In a disappointing loss there were still interesting photos to take and in the end a little perspective for all of us.
Oregon's Jeremiah Johnson (24) tiptoes along the sidelines, trying to stay in bounds. Johnson averaged 5.0 yards per carry for the day. (Photo by Chris Wilson)
The Oregon defense came to play in the first half. Here a trio of Ducks, led by Patrick Chung (15) take down Justin Forsett (20) for a loss of a yard. (Photo by Chris Wilson)
Jonathan Stewart (28) was again dominant, here sliding off an awesome block by Jeff Schwartz (75) on his way to a late first half touchdown. Stewart had 21 carries for 120 yards on the day.
Cam Colvin (3) made this fabulous catch and run to give the Ducks a 17-10 lead, answering Cal's first touchdown of the day. (Photo by Chris Wilson)
Ultimately, it was a day of missed opportunities, exemplified here by this Dennis Dixon pass that went just ouf of the reach of Ed Dickson (82). (Photo by Chris Wilson)
While it ultimately was overshadowed by the four turnovers on offense, this sack by Nick Reed (49) capped a heroic stand by the defense after a fumbled kickoff put the Ducks in danger of falling behind by two touchdowns. (Photo by Chris Wilson)
Jaison Williams (4) made this run after a catch late in the game to put the Ducks in scoring position. (Photo by Chris Wilson)
Will Tukuafu shakes the hand of a young Duck fan after the game and reminds us all that win or lose, heroes wear green and yellow. (Photo by Chris Wilson)