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California figured out a way to slow down Kenjon Barner and Oregon's dynamic big-play running game.
So Marcus Mariota and the Ducks did the Golden Bears in with the pass.
Mariota overcame a brief injury to throw for a career-high 377 yards and tie a school record with six touchdown passes as No. 2 Oregon made a case for the top ranking in the country by beating California 59-17 on Saturday night despite a season-low in rushing yards.
''Normally Oregon backs break for 75-yard runs, but it wasn't happening today,'' Cal linebacker Chris McCain said. ''I felt like defensively we did pretty well to stop their run but the passes got to us.''
Mariota and the Ducks (10-0, 7-0 Pac-12) handed Cal (3-8, 2-6) a fourth straight loss for the first time since coach Jeff Tedford took over in 2002 and sent the Bears to their most lopsided defeat ever under Tedford.
But despite the final margin, the Bears hung close until midway through the third quarter w...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Louisville Cardinals saw their perfect seasons come to an end in week 11 (Photos: Getty)
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From six to four. Alabama’s defeat at the hands of Texas A&M was the most resounding loss of the weekend, but Louisville also tumbled from the ranks of the unbeaten. Now Kansas State, Oregon, Notre Dame, and Ohio...
In a blink of an eye, Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned a tight game into another blowout that could have the Ducks in position to move into the top spot in the country.
Mariota threw the third of his school record-tying six touchdown passes on the first play after an interception to break open what had been a close game and help Oregon make its case for the top ranking in the country...
Marcus Mariota overcame a brief injury to throw for a career-high 377 yards and tie a school record with six touchdown passes as No. 2 Oregon made a case for the top ranking in the country by beating California 59-17 on Saturday night.
The Ducks (10-0, 7-0 Pac-12) withstood injuries to its entire starting defensive line and brief absences by Mariota and star running back Kenjon...
The Oregon Ducks are 9-0 this season, ranked No. 2, and looking for a second BCS title game berth in three years. The man leading the team is head coach Chip Kelly, who maybe looking for a new challenge in the NFL. Former Oregon coach Mike Bellotti told CBSSports.com that he believes Kelly will soon be leaving for the NFL. “It's just inevitable that he will eventually be...
Heading into Saturday night’s game at Memorial Stadium, the California Golden Bears made it their mission to try and shut down the vaunted Oregon Ducks running game.
Sometimes, you have to be careful of what you wish for.
Johnny “Football” Manziel from Texas A&M is not the only stud freshman quarterback this year, as Marcus Mariota of Oregon played a key part in the...
Oregon's defensive line was so depleted that backup tight end Koa Ka'ai and two other freshmen were pressed into emergency duty.
Big-play running back Kenjon Barner was bottled up all night so freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota put the game on his arm.
Oregon overcame numerous hurdles to beat California 59-17 on Saturday night to move into the top spot in The Associated...
BERKELEY, CALIF., -- The Oregon Ducks hold a 24-10 at halftime over the California Golden Bears. The Ducks survived a big scare near the end of the second quarter when quarterback Marcus Mariota went to the bench with what appeared to be a wrist injury. However, the red-shirt freshman signal caller came back in to lead a 69-yard yard drive for a touchdown hitting Josh Huff on a 10-yard score.
Ducks vs Bears Love ‘em Hate ‘em Style
This was not the prettiest game to watch if you are an Oregon Ducks fan; well, at least in the first half.
Heading into California the Ducks knew they would be hitting the road with a depleted roster, especially on the defensive side of the ball. With players like Dion Jordan and Ricky Heimuli sidelined with injuries, the Ducks struggled...
Oregon star running back Kenjon Barner was taken to the locker room briefly after apparently injuring his right hand against California on Saturday night.
Barner left the game for the second-ranked Ducks late in the first quarter holding his hand and grimacing on the sideline before being taken to the locker room. He came back to the field before the next series and got on the field...
The California Golden Bears hung in there against the powerful Oregon Ducks offense for two and a half quarters. Underdogs were playing inspired football across the country on Saturday, especially #15 Texas A&M who handed the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide their first loss of the year, 29-24.In fact, the Bears stayed in the game until a key third down and nine with 6:20 to go in the...
Trap Game? Not so much.
Week 11’s contest against the California Golden Bears has been looked at as a trap game all season long for the Oregon Ducks. Coming off a big win against the USC Trojans, the fear was that the Ducks would be looking ahead to tougher competition, and that they just might struggle in a place that has historically not been kind to them over the past few seasons...
HGT: 5-11 WGT: 192
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Exceptional athlete, explosive
Impressive lateral quickness and straight line speed
Possesses great acceleration and change...