The Civil War, played annually between the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers, is the longest college football rivalry game on the West Coast and the 7th longest rivalry game in the nation. The Civil War dates to 1894.The Ducks hold a 63-46-10 edge all-time (1894 - 2015) and have won the past eight meetings (2008 - 2015).
1895: UO 44, OSU 0. The first game in Eugene is referred to as a "friendly practice" in which the coaches also serve as officials. Oregon scores at will in a 44-0 victory. Price of admission: 50 cents.
1896: UO 2, OSU 0. Football still catching on at both campuses, and some of the players are participating in their first organized game when the teams meet in Eugene, a 2-0 Oregon victory.
1896: UO 12, OSU 8. A week later, the teams meet again in Corvallis. With the game tied a 4-4 (touchdowns were four points then), an Oregon ball carrier, H.S. Templeton, fumbles near the goal line. Charles Osburn apparently recovers for OAC, but referee F.O. Burckhard changes his mind and returns the ball to Oregon. According to the Corvallis Times, an OAC substitute, Pat Kelsey, "told Buckhard it was a peculiar decision. Burckhard replied, 'The man who don't like the decision is a s-- of a b--.' Kelsey thought it proper to resent the insult and struck at the referee, but missed, whereupon the latter rushed at Kelsey with several blows, when he received a blow in the face from Kelsey." The two were quickly separated and Kelsey was ejected. Oregon scored and won 12-8.
1897: OSU 26, UO 8. The "farmers" from Corvallis prove too powerful for Oregon in Eugene, winning 26-8. The game is called due to darkness with 17 minutes left. Statewide, the game hasn't caught on yet. The Oregonian runs detailed accounts of the Penn-Harvard and Yale-Princeton games, but the local rivalry receives just three paragraphs on Page 2.
1898: UO 38, OSU 0. Oregon routs OAC in front of about 1,000 spectators in Corvallis, 38-0.
1899: UO 38, OSU 0. Oregon's C.M. Bishop runs circles around the OAC defense in a 38-0 victory in Eugene. Weeks later, the OAC Board of Regents votes to prohibit athletics on campus as a cost-cutting measure. The ban lasts a little more than two years.
1902: UO 0, OSU 0. The first scoreless tie in the series comes on a muddy field in Corvallis. Oregon's best drive stalls at the 23. OAC gets as close as the 2-yard line but can't punch into the end zone. OAC is penalized five yards on one drive because "the grandstand indulged in a little coaching."
1903: UO 5, OSU 0. A controversial fumble recovery is awarded to Oregon and the Lemon-Yellows march 25 yards for the only touchdown, winning 5-0. (Touchdowns were now worth five points.)
1904: UO 6, OSU 5. A Corvallis-record 1,292 paying spectators watch Oregon score an early touchdown. In the second half, OAC, then known as "the Aggies," scores on Dow Walker's 90-yard fumble recovery. But a missed point-after kick gives Oregon a 6-5 victory.
1905: UO 6, OSU 0. About 2,000 people attend the game at Eugene's Kincaid Field, with people wearing orange on one side of the grandstand, yellow on the other. G.C. Moores makes the game's biggest play for Oregon, picking up a fumble and returning it 43 yards for a touchdown that holds up for a 6-0 victory.
1906: UO 0, OSU 0. Defense dominates on a muddy field in Corvallis, resulting in another scoreless tie.
1907: OSU 4, UO 0. For the first time in 10 years, OAC beats Oregon, 4-0, on Carl Wolff's lone field goal. The game draws a record 3,500 spectators, including 1,700 who rode into Eugene by train from points north.
1908: UO 8, OSU 0. The game gets a significant boost in exposure by going to Portland for the first time. A capacity crowd of 10,000 packs Multnomah Stadium and an estimated 5,000 more watch from rooftops and the hillside at the south end of the field. The game doesn't live up to the hype. It's decided by Fred Moullen's two first-half field goals, and underdog Oregon wins 8-0.
1909: UO 12, OSU 0. The game in Eugene turns in the favor of the Lemon-Yellows when OAC's star player, Walter Keck, succumbs to the pain of a sprained ankle and leaves the game. Oregon scores two touchdowns after his departure and wins again, 12-0.
1910: UO 12, OSU 0. Governor-elect Oswald West attends the game in Corvallis, where a crowd of 5,000 witnesses a rather bland game that Oregon wins 12-0. Afterward, tensions flare between the fans of the schools, including some "rowdy hat-grabbing behavior." In the days to follow, OAC's student body leadership votes unanimously to sever all athletic ties with Oregon.
1912: UO 3, OSU 0. A fragile truce is made and a compromise is struck to hold the game on a neutral field in Albany. An army of carpenters build a temporary 10,000-seat grandstand in the week before the game and 20 Albany police officers usher students in from opposite sides of the field. Students from both schools are prohibited from walking into downtown Albany before or after the game. Oregon wins on a lone field goal and wins for the ninth time in 12 meetings.
1913: UO 10, OSU 10. Back in Albany for a second year, highly favored Oregon has to stage a fourth-quarter rally to earn a 10-10 tie. OAC treats the tie as if it's a win, canceling classes the following Monday so that students can properly celebrate with a parade.
1915: UO 9, OSU 0. Stat of the game: 47 punts. Miserable weather makes it hard for either team to move the ball on a field described as "a cross between a duck pond and a hog wallow" at Eugene. An early Oregon touchdown after a fumble leads to a 9-0 victory.
1916: UO 27, OSU 0. Oregon's first All-America player, Shy Huntington, scores two touchdowns for the "Webfoots" in a muddy 27-0 win at Corvallis. Oregon, which allowed 14 points all season, goes on to beat Penn in the third annual Rose Bowl. A new telegraph installed at OAC's field makes it possible to collect scores from the East so they can be announced to the crowd.
