Oregon vs. Cal: Ducks improve to 10-0 with victory over Golden Bears

The Oregon Ducks moved closer to No. 1 in the BCS standings with a victory over Cal. Alabama's loss to Texas A&M also aided this quest.

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Beavers drop to third in Pac-12 North with loss

It's looking pretty unlikely that the Beavers take the Pac-12 North after their second conference loss this past weekend.


Ducks jump to No. 2 in BCS rankings

The computers haven't been easy on Oregon for most of 2012 but the Ducks finally caught a break Sunday and were bumped up to the No. 2 in the BCS Rankings.


Addicted to Quack reacts to Ducks' latest victory

It seems like every week is the same, and that's because it is. The Oregon Ducks are 10-0 and continue to put up astronomical offensive numbers against whatever team shows up on their schedule. On Saturday, it was the California Golden Bears, and the Ducks blew them out the water like so many of the others, to the tune of 59-17.

Addicted to Quack enjoyed their view of the demolition.

"With the Number One ranking on the line, the Oregon Ducks did what they needed to do..."

That they did. But it came at a price, as both Kenjon Barner and Marcus Mariota missed time during the game due to injury, and both Taylor Hart and Avery Patterson were knocked out of the game on defense. Yet none of this changed the outcome, as Mariota still tied the school record with six touchdown passes in a game.

The Oregon Ducks are now set up to compete for the BCS Championship, and it's simply due to them continuing to do what they do best — run up the score on any and everybody.


Ducks win 59-17, hope for BCS No. 1 spot

The Oregon Ducks were too much for Cal, beating the Golden Bears in a 59-17 rout.


Oregon leads Cal 24-10 at the half

No. 2 Oregon leads Cal 24-10 at halftime on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, although the lead could have come with a price.

The Ducks led 14-7 after the first quarter thanks to a pair of lengthy touchdown drives led by quarterback Marcus Mariota. Oregon took advantage of a personal foul penalty that gave the offense new life after a failed third down attempt, with Byron Marshall's 3-yard touchdown run giving the Ducks a one-score lead.

The two teams traded field goals in the second quarter and, trailing 17-10, the Bears appeared to be on their way to possibly tying the game. Cal would be stopped inside Oregon territory, with Vincenzo D'Amato's 48-yard field goal attempt sailing wide. The Ducks would take advantage, with Mariota completing 5-of-7 passes on the ensuing drive that was capped with a 10-yard pass to Josh Huff.

Mariota, who was 16-of-21 for 222 yards and two touchdowns, appeared to be injured at the end of the half, favoring his left shoulder as the team headed into the locker room.


Oregon leads Cal, 14-7, after 1st quarter

No. 3 Oregon leads Cal, 14-7, after the first quarter at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Saturday night.

Oregon opened the scoring early in the game with a 57-yard touchdown drive following a Cal three-and-out to start the game, giving the Ducks a 7-0 lead thanks to Macus Mariota's 10-yard pass to Colt Lyerla. The Bears responded with a 71-yard drive to tie the game thanks to a Allan Bridgford 10-yard pass just under three minutes later.

The game would get chippy a few drives later when the Ducks appeared to have been stopped short on third down deep inside Cal territory. A personal foul against Cal gave Oregon another chance on the drive, with the Ducks scoring and taking the lead just four plays later after Byron Marshall's 3-yard touchdown run.

Oregon has outgained Cal, 147-104, through the first quarter with Ducks quarterback Mariota 8-of-10 for 105 yards and a touchdown so far in the game.


Oregon vs. Cal 2012: Game time, odds and more

Oregon is on the road again this week as the Ducks will travel to California to take on the Golden Bears.


USC fined $25,000 by Pac-12 for deflated footballs

The USC Trojans were fined $25,000 by the Pac-12 when their student manager was caught using deflated footballs against the Oregon Ducks.


Chip Kelly, Oregon move closer to scoring records

Chip Kelly and the Oregon Ducks are on pace to set scoring records for a college football season.


2012 College Football Schedule: Huskies face Utes

Several Pacific Northwest teams will be in action Saturday night in games that will play into their postseason aspirations.


Ducks nab No. 2, Beavers No. 13 in BlogPoll Top 25

The state of Oregon is well represented in latest SB Nation BlogPoll Top 25.


Oregon the new No. 3 in the BCS Rankings

With their schedule toughening, the Oregon Ducks were finally moved up the BCS Standings Sunday evening and now rest at No. 3.

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