BCS national championship: So you call yourself an Oregon Ducks football fan? Take our quiz

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As the University of Oregon prepares to take the field tonight in this season’s BCS football championship game against Auburn in a battle of unbeatens (ESPN, 8:30 p.m ET, in Glendale, Ariz.), here’s your opportunity to prove your grasp of Oregon gridiron-ology. Get more than half right in this quiz and you’re surely no quack fan.

Oregon’s Autzen Stadium was named for:

The school’s most successful football coach

 

A Portland, Ore., lumberman and philanthropist

 

Star of Oregon’s first Rose Bowl victory

 

A long-serving president of the university

 

What is the name locals have given to the Oregon-Oregon State football rivalry?

Timberland Tussle

 

I-5 Fracas

 

Cascade Clash

 

The Civil War

 

Who defeated Oregon in last year’s Rose Bowl?

Ohio State

 

Wisconsin

 

Michigan

 

Illinois

 

Oregon’s football program began in what year?

1893

 

1907

 

1920

 

1931

 

Although Oregon has never won a national title or season-ending No. 1 ranking in football, it has won a championship in all but which one of the following men’s sports?

cross-country

 

basketball

 

track and field

 

tennis

 

How many Oregonians are on the school’s 69-man football roster?

11

 

23

 

35

 

47

 

Which team did Oregon defeat, 14-0, in its first-ever 1917 Rose Bowl appearance?

Michigan State

 

University of Pennsylvania

 

West Virginia

 

Ohio State

 

What sportswear company has used Oregon’s football team as an ad hoc design lab, providing it with a revolving door of uniform looks?

Under Armour

 

Adidas

 

Nike

 

North Face

 

How many points did Oregon’s offense average this season?

37

 

42

 

49

 

56

 

Which former Oregon quarterback led the Philadelphia Eagles to the 1960 NFL Championship, with a victory over the Vince Lombardi-coached Green Bay Packers?

Joey Harrington

 

Dan Fouts

 

Norm Van Brocklin

 

George Shaw

 

Which one of the following statements about the school’s Duck mascot is not true?

Oregon’s first live mascot was called Puddles.

 

Walt Disney consented to letting the university use Donald Duck’s cartoon image.

 

A former football coach wanted the duck to have teeth to look less playful.

 

Duck lovers have long held protest rallies on campus.

 

Before Ahmad Rashad became a star receiver with the Minnesota Vikings and a sports broadcaster, what was his name as an All-America player at Oregon?

Troy Hill

 

Bobby Moore

 

Tyrell Irvin

 

Anthony Blake