SCORING SEQUENCE: UW - John
Wales 38 yard FG, 14:50, 2nd
Q: UO - Dino Philyaw 8 yard
run (Matt Belden kick), 13:50,
2nd Q; UO - Ricky Whittle 2
Yard run (Belden kick), 12:33,
2nd Q; UW - Eric Bjornson 51
yard pass from Damon Huard
(Wales kick), 12:02, 2nd Q; UW
- Wales 29 yard FG, 3:19, 2nd
Washington came into this game
with a record of 5-1 and was
ranked #9 in the country. They
had beaten Ohio St. 25-16 and
Napolean Kaufman had rushed
for 211 yards. They had
beaten UCLA 37-10 and Kaufman
had rushed for 227 yards. They
had beaten Miami at the Orange
Bowl 38-20, snapping the then
NCAA-record 58-game home
winning streak. The Huskies
were riding high.
And then they came to Eugene.
The Ducks came into the game
with a record of 4-3 having
earlier lost to Utah and
Hawaii. Their best victory to
date that year was a 22-7 win over USC.
Oregon used its total arsenal to end Washington's five-game winning streak
defeating a second ranked opponent in a month and beginning to disprove
the naysayers among the pre-season prognosticators. The Ducks scored
with their defense and kicking game during the jam-packed afternoon but
ultimately needed the offense to complete the package.
Immediately after Washington took its first lead since early in the
second quarter, Oregon traversed 98 yards for the go-ahead points,
exonerating senior quarterback, Danny O'Neil's leadership skills.
O'Neil hit all four of his pass attempts during the drive for 68
yards and also scrambled for a critical first down in the march.
The Ducks had just 104 yards total offense before its scoring
sojourn that have been and will be remembered by Duck fans for many
years. Washington was mushing toward a wininng score of its
own deep in Oregon territory ( and Duck fans had a sinking feeling
of "Here we go again."...") when redshirt freshman
set the crowd into a frenzy by stepping in front of a Huskies
receiver and streaking 97 yards with the interception for the