Series record: Oregon leads 24-14, and the Ducks have dominated since 1999. Oregon has three victories in what are five of the greatest games between the teams listed below, including two thrillers won by a 44-41 score at Arizona Stadium. The Ducks hold a 12-2 record against the UA since 1999, including a current five-game winning streak.
5. Oregon 44, Arizona 41, Arizona Stadium, Oct. 23, 1999
Josh Frankel kicked a 32-yarder, his fourth field goal of the game, with 1:04 to play giving Oregon a victory to snap the Ducks’ seven-game road losing streak. Rueben Droughns rushed for 202 yards on a school record 45 carries for the Ducks in a game that featured big-play rushes.
Three Wildcats — quarterback Ortege Jenkins, receiver Dennis Northcutt and running back Trung Canidate — had touchdown runs of 65, 80 and 60 yards, respectively. Keith Smith relieved Jenkins and threw three touchdown passes. He also had a 49-yard run on his first play. Northcutt set a Pac-10 record by catching a pass in his 38th consecutive game.
ARIZONA’S WINS OVER TOP 5
TEAMS AT ARIZONA STADIUM
|2007||No. 2 Oregon||34-24||5-7|
|1992||No. 1 Washington||16-13||6-5-1|
|1986||No. 4 Arizona State||34-17||9-3|
|1980||No. 2 UCLA||23-17||5-6|
The Wildcats drove to the Oregon 29 in the final seconds, but Mark McDonald, who missed an extra point in the third quarter, missed a 45-yard field goal with two seconds to play. Arizona outgained Oregon 553 yards to 437, but the Ducks had good field position all night thanks to long punt and kickoff returns.
The Ducks scored a safety on the game’s first play when Jenkins’ lateral pass to Canidate was off the mark and Canidate had to fall on it in the end zone.
4. Oregon 44, Arizona 41 (2OT), Arizona Stadium, Nov. 21, 2009
Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli was unstoppable for Arizona’s defense in a memorable game in front of an ESPN national television audience. Masoli tied the game in regulation with a touchdown pass to Ed Dickson with six seconds left, then won it with a 1-yard run in the second overtime as No. 11 Oregon prevailed.