Oregon Ducks Football

The University of Oregon Ducks football team is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of Oregon located in the U.S. state of Oregon. The team competes at the NCAA Division I level in the Football Bowl Subdivision and is a member of the Pacific-10 Conference. Known as the Ducks, Oregon's first football team was fielded in 1894. The team plays its home games at the 54,000 seat Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. The team's main rivals are the Oregon State Beavers and the Washington Huskies. The Ducks and Beavers end each regular season by playing each other in the Civil War. Chip Kelly currently serves as the Ducks head coach. The football program began in 1893 and played its first game on March 24, 1894, six months before the season started, defeating Albany College 44-2 under head coach Cal Young. Cal Young left after that first game and J.A. Church took over the coaching position for the rest of the season. The Ducks then finished the season with two additional losses and a tie, but went undefeated the following season, winning all four of its games under head coach Percy Benson. In 1899, the football team left the state for the first time, playing the...
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