Posted September 26, 2013 on
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If Cal quarterback Jared Goff has any jitters about his first start on the road, he sure isn't showing it.
Goff was cool about playing No. 2 Oregon in what is sure to be a raucous atmosphere at Autzen Stadium on Saturday night.
''Just a regular game in front of a bunch of crazy people,'' he said.
The freshman quarterback is having a sensational start to his college career, steering first-year Cal coach Sonny Dykes' ''Bear Raid'' offense. He leads the nation and the Pac-12 with an average of 435.3 yards passing.
He's second in the Pac-12 with 1,306 total yards passing and he's completed 61.3 percent of his passes in three games. In his last game, a 52-34 Cal loss to No. 3 Ohio State on Sept. 14, Goff passed for 371 yards with three touchdowns.
Those numbers both impress and concern Oregon coach Mark Helfrich.
''He's playing great. He's been virtually lights out,'' Helfrich said. ''They've done a...
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The Bear Raid is coming to Autzen.
New California coach Sonny Dykes and his re-tooled Golden Bears visit No. 2 Oregon with both teams coming off byes, giving them plenty of time to ponder what they might see Saturday night in the conference opener for both teams.
For Oregon, it will be Dykes' pass-happy offense led by freshman quarterback Jared Goff, who is making his first...
1. In wet, windy weather, getting off to a good start is crucial. Very difficult to come from behind in poor conditions, and if the Ducks can bury the Bears early, they'll lose their will in unpleasant conditions. During the week Brian Jackson and Avery Patterson talked about making Jared Goff and his teammates uncomfortable. A strong start provides a sense of inevitability-...
The scoreboard operator figures to be busy Saturday when California visits second-ranked Oregon, which has scored more than 50 points in each of its first three games. Golden Bears freshman quarterback Jared Goff leads the nation in passing at 435.3 yards per game, and he’ll need another strong effort to keep pace with the explosive Ducks.
Oregon has won four straight...
California coach Sonny Dykes sees a lot of similarities between the Golden Bears' offense and the one being run by No. 2 Oregon.
There is just one striking difference between the two teams.
The high-scoring Ducks are backed by a defense that has allowed only three touchdowns all season, leading to a trio of blowout victories.
Cal, on the other hand, has yet to hold an opponent...
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