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What Oregon Records Could Fall?

May 31, 2019
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Oregon’s Justin Herbert and Troy Dye have a chance to break all-time Oregon football records this upcoming season. 

Here is a look at some of the Oregon football records that could fall this season.  All Oregon records have been taken from the official Oregon Football Record Book.

1)      Career Tackles

The career record for tackles by an Oregon player was set by Tom Graham with 433 from 1969 to 1971. Graham also holds the single-season record racking up an astounding 206 tackles in 1969.

Troy Dye enters the 2019 season with 313 career tackles.  That means Dye needs 121 tackles this season to break the all-time Oregon record for career tackles. As a point of reference, Dye had 115 tackles last season.  So he would need to top last season’s total by 6 additional tackles to set the record.

Corpatty’s chances estimator: 50%  

If Dye can stay healthy the entire season, he has a real shot at the record.  While Dye has more defensive talent around him than he’s ever had at Oregon, he will still be the focal point of Oregon’s defense.

 

2)      Career Passing Yards

The Oregon career passing yards record is held by Marcus Mariota with 10,796 yards. Mariota also holds the single-season record 4,454 passing yards in 2014.

Justin Herbert enters the 2019 season with 7,070 career passing yards.  That means Herbert needs 3,726 passing yards this season to break the all-time Oregon record for career passing yards. As a point of reference, Herbert had 3,151 passing yards last season.  So he would need to top last year’s total by 576 additional passing yards this season to set the record.

Corpatty’s chances estimator: 20% 

Staying healthy and playing a full season will give Herbert a puncher’s chance.  However a daunting road schedule, a run-oriented offense and question marks in the WR corps means that it is unlikely that Herbert beaks this record.

 

3)      Career Touchdown Passes

The Oregon career record for TD passes is held by Marcus Mariota with 105. Mariota also holds the single-season record 42 TD passes in 2014.

Justin Herbert enters the 2019 season with 63 career TD passes.  That means Herbert needs 43 TD passes this season to break the all-time Oregon record for career TD passes. This would also set an Oregon single season record.  As a point of reference, Herbert threw 29 TD passes last season.  So he would need to top last year’s total by 14 additional TD passes this season to set the record.

Corpatty’s chances estimator: 5%

For many of the same reasons I opined that the Oregon career passing yards record is unlikely to fall this year, the career TD passes record is very unlikely to be broken this season.

 

4)      Career Passing Attempts

The Oregon record for career passing attempts is held by Danny O’Neil with 1,132 attempts.

Justin Herbert enters the 2019 season with 865 career passing attempts.  That means Herbert needs 268 passing attempts this season to break the all-time Oregon record for career passing attempts. As a point of reference, Herbert had 404 passing attempts last season.  So if he gets anywhere close last year’s total, he will set this record.

Corpatty’s chances estimator: 75%

The only way Herbert doesn’t break this record is if he gets injured and misses multiple games.

 

5)      Career Passing Completions

The Oregon record for career passing completions is held by Marcus Mariota with 779 completions.

Justin Herbert enters the 2019 season with 541 career passing completions.  That means Herbert needs 239 completions this season to break the all-time Oregon record for career passing completions. As a point of reference, Herbert had 240 completions last season.  So Herbert will essentially need to match last season’s completion total to set this record.

Corpatty’s chances estimator: 50%

Staying healthy and playing a full season will give Herbert a chance.  However as I said earlier, a daunting road schedule, a run-oriented offense and question marks in the WR corps means that Herbert’s chance of breaking the career completions record is basically a toss-up.

 

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