1917: OSU 14, UO 7. The nation's attention is focused on the Great War in Europe, but in front of a Thanksgiving Day crowd of 4,000 in Portland, OAC gets two early touchdowns in a 14-7 victory. At the end of each quarter, bulletins from the game are telegraphed to Fort Stevens, Fort Lewis and other locations where former students are stationed in the Army.
1918: UO 13, OSU 6. Everett Brandenburg and Vincent Jacobberger score second-half touchdowns to lift Oregon to a 13-6 victory in Corvallis.
1919: UO 9, OSU 0. Oregon dedicates its new stadium, Hayward Field, and then wins 9-0 on the new damp, spongy turf in front of a capacity crowd of 9,000. Hollis Huntington scores the lone touchdown. The Webfoots later return to the Rose Bowl, losing to Harvard 7-6.
1920: UO 0, OSU 0. Pregame ceremonies include the introduction of OAC players who participated in the 1894 game. A state-record crowd of 13,193 packs the stands in Corvallis and witnesses a scoreless tie.
1921: UO 0, OSU 0. For the second consecutive year, this time in Eugene, the teams fail to score. The game is played in front of almost 14,000 fans but is severely affected by a torrential rainstorm that causes flooding throughout the Willamette Valley.
1922: UO 10, OSU 0. Expansion at Corvallis' Bell Field allows a record crowd of 18,000 to take in the rivalry game. Oregon blocks a Luke Gill punt, recovers it in the end zone, and goes on to win 10-0. Gill's brother, Slats, later becomes a Hall of Fame basketball coach at Oregon State.
1923: OSU 6, UO 0. Played on wet sawdust at Hayward Field, OAC quarterback Roy Price breaks free for a 74-yard touchdown run to give the Beavers a 6-0 victory.
1924: UO 7, OSU 3. Oregon quarterback Louis Anderson finds Robert Mautz with a 25-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter of the Webfoots' 7-3 victory at Bell Field.
1925: OSU 24, UO 13. Paul Snider and Wes Schulmerich each run for second-half touchdowns as OAC wins 24-13 at Hayward Field.
1927: OSU 31, UO 7. Howard Maple scores two more touchdowns, including a 75-yard punt return as Oregon State wins 31-7. Afterward, students from Corvallis make an ill-fated attempt to take down the Hayward Field goal posts, leading to a few black eyes and bloody noses on both sides.
1928: UO 12, OSU 0. Johnny Kitzmiller and George Burnell rush for touchdowns as underdog Oregon wins 12-0 in front of a record crowd of 22,000 at Bell Field.
1929: UO 16, OSU 0. Johnny Kitzmiller kicks a first-half field goal and punts a ball to the Oregon State 1-yard line before leaving the game with a broken ankle. Bobby Robinson, one of the first African-American players to play in the series, scores on a punt return and Oregon goes on to win 16-0. Two days later, news arrives that former Oregon State coach and athletic director E.J. "Doc" Stewart has been killed in a hunting accident in Texas.
1930: OSU 15, UO 0. Bill McKalip blocks two punts that lead to scores for Oregon State in a 15-0 victory on a rainy day at Bell Field.
1931: UO 0, OSU 0. In a game of few thrills, 37 punts fill the skies at Hayward Field during a 0-0 tie. The winner of the game is supposed to meet Utah at Multnomah Stadium in a charity game to raise money for unemployment relief. A poll of sports writers chooses Oregon State to play in the game. Oregon has two remaining games anyway.
1932: UO 12, OSU 6. Oregon's Mark Temple atones for an earlier dropped punt that led to an Oregon State touchdown by taking another punt return 65 yards for the winning score in a driving rainstorm in Corvallis. Oregon, now frequently called "the Ducks," wins 12-6.
1933: UO 13, OSU 3. The most anticipated Civil War to date draws 32,183 to Multnomah Stadium for a matchup of unbeaten teams. Oregon State's "Ironmen" are 5-0-2 and Oregon is 7-0 and thinking of a return to the Rose Bowl. The Beavers score first on a field goal but hard-running fullback Mike Mikulak proves too hard to stop. He rushes for 89 yards, Oregon completes two long drives and the Ducks win 13-3. A loss to USC the following week leaves the Ducks as co-champions of the Pacific Coast Conference, but Stanford gets the Rose Bowl nod.
1934: UO 9, OSU 6. A second-quarter fistfight ramps up the intensity on both sides at Multnomah Stadium. Maury Van Vliet scores on a two-yard run on the way to a 9-6 Oregon win.
1935: UO 13, OSU 0. Two Oregon State fumbles early in the game lead to Oregon touchdowns and the Ducks' 13-0 lead holds up to the end at Hayward Field.
1936: OSU 18, UO 0. Oregon State quarterback Joe Gray, dubbed "The Gray Ghost," rushes for 116 yards, passes for 81 more and guides the Beavers to an 18-0 victory at Bell Field.
1937: OSU 14, UO 0. Joe Gray passes for one touchdown and runs a 23-yard sweep around the Oregon defense for another in Oregon State's 14-0 victory at Hayward Field. The outcome leads to a celebration in Corvallis that gets out of hand. The next day, Oregon State students hold a mass rally and then decide to take their parade to Eugene. It's not a good idea. Some get through the procession unharmed. But when classes let out at 11 a.m., Oregon students find their campus has been invaded and a full-scale riot ensues.
1938: OSU 14, UO 0. Oregon State fullback Jim Kisselbaugh scores both of the game's touchdowns in the fourth quarter for a 14-0 victory in front of 27,074 bundled-up spectators at Multnomah Stadium.
