Series History: Oregon Ducks looking for second ever victory over Oklahoma Sooners

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

The Oregon Ducks are set to take on the Oklahoma Sooners on Wednesday in the Alamo Bowl, provided both teams are able to field full teams in the midst of multiple cancellations across the college football landscape.

The Ducks will be looking to cap off a season that began with such promise after an early win against Ohio State, but ended after two losses to the Utah Utes cost them a chance at not only a CFP spot, but even a spot in the Rose Bowl.

Now, Oregon will play without coach Mario Cristobal and many of their assistant coaches, who have moved on to various other jobs in what has been an unprecedented exodus from the program in Eugene.

Wednesday’s matchup pits two high level programs against each other, although somewhat surprisingly Oregon and Oklahoma have only faced each other seven times – with the Sooners holding a distinct 6-1 advantage in the win column.

In fact, the Ducks didn’t even score against Oklahoma until their third matchup, a disastrous 68-3 shellacking in 1972. They got smoked again in 1975 and didn’t play again until 2004, when they played in three straight seasons.

Oregon secured their first and to date only victory over Oklahoma in 2006, with coach Mike Bellotti leading the Ducks over Bob Stoops and the Sooners by a score of 34-33.

It hasn’t been a banner matchup for Oregon historically, but a second consecutive win would be a nice end to a rather tumultuous month as the team prepares for an exciting offseason.

List

9 Oregon Ducks with biggest chance to make a name for themselves in Alamo Bowl