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ON THE AIR
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THE SERIES
Oregon has won all three games against the Golden Bears in Chip Kelly's head coaching tenure, and 11 of the last 15 overall. Cal holds a 39-33-2 advantage all-time against the Ducks, including a 26-15-2 edge in Berkeley dating to 1899.

QUICK HITS
•Oregon's 12-game winning streak equals the program's longest (2010) and is second the second-longest current streak nationally to Alabama (13).
•The Ducks have scored 42 or more points in 12 straight games, including ten of 49 or more, and have tied Texas (2004-05) for the longest such streak in the BCS era.
•UO has scored 30 or more points in 22 straight games, tying the NCAA record held by Oklahoma State (2011-12) and Hawaii (2006-07).
•FR QB Marcus Mariota's 22 TD passes are the most by a freshman in Pac-12 history, breaking Ortege Jenkins' previous mark of 19 with Arizona in 1997. Mariota's completion percentage of 70.51% is currently higher than former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford's NCAA freshman record of 69.5%.
•Since 2010, the Ducks are 33-3, including 31 victories of 10 or more points and 23 of 20-plus.
•Through nine games, SR RB Kenjon Barner has two more rushing touchdowns (19-17) and is averaging nearly a yard more per carry (7.2-6.3) than former teammate LaMichael James had through nine games in 2010, when he won the Doak Walker Award and was a Heisman Trophy finalist.
•Five Ducks are semifinalists for national awards: Barner (Maxwell), SO RB De'Anthony Thomas (Maxwell), Mariota (Davey O'Brien), SR DE Dion Jordan (Butkus) and SO CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (Jim Thorpe).

HEAD COACH CHIP KELLY
In five short seasons, Chip Kelly has threatened to redefine the 116-year history of football at the University of Oregon. It started in 2007 in his first year as the Ducks' offensive coordinator and has carried into his fourth season as the University's head coach. Throughout the duration has been the emergence of a program among the nation's elite behind the architect of one of the most prolific offenses in the country that has transformed the standard of college football. No other coach in school history has guided the football team to three consecutive undisputed conference championships - a feat surpassed only twice in league history. And although nine coaches have accumulated more league titles than the Manchester, N.H. native, only USC's John Robinson succeeded in doing so as a first-year head coach. In the process of accumulating a 43-6 ledger in his three-plus seasons at the helm, the two-time conference coach of the year sandwiched a pair of Rose Bowl appearances around the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. Accentuating the success was last year's 45-38 Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin. In addition to accumulating a mark of 31-2 in league play, his .878 overall winning percentage is the highest in school history and his .939 percentage in conference play is the best in league annals.

RETURN MEN
The 2012 Oregon Ducks return 52 letterwinners, including 12 players who were starters last season - five on offense and seven on defense. UO also welcomes back every specialist with the exception of punt returner LaMichael James.

FIRST TIMERS
The season opener vs. Arkansas State saw 23 players make their Oregon debut, including 11 redshirt freshmen and two junior college transfers. The seven true freshmen to take the field were WR Bralon Addison, DE Arik Armstead, TE Pharaoh Brown, DE DeForest Buckner, TE T.J. Daniel, RB Byron Marshall and WR Dwayne Stanford.

BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS
With conference crowns in each of the past three seasons, Oregon became just the second team to win three straight outright Pac-12 championships since the conference expanded to ten teams in 1978, joining USC from 2003-05 (‘04 and ‘05 titles since vacated).

RED ZONE RESISTANCE
The Ducks rank second nationally in red zone defense, having allowed opponents only 22 scores in 38 trips inside the red zone this year (57.9%), including only 11 TDs in 28 trips inside the 20-yard line in Pac-12 play. Oregon denied Arizona all six times it penetrated the red zone while posting its first shutout in conference play since 2003. Through the first six conference games, the UO defense has allowed just 13 red zone scores total (46.4%), which is also the best percentage in the FBS.

BARNER DAY
Saturday, November 3, 2012. A date that will likely live on in record books for as long as Oregon and the Pac-12 Conference sponsor the sport of football. That's the day SR RB Kenjon Barner became the first Oregon back to eclipse 300 rushing yards in a game and ran for a conference record-tying five touchdowns in the Ducks' 62-51 dismantling of USC. Barner finished with 321 yards, the fourth-highest total in Pac-12 history, as UO set the school mark for total offense with 730 yards. Barner's personal totals and the Ducks' team yardage and points scored were the most ever by a USC opponent in the Trojans' storied 124-year history.

