The Ducks stumbled in the early going, getting behind 10-0 in the first quarter. The first of two blocked punts and a Bears’ interception in the end zone contributed to a brief scare before the Ducks reeled off 31 unanswered points behind Vernon Adams passing and Royce Freeman’s 180 yards. Oregon got outstanding production from Kani Benoit, Tony Brooke-James, and Taj Griffen on the ground, combining with Freeman and Adams for a total of 485 yards. The air assault netted 300 yards, as Vernon Adams went 17-for-29 with two picks and four TDs.
Defensively, the Ducks held Jared Goff to 329 yards, completing only 18-of-41 attempts. Two sacks, pressure on Goff, and vastly improved play in the secondary created opportunities for the offense to maintain the lead and control of the game.
Oregon kept its focus on the matters at hand against Cal, and now begin the preparation for their trip to The Farm and the Stanford Cardinal next Saturday.