After two quick touchdown scores from the Oregon Ducks, it appeared the Cal Bears would be blown out at Autzen Stadium. Instead, the Bears played stellar defense in the second quarter and have used three field goals and a 12-yard touchdown pass from Zach Maynard to Keenan Allen for a touchdown and 15-14 lead.
For Oregon, LaMichael James has been unstoppable with 14 carries for 166 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown on UO's second play of the game. De'Anthony Thomas also added a score with a 17-yard touchdown rush of his own.
What has caused the Ducks to stall on multiple drives is Darron Thomas' inconsistent play. The quarterback is 8-for-19 for 101 yards and an interception. That interception came on the final drive of the half for Oregon and nearly led to a Cal field goal.
For California, place-kicker Giorgio Tavecchio has been the hero, going 3-for-4 on field goals, including one from 54 yards away. His lone miss -- one that came as the clock expired in the first half -- was partially blocked and fell a few yards short.
Quarterback Zach Maynard is 11-for-24 with the afore mentioned touchdown pass. Running back Isi Sofele has 93 rushing yards on just 10 attempts.
Is a top-10 upset brewing in Eugene tonight?