SUPER MARIOTA
Only nine games into his college career, FR QB Marcus Mariota has set the Pac-12 freshman record for touchdown passes and proven to be the perfect fit to lead Oregon's vaunted offense. After emerging as the starter at the end of an offseason competition with SO QB Bryan Bennett, the 6-4 signal-caller from Honolulu has impressed with his poise, leading the Ducks on nine consecutive touchdown drives to start his career over the first two games. In Week 3, Mariota became the first freshman QB in Oregon history to pass for 300 yards in a game, completing 21 of 28 attempts for 308 yards and four touchdowns. At Arizona State in Week 8, Mariota became the first Duck since Joey Harrington in the 2000 Holiday Bowl vs. Texas with touchdowns passing, rushing and receiving in the same game. Included against the Sun Devils was an 86-yard touchdown run - the longest ever by a UO quarterback and fifth-longest rush in school history. Ranking first in the Pac-12 and seventh nationally in passing efficiency (168.53), Mariota is completing over 70% of his attempts on the season (153 of 217) while accumulating totals of 1,787 yards and 22 TDs and five interceptions. He is the first freshman to start a season at quarterback for the Ducks since Danny O'Neil in 1991.

LIGHTNING STRIKES
Of Oregon's 63 drives resulting in touchdowns this season, 37 have lasted less than two minutes and 20 have taken 60 seconds or less.

FAST STARTS
UO is 9-0 for the second time in three years, and second time in 117 seasons. The school record for most consecutive victories to start a season is 12 by the 2010 squad.

DUCKS IN THE BCS
Despite a No. 2 ranking in both of the human polls that are components of the BCS formula (USA Today, Harris), Oregon is No. 3 in the fourth BCS Standings released Sunday, Nov. 4, behind Alabama and Kansas State. The Ducks' average computer ranking was fifth. Oregon now has 73 all-time appearances in the BCS Standings, the most of any Pac-12 school and seventh-most of any program in the country. UO has been ranked in every BCS Standings (28) since Chip Kelly became head coach in 2009, including 25 appearances in the top 10.

PICK SIXES
It took until the fourth game of the season, but the Ducks returned not one, but two interceptions for touchdowns in the win over Arizona. SO CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu went 49 yards for a score on his second pick of the game, and SO CB Troy Hill sprinted 29 yards for his end zone visit. SO S Avery Patterson added his first career TD return (34 yards) the following week against Washington State and scored again from 43 yards in UO's Week 6 game vs. Washington, giving the Ducks four on the year, which is tied for third nationally and equals the school record from 1991. Oregon is tied for second in the FBS in total interceptions with 16 and leads the nation in interception return yards with 390.

ROAD WARRIORS
Oregon has won 13 straight road games, which leads the country (14 if you count this year's away game vs. Washington State in Seattle) - Alabama is second with nine. The Ducks' last road loss occurred on Nov. 7, 2009, at Stanford (51-42) - the only conference road setback in Chip Kelly's three-plus years as head coach.

ONE-TWO PUNCH
Oregon has scored 68 touchdowns through its first eight games this season and running backs Kenjon Barner (20) and De'Anthony Thomas (12) have combined for almost half of them (32). The two explosive backs are the only Oregon players, dating back through at least the 1965 season, to score touchdowns rushing, receiving, punt returning and kickoff returning in a career.

VS. THE TOP 25
The Ducks are 13-5 against AP top 25 teams in the Chip Kelly era, including a 3-0 mark this year. At home, Kelly's troops are 9-1 vs. the top 25. Oregon is 3-1 in road games against ranked foes and 1-3 at neutral sites under Kelly. UO's only loss to a non-ranked team during Kelly's tenure came at Stanford on Nov. 7, 2009. The Cardinal became ranked the following week as a result.

VS. THE TOP 10
Oregon is 5-3 against the AP top 10 under Chip Kelly, including a 2-1 mark in 2011 with wins at No. 3 Stanford and vs. No. 9 Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. Two of the defeats have come in BCS bowl games - vs. No. 8 Ohio State in the 2010 Rose Bowl and No. 1 Auburn in the 2011 BCS Championship - and the other vs. No. 4 LSU in the 2011 Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas.

SHARING THE WEALTH
Fifty-two different players have made tackles for Oregon after nine games this season, with eight players posting 30 or more tackles. Leading the way are senior linebackers Michael Clay and Kiko Alonso, who are both averaging more than 6.0 tackles per game

RECORD RUNNERS
Oregon's all-time leading rusher LaMichael James may be gone, but the Ducks' current roster features four players who have etched their names on a prestigious rushing list. FR QB Marcus Mariota, RB De'Anthony Thomas, JR WR Josh Huff and SR RB Kenjon Barner own four of the longest runs in school history. Thomas' 91-yard touchdown run in the 2012 Rose Bowl Game is the second-longest at Oregon, Mariota ranks fifth with his 86-yard score at ASU - the longest rush in the Pac-12 this season, Huff is tied for sixth with an 85-yard TD vs. Arizona in 2010 and Barner is tenth with his 84-yard score at Colorado last season.

KELLY AT AUTZEN
Head coach Chip Kelly made his sideline debut at Autzen Stadium Sept. 12, 2009 (W 38-36 vs. Purdue) after spending the prior two seasons calling plays from a booth high above the field as the team's offensive coordinator. Since Kelly's arrival in 2007, the Ducks are 35-4 at Autzen, averaging 46.8 points per home game.

SHUTOUTS
Oregon's Sept. 22 shutout of Arizona (49-0) was the third clean sheet during Chip Kelly's three-plus seasons at the helm. The game marked UO's first conference shutout since a 35-0 win over Stanford on Oct. 25, 2003, although the UO defense held Colorado scoreless in last season's 45-2 victory at Colorado, which scored by recording a safety on an Oregon punt return.

HOUSE OF LOUD
With a standing room only crowd of 57,521 at Autzen Stadium on Oct. 27 vs. Colorado, the Ducks ran the nation's fourth-longest sellout streak to 88 consecutive games (cap. 54,000), dating to 1999.

NON-CONFERENCE SUCCESS
Since 2000, Oregon is 34-6 in regular season, out-of-conference contests, earning notable victories against the likes of Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Michigan (x2). During that stretch, the Ducks are 3-1 against the SEC, 5-2 vs. the Big Ten, 1-1 vs. the Big 12, 4-0 against the Mountain West, 12-2 vs. the WAC, 2-0 against Conference USA and 6-0 vs. FCS sides.

COACHING CONTINUITY
An often overlooked facet of Oregon's success has been the continuity of its coaching staff. Fourth-year head coach Chip Kelly, now in his sixth season on staff, is a relative newcomer in Eugene compared to his core group of assistants, who have remained intact over the course of three different head coaches. Running backs coach Gary Campbell is in his 30th year on the Oregon staff, which is the longest tenure of any Oregon assistant football coach in school history. In addition, offensive line coach and running game coordinator Steve Greatwood enters his 26th season at UO, linebackers coach Don Pellum is in his 20th campaign, while defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti has spent 20 full seasons at Oregon over three separate stints. Oregon is the only school in the FBS that has seen zero turnover on staff over the past three seasons.

EXPLOSION PLAYS
In 2011, Oregon accumulated 69 "explosion plays" of 25 yards or more from scrimmage. Of that number, the Ducks returned eight players in 2012 who accounted for 35 of those "big plays," including 11 by SO RB De'Anthony Thomas and eight by SR RB Kenjon Barner. A staple of Oregon's "blur" offensive attack, Oregon has 33 such plays this season, 12 of which have gone for touchdowns.

86 - Mariota rush at ASU*
80 - Barner rush at WSU*
71 - Barner rush at ASU*
59 - Thomas rush vs. TT*
58 - Mariota rush at USC
55 - Addison rec. vs. ARIZ* (Mariota)
51 - Thomas rush vs. FS*
49 - Thomas rec. vs. TT (Mariota)
48 - Barner rec. vs. CU (Mariota)
48 - Lyerla rec. vs. UW (Mariota)
44 - Thomas rush vs. CU
42 - Barner rush vs. CU
41 - Barner rush at USC
39 - Thomas rush vs. FS*
36 - Huff rec. at USC* (Mariota)
35 - Lyerla rec. vs. ARIZ (Mariota)
34 - Huff rec. vs. UW* (Mariota)
33 - Forde rush vs. TT
33 - Barner rush vs. FS
33 - Thomas rush vs. ARKST*
32 - Lowe rec. at USC
32 - Kelley rec. vs. CU (Bennett)
32 - Marshall rush vs. UW
30 - Huff rec. at USC (Mariota)
30 - Bennett rush vs. CU
30 - Barner rec. at WSU* (Mariota)
29 - Murphy rec. at WSU
28 - Mariota rush vs. FS
27 - Barner rush at USC*
27 - Marshall rush vs. TT
26 - Thomas rush vs. CU
26 - Brown rec. vs. TT (Mariota)
25 - Marshall rush at ASU
* indicates touchdown

EARLY RISERS
When FR RB Byron Marshall ran for 125 yards in Oregon's Sept. 15 win vs. Tennessee Tech, he became the third UO true freshman in as many seasons to hit the 100-yard mark in a single game, joining Josh Huff (103 vs. Arizona in 2010) and De'Anthony Thomas (155 vs. Wisconsin in 2011).

3-4 DEFENSE
With the Oregon offense piling up 63 points in Week 3 vs. Tennessee Tech, the Ducks' defense took the opportunity by going deep on the depth chart to get reserves ample snaps. The result was 34 different players registering at least one tackle, including JR Ben Butterfield, a one-time WR, getting his first licks in at safety.

2012 OREGON UNIFORM SYSTEM
The Ducks are taking the field this year wearing the fully integrated Nike uniform system that debuted at the 2012 Rose Bowl. The new uniform incorporates pinnacle performance innovation and design while providing enhanced thermoregulation and more durability with the inclusion of Nike Chain Maille Mesh - a lightweight ultra-breathable material - used in both the jersey and pant.

WK Helmet Jersey Pants
1 Yellow Apple Green Yellow
2 Carbon Fiber Yellow Steel
3 Green Green Steel
4 Chrome Green Black
5 Green White/Green Steel
6 Yellow Apple Green Black
7 Carbon Fiber White/Silver Steel
8 Carbon Fiber Black Black
9 White White/Silver White

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
A running tally of weekly accolades for Oregon Football:

Week 10 - USC
Kiko Alonso, Sr., LB
CFPA Linebacker of the Week
Kenjon Barner, Sr., RB
Walter Camp National Player of the Week
Pac-12 Player of the Week (Offense)
CPFA Running Back of the Week
Josh Huff, Jr., WR
Honorable Mention CFPA WR of the Week
Marcus Mariota, Fr., QB
Honorable Mention CFPA QB of the Week
Team
Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week

Week 9 - Colorado
De'Anthony Thomas, So., RB
CFPA Punt Returner of the Week
Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll

Week 8 - at Arizona State
Kenjon Barner, Sr., RB
Honorable Mention CFPA RB of the Week
Avery Patterson, So., S
Honorable Mention CFPA DB of the Week

Week 6 - vs. Washington
Kiko Alonso, Sr., LB
CFPA Linebacker of the Week
Colt Lyerla, So., TE
Honorable Mention CFPA TE of the Week
Marcus Mariota, Fr., QB
Hon. Mention Davey O'Brien QB of the Week
Honorable Mention CFPA QB of the Week
Avery Patterson, So., S
Honorable Mention CFPA DB of the Week

Week 5 - at Washington State
Kenjon Barner, Sr., RB
CFPA Running Back of the Week

Week 4 - vs. Arizona
Michael Clay, Sr., LB
Pac-12 Player of the Week (Defense)
Honorable Mention CFPA LB of the Week
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, So., CB
Jim Thorpe Award DB of the Week
CFPA Defensive Back of the Week
Kiko Alonso, Sr., LB
Honorable Mention CFPA LB of the Week

Week 3 - vs. Tennessee Tech
Marcus Mariota, Fr., QB
Hon. Mention Davey O'Brien QB of the Week
De'Anthony Thomas, So., RB
Honorable Mention CFPA AP of the Week
Honorable Mention CFPA PR of the Week

Week 2 - vs. Fresno State
Kenjon Barner, Sr., RB
Honorable Mention CFPA RB of the Week
De'Anthony Thomas, So., RB
Honorable Mention CFPA AP of the Week

Week 1 - vs. Arkansas State
Marcus Mariota, Fr., QB
Honorable Mention CFPA QB of the Week
De'Anthony Thomas, So., RB
Honorable Mention CFPA AP of the Week

DUCKS ON WATCH/AWARD LISTS
Kenjon Barner, Sr., RB
•Maxwell Award Semifinalist (POY)
•Doak Walker Award (running back)
•Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player)

John Boyett, Sr., S
•Bednarik Award (defense)
•Bronko Nagurski Trophy (defense)
•Jim Thorpe Award (defensive back)

Michael Clay, Sr., LB
•Rotary Lombardi Award (lineman/linebacker)

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, So., CB
•Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist (DB)

Hroniss Grasu, So., C
•Rimington Trophy (center)

Dion Jordan, Sr., DE
•Butkus Award Semifinalist (linebacker)
•Bednarik Award (defense)
•Rotary Lombardi Award (lineman/linebacker)
•Bronko Nagurski Trophy (defense)
•Ted Hendricks Award (defensive end)

Marcus Mariota, Fr., QB
•Davey O'Brien Award Semifinalist (QB)
•Maxwell Award (player of the year)

Jackson Rice, Sr., P
•Ray Guy Award (punter)

De'Anthony Thomas, So., RB
•Maxwell Award Semifinalist (POY)
•Walter Camp Award (player of the year)
•Maxwell Award Semifinalist (POY)
•Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player)
•Jet Award (return specialist)

Carson York, Sr., OG
•Rotary Lombardi Award (lineman/linebacker)
•Outland Troph
y (interior lineman)