Jared Goff will likely have another good game, and he’ll be taking his shots at the Ducks, but the difference in this game will be defense. Oregon will get more defensive stops than Cal.
Cal’s defense is depleted to begin with, both Brennan Scarlett and Avery Sebastian are out, and the Bears inexperienced secondary has struggled to tackle ball carriers in space. With this setup, the Oregon offense presents the absolute worst possible matchup. Expect the Bears to do reasonably well for 3 or 4 plays, and then give up a long TD.
At least the defense won’t be on the field too long.
The Bears take their shots & hit a few Ducks, but at the end of the… evening… it’s
Oregon 52, Cal 36