Numbers to Know: A Look Inside the Stats That Have Given Oregon a 4-1 Start to the Season

Zachary Neel

After a brief slip up in the first game of the season, the Ducks have played nearly perfect football on their way to the top of the rankings in the Pac-12, with complete control of their own destiny. While the scoreboard may paint the season in one light, a look at the stat sheet is always sure to tell a different story. 

Let's take a look at some of the most important numbers to show how the Ducks have gotten to where they are now. 


The Ducks have won 27 of their last 30 games at Autzen when being ranked in the Top 25, and they are 93-18 all-time under that stipulation. For head coach Mario Cristobal, Friday will mark his 20th career game as the coach of the Ducks, and he's been ranked in 14 of those. 


For the first time since 1960, the Ducks have held four consecutive opponents to single-digit scoring. 


Oregon ranks top-10 in the nation in 11 different categories through the first five games, and they rank first in the Pac-12 in all but one of those categories.

  • Scoring defense
  • Touchdowns allowed
  • Total Defense
  • Yards per play
  • Passing defense
  • Pass completion %
  • Pass efficiency def. 
  • Red zone TD %
  • Touchdowns allowed
  • Sacks
  • Interceptions


The Ducks have allowed just one touchdown over their past 51 total drives, and they've forced 17 three-and-outs over that span. 


Oregon is averaging 44.5 points per game in Justin Herbert's 18 career starts at Autzen Stadium, and the team is 15-3 in those games. 


The Ducks have allowed opponents to cross midfield just 19 times in 60 drives this season, and three of those drives started on Oregon's side of the field.