The battleground for this year’s Civil War took place at Oregon State’s Reser Stadium, and despite the Beavers keeping close until the second half, the Ducks ran away with a final score of 48-24. This is the Ducks fifth consecutive win in the 116 game rivalry.
For both teams, the Civil War is usually the season final, but on Dec. 1 the Beavers are hosting against Nicholls State in a matchup that was supposed to open the season, the game was postponed due to Hurricane Isaac in the Colonels’ Thibodaux, Louis., campus. As a result, of this the Beavers will have to wait to find out where they are heading for a bowl game. Already, though, this season can be counted a success for the Beavers an 8-3 season compared to last year’s 3-9.
The Ducks this year had an undefeated season until they played against Stanford two weeks ago and lost in overtime, 17-14. This ended their chance of going to the Pac-12 title game. Even if the Ducks miss out on the Pac-12 and national championship games they are still at large for a bid in a BCS bowl game with an 11-1 record. They are currently ranked fifth in the national BCS polls .