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Football: From the press box

It’s pretty clear Oregon made some adjustments on offense in the second half that the Bears simply couldn’t handle. Did the Ducks’ methodical, 13-play drive to start the second half wear the Bears down, and possibly demoralize them? It was a different game after that, as Oregon’s impressive collection of skill players burned Cal again and again.

Cornerback Marc Anthony has a separated shoulder. It’s unclear right now how long he’ll be out. Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast wanted to get freshman Stefan McClure some playing time tonight. Well, he got his wish after Anthony went down. McClure took some lumps tonight but the experience could help him down the road.

Tonight was a step back for quarterback Zach Maynard, whose play had been encouraging through the first four games. Maynard said his footwork was off tonight and that caused him to throw the ball inaccurately.

Isi Sofele did rush for a career-high 119 yards and Keenan Allen had nine more catches for 170 yards.

Oregon’s LaMichael James has a dislocated right elbow. It was unclear immediately after the game how long he would be out.

That’s all for now as I gotta get outta here. More tomorrow….

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.