University of Oregon vs. Oregon State
Byline: The Register-Guard
Oregon leads 58-46-10 and holds a 20-9-1 edge over the past three decades, when the series started its shift in the Ducks' favor. Chip Kelly is 2-0 against Oregon State as a head coach and 3-1 since his arrival in Eugene in 2007. The lone loss came in 2007 at Autzen Stadium in overtime, and it gave Mike Riley a 4-3 mark in the Civil War as OSU's coach. However, Riley is now 4-6 against the Ducks and trying to end a three-game losing streak.
Civil Wars scores on the rise
In the past decade, Oregon has scored at least 54 points on 10 occasions in a conference game, with a high of 65 against Oregon State in the 2008 Civil War in Corvallis that kept the Beavers from going to the Rose Bowl. Also, there was the 56-14 Oregon victory in the 2005 Civil War at Autzen Stadium. Only Arizona has made the list more often, giving up 63 points to the Ducks in 2001, 55 in 2008 and 56 this season.
Rodgers No. 1 in Beaver book
James Rodgers, who scored that winning touchdown in overtime of Oregon State's last Civil War win in 2007, has surpassed Mike Hass as the Beavers' career reception leader and moved to No. 9 on the Pac-12 career list with 222 catches. The leader is Mike Thomas of Arizona with 259 receptions from 2005-08, one ahead of Arizona State's Derek Hagan (2002-05). The top Ducks are Jeff Maehl and Samie Parker, tied for 23rd in Pac-12 history at 178 receptions each, with Jaison Williams (174) and Keenan Howry (173) close behind. Also, USC sophomore Robert Woods, who needs just four catches tonight against UCLA to supplant ex-Trojan Keyshawn Johnson's Pac-12 season mark of 102, comes in with 164 for his career.
Two members of the OSU coaching staff should have a keen interest in a final score three time zones away just about when they're settling into their press-box seats for today's kickoff. Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf is a 1995 graduate of Linfield, which is playing Wesley College of Dover, Del. …