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The Countdown: 11 Days Until Oregon Football Opens Season

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11 facts from the great Kellen Clemens and Dan Fouts

2003 Well Fargo Sun Bowl - University of Oregon vs. University of Minnesota - December 31, 2003 Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images

Oregon football is just 11 days away from kicking off the 2017 season vs Southern Utah at Autzen Stadium.

If you’ve been following us on Instagram @eugene_levys_eyebrows, then you’ve been counting down with us and Duck players from the past and present. We started at No. 99 with Canton Kaumatule and it’s almost hard to believe we’re 11 days away following Monday’s solar eclipse.

Let’s take a look at 11 interesting facts from two former Duck quarterback No. 11’s; Kellen Clemens and Dan Fouts:

11 FACTS OF FOUTS AND CLEMENS

  • Clemens appeared in 11 games during his prolific junior season with the Ducks
  • Amid those 11 starts, the gunslinger amassed 2,548 passing yards and 22 touchdowns alongside 10 interceptions. It was a career-high in each of the three categories
  • Dan Fouts started 11 games for three straight years at Oregon before heading off to the NFL in 1973
  • In Fouts first professional game for the San Diego Chargers (8/7/73), he completed 11 of his 21 total pass attempts
  • His first career NFL rush attempt went for 11 yards vs the Pittsburgh Steelers dynasty
  • The only other time Fouts completed 11 passes during his rookie season was the worst game of his career. In the fifth game of his NFL rookie season, the former Oregon QB threw for 128 total yards and three interceptions against the Kansas City Chiefs
  • During his sophomore campaign in Eugene, Fouts threw 11 interceptions compared to nine passing scores
  • The greatest comeback in Oregon history was engineered by Fouts one day shy of October 11, 1970. The then freshman led the Ducks from a 40-21 deficit to a 41-40 program-changing victory vs UCLA
  • During the 2004 season, Clemens threw 11 TD’s in his final six Pac-10 games. In 2005, he amassed 11-4 TD/INT in his final five Pac-10 contests
  • During the 2003 Sun Bowl loss to Minnesota 31-30, Clemens rushed 11 times for 14 yards. It was one of 13 career college games with 10+ rushing attempts
  • Clemens threw for multiples scores without an interception on 11 occasions at UO

Wednesday will feature the No. 10 of Dennis Dixon and Justin Herbert. Keep calm, the Ducks are just 11 days away from a new beginning.

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