That's right folks, Duck hunting season comes early this year as the #6 California Golden Bears take on the Oregon Ducks and their winged uniforms tomorrow at 12:30PM PST at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.
The Bears are coming off their first road game against the Golden Gophers, and the Ducks salvaged their season after an impressive victory over #18 Utah. By now we all know what happend to Oregon in the opener agains Boise State, but they have made strides to move past the LaGarrette Blount issue. Oregon's vaunted offensive attack has been quites subdued this season as QB Jeremiah Masoli has yet to pass for a TD and ranks last in the Pac-10 with just 126 ypg through the air. The Ducks rely heavily upon Masoli's legs and the running backs to score points, so it will be an interesting matchup for a Cal team that struggled a bit against the air attack last week but held steady on the ground.
In terms of the Bears, all they need to do is let Jahvid Best loose and we'll run all over the Ducks' defense. Another solid outing from Kevin Riley and we'll be OK, the biggest thing is to take these guys out early so the hyped crowd at Autzen becomes a non-factor. The weather is supposed to be good, so that takes out the rainy advantage for the Ducks. I like our chances to push our record to 4-0, but let's not get caught looking ahead to USC.