The Oregon Ducks returned to their winning ways with a 45-24 win over Cal on Saturday, but thanks to injuries to Justin Herbert and Royce Freeman has left the team’s future shrouded in doubt. After jumping out to a 17-0 lead, Oregon lost their two offensive leaders and struggled to a 17-7 lead at halftime. Behind the arm of backup quarterback Taylor Alie and the combination of Kani Benoit and Tony Brooks-James, the Oregon offense managed to pad their lead and used a dominating defensive performance to seal the victory in front of the Autzen crowd. When it was all said and done, the Ducks had accumulated over 300 yards on the ground while holding the Golden Bears to just 8 yards. Oregon pressured Cal’s quarterback Ross Bowers relentlessly, tallying seven sacks in the win. Listen below to game stories about the Ducks impressive outings on the ground and in the defensive front.
Oregon Offense Limps to 300 Rushing Yards (by Austin Cracraft)
Duck Defense Dominates Cal with Unsung Heroes (by Maverick Pallack)
Jalen Jelks, Troy Dye and Mattrell McGraw
Tony Brooks-James, Justin Hollins, and Jake Hanson