Bad Blood in Tucson: The Ducks Will Avenge the Fall of Dennis Dixon

Posted by Bryan Kelly on November-18-2009 Add Comments

Leading up to this weekend's game, Oregon fans are surely thinking about the last time the Ducks visited Tucson with Pac-10 title aspirations.

The year was 2007. The Ducks had lost to Cal, but beaten USC (back when that still mattered) and Arizona State to claim a tentative Pac-10 lead.

QB Dennis Dixon, having torched the Wolverines in the Big House, and fresh off a four-touchdown performance against the Sun Devils, was riding the zone-read spread attack all the way to the Heisman ceremony.

But things didn't go as planned. Dennis Dixon had injured his knee during the ASU game in Eugene but hadn't disclosed the extent of the pain. Near the close of the first quarter, Dixon rolled left and Bleacher Report - College Football
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