Posted September 29, 2013 on AP on Fox
Marcus Mariota threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and No. 2 Oregon defeated California 55-16 on Saturday night in the rain-drenched Pac-12 opener for both teams. Bralon Addison returned two punts for touchdowns and Byron Marshall ran for 130 yards and two more scores for the Ducks (4-0, 1-0). The game was played as a strong storm swept across the Pacific Northwest, cutting power to more than 26,500 customers in Oregon. It was a sloppy mess on the field, with eight fumbles - four for each team - in the first half alone. The Ducks handled the soggy conditions better, building a 41-3 halftime lead. The driving wind and rain all but shut down the ''Bear Raid'' offense that new head coach Sonny Dykes has installed at Cal (1-3, 0-1). Cal freshman quarterback Jared Goff went into the game as the national leader with an average of 435.3 yards passing a game. He completed just 3 of 6 passes for 11 yards in the first quarter before he was replaced with backup Zac...
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