The last time Oregon suffered a road loss was November 7, 2009.
That game, a 51-42 loss to the Stanford Cardinal in Chip Kelly’s first year as Oregon’s head coach.
Now, fifteen road trips later, No. 2 Oregon remains undefeated in traditional match-ups away from Autzen Stadium and looks to make it 16 with a visit to Charlottesville this Saturday to take on the Virginia Cavaliers. ( 3:30 pm EST / 12:30 pm PST )
The mark of fifteen straight wins on the road is the longest current streak in Division 1 football.
Only Alabama and Northern Illinois are closer with nine each.
Oregon has lost on the road after the Stanford defeat, but that contest was a neutral site game.
The Ducks lost to the LSU Tigers in Dallas ( 40-27 ) on September 3rd, 2011, a game that was played at Cowboys Stadium.
As the Ducks get ready to embark on their first road trip of the season, first year head coach Mark Helfrich has stressed to his team each game, whether at home or on the road, should remain business as usual.
“It’s not that different,” Helfrich said earlier this week.
“You might be dealing in some cases with less distraction on the road, whether it’s tickets or friends and family coming into town, but we just try to make it as similar as home as possible and yeah, just go about our business.”
For the players, they’re excited to hit the road. Not to leave the friendly confines of Autzen Stadium, but to see just how good this Oregon team is with a step up in competition.
“I know a lot of these guys, they’re ready to take this long road trip because they want to see what the competition is like on the other side of the USA” said defensive back Brian Jackson when asked about this weeks excursion to Virginia.
( VIDEO; Watch the Brian Jackson interview by clicking the video box above )