliff Harris probably has no idea what this play cost his team.
In the "modern era" (since WW2), Oregon has shut out 39 of its 739 opponents.
But Oregon hasn't shut out an opponent on the road since 1992.
And the last time Oregon pitched a shutout outside the Pacific Northwest? 1963 -- a 35-0 win over West Virginia in Morgantown.
Outside the state of Oregon? 1968 -- 3-0 in Seattle.
Ponder that for a while. It's been 44 seasons since the Ducks wore the road whites and whitewashed anyone *but* the school up 99W. 502 GAMES.
There have been just nine road shutouts in the modern era. And other than a 7-0 win in Corvallis in 1992, it hasn't happened since LBJ was president and Bobby Moore was on the freshman team.
So forgive me for being upset and throwing things at the plasma when CH13 fielded a punt on his two yard line, ran backwards and was tackled for a safety. The fact that CU's offense didn't come close to scoring is small consolation. This Oregon team had a shot at yet another historic mark.
There are, of course, a couple more opportunities to pitch a shutout this season on the road. Given the apparent offensive firepower of the opponents, it's unlikely to happen; however, it is a fact that Oregon has shut out this week's opponent four times in the modern era, second only to Idaho (5) and OAC (6). So, there is historic precedent.
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