Separated by only about 45-miles, Oregon and Oregon State couldn’t be more different when it comes to football. The flashy Ducks meet the more understated Beavers Saturday at noon in the 116th Civil War rivalry game, putting the spotlight on contrasting programs.
With the help of mega-booster and Nike co-founder Phil Knight, Oregon is known for its state-of-the-art facilities and a myriad of flashy uniform combinations. But the number 5 Ducks have backed up that swagger in recent years, going 44-and-7 under coach Chip Kelly.
On the other side… Number 16 Oregon State, nicknamed “Lunch Pail-U” for the team’s hard-working blue-collar mentality…. Which has helped it stage a striking turnaround this season.