Through 3 Quarters
Both the Oregon Ducks and the California Golden Bears suffered losses in their previous contests, and after three quarters neither squad is closer to making up for it this week. The Ducks and California are all tied up at 10.
RB Travis Dye has led the way so far for Oregon, as he has rushed for one TD and 117 