Oregon Football (5-1) narrowly escaped an upset bid from Cal (1-5) on Friday night in Eugene. After going down 17-10 with 13:37 left to play, Oregon made the plays necessary to string together a 14-0 scoring run and win the game 24-17. Oregon won the game in the final seconds as the Ducks made a goal-line stand on a 4th down play from the 2-yard line.
Oregon’s offense was hot and cold throughout the game, but one constant was Travis Dye, who took advantage of increased opportunity with 218 all-purpose yards and a TD. Dye also averaged an impressive 7.6 yards/carry. Anthony Brown finished his night 20-28 for 244 yards and a TD, to go with 13 carries for 44 yards and a rushing TD. Devon Williams was the most productive WR for the Ducks, finishing with 4 receptions for 67 yards. As a team, Oregon accounted for 454 total yards on 7.2 yards/play. Oregon also coughed up two fumbles, one from Kris Hutson and one from Brown.
Defensively, Oregon allowed 402 total yards on 80 Cal plays. Cal QB Chase Garbers went 24-42 for 247 yards and 2 TDs as well as 31 yards rushing. Noah Sewell led the team with 12 total tackles and a sack. Oregon did not have a takeaway at home tonight after claiming 12 takeaways in the three home games prior.
With the win, #9 Oregon improves its home winning streak to 16 straight games (3rd in FBS). Oregon moves to 5-1 (2-1 conf) with a showdown on the road at UCLA coming up next Saturday.
Audio Story by Justin Grossweiner
Audio Story by Khalil Hines
Head Coach Mario Cristobal
Sophomore S Verone McKinley III
Junior OL Ryan Walk