Ducks prepare for Cal

When asked what will the Ducks have to do to turn the season around, Oregon defensive backs coach John Neal was direct and to the point. "We got to win," said Neal to the question. "That's it, we have to win."

Winning though this Friday night at Memorial Stadium in Berekeley, Calif., will be easier said than done against the California Bears, a team like Oregon tthat has a horfific defense.

Neal went on to say that simply playing well, isn't enough. "Playing great" is what the Ducks have to do to stop the 4-game losing streak and win one on the road.

California is coming off a bye week like Oregon and has a 3-3 record for the season, but offensively the Bears top the conference in total offense (530.2 ypg) and second in the conferece in scoring at 42.3 having swapped places with Washington, who had a tremendous boost in the Husky scoring average of 49.5 ppg by putting up 70 on the Ducks on Oct. 8.

Neal was asked about stopping Davis Webb, the transfer quarterback that has amped up the Cal passing attack. Webb injured his thump against Oregon State, but likely to play Friday night against the Ducks along with his favorite receiver Chad Hansen.

No matter who plays the position of quarterback at Cal, Neal thinks it is about beating Sonny Dykes' system. Last year,the Bears while not able to compete for any championships, did manage to produce the first pick in the NFL draft, Jared Goff to the L.A. Rams.

It won't be easy and when one looks at what the coaches have said all season long about the team, nothing said today really gives much hope that the losing streak is going to end soon.


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