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2005 Oregon Ducks football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 10
2005 record10–2 (7–1 Pac-10)
Head coachMike Bellotti (11th season)
Offensive coordinatorGary Crowton (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorNick Aliotti (9th season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainGame captains
Home stadiumAutzen Stadium (c. 54,000 FieldTurf)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 USC   0 0         0 1  
#13 Oregon   7 1         10 2  
#16 UCLA   6 2         10 2  
#25 California   4 4         8 4  
Arizona State   4 4         7 5  
Stanford   4 4         5 6  
Oregon State   3 5         5 6  
Arizona   2 6         3 8  
Washington State   1 7         4 7  
Washington   1 7         2 9  
† – Conference champion
  • USC vacated 12 wins (8 in conference) due to NCAA sanctions.
    Rankings from AP Poll

In 2005, Oregon had success behind senior quarterback Kellen Clemens and a new spread offense. During a game at Arizona, Clemens suffered a broken ankle. At that point Oregon was 8-1 (their only loss was to #1 ranked USC 45-13, the loss was vacated in 2010), and still in the hunt for a BCS game. Oregon won their final three games and their success led them into contention for a bid to the Fiesta Bowl. The Ducks finished the regular season with a 10-1 record, their best finish since their Joey Harrington-led, Fiesta Bowl-winning 2001–2002 team. They finished 5th overall in the BCS ranking system, which would in many years have been high enough to earn them a bid to a BCS Bowl. In 2005, however, there were no at-large bids available to Oregon. Ohio State finished just ahead of the Ducks, in 4th place, guaranteeing them one of the at-large berths (although they had an inferior 10-2 record). Notre Dame finished 6th in the BCS, also securing a BCS bid due to a pre-existing clause in the BCS contract. Many college football fans were outraged that two teams with worse records were selected over the Ducks. Moreover, for the second consecutive year, the Pac-10 conference had a team that finished with a one-loss season snubbed by the BCS (the Cal Bears finished 10-1 in 2004). It was later demonstrated that Oregon drew the highest bowl ratings in college football, calling the argument that TV ratings hurt the Ducks' BCS chances into question.[1] The situation (and others like it in recent years) has led to more calls for a playoff system to replace the BCS, which has received widespread criticism from college football fans. Instead of a BCS game, they were assigned to the 2005 Holiday Bowl versus the Oklahoma Sooners. Playing without their starting quarterback, Kellen Clemens, and combined with a strong showing from the Sooners, the Ducks fell in a close game, 17-14.[2]

Before the seasonEdit

RecruitingEdit

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Jonathan Stewart
RB
Olympia, Washington Timberline HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 221 lb (100 kg) 4.5 Jan 21, 2005 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px
James Finley
WR
Compton, California Compton CC 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.5 Dec 14, 2004 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px
Ed Dickson
TE
Bellflower, California Bellflower HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.6 Jan 25, 2005 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars
Derrick Jones
WR
Long Beach, California Polytechnic HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.6 Feb 2, 2005 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars
Palauni Ma Sun
OL
Fresno, California Fresno CC 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 333 lb (151 kg) NA Jan 23, 2005 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars
Jason Turner
LB
Culver City, California West Los Angeles CC 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.6 Jan 19, 2005 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars
Nick Reed
DE
Mission Viejo, California Mission Viejo HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 234 lb (106 kg) 4.9 Jul 9, 2004 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:75px
Kevin Garrett
S
Harbor City, California Nathaniel Narbonne HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 199 lb (90 kg) 4.7 Nov 30, 2004 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Jeremiah Johnson
RB
Los Angeles, California Susan Miller Dorsey HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 4.6 Dec 28, 2004 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Brian Truelove
OL
Snellville, Georgia Brookwood HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 278 lb (126 kg) 5.1 Jul 7, 2004 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Mat Webb
OL
Vancouver, Washington Heritage HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 295 lb (134 kg) 5.0 Jul 2, 2004 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Matt Bramow
S
Eugene, Oregon South Eugene HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 4.9 Nov 14, 2004 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars
Titus Jackson
S
Pomona, California Diamond Ranch HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.5 Jan 5, 2004 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Chris Mulvanny
LB
Pleasant Hill, California Diablo Valley College 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 217 lb (98 kg) 4.5 Dec 17, 2004 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Blair Phillips
LB
Perkinston, Mississippi Mississippi Gulf Coast CC 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 242 lb (110 kg) 4.5 Jan 9, 2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Pat So'oalo
OL
Fresno, California Fresno CC 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 298 lb (135 kg) NA Jan 9, 2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Walter Thurmond
CB
West Covina, California West Covina HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 163 lb (74 kg) 4.5 Jan 9, 2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Jairus Byrd
CB
Clayton, Missouri Clayton HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 4.6 Jan 24, 2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars
Tucker Callahan
LB
Fairhope, Alabama Fairhope HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.6 Dec 1, 2004 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars
Levi Horn
TE
Spokane, Washington John R Rogers HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (120 kg) 5.1 Jan 5, 2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars
Simi Toeaina
DT
Pago Pago, AS Samoana HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 285 lb (129 kg) NA Feb 2, 2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars
Matt Dragich
K
Torrance, California El Camino CC 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) NA Jan 30, 2005 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:2/5 stars
Mark Sunga
LB
Sherman Oaks, California Notre Dame HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 5.2 Feb 2, 2005 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:2/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 30   Rivals: 28
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 14:00 PMat Houston*ESPN2W 38–2419,981
September 1012:30 PMMontana*W 47–1458,169
September 174:00 PMNo. 23 Fresno State*
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, Oregon
TBSW 37–3458,201
September 244:00 PMNo. 1 USCNo. 24
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, Oregon
ABCL 13–4559,129
October 12:00 PMat StanfordW 44–2027,690
October 87:15 PMat No. 17 Arizona StateNo. 25FSNW 31–1762,789
October 1512:30 PMWashingtonNo. 20
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, Oregon
W 45–2158,269
October 224:00 PMat ArizonaNo. 15W 28–2148,052
November 512:30 PMNo. 23 CaliforniaNo. 15
  • Autzen Stadium
  • Eugene, Oregon
ABCW 27–20 OT58,309
November 127:15 PMat Washington StateNo. 11FSNW 34–3127,595
November 193:45 PMOregon StateNo. 10
FSNW 56–1458,525
December 295:00 PMvs. Oklahoma*No. 6ESPNL 14–1765,416
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Game summariesEdit

StanfordEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Oregon 7 14 17 6 44
Stanford 10 3 0 7 20
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