Running back Daniel Lasco said the Golden Bears are more than excited about this weekend’s first road trip of the season.
He said they are confident they can play with the No. 2 Oregon Ducks.
Asked after practice Monday about the Ducks’ defense, Lasco said, “They’re fast, they swarm to the ball. Other than that, they’re just another football team. Nothing special, nothing we can’t handle.
“In my mind, I know we’re going to go in there and we’re going to win.”
Lasco, told by the coaching staff he could get more opportunity to play on Saturday night, said the Bears feel good about their Pac-12 schedule opener.
“If we’re trying to go to the Rose Bowl, this is the game we have to win,” he said. “I feel this team is focused and we’re about to go in there and shock the world.”
Oregon, averaging 61.3 points per game this season and a winner in 33 of its past 36 home games, is favored by more than five touchdowns.