1939: OSU 19, UO 14. Bob Olson is touched by just one player as he returns a second-half kickoff 92 yards for Oregon State on the way to a 19-14 victory in front of a sellout crowd at Hayward Field on Armistice Day.
1940: UO 20, OSU 0. Len Isberg has a big day for the Ducks, scoring two touchdowns on the way to a 20-0 rout of the Beavers at Bell Field. The following night, four Oregon students are arrested at 1:30 a.m. on Bell Field, charged with disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct. In their car are four axes. They had come for the goal posts.
1941: OSU 12, UO 7. Oregon State is in the national spotlight, needing a victory at Hayward Field to secure its first Rose Bowl berth. Oregon leads 7-6 in the fourth quarter, but with five minutes remaining, Joe Day scores on a 29-yard run to lift the Beavers to a 12-7 victory. Eight days later, Japanese airplanes bomb Pearl Harbor and bring the United States into World War II. Due to a West Coast blackout, Oregon State plays in the first and only transplanted Rose Bowl, beating Duke in Durham, N.C.
1942: OSU 39, UO 2. Joe Day and Dick Miller score two touchdowns each for Oregon State in a 39-2 rout at Bell Field. The Beavers outgain the Ducks 444 yards to 88. Because of the war, neither school fielded a football team in 1943 or 1944.
1945: OSU 19, UO 6; OSU 13, UO 12. Servicemen back from the war populate the rosters at Oregon and Oregon State, and the schools agree to play twice. The first game, at Bell Field on Oct. 13, sees Oregon State win 19-6 behind Bob Stevens' two touchdowns. ... In the second game, at Hayward Field, Oregon State squeaks past the Ducks 13-12 despite a big effort from All-American Jake Leicht, who scores both Oregon touchdowns.
1946: OSU 13, UO 0. In one of the muddiest games of the century, Oregon State wins 13-0 at Bell Field in a game Oregonian sports editor L.H. Gregory calls "a squishing bee." In other campus news, Oregon State students kidnap Oregon's live duck mascot, Puddles.
1947: UO 14, OSU 6. A 58-yard scoring pass puts Oregon State on top in the third quarter but Oregon comes alive late. George Bell takes a pitch and goes around the left end for 78 yards and a tying touchdown. The Ducks score again on a Norm Van Brocklin-to-Darrell Robinson 24-yard touchdown pass and win 14-6 at Hayward Field.
1948: UO 10, OSU 0. Oregon anticipates a possible Rose Bowl berth and Johnny McKay scores on a 17-yard sweep on the way to a 10-0 victory in front of an overflow crowd of 23,000 at Bell Field. Conference members vote California to the Rose Bowl ahead of Oregon, which settles for a berth in the Cotton Bowl.
1949: OSU 20, UO 10. Oregon State standout Ken Carpenter completes his college career impressively, rushing for 83 yards, throwing a 22-yard touchdown pass and keeping the Beavers in favorable field position with his kickoff and punt returns. Oregon's Woodley Lewis scores on a 91-yard punt return, but the Beavers win 20-10 at Hayward Field.
1950: OSU 14, UO 2. Sam Baker rumbled 59 yards for a touchdown on a fake punt in the third quarter and the Beavers go on to win 14-2 in front of a Portland crowd of 26,817. Baker and Bob Cornelison each surpass 100 rushing yards in the victory, combining for 233.
1951: OSU 14, UO 7. Sam Baker scores two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lead the Beavers to a 14-7 comeback victory at Hayward Field. It's Len Casanova's first year as Oregon's coach.
1952: OSU 22, UO 19. Unheralded sophomore Wally Jackson has a career day for the struggling Beavers, coming into the rivalry game after seven consecutive losses. Jackson, who wasn't on Oregon State's preseason roster, gains 165 yards on 26 carries in a 22-19 victory in Portland. The teams combine for 700 yards of offense and each team has an additional touchdown wiped out by penalty.
1953: OSU 7, UO 0. Tommy Little's first-quarter interception return for a 30-yard touchdown is the play of the game for Oregon State in a 7-0 victory on a rainy day at Hayward Field.
1954: UO 33, OSU 14. In the first rivalry game at Corvallis' new Parker Stadium, Oregon star quarterback George Shaw passes for three touchdowns and secures the No. 1 spot in the nation for total offense. Shaw plays all 60 minutes and his stat line includes a 39-yard interception return and a 65-yard kickoff return. Oregon wins 33-14, fueled by eight Oregon State turnovers. Three days later, Oregon State coach Kip Taylor resigns.
1955: UO 28, OSU 0. Remnants of a snowstorm thaw on Hayward Field and leave the playing surface ankle deep in mud. Oregon exploits a weak Beavers defensive line and runs for 327 yards in a 28-0 victory. Jim Shanley runs for 160 yards and two touchdowns and teammate Dick James runs for 114 more. It's the first Civil War for new Oregon State coach Tommy Prothro.
1956: UO 14, OSU 14. Oregon State already has wrapped up the Rose Bowl berth, and the Civil War at Parker Stadium is supposed to be icing on the cake. The game is televised nationally by NBC on Thanksgiving Day, but nothing comes easy for the Beavers. Earnel Durden, one of the team's two All-Americans, is ejected for exchanging punches with Oregon's Spike Hillstrom after the second-half kickoff. Oregon State is up by a touchdown heading into the fourth quarter, but Tom Crabtree's 17-yard touchdown pass to Jack Morris brings Oregon to a 14-14 tie.
