The three points is the lowest Cal has scored in the first half since last year’s Washington game. The Bears have just 31 yards rushing. Oregon entered the game ranked eighth in the Pac-10 rushing defense, allowing 164.8 yards per game.

Cal has had a couple of sustained drives, something coach Jeff Tedford had hoped for to try to give the defense some rest. It’s certainly helped. Cal’s defense is playing well, although the Ducks started running the ball with more success in the second quarter. Oregon has 123 yards rushing at halftime, led by 82 from the league’s leading rusher, Jonathan Stewart.

The Bears are going to have to find a way to get their running game going in the second half. Most of their success on offense this season has been predicated on the running of Justin Forsett, who has just 19 yards on seven carries at halftime.

Defensive tackle Matt Malele appears to be OK. He played quite a bit in the first half after missing last week’s game with a foot injury.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.


  1. Cal 31

    Oregon 24

    I have to find something to do with all the nervous energy!!

    I can watch College GameDay Final. I can read all the blogs and sports sites for the next two weeks.

    Thank you, Golden Bears, for giving me and my family and wonderful Saturday afternoon!!


  3. Look at those sad Oregon fan faces leaving the stadium. Thanks for showing up for the ESPN College gameday, now that ESPN noticed the PAC-10 is a great representative for College FB, we can expect the CAL/U$C game for ESPN Gameday. THANKS OREGON FANS!

  4. GO BEARS! Great game.

    Hey JO, ho w is Longshore’s ankle? It’s encouraging that he made it back on the field. Hopefully it’s something he can heal from in two weeks. What a well-timed bye week!

  5. Josh, x-rays on Longshore’s ankle were negative. He should be fine with the bye week coming up.

  6. Johnathan, were you at the game today? How much was the Autzen crowd effecting the CAL offense in the first quarter?

  7. Johnathan, were you at the game today? How much was the Autzen crowd effecting the CAL offense in the first quarter?

  8. The Bears just LOVE Duck Soup!!! Way to go all of you–we love you guys.

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