Oregon Football: 10 Greatest Offensive Plays of the Last 10 Years

Joe PenkalaCorrespondent IJuly 19, 2011

Oregon Football: 10 Greatest Offensive Plays of the Last 10 Years

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    Over the past 10 years, Oregon fans have been treated to a plethora of outstanding offensive plays that have left their jaws dropped.

    The Ducks have been wowed by players like Joey Harrington, Dennis Dixon, Jonathan Stewart, LaMichael James and more. These players and more have found themselves on highlight reels around the nation.

    When just looking at the offensive side of the ball, here are the top 10 plays for the Oregon Ducks over the past 10 years.

No. 10: Dixon to Paysinger Completes Comeback

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    After a controversial onside kick was awarded to the Ducks, Dennis Dixon led Oregon down the field and capped off a late-game comeback with this pass.

No. 9: Jonathan Stewart Carries Defenders

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    In his freshman year at Oregon, Duck fans received a glimpse of how good Jonathan Stewart would be for the program. In a game against Houston, Stewart ripped off this memorable run.

No. 8: Maurice Morris Rolls over Defender

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    With the game still close, Oregon got to midfield and were looking to put Colorado away. Watch as Maurice Morris shows great awareness and leaves Colorado stunned.

No. 7: Ed Dickson Keeps the Ducks Alive

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    Perhaps one of the best drives of the past 10 years saw the Ducks go down the field and set themselves up in position to force the students back into the stands and force overtime.

    Enjoy all the highlights or fast-forward to 8:05 to see Ed Dickson send this game to overtime.

No. 6: Maehl's Juggling Act

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    Last year, the Ducks were looking to pick up their second straight victory over USC and would have to do so on the road. In the second quarter, the Ducks turned to Jeff Maehl after getting a turnover around midfield.

No. 5: Harrington Goes Deep to Parker

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    With this BCS bowl game tied, the Ducks got the ball back on their own 20-yard line. Joey Harrington used this opportunity to show off his arm strength, while Sammie Parker flashed his wheels in this deep connection.

No. 4: Blount Hurdles His Way to the End Zone

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    Most people will remember the run that Jeremiah Masoli had in this game, running over a Cowboys defender. What people often forget is the touchdown LeGarrette Blount had to put this bowl game away.

    Go to 2:05 and watch Blount take this one to the house.

No. 3: JJ Burns the Beavers

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    With the opportunity to go to the Rose Bowl on the line, the Beavers had home-field advantage and everything on their side. Two big runs by Jeremiah Johnson put those dreams to rest.

    This run ultimately was the backbreaker for the Beavers.

No. 2: LaMichael James Burns Tennessee

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    After waiting out the storm, Oregon and Tennessee finally got back to football and just in time for LaMichael James to reverse field and go 72 yards for a touchdown.

No. 1: Fake Statue of Liberty

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    Going up against Michigan the week after their loss to Appalachian State was supposed to be a bad thing. Instead, the Ducks turned it into their stage to announce to the nation that they had arrived.

    Earlier in the game, the Ducks had executed a Statue of Liberty play for a big game and then turned to this late in the second quarter.