Originally written on The Duck Stops Here  |  Last updated 11/18/14
With De'Anthony Thomas injured on the opening kickoff, Bralon Addison, Byron Marshall, Thomas Tyner and the Oregon defense sparked a 55-10 win that was short on artistry but long on guts and heart. The defense applied relentless pressure and swarming pursuit, striking for 5 turnovers. Addison tied a school record with two punt returns for touchdowns. Marshall ran 19 times for a career high 130 yards, Tyner 14 for 112. Jared Goff, the Cal quarterback who came into the game leading the country with 453 yards passing a game, looked lost and overmatched before being yanked in the second quarter. During the week he'd talked about the trip to Autzen being no big deal, but he wound up 3-7 passing for 11 yards. Conditions were miserable. A cold rain fell all night, swirling at times, and footballs slipped through receiver's hands and squirted off jerseys. It was a sharply-played game, and the stands were 2/3 empty in the second half. The Ducks still haven't been tested. But they look like they could be ready for one, although they have to have a sharper performance from their quarterback, who really struggled with the wet ball. His receivers did too. The Ducks downfield passing game was missing in action; the only success they had was throwing the quick screens. Johnny Mundt had a nice reception over the middle. The defense was brilliant through the first half, and so was Bralon Addison and the punt return team. Marshall and Tyner both showed a good burst, vision and toughness. Both have to work on their ball security. http://usatthebiglead.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/danthony-thomas-injury-b.gif?w=640

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