1972 Oregon Webfoots football team

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1972 Oregon Webfoots football
Conference Pacific-8 Conference
1972 record 4–7 (2–5 Pac-8)
Head coach Dick Enright (1st season)
Home stadium Autzen Stadium
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 USC $ 7 0 0     12 0 0
No. 15 UCLA 5 2 0     8 3 0
No. 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] winning for the first time since 1963,[3] the first loss in the series for eighth-year OSU head coach Dee Andros.[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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 9 at Missouri* Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri [7][8] L 22–24   41,236
September 16 Arizona* Autzen StadiumEugene, Oregon [5][6] W 34–7   30,000
September 23 at No. 2 Oklahoma* Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma [9][10] L   3–68   61,826
September 29 at No. 15 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles [11][12] L 20–65   30,209
October 7 No. 11 Washington Husky StadiumSeattle [13] (Rivalry) L 17–23   61,000
October 14 Washington State Autzen Stadium • Eugene, Oregon [14][15] L 14–31   23,000
October 21 No. 13 Stanford Autzen Stadium • Eugene, Oregon [16][17][18] W 15–13   27,500
October 28 No. 1 USC Autzen Stadium • Eugene, Oregon [19][20][21] L   0–18   32,000
November 4 California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California [22][23] L 12–31   23,000
November 11 San Jose State* Autzen Stadium • Eugene, Oregon [24] W 27–2    
November 18 Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon [2][4][25] (Civil War) W 30–3   41,544
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • UCLA game was played on Friday night

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972 Oregon Ducks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Cawood, Neil (November 19, 1972). "Ducks succeed at last – and big". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  3. ^ "Rain doesn't bother Ducks!". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). November 19, 1972. p. 1A. 
  4. ^ a b "Ducks make Andros eat his guarantee". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. November 20, 1972. p. 8. 
  5. ^ a b Cawood, Neil (September 17, 1972). "Webfoots bury Wildcats by 34-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  6. ^ a b "Fouts leads". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 17, 1972. p. 18. 
  7. ^ Conrad, John (September 10, 1972). "Last-second field goal kills Ducks as Missouri gains 24-22 victory". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  8. ^ "Oregon nipped". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 10, 1972. p. 13. 
  9. ^ Cawood, Neil (September 24, 1972). "Big Green suffers its blackest day". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  10. ^ "Sooners explode for over 700 yards in 68-3 win over Ducks". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 24, 1972. p. 18. 
  11. ^ Cawood, Neil (September 30, 1972). "Bruins roll past defenseless Webfoots, 65-20". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  12. ^ "UCLA swamps Ducks". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. September 30, 1972. p. 14. 
  13. ^ "Sixkiller hits three TD passes; Huskies hold off Oregon's surge". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 8, 1972. p. 4, sports. 
  14. ^ Conrad, John (October 15, 1972). "WSU ranked on pass rush -- and it paid big dividends". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 2C. 
  15. ^ Missildine, Harry (October 15, 1972). "Hard-running Cougars beat Ducks after quick scare in third quarter". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports. 
  16. ^ Cawood, Neil (October 22, 1972). "Hungry Ducks pull 15-13 stunner". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1C. 
  17. ^ "Stanford upset". Pittsburgh Press. UPI. October 22, 1972. p. D-8. 
  18. ^ "Ducks combine long run, tough defense for upset". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. October 23, 1972. p. 7. 
  19. ^ Cawood, Neil (October 29, 1972). "Ducks, Fouts kayoed by Trojans". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1C. 
  20. ^ "Davis leads Southern Cal past Oregon". Pittsburgh Press. UPI. October 29, 1972. p. D-8. 
  21. ^ "Ducks stubborn, but finally fall". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. October 30, 1972. p. 9. 
  22. ^ Newnham, Blaine (November 5, 1972). "Bears bury Ducks in the mud". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1D. 
  23. ^ "Cal romps". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 5, 1972. p. 19. 
  24. ^ Cawood, Neil (November 12, 1972). "Ducks pull away from Spartans". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1C. 
  25. ^ "Reynolds Bolts". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 19, 1972. p. 17. 
  • McCann, Michael C. (1995). Oregon Ducks Football: 100 Years of Glory. Eugene, Oregon: McCann Communications Corp. ISBN 0-9648244-7-7.