1957: OSU 10, UO 7. The high-water mark for the series to date. Oregon State has the best team on the West Coast but can't go back to the Rose Bowl because of a no-repeat rule. Oregon will go instead. Civil War fever runs hot and a 40-foot high banner that reads "Beat Oregon" is draped over the Memorial Union building on the Oregon State campus. At Hayward Field, 23,150 watch both teams score touchdowns on their first possession. The teams remain deadlocked until late in the third quarter, when Oregon State kicker Ted Searle kicks a field goal that delivers a 10-7 lead. Later, Jim Shanley appears headed for a go-ahead touchdown when Oregon State's Nub Beamer, lying on the ground, reaches up and strips him of the ball near the goal line and recovers the fumble. A rumor spreads after the game that Shanley is so distraught that he attempts suicide by jumping off a bridge. "There is no chance that would have happened," Shanley says. "I'm too big a coward to do anything like that."
1958: UO 20, OSU 0. Oregon softens the Beavers defense with fullback dive plays executed by Dave Powell, who gains 80 yards and scores two touchdowns in a 20-0 victory in front of a crowd of 27,574 at Parker Stadium. Oregon outgains the Beavers 306 yards to 87.
1959: OSU 15, UO 7. Oregon State's victory over an 8-1 Oregon team at Hayward Field is one of the biggest upsets in the college football season. The Beavers, 2-7 coming into the game, get rushing touchdowns from Don Kasso and Jim Stinneette on the way to a 15-7 victory.
1960: UO 14, OSU 14. Kicker Tim Ankerson shanks a field goal attempt from 24 yards out with 19 seconds left to prevent Oregon State from taking the lead in a 14-14 tie at Parker Stadium. After six meetings, coaches Casanova and Prothro are 2-2-2 against one another.
1961: OSU 6, UO 2. Tom Gates' two-yard touchdown run is all Oregon State needs to win a 6-2 game at cold, damp Hayward Field. Snow that fell earlier in the week has been shoveled off to leave the surface spongy and soft. One of Oregon's five turnovers leads to the Gates score.
1962: OSU 20, UO 17. Terry Baker, soon to win the Heisman Trophy, leads the Beavers on a second-half comeback after trailing 17-6 at halftime at Parker Stadium in front of a crowd of 28,447. Rich Brooks, who would one day coach the Ducks, has a hand in the Beavers' comeback. A Brooks punt bounces past Mel Renfro, brushing his leg as he tries to back away from it. Dick Ruhl recovers the ball on the Oregon 13. On fourth down, Baker connects with Danny Espalin for the go-ahead touchdown and a 20-17 victory.
1963: UO 31, OSU 14. One day before the game is to be played at Hayward Field, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. As the nation grieves, the game is postponed a week, and Oregon learns of more bad news: Mel Renfro has accidentally cut his wrist on a piece of glass in his apartment and is out for the remainder of the season. But Oregon quarterback Bob Berry delivers a gem, throwing for a school record 272 yards in an easy 31-14 win.
1964: OSU 7, UO 6. Rose Bowl implications abound for both teams and 30,154 are on hand at Parker Stadium for one of the series' most memorable games. Booker Washington scores the only touchdown of his Oregon State career with 57 seconds left and Steve Clark makes the go-ahead extra point in a 7-6 Beavers victory. Earlier, in the second quarter, Al East had blocked a Ducks point-after attempt. The win leads Oregon State to the Rose Bowl — the last bowl appearance for the Beavers for 35 years.
1965: OSU 19, UO 14. The difference of one year is huge, as both teams have fallen to the bottom of the conference. Oregon State reels off three touchdowns to take an early lead at Hayward Field, grinding behind the running of Pete Pifer. Oregon makes a late effort to rally, but Thurman Bell intercepts a pass at the 5-yard line as time expires to preserve a 19-14 Oregon State victory. Tempers flare and a fight breaks out, with players rushing in from the sidelines and several fans joining in from the grandstand. Oregon's band strikes up "The Star-Spangled Banner" to quell the hostility.
1966: OSU 20, UO 15. Oregon State survives five lost fumbles to win 20-15 on a rainy day at Parker Stadium. Pete Pifer, Paul Brothers and Bob Grim combine for 284 of the Beavers' 305 total yards. Oregon State was poised to tack on another late score when quarterback Steve Preece fumbled at the 20-yard line. Ducks linebacker Harry Cartales picked up the loose ball, ran about four yards, and was wrapped up. He was able to lateral the ball to teammate Jim Smith, who raced the rest of the 98 yards for an Oregon touchdown.
1967: OSU 14, UO 10. In the first Civil War at Autzen Stadium, and in front of a state-record crowd of 40,100, Oregon State's eighth-ranked "Giant Killers" team needs a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown drives — of 80 and 55 yards — to squeeze past the Ducks 14-10. Bill Enyart runs for 167 yards on 35 carries to lead the Beavers and avoid the embarrassment of losing to the 2-8 Ducks.
1968: OSU 41, UO 19. With 40,144 on hand at Parker Stadium, Bill Enyart carries the ball 37 times for 168 yards and three touchdowns as the Beavers plow through the Ducks in a 41-19 win. Billy Main runs back a kickoff 94 yards for an OSU touchdown and Mike Groff scores another one on a 44-yard interception return.
1969: OSU 10, UO 7. One lucky bounce saves the Beavers in front of a record crowd of 42,500 at Autzen Stadium. With the score deadlocked at 7-7 and less than a minute remaining, Oregon State kicker Mike Nehl's 29-yard field goal attempt is blocked by Oregon's Jim Franklin. The ball hits an official and bounces off Oregon linebacker Tom Graham's foot. OSU's Bill Plumeau recovers the ball at the 4-yard line, good for a Beavers first down. Nehl comes on and puts the game-winning kick through the uprights — his only make in four tries — and OSU wins 10-7.
