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Halftime

By Jonathan Okanes
Saturday, September 29th, 2007 at 2:09 pm in Gameday.

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.

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  • TrumanHugh

    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!!

  • BIG D

    YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! THE BEARS HAVE WON!!! THE BEARS HAVE WON!!! OH MY… THE BEARS HAVE WON!!!

  • BIG D

    HEY OREGON FANS, SHOW ME YOUR “O” FACE NOW!!!

  • BIG D

    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!

  • BIG D

    HEY OREGON FANS, ENJOY THE SUN BOWL!!!

  • joshiemac

    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!

  • Jonathan Okanes

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

  • Mizery

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

  • Mizery

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

  • TrumanHugh

    Auburn 20…#4 Florida 17

  • The Eversoles

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

  • http://www.cctextra.com/blogs/beartalk/2007/09 Eversole Family

    The Bears just love DUCK SOUP—Way to go guys, we love you.

  • joshiemac

    Thanks for the update on Longshore, JO. Have a good trip back.