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1972 Oregon Webfoots football
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
1972 record4–7 (2–5 Pac-8)
Head coachDick Enright (1st season)
Home stadiumAutzen Stadium
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Pacific-8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 USC 7 0 0     12 0 0
#15 UCLA 5 2 0     8 3 0
#19 Washington State 4 3 0     7 4 0
Washington 4 3 0     8 3 0
California 3 4 0     3 8 0
Oregon 2 5 0     5 6 0
Stanford 2 5 0     6 5 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Oregon Webfoots football team represented the University of Oregon during the 1972 college football season. Home games were played in Eugene at Autzen Stadium.

Led by first-year head coach Dick Enright, the Ducks were 4–7 overall and 2–5 in the Pacific-8 Conference. Tied for sixth place in the Pac-8, Oregon was outscored by their opponents, 285 to 194.[1] Oregon met five ranked teams and won once. In the Civil War at Parker Stadium in Corvallis, the Ducks broke an eight-game losing streak against Oregon State,[2][3] beating OSU head coach Dee Andros for the first time in the series.[4]

Oregon was led on the field by senior quarterback Dan Fouts,[5][6] who was selected in the third round of the 1973 NFL Draft, 64th overall. He played fifteen seasons in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
  • UCLA game was played on Friday night

RosterEdit

1972 Oregon Ducks football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 11 Fouts, DanDan Fouts Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Season summaryEdit

Oregon StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Oregon 10 17 3 0 30
Oregon St 0 3 0 0 3

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Oregon's first win versus its rival since 1963 (eight straight losses). [7]


ReferencesEdit

  1. "1972 Oregon Ducks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oregon/1972.html. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  2. Cawood, Neil (November 19, 1972). "Ducks succeed at last – and big". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=NApWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UuEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6106%2C4881454.
  3. "Rain doesn't bother Ducks!". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1A. November 19, 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=NApWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UuEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6029%2C4806717.
  4. "Ducks make Andros eat his guarantee". The Bulletin. UPI ((Bend, Oregon)): p. 8. November 20, 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=z1NYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gvcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3232%2C4737791.
  5. Cawood, Neil (September 17, 1972). "Webfoots bury Wildcats by 34-7". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=sd1VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=LuEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6359%2C4095194.
  6. "Fouts leads". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 18. September 17, 1972. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qYxfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mzAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2875%2C3671299.
  7. Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Nov 19. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  • McCann, Michael C. (1995). Oregon Ducks Football: 100 Years of Glory. Eugene, Oregon: McCann Communications Corp. ISBN 0-9648244-7-7.
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