1970: OSU 24, UO 9. Sophomore fullback Mike Davenport scores two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help Oregon State win 24-9 at Parker Stadium. But it's Dave Schilling who does most of the work, carrying the ball 35 times for 173 yards for OSU. It's not a good day for Oregon's future NFL stars. Dan Fouts is 13 for 32 with three interceptions. And Bobby Moore (later Ahmad Rashad) runs for 79 yards but fumbles twice.
1971: OSU 30, UO 29. In front of 43,000 at Autzen Stadium, Oregon State wins its eighth consecutive Civil War — a wild 30-29 game that features six lead changes. The Beavers' final points come on an option pitch to Bill Cariquist, who goes six yards for a touchdown with 1:40 left. It's a bitter loss for Oregon, which squanders two scoring chances inside the OSU 10-yard line. The loss ends the tenure of Oregon coach Jerry Frei. Four days later, the day before Thanksgiving, D.B. Cooper's jump becomes a Northwest legend.
1972: UO 30, OSU 3. Former Corvallis High standout Donnie Reynolds races 60 yards for a touchdown on Oregon's first play from scrimmage, and the rout is on at rainy Parker Stadium. Dan Fouts, in his last college game, hits Greg Lindsey with a 65-yard touchdown pass on the way to a 30-3 victory. The Beavers fumble 11 times, losing three. Oregon fans begin storming Parker Stadium's south goal post before the final seconds tick off the clock.
1973: OSU 17, UO 14. Oregon State coach Dee Andros gets his team back on a winning track against Oregon, calling a successful halfback pass for a touchdown on the Beavers' first offensive play. Oregon matches the touchdown, but seven turnovers are too much for the Ducks to overcome. The Beavers win 17-14 on a cold day in Autzen Stadium.
1974: OSU 35, UO 16. The Beavers score five unanswered touchdowns in front of umbrella-covered spectators at Parker Stadium, led by fullback Dick Mauer's 116 rushing yards and two touchdowns, for a 35-16 win. Fumbles are epidemic and the teams drop a combined 17 balls. Oregon loses five of its 10 fumbles. The programs at both schools are sinking deeper but the emotion of the game never wanes.
1975: UO 14, OSU 7. This game is well short of a sellout and for good reason. Oregon's 14-7 win at Autzen Stadium brings its record to 3-8 while Oregon State drops to 1-10. The teams combine for 10 turnovers, six of them for the Beavers. It's Oregon's first win at home in the series in 12 years. Despite Jay Locey's school-record 94-yard interception return, it's a bad day for Oregon State. And it brings Beavers coach Dee Andros' run to an end. His record in the Civil War: 9-2.
1976: UO 23, OSU 14. In a game dubbed "the Basement Bowl," Oregon State elects to go for it on fourth and 13 from its own 29 with five minutes left, trailing 17-14. The Beavers gain eight yards and turn the ball over on downs. Ducks quarterback Jack Henderson guides Oregon in for a clinching touchdown and a 23-14 win at Parker Stadium. Oregon coach Don Read calls it "the best victory I ever had," but ultimately can't hang on to his job with a third losing season.
1977: UO 28, OSU 16. Coach Rich Brooks employs a fake field goal and two fake punts to keep Oregon drives alive in a 28-16 victory at Autzen Stadium. Oregon halfback Gary Beck, a freshman, runs for 131 yards on 19 carries against OSU's injury-riddled defense. Both teams finish 2-9.
1978: UO 24, OSU 3. Linebacker Willie Blasher's forearm to Beavers quarterback Steve Smith draws a personal foul in the first quarter that changes the game. Smith, down for two minutes, isn't the same player afterward, throwing three interceptions before taking a seat on the bench. Oregon running back Dwight Robertson scores three touchdowns in a seven-minute span, and the Ducks win 24-3 at Parker Stadium.
1979: UO 24, OSU 3. Quarterback Reggie Ogburn runs for one score and passes for another as the Ducks control both sides of the line of scrimmage in a 24-3 victory at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks secure their first winning season in nine years, rushing for 325 yards. The defense holds Oregon State to 36 yards on the ground. It's another loss for outgoing Oregon State coach Craig Fertig, 0-4 against the Ducks.
1980: UO 40, OSU 21. Winless Oregon State manages to pack Parker Stadium with a record crowd of 41,600 and keeps it fairly competitive before falling 40-21. Ed Singler's 10-yard touchdown pass to Victor Simmons brings OSU to within 33-21 with 8:10 left, but the Beavers can't get any closer. Oregon has too many big plays to match and quarterback Reggie Ogburn runs for 173 yards on 14 carries and passes for 54 more yards.
1981: UO 47, OSU 17. A bad year for both teams brings them together with matching 1-9 records. Oregon keeps its Civil War streak going in front of a three-quarters full crowd at Autzen Stadium, winning 47-17. The combined 64 points are a series record, but the game is ultimately forgettable. Vince Williams and Harry Billips score two touchdowns each for the Ducks.
1982: UO 7, OSU 6. Osborn Thomas catches a 26-yard touchdown reception with 2:32 left and kicker Todd Lee puts the extra point through as the Ducks win 7-6 at Parker Stadium. It's the Ducks' seventh consecutive win in the series. Fans were braced for the worst. The teams entered the game with a combined 99 fumbles on the season. Both teams were 1-8-1 entering the game and each had won its previous game.
