Jerry Allen: 'The biggest thing to happen to Oregon football'

Jerry Allen: 'The biggest thing to happen to Oregon football'

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Jerry Allen has been calling Oregon Duck football play-by-play for 24 years.

On Monday, he'll call the BCS National Championship game.

"This is the biggest thing to happen to Oregon football," he said, "and to be a part of it is special."

Allen said he had a feeling very early in the season that this would be an incredible year.

"I started feeling that at Tennessee early because we didn't know if we had a quarterback yet," he said. "We didn't know that Darren Thomas would turn out to be the guy that could handle the pressure and pull you from behind, so I thought wow this kid might be pretty special."

Like any Duck fan, Allen has a lot of memories from this season - and as a lucky Duck fan attending the big game, memories from his week in Arizona.

"I'm trying to soak up everything this week," he said. "For the season, going back and looking through media guides I just remember that moment and this moment that game and some of the events we went to - I want to remember this one."

One moment he'll never forget: Oregon's victory in the Civil War that crowned the Ducks Pac-10 champs for a second year in a row - and clinched them a berth in the national title game.

"I looked over at the fans, the team rushing over there," he said. "It was a special moment. It's still hard not to remember that."