The Cal Bears take their injury-depleted squad up to Eugene to slow down & frustrate the nation’s #1 offense.
I believe that the Cal defense will frustrate the Ducks, and stop them for short gains or losses on about half of the plays from scrimmage. Then they’ll rip off a 15 to 25 yard gain. The first half should be very close, with Cal taking the lead at halftime.
In the 2nd half, Oregon’s speed, and the pace of their offense, will take their toll, and the longer gains will come more often.
The Ducks win a close one — but not by much. They won’t cover the spread. If you’re betting, take Cal & the points.
Prediction: Oregon 31, Cal 27