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Civil War History:

The Civil War is the colloquial name for an American college football rivalry game played annually by the Oregon Ducks football team of the University of Oregon and Oregon State Beavers football team of Oregon State University. First played in 1894, it is the seventh most played college football rivalry game in the United States

The game was first played in 1894 and has been contested 116 times as of 2012. The University of Oregon holds a series lead of 61-46-10.

By the Numbers:

  Number of meetings:    116

  First meeting:    UW 5, WSU 5 (1900)

  Last meeting:    Nov. 24, 2012 Oregon 48, Oregon State 24

  All-time series:    Oregon leads 61-46-10

  Largest victory:    1895 Oregon 44, OAC 0

  Current streak:    Oregon: 5 (2008–12)

  Longest OU win streak:    8 (1975–82)

  Longest OSU win streak:    8 (1964–71)

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The Platypus Trophy is awarded to the winner of the annual Civil War college football game. The trophy depicts a platypus, an animal which has features of both a duck (Oregon's mascot) and a beaver (Oregon State's mascot).

Top 5 Most Memorable Civil War Games:
5.  2000 Beavers Spoils Duck's Rose Bowl Plans

It was 2000 and Oregon was on their way to clinching a Rose Bowl berth with a victory over Oregon State in the Civil War rivalry game standing in their way. To their suprise, Oregon's Joey Harrington threw five interceptions and the Ducks lost both the civil war and their Rose Bowl hopes. Final scrore 23-13.
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4.  1959 – Underdog Beavers hold Ducks to 7 points!

Way back in 1959 the Oregon State Beavers had their work cut out for them with a meager 2 - 6 record. Oregon on the other hand only had one loss and one win away from a possible the Rose Bowl invite. However, it was OSU's defense that stepped up, holding the Ducks to only 7 points in a 15-7 Civil War victory.
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3.  2009, Ducks win War of the Roses

2009 was a big game to say the least and it was the first time ever in the Civil War game where the winner would be playing in the Rose Bowl. For the Beavers this could be their first Rose Bowl in 44 years.

But, with LaMichael James rushing for 166 yards and 3 TDs, and the Ducks propelled to a 65-38 win in Corvallis

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2.  2001 – Ducks beat Beavers, clinch Pac 10 Title

In 2001 the Ducks needed a win to capture the Pac 10 conference title and a chance to play in the Fiesta Bowl while OSU need a victory to get their 6th win and be eligible for a bowl.
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1.  1998, Oregon State upsets Oregon in Rainy Double OT

1998 saw the first OT game in the Civil War and after Oregon State won 44-41. Their fans stormed the field after the first OT was over when the Ducks could not convert a 4th down conversion. However, there was a pass interference call giving Oregon another chance to get a first down. It took 15 minutes to clear the field and Oregon did get a FG, but OSU came back and scored to get the upset win.
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