Come and join the positive vibes that you can only experience at Autzen Stadium for every Oregon Ducks home game. They say that it never rains in Autzen Stadium since the stadium is always in high spirits to welcome and celebrate the boys in green and yellow as they fight back against visiting teams that dare to try and win. From the moment you step into the stadium, you’ll be caught up in the electrifying buzz as fans from all across Oregon and nearby states cheer on their favorite players. Home games at Autzen Stadium are undeniably the highlight events of the year, and you could see why by ordering your tickets.
The Oregon Ducks have had a great season this year with an undefeated conference record going into week 8 and it may stay that that way if head coach Mario Cristobal has anything to say about it. Your favorite returning players join brand new fresh recruits and hopefuls for a season that may just push the Ducks into postseason play for the most intense football action on either side of the country. You could be among the 54,000 fans in rooting on the Ducks as they secure more wins for their current season record. Every pass, every rush, every bone-crunching block. You can experience it all only if you are seated at Autzen Stadium. So don’t miss out on this opportunity to catch the best college football has to offer.
What you Need to Know about the Oregon Ducks
The University of Oregon is proud to host the Oregon Ducks football program. The program competes at the NCAA Division I level and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference. The team, that was originally known as the Webfoots, until the mid-1960s, now proudly carries the name “Ducks” and fights hard for their home town at every game whether home or away. But would you believe that the team is one of the older teams in NCAA history?
The team was originally fielded in 1894 and has earned several awards, titles, and honors across its career. Even as far back as their days in the Pacific Coast Conference, Oregon had claimed 11 conference titles from 1919 – 2014. Ever since it joined the Pac-12 Conference, they have had four appearances at Divisional titles games, winning 2 of these games and going on to Conference title games. The program has also produced a Heisman Trophy winner with Marcus Mariota as well as six other players who have received Heisman votes. What marks Mariota’s win is how he received the votes and awards without a media campaign backing him compared to Joey Harrington’s 2001 campaign that involved a $250,000 billboard. Mariota was simply that strong a player earning 90.92% of possible points, the second-highest in the history of the trophy.
The program has also produced six players who were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as 28 players who have been honored as All-Americans including 5 players who were honored in different seasons. The team has also had a strong three undefeated seasons showing that the Ducks play to win and fight harder than many other teams.
But if you want to see the biggest games for the Oregon Ducks, you have to look no further than their rival battles against the Oregon State Beavers and the Washington Ruskies, including the late November Civil War Rivalry Game that faces the Ducks against the Ruskies. What matters most to football fans is that the action is hottest at Autzen Stadium.
Fight on, Mario Cristobal!
Current Ducks head coach, Mario Cristobal, has entered his second season with the team. But the question on everyone’s mind is whether Cristobal is the right choice to lead the team. Let’s look back at his career to see what history has to tell us.
Cristobal was previously the head football coach at Florida International University from 2007 to 2012. This follows his career in sports as a player. During his player career, Cristobal was a four-year letterman with the Hurricanes where he worked under Hall of Fame coach Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson. For his four year tenure with the program, Cristobal earned First-Team All-Big East Conference as an offensive tackle. Cristobal was a popular player, which earned him an interview at The University of Miami for the documentary The U, which premiered December 12, 2009, on ESPN. From there, Cristobal signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos in 1994 as an undrafted agent. He then played for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe in 1995 and 1996, before retiring to pursue a career in coaching.
During his coaching career, he spent time as both a head coach for The Golden Panthers from 2007-2012 and later as Head Coach for the Oregon Ducks starting at the tail end of 2017 to the current day. While he started as Interim Head Coach after Willie Taggart’s departure to Florida State, he was later inducted as an official head coach for the 2018 season. To date, Mario Cristobal seems to have found his stride with the Ducks, as he’s already vastly improved his record with FIU earning a, to date, a record of 15 wins to 6 losses. This includes an impressive 9-4 record in the conference that includes the current season’s undefeated conference record. In total, this elevated Cristobal’s record to 42-53 for his entire career as head coach.
Fans are eagerly awaiting to see what Cristobal brings to The Ducks, but one thing is certain. He has never been stronger than he has when he coached for the Green and Yellow.