With today’s 55-16 victory by No. 2 Oregon over California, the Golden Bears still lead the all-time series, 39-35-2. The Ducks have won the last five consecutive meetings.
Zach Kline made his collegiate debut towards the end of the first quarter. He finished the game completing 18 of 37 passes for 165 yards, one TD (to James Grisom) and one interception.
Entering tonight’s game, Jeff Coprich had one carry for two yards vs. Portland State. Tonight, he posted 14 carries for 51 yards and his first career rushing touchdown.
The Bears had three backs carry the ball at least 10 times – Jeff Coprich (14), Daniel Lasco (15) and Brendan Bigelow (18).
In the raining conditions, the teams combined for 10 fumbles and six lost (4 Cal, 2 Oregon).
In the first quarter, Jalen Jefferson recovered a fumble by Oregon’s Thomas Tyner. That was the Ducks’ first turnover of the season. Overall, the Bears forced five fumbles, recovering two.
Vincenzo D’Amato kicked a season-long 46-yard field goal on the final play of the first half. The Pac-12 leader in field goals, D’Amato has made 9 of his 10 attempts this season.
Kyle Kragen notched his first career sack in the first quarter. Lucas King garnered his first fumble recovery in the third quarter. Stefan McClure set a personal best in pass breakups with three.
Cal entered the game 4-for-6 on fourth downs. They ended the night 2-for-5.
Oregon took two punt returns for touchdowns. The last time Cal allowed a punt return for a touchdown was also by the Ducks in 2010.
Cal gave up 41 points to Oregon in the first half, which were the most points Cal has allowed in a first half since giving up 42 points at USC in 2010.
Cal ran 95 plays, the fourth time in four games this season the Bears have had at least 90 plays.