When Oregon went in front 11-3, it marked the first time Cal has trailed this season.
Cal’s lost fumble in the second quarter on the bad handoff exchange between Kevin Riley and jahvid Best was the Bears’ first turnover on offense this season.
First downs: Cal 7, Oregon 14
Total yards: Cal 79, Oregon 304
Rushing: Best 15-55, James 13-98, 1 TD.
Passing: Riley 6-13-0, 30 yards. Masoli 14-18-0, 155 yards, 1 TD
Receiving: Ross 3-8, Dickson 7-88, 1 TD.
Tackles: Kendricks 5, Bishop 5, Lewis 4, Matthews 4.
First downs: Cal 2, Oregon 7.
Total yards: Cal 20, Oregon 116
Rushing: Best 4-18, James 8-32.
Passing: Riley 3-8-0, 8 yards. Masoli 9-12-0, 80 yards.
Receiving: Ross 3-8, Maehl 4-34.
Tackles: Bishop 5, Glasper 2, Ferras 2.
Josh Hill replaced Darian Hagan at cornerback and Devin Bishop replaced D.J. Holt at linebacker in the starting lineup.
Oregon star cornerback Walter Thurmond incurred a right knee injury on the opening kickoff. His return is uncertain.
This place is loud. It’s time for kickoff. Enjoy the game.
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The Bears are going th rough their pregame reps, and it appears Syd’Quan Thompson is ready to go and will start. But a surprise on the other side: Josh Hill is taking first team reps instead of Darian Hagan. It appears Hill will get his first career start today.
Backup nose tackle Kendrick Payne, who missed some practice time this week with a sore foot, is warming up and appears to be healthy.