Oregon and Oregon State are a study in opposites

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 21, 2012
Separated by only about 45 miles, Oregon and Oregon State couldn't be more different when it comes to football. The flashy Ducks meet the more understated Beavers on Saturday in the 116th Civil War rivalry game, putting the spotlight on the contrasting programs. With the help of mega-booster and Nike co-founder Phil Knight, Oregon is known for its state-of-the-art facilities and a myriad of flashy uniform combinations. But the No. 5 Ducks have backed up their swagger in recent years by winning, going 44-7 under coach Chip Kelly. On the other side is No. 16 Oregon State, nicknamed ''Lunch Pail U'' for the team's hard-working blue-collar mentality - which has helped it stage a striking turnaround this season.
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