1983: UO 0, OSU 0. Eleven fumbles. Five interceptions. Four missed field goals. The staggering ineptitude of the scoreless game that becomes known as "The Toilet Bowl" marks the low point for the Civil War. On the Ducks' final play, with one second left on the clock, Chris Miller throws a 15-yard pass to Kwante Hampton, who laterals to Ladaria Johnson. The play nearly goes the 82-yard distance, but Johnson is tackled at the 14. Officials rule he had stepped out of bounds near the 50 anyway. "It was almost like neither team wanted to win," said UO coach Rich Brooks, uttering one of the most improbable thoughts in the history of the series.
1984: UO 31, OSU 6. Oregon locks down a winning record by throttling the Beavers 31-6 at Parker Stadium in coach Joe Avezzano's last game. The Ducks have three touchdowns called back by penalties. In the second half, OSU's best play, a 78-yard halfback pass to Reggie Bynum, is called back because of a false-start penalty. Oregon rolls behind a two-tight end power formation and gains 423 yards. The stumbling Beavers have minus-13 total yards in the second half.
1985: UO 34, OSU 13. The temperature was 26 degrees at Autzen Stadium, with a windchill of 5, but Oregon stays hot against its rival, putting 34 points on the board before Oregon State scores the final 13. Quarterback Chris Miller, running back Tony Cherry and receiver Lew Barnes dominate offensively. And the Ducks' defense knocks quarterback Rich Gonzalez out of the game with a concussion. The blitzing Ducks force six OSU turnovers. "There was no pity involved," said Cherry, who finished with 143 yards.
1986: UO 49, OSU 28. Oregon State begins the week as a one-point favorite, but Chris Miller is brilliant in his final college game for Oregon, completing 21 of 27 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-28 victory at Parker Stadium. The Beavers defense has been making strides throughout the season but can't contain the Ducks. Freshman running backs Latin Berry and Derek Loville combine for 149 yards rushing and four touchdowns.
1987: UO 44, OSU 0. Oregon's defense sends Beavers quarterback Erik Wilhelm out of the game with a sprained ankle and knocks backup Kent Riddle out of the game on a stretcher with a concussion. Meanwhile, Oregon's offense rolls to touchdowns on five consecutive possessions and wins 44-0 at Autzen Stadium. It's the most lopsided score in series history and raises questions about the widening gap between the schools.
1988: OSU 21, UO 10. In a stunning turn of events, Oregon State ends a 13-year winless span with a solid 21-10 victory on a windy day at Parker Stadium. The result prompts OSU students to make a mad dash for the goal posts as the final seconds tick off. Pat Chaffey rushes for 109 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns to power the Beavers to victory. Oregon never gets closer than the Beavers 36-yard line in the second half. It's the first loss for Oregon coach Rich Brooks in 21 years associated with the game.
1989: UO 30, OSU 21. Oregon reclaims state supremacy with an entertaining 30-21 victory in front of a state-record crowd of 46,087 at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks build a 16-0 lead and seem ready to blow out the Beavers, but Billy Hughley brings the Beavers to life with a 57-yard interception return. Oregon, however, answers every challenge and Derek Loville scores two touchdowns, including the clincher. Oregon has its first seven-win season since 1964.
1990: UO 6, OSU 3. Defense, personified by Oregon State's Esera Tuaolo and Oregon's Marcus Woods, dominates on a soggy day at Parker Stadium. Oregon, a 20-point favorite coming in, gets all its points from kicker Gregg McCallum in a 6-3 victory that delivers the Ducks' first eight-win season since 1959. Injuries to tailback Sean Burwell and receiver Joe Reitzug slow the Oregon offense. The Beavers miss a 31-yard field goal late in the third quarter and lose a fumble on the Oregon 25 in the fourth quarter. OSU finishes 1-10 and coach Dave Kragthorpe exits the program.
1991: OSU 14, UO 13. Despite an 0-10 start, Beavers coach Jerry Pettibone has the audacity to have his team practice carrying the seniors off the field after a Civil War victory. And somehow, the power of positive thinking works at Autzen Stadium, where OSU hasn't won in 18 years. Chad Paulson runs 149 yards, mostly on counter plays designed to go straight up the middle. Paulson also throws a halfback pass for a touchdown to Maurice Wilson on third and 11 from the Oregon 20. The Ducks can't respond and OSU carries its seniors off with a 14-3 victory.
1992: UO 7, OSU 0. Willy Tate hangs on to a three-yard touchdown pass from Danny O'Neil for Oregon's first touchdown against Oregon State in three years, and it's enough to prevail in a 7-0 game held in monsoon conditions at Parker Stadium. Rain falls in sheets and it is so windy that OSU chooses to take the current after winning the pregame coin toss. Oregon's touchdown comes on the heels of Beavers quarterback Mark Olford's fumble on the OSU 22. The Beavers gain a season-low 88 yards and the Ducks defense records 16 tackles for loss.
1993: OSU 15, UO 12. Fog is so thick at times that players can't see from one sideline to the other at Autzen Stadium. Oregon leads 12-7 in the fourth quarter when a bad snap creates problems for punter Tommy Thompson, who is tackled at his own 24. J.J. Young scores on a two-yard touchdown run to put the Beavers into the lead with 3:50 left and quarterback Rahim Muhammad adds a two-point conversion. OSU wins 15-12 and another batch of Beavers is carried off the Autzen Stadium turf on coach Jerry Pettibone's watch.
1994: UO 17, OSU 13. The most important Civil War in 30 years is also one of the best of the entire series. Oregon needs to win the Civil War to secure a Rose Bowl berth and the Beavers hope to stop them in front of a frenzied home crowd at Parker Stadium. Trailing 13-10, quarterback Danny O'Neil leads the Ducks on a 70-yard fourth quarter drive. A screen pass to Dino Philyaw goes for 19 yards and a go-ahead score. Earlier, the Beavers have a chance to put the Ducks away but quarterback Don Shanklin trips on fourth-and-two from the Oregon 14 and goes down for a three-yard loss. Oregon's Cristin McLemore leaves the game to have X-rays but returns to make two key catches on the game-winning drive. After a 17-13 win, the Ducks go on to a Rose Bowl date with Penn State.
