Oregon Ducks

Oregon Ducks

Oregon's first road game of the season is this Saturday against the undefeated No. 24 Cal Bears. Could this be a trap game for No. 19 Oregon?

If you want to be the Duck fan with all the facts about the top 25 matchup, here are some numbers to know. 

Putting up points on the Bears: In seven-consecutive games against Cal, Oregon (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) has scored more than 40 points.  The Ducks have won eight of the last nine meetings with Cal dating back to 2009.

 Oh, the memories: Junior quarterback Justin Herbert’s first career conference road start came at Cal in 2016. Herbert reached the program record with six touchdown passes, including five in the second half and overtime, in the double-overtime thriller (Oregon lost 52-49).

Where are the road wins at? Oregon is looking for its first conference road win since 2016 at No. 11 Utah. The Ducks went 0-4 in Pac-12 road games last season (Due to broken collarbone, quarterback Justin Herbert only played in one road contest).

Streaking on the road: Herbert has thrown 139 consecutive passes without an interception in Pac-12 road games.

 

A first time for everything: A win would give first year Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal his first career Pac-12 Conference victory.

Dependable Duck Defense: The Oregon defense is allowing just 2.13 yards per carry this season, which ranks third nationally. The Duck defense ranks fourth nationally in rushing yards allowed per game (75.5).

Wrecking ball Justin Hollins: Hollins is the only player in the nation with a full sack in four consecutive games to open the season. So far this season, he’s forced three fumbles (tied for the most by an FBS player) with four sacks (second in the Pac-12) and 7.5 tackles for loss (second in the Pac-12).

Jalen Jelks is leading the way: Jelks leads Pac-12 defensive linemen with 21 tackles. He also has a tackle for loss and at least half a sack in first three games.


The Bears go picking: Cal leads the Pac-12 with seven interceptions, even though most conference teams have played one more game because of bye week timing.

14: Cal was resting up on a bye week while the Ducks were slugging it out with the Cardinal and will have had 14 days to prepare for Oregon come kickoff.

 

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