Ohio State Buckeyes-Oregon Ducks Football Series History

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As the much-anticipated 2021 Ohio State football home opener quickly approaches, we rewind to look ahead to Saturday vs. Oregon in The Shoe.

Series History

Ohio State is undefeated in nine meetings with Oregon. The Buckeyes won the first tilt, 10-7, in the 1958 Rose Bowl. The pair also met in Pasadena in 2010 with the Buckeyes upending the Ducks 26-17. Ohio State is 5-0 all-time in Ohio Stadium vs. Oregon. The last meeting came in the 2015 CFP final with the Buckeyes hoisting a national championship trophy following a 42-21 comeback victory.

Jan. 12, 2015 – College Football Playoff Championship

No. 4 Ohio State 42 – No. 2 Oregon 21

In the first College Football Playoff championship game, Ohio State pulled away from Oregon for a 42-21 victory in AT&T Stadium in Irving, Texas. Behind a huge second half from tailback Ezekiel Elliott, who rushed for 148 of his 246 yards and three of his four touchdowns in the final 30 minutes, the fourth-seeded Buckeyes became the first champion of the playoff era.

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No. 8 Ohio State 26 – No. 7 Oregon 17

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s career day under center led the Buckeyes to a tight fourth-quarter victory over Oregon in Pasadena. Pryor had 338 yards of total offense with 266 coming through the air and 72 on the ground. He led a 13-play, 81-yard fourth-quarter drive that sealed the win for the Buckeyes.

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First Meeting 

Jan. 1, 1958 – Rose Bowl 

No. 2 Ohio State 10 | Oregon 7

Already proclaimed national champions, the Buckeyes were heavy favorites against the Ducks. But the game wasn’t decided until the fourth quarter. Ohio State drove 79 yards on its first possession to take an early 7-0 lead. Oregon came back to tie it at 7-all before the half.

The game came down to Don Sutherin’s 24-yard field goal with 14:02 to go in the game. Oregon was stopped by a fumble on its next possession, and drove to the OSU 47 on its last drive before running out of downs.


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