California (3-3, 1-2 in Pac-12) vs. Oregon (1-3, 0-1)
Weekly Press Conference Thread (members)
When: Fri., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, Calif.
TV: ESPN -- Allen Bestwick (play by play), Mike Bellotti (analyst), Kris Budden (sideline)
Cal Radio: KGO 810 AM - Joe Starkey (Play-by-Play), former Cal QB Mike Pawlawski (Analyst), Todd McKim (Sideline)
Westwood One National Radio: Ryan Radtke (play by play), Brady Poppinga (analyst)
Sirius/XM Satellite Radio: Sirius (84), XM (84), Internet (84)
Cal Student Radio: KALX 90.7 FM - George Littlefield (play by play), John Siano (analyst)
Series History: Cal leads, 39-37-2
Last Meeting: at Oregon 44, Cal 28 (Nov. 7, 2015)
Last Home Meeting: Cal 41, Oregon 59 (Oct. 24, 2014) at Levi's Stadium
Last Cal win: at Cal 26, Oregon 16 (Nov. 1, 2008)
Current Win Streak: Oregon, 7 (2009-15)
Injuries: Cal -- Derron Brown (out; hand), Evan Rambo (out for season; ACL), Kanawai Noa (out), Russell Becker (out; lower leg), Luc Bequette (out for season; ACL), Trey Turner (out; lower leg), Vic Enwere (out; foot) ... Oregon: LB Johnny Ragin III (out; knee), OT Tyrell Crosby (out; foot), LB Torrodney Prevot (out; suspended), WR Devon Allen (out; knee), WR Dwayne Stanford (doubtful), OL Zach Okun (questionable; concussion), DE Jalen Jelks (questionable; knee)
Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds linebacker Paul Scott stays home and commits to California, where he's visited three times since the summer.
WHAT TO WATCH: 3 THINGS ON DEFENSE (members)
What should you be watching when the Golden Bears take the field on defense against Oregon? Don't sleep on the tight ends, and definitely don't sleep on the run game.
Could a new wide receiver emerge to soften the blow of a not-quite-100% Chad Hansen on Friday against Oregon?
Today BearTerritory.net has another exciting announcement for Cal fans!
Luc Bequette and now Rusty Becker have gone down for California, making run defense and getting pressure on Oregon's Justin Herbert a bit more interesting.
6-foot-1, 240-pound junior Cal running back Vic Enwere has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a broken foot.
BTTV: SPAVITAL TALKS COMPLEX OREGON (members)
Cal offensive coordinator Jake Spavital explains why it's so tough to prepare for Oregon.
Chad Hansen was named to the midseason ESPN All-American team, but will he be available when the Bears face off against Oregon on Friday?
Cal defensive coordinator Art Kaufman talks about the challenges of defending Oregon.
Sonny Dykes is very much not in favor of week-night games, of which the Bears have two in a row, and expressed his displeasure at that, and his dismay in the lack of experience the Bears have on defense as Cal prepares for Oregon in this full, annotated transcript of his Tuesday press conference.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT: CAL VS. OREGON (members)
Oregon has lost four games in a row for the first time since 2006, and the Ducks have not lost five games in a row, nor have they started 0-3 in conference play, since 1996. On Friday, they visit Berkeley for the first time since 2012, when Marcus Marriota threw six touchdowns. We welcome in eDuck.com's Stephen Summers for our weekly Q&A with the opposing publisher, to chat about Oregon.
Cal linebacker Ray Davison discusses the shortcomings of the Bears' run defense, and Oregon's rushing attack.
BTTV: DAVIS WEBB ADDRESSES HAND, OREGON (members)
Cal quarterback Davis Webb addresses his thumb injury, Chad Hansen and Oregon's passing defense.
Cal receiver Vic Wharton chats about Oregon's defense.
With the Cal running game averaging 7.2 yards per carry against Oregon State (the highest ypc average under head coach Sonny Dykes), has the run game turned a corner? We chat with offensive line coach Brandon Jones to find out.
RUN DEFENSE: IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE (members)
Coming off their second-worst rushing defense performance of the Sonny Dykes era, Cal welcomes the authors of the worst chapter in the Bears' recent run defense history, in the Oregon Ducks.
BY THE NUMBERS: CAL VS. OREGON (members)
After Cal's 317-yard rushing performance against Oregon State, California enters this week against Oregon facing a run defense even worse than the Beavers, and uncertainty surrounding receiver Chad Hansen.
GAME FILM: CAL COMMIT JE'QUARI GODFREY (members)
Cal commit Je'Quari Godfrey started things off with a 73-yard touchdown reception against Castro Valley, and then proceeded to lock up the Trojans' receivers on the outside.
The Pac-12 isn't done pursuing USC tackle commit Alijah Vera-Tucker, who has one official visit planned, and another that he may take.
CAL RUN GAME: A TURNING POINT? (members)
With a soft underbelly of the passing game exposed against Oregon State, how much will did the performance of the run game change offensive coordinator Jake Spavital's plan for the rest of the season?
News, notes and recruiting nuggets from around the Pac-12...
Where are the Cal coaches headed on the recruiting trail this weekend? We've got your breakdown with the Bears' targets.
California offensive coordinator Jake Spavital talks run game trust, his backup quarterbacks and more as the bye week comes to a close.
Sonny Dykes will be on the road recruiting this weekend, but first wrapped up the final bye week practice.
Art Kaufman says that the Bears can't let teams run on them anymore.
Cameron Saffle says Cal made adjustments to the Oregon State run game, but they were too little, too late, as James Looney was double teamed off the ball.
PRACTICE FILM: CHASE FORREST (members)
With senior graduate transfer Davis Webb on the shelf with a hand injury, redshirt freshman Ross Bowers and redshirt sophomore Chase Forrest took center stage this week in practice. In this film, we take a look at Forrest, who's now been the understudy to both Webb and Jared Goff.
PRACTICE FILM: ROSS BOWERS (members)
With senior graduate transfer Davis Webb on the shelf with a hand injury, redshirt freshman Ross Bowers and redshirt sophomore Chase Forrest took center stage this week in practice.
Jon Doss re-joins the Bear Republic Podcast as we help you drink your blues away as Cal enters the bye week.
BTTV: WEBB'S HAND INJURY VERY PAINFUL (members)
Cal quarterback Davis Webb talks about his injured hand and the decision to keep playing on Saturday against Oregon State.
After injuring his hand against Oregon State, Cal will hold quarterback Davis Webb out of practice on Tuesday, along with receiver Chad Hansen, who sprained his left ankle.
MONDAY MORNING QB: CAL VS. OSU (members)
Tre Watson and Khalfani Muhammad double-handedly resuscitate of the Cal rush attack as Vic Enwere falls to injury, and Cal falls to Oregon State 47-44.