Oregon's defensive front featured towering ends DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead, who formed a formidable wall down the stretch.
Despite enduring numerous injuries, Oregon protected Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and cleared a path to the national title game.
Oregon's receiving corps proved deep and talented in 2014, allowing the Ducks to overcome several injuries and keep the pass game dangerous.
With Byron Marshall shifting into an all-purpose role, Royce Freeman and Thomas Tyner got the bulk of the carries at running back in 2014.
Marcus Mariota had the greatest year in UO history, setting numerous records on the way to a Heisman Trophy, Pac-12 title and Rose Bowl win.
At a press conference Monday, UO coach Mark Helfrich provided final thoughts on Oregon's 2014 campaign and looked ahead to this offseason.
Marcus Mariota is now in San Diego to train for next month's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Mariota the first to win Heisman, Walter Camp and Maxwell national player of the year awards, O'Brien Award, Unitas Award and Manning Award.
Oregon junior defensive end DeForest Buckner said Wednesday he will remain in school to play his final season with the Ducks
Marcus Mariota, winner of the Heisman Trophy for the 2014 season, has filed paperwork making himself eligible for the 2015 NFL draft.
Junior defensive end Arik Armstead declared for the NFL draft Tuesday, one day after making a career-high nine tackles against Ohio State.
The Oregon Ducks run ends just short of a title victory at the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship.