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Wednesday, December 9, 8:00 a.m. PST

The Civil War for the Roses also proved to be a rivalry game for the ages. Our man on the scene, Eric Evans, captured what will surely be lasting memories for everyone who was at Autzen Stadium on Dec. 3, 2009.

Both teams honored the Oregon National Guard's 41st
Infantry Brigade Combat Team with a sticker of the unit's sunset patch on their helmets.

Santa's allegiance is a pretty good indicator of who will win the Civl War, right?

Okay, fine. But which one? Santa would not approve.

If you have go to battle with a Pac-10 title at stake, this is the guy to lead the charge.

Jacquizz Rodgers is welcomed to Mr. Paysinger's neighborhood.

The Oregon defense had to wait more than a year to test themselves against Quizz and passed with flying colors, limiting the OSU sophomore to a season-low 64 yards.

Jordan Holmes and company hold down the "no-line," as in no All-Pac-10 accolades for the men who pave the way for the seventh-leading rushing team in college football. Do you think they care? Nah. If they did, they'd have been wide receivers.

Speaking of receivers, this one is pretty good. But Jeff Maehl is really a free safety who just happens to play offense and catch bombs in the Civil War.

LeGarrette Blount appreciates the love, but can you keep it down until we get the snap off?

Proof that every play matters. This breakup by Cliff Harris on third down caused OSU to settle for a short field goal.

LaMichael James racked up 166 yards, including the game's final touchdown on a 52-yard run.

Kenny Rowe turned in a clutch performance, particularly with the game on the line.

Jeremiah was a bulldozer, duh nuh... Masoli's hit and first-down run (on 4th-and-3) denied OSU safety and Pasadena native Lance Mitchell a free trip home for the holidays.

Another fourth-down conversion - this time on a pitch to Kenjon Barner - and the Duckies are Rose Bowling.

Max Forer strikes the traditional rose pose.

Protect the visor at all costs.

Darron Thomas may be UO's quarterback of the future, but for now he's enjoying the present.

The Duck is happy to ride the wave too.

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