1995: UO 12, OSU 10. The Ducks need two fourth-quarter field goals from walk-on Joshua Smith to pull out a 12-10 win at Autzen Stadium and secure a berth in the Cotton Bowl. The Beavers' scrambling defense keeps the Pac-10's highest scoring offense out of balance and out of the end zone — stopping the Ducks twice inside the 5-yard line — but Oregon State can't sustain enough offense to capitalize. Oregon All-American Alex Molden intercepts Beavers quarterback Tim Alexander and returns it 17 yards to set up the game-winning kick.
1996: UO 49, OSU 13. Oregon tramples the Beavers at Parker Stadium 49-13 in the 100th Civil War game, with Saladin McCullough racking up 146 yards and three touchdowns for the Ducks. Quarterback Tony Graziani adds 167 passing yards and three touchdowns. OSU came into the game with the Pac-10's best rushing offense but is held to 70 yards on the ground. It is Pettibone's final game coaching the Beavers.
1997: UO 48, OSU 30. Oregon speedster Pat Johnson is the show, scoring four touchdowns and piling up 337 all-purpose yards in the Ducks' 48-30 victory at Autzen Stadium. Johnson's six catches for 199 include a 90-yard touchdown reception from backup quarterback Jason Maas — the longest pass play in Oregon history. He also returns a punt 76 yards for a touchdown. Teammate Saladin McCullough is also dominant, running for 156 yards and a touchdown on 36 carries. Jason Dandridge runs for 104 yards and two touchdowns in the loss for Oregon State.
1998: OSU 44, UO 41. Many regard this double-overtime thriller the best game in the history of the series. Bedlam erupts at Parker Stadium when freshman Ken Simonton scores his fourth touchdown of the game on a 16-yard run in the second overtime. Oregon State's 44-41 victory gives it five wins for the season — the school's most since 1971. Fans storm the field earlier when the Beavers apparently stop Oregon on fourth and 13 in the first overtime. A penalty on the Beavers causes the game to continue, but it takes 10 minutes for officials to clear the field of spectators so it could continue. Oregon's Akili Smith completes 35 of 53 passes for 430 yards and four touchdowns. Beavers walk-on Jonathan Smith, meanwhile, throws for 303 yards and senior Tim Alexander catches five passes for 102 yards. It is a turning point in the rivalry. From now on, both teams are regularly winners and in contention for bowl berths.
1999: UO 25, OSU 14. Reuben Droughns runs for a Civil War-record 197 yards on 38 carries and scores a touchdown in Oregon's 25-14 victory at Autzen Stadium. Both teams have winning records and will go to bowls. But Oregon State can't overcome 146 penalty yards and keeps its breakthrough season rolling against the Ducks. Oregon's defense prevents Ken Simonton from matching his heroics from the previous year, holding him to 63 yards. An RV outside the stadium catches fire in the fourth quarter and sends smoke billowing into the sky. Oregon moves on to a date at the Sun Bowl; OSU advances to the Oahu Bowl.
2000: OSU 23, UO 13. Ten, 20, 30 years ago this setup seems impossible: It's No. 5 Oregon at No. 8 Oregon State with the Pac-10 title and BCS bowl considerations on the line for both teams. The War for the Roses captures the nation's attention and the Beavers seize the opportunity, with Jonathan Smith hooking up with Robert Prescott on touchdown passes of 31 and 49 yards in the first quarter. Jake Cookus, a reserve safety, intercepts Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington three times. In all, Harrington throws five interceptions. The Beavers win 23-13 and move to 10-1 on the season, sharing the title with Oregon and Washington. The quality of the win lifts Oregon State into the Fiesta Bowl and a matchup with Notre Dame. Oregon (9-2) goes to the Holiday Bowl.
2001: UO 17, OSU 14. Oregon's best season ever reaches 10 wins with a hard-fought 17-14 victory over the Beavers at Autzen Stadium. The game turns on Keenan Howry's 70-yard punt return for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter and the Ducks defense steps up from there to preserve the lead. Oregon State outgains Oregon 359 to 209 in total yards but can't get points often enough to keep Oregon down. Howry's punt return serves to uncork the tension, and celebration, in rainy Eugene. The Ducks are headed to the Fiesta Bowl. The Beavers have slipped back to Earth at 5-6.
2002: OSU 45, UO 24. Sophomore quarterback Derek Anderson, shaky through much of the season, turns it on with four touchdown passes and 370 yards as Oregon State wins 45-24 at Reser Stadium. Tailback Steven Jackson contributes 153 yards and two touchdowns to the Beavers' cause. Besides an 82-yard touchdown pass to Keenan Howry, the Ducks don't string together enough offense to stay close. Both teams earn bowl bids.
2003: UO 34, OSU 20. The Ducks gain 218 yards on the ground and win 34-20 in new-look Autzen Stadium in front of a Civil War-record crowd of 58,102. The Oregon defense holds Steven Jackson to 68 yards and intercepts Derek Anderson three times. Burns native Kellen Clemens runs for 64 yards and a touchdown and passes for 125 yards and three more touchdowns. Both teams finish with 8-4 records and head to bowl games.
2004: OSU 50, UO 21. Oregon State rolls up a series record for points in a 50-21 blowout at Reser Stadium in a game that catapults the Beavers into a bowl and leaves Oregon home for the holidays. It's a big day for OSU quarterback Derek Anderson, who plays his final home game and passes for 351 yards and four touchdowns. Receiver Mike Hass catches nine passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Defensive end Bill Swancutt has three sacks, a forced fumble, an interception and a 17-yard reception on a fake field goal. Alexis Serna kicks five field goals. The Beavers reclaim their season after a 1-4 start, while the Ducks suffer the first losing season of coach Mike Bellotti's tenure.
2005: UO 56, OSU 14. Payback for 10th-ranked Oregon is swift and decisive at Autzen Stadium, where the Ducks win 56-14 in front of a record crowd of 58,525. Oregon's 10th win puts it in the running for a BCS berth. Quarterback Dennis Dixon, in relief of injured Kellen Clemens, completes 12 of 17 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns. The Beavers, meanwhile, commit five turnovers and fall to 5-6 to end their season.
2006: OSU 30, UO 28. Students carry Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore off the field by students after leading the Beavers to a 30-28 victory in one of the most dramatic finishes in Civil War history. Oregon takes a 28-27 lead with 3:07 left on Brady Leaf's 26-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Kent. Moore then takes the Beavers 58 yards on six plays to set up Alexis Serna for a successful 40-yard field goal with 1:12 left. Then, Oregon's Jonathan Stewart rambles 48 yards to set up Oregon for field goal attempt of its own. Matt Evensen's 44-yard attempt is low and grazes the helmet of Beavers defender Ben Siegert, sparking a celebration for the fans in orange. OSU's flair for the dramatic will continue at the Sun Bowl. Oregon's season will end with a thud in Las Vegas.
2007: OSU 38, UO 31. The Beavers break the home-field advantage streak with a double-overtime victory in front of 59,050 fans at Autzen Stadium. It's not over until Dorian Smith and Derrick Doggett stop Jonathan Stewart on a fourth-and-one play in the second overtime. In regulation, Alexis Serna's potential game-winning field goal with 1:01 left is blocked by Oregon's Walter Thurmond. Then, Oregon gets into position to kick its own game-winner, but Matt Evensen's 41-yard attempt is rushed and falls short. Pinch-hitting running back Matt Sieverson of Bend runs for 142 yards for the Beavers, a career best. The winning touchdown comes on a fly sweep to James Rodgers, who runs around the Oregon defense and scores to make it 38-31.
2008: UO 65, OSU 38. In sharp contrast to what happened 25 years ago — and to what many expected to happen — the Oregon Ducks rewrite Civil War history. The Ducks bury Oregon State's Rose Bowl hopes under an unprecedented pile of points and yards in a 65-38 win that accomplishes so many things for an Oregon team that punches the Beavers and their Pasadena plans out of the spotlight. "It is the culmination of a couple years of frustration in one great football game that they played,'' said Oregon coach Mike Bellotti, whose team had lost two in a row to the Beavers and who had not won in Corvallis since 1996.
2009: UO 37, OSU 33. The Ducks finally wrestle away control of the slugfest in the fourth quarter, and with the 37-33 win at Autzen Stadium claim a Rose Bowl date with Ohio State. LaMichael James scores three touchdowns to lead the Ducks, including a go-ahead 52-yard scamper down the left sideline that puts UO on top 34-33. The momentum shifts from there, and Oregon never relinquishes the lead.
2010: UO 37, OSU 20. Oregon players hug, high-five, dance, pose for pictures with fans and mug for television cameras after the Ducks sew up a berth in the BCS national championship game. LaMichael James rushes for 134 yards, Kenjon Barner runs for another 133 and Oregon twice comes up big defensively inside its own 5-yard line as the Ducks win the 114th Civil War 37-20 before a Reser Stadium record crowd of 45,469 and an ABC television audience.
2011: UO 49, OSU 21. The No. 9 Ducks tighten their stranglehold on the rivalry by blowing out Oregon State 49-21 in Autzen Stadium. With the victory, Oregon ties Stanford for the Pac-12 North division title and, by virtue of the Ducks' victory over the Cardinal, clinches a berth in the conference title game against UCLA. The Ducks go on to beat Russell Wilson and Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. Civil War 2012: It's all about the rivalry As the 2012 Civil War game approaches, Beavers and Ducks fans sound off about the game, the mascots, and the schools' colors.
2012: UO 48, OSU 24. De'Anthony Thomas puts together his most complete game of the season in the Ducks' 48-24 victory, rushing for a season-high 122 yards as Oregon dominates the No. 16 Beavers on the ground at Reser Stadium. Coming off a 17-14 loss at Stanford the week before that derailed Oregon's national title hopes, the win reaffirms the Ducks as a dominant force and puts them in the Fiesta Bowl, where they beat Kansas State.
2013: UO 36, OSU 35. Despite having lost four in a row coming into the game, Oregon State gives the 12th-ranked Ducks all they can handle in Eugene. The Beavers recover from a 14-0 deficit to take the lead three different times, including 35-30 with 1:38 to play. But Josh Huff catches his third touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota with 29 seconds left, and Oregon wins 36-35. Huff finishes with nine catches for 186 yards. Thomas Tyner runs for 140 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. The Ducks go on to beat Texas in the Alamo Bowl.
2014: UO 47, OSU 19. The Ducks score on their first five drives, lead 30-0 at halftime and cruise to their seventh consecutive win against the Beavers, 47-19 at Reser Stadium. Marcus Mariota passes for 367 yards and four touchdowns, and runs for two more TDs. His leap over Justin Strong becomes the iconic image of the rout. Two weeks later, Mariota wins the Heisman Trophy. The Ducks make the inaugural, four-team College Football Playoff, beating Florida State in a semifinal at the Rose Bowl before losing to Ohio State in the national championship game. The Beavers finish the season 5-7.