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1979 Oregon Ducks football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1979 record6–5 (4–3 Pac-10)
Head coachRich Brooks (3rd season)
Home stadiumAutzen Stadium
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 USC 6 0 1     11 0 1
#11 Washington 5 2 0     9 3 0
Arizona 4 3 0     6 5 1
Oregon 4 3 0     6 5 0
California 5 4 0     6 6 0
Stanford 3 3 1     5 5 1
Arizona State 3 4 0     6 6 0
UCLA 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 1 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Oregon Ducks football team represented the University of Oregon during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. Playing as a member of the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10), the team was led by head coach Rich Brooks, in his third year, and played their home games at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. They finished the season with a record of six wins and five losses (6–5 overall, 4–3 in the Pac-10).[1]

It was Oregon's first winning season since 1970.

Cal claims a loss to Oregon as a victory, as "Oregon forfeited due to ineligible player."[2]:168

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 8at Colorado*W 33–19
September 15at No. 10 Michigan State*L 17–41
September 22No. 12 WashingtonL 17–21
September 29at No. 10 Purdue*L 7–13
October 6California
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, OR
W 19–14
October 13at ArizonaL 13–24
October 20Air Force*
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, OR
W 17–9
October 27at Washington StateW 37–26
November 10at StanfordW 16–7
November 17UCLA
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, OR
L 0–35
November 24Oregon State
W 24–3
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll
Source:[3]

RosterEdit

1979 Oregon Ducks football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 92 Dion, TerryTerry Dion Sr
DE 90 Elshire, NeilNeil Elshire Sr
LB 16 Hinkle, BryanBryan Hinkle Jr
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
  • Not listed: Bryan Hinkle, Scott Setterlund

Source:[4][5]


Game summariesEdit

Oregon StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Oregon St 0 0 0 3 3
Oregon 14 7 3 0 24

Source:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Withers, Bud (November 30, 1979). "Ducks win it Beavers used to, 24-3". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1C. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=khVWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=EeIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3753%2C7762972.
  2. "2015 Media Guide". Cal Golden Bears Athletics. Archived from the original on October 26, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20161026170757/https://admin.xosn.com/attachments1/423534.pdf. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  3. College Football @ Sports-Reference.com
  4. "Starting lineups". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 2C. October 6, 1979. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xQBWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=E-IDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3399%2C8329007.
  5. "Starting lineups". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 2B. November 24, 1979. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kRVWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=EeIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3337%2C7278922.
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