Best Pac-12 Offenses Over the Past 30 Years

The Pac-12 has been known as a revolutionary offensive league for decades. We present the most memorable offenses in the past 30 years.

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Article by WestCoastCFB


1. USC Trojans 2005


The 2005 Trojans had a ridiculously loaded offense featuring two Heisman Trophy winners in Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush to go along with Lendale White, Dwayne Jarrett and Steve Smith. The fewest points that USC would score all season was 34 against #9 Notre Dame on their way to averaging 49.1 points per game. The 2006 Draft was a testament to the talent the Trojans had with 8 offensive players being selected and 5 of those were taken in the 1st or 2nd Round.



2. Oregon Ducks 2012


When people think about elite offenses in college football, Oregon is often the first team that comes to mind. Thanks to Chip Kelly, the Ducks had an unstoppable innovative offense that took the world by storm and began an offensive revolution. Led by future Heisman winner Marcus Mariota, the Ducks scored 42 points or more in their first 10 games. Oregon finished the season averaging 49.6 points per game and will be forever known for the speed that roster possessed with talents like De'Anthony Thomas and Kenjon Barner.



3. Washington Huskies 1991


The 1991 Huskies are often remembered for the defense but the offense was nearly just as deadly while scoring 41.2 points per game in an era before big offense. UW had a two headed monster at QB with Billy Joe Hobert and Mark Brunell and a deep running back room featuring Napoleon Kaufman, Beno Bryant and Jay Berry. Wide Receiver Mario Bailey took the top off of defenses while making big plays and winning Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year. 10 Huskies on offense would be selected in the 1992 and 1993 Drafts.


4. Oregon Ducks 2010


The 2010 Ducks would reach the National Title with an explosive offense that finished #1 in the Nation while scoring 47 points per game. LaMichael James was the star of the offense with his blazing speed and totaled 1,939 yards and 24 touchdowns. Oregon scored more than 50 points 6 times and the 52-31 win over a tough Stanford defense was a statement on just how good this offense was.


5. Oregon Ducks 2014


Marcus Mariota's Heisman winning season helped lead the Ducks to the National Title once again. The season started with a highly anticipated matchup with #7 Michigan State but the Spartans were no match for the Oregon offense as the Ducks would roll 46-27. This season featured another very memorable game as Oregon annihilated Florida State in the College Football Playoffs 59-20.



Honorable Mention:


California 1991

Arizona State 1996

WSU 1997

UCLA 1997

UCLA 1998

USC 2003

Cal 2004

Oregon 2008

Stanford 2010

Stanford 2011

Oregon 2011

Oregon 2013

Oregon 2015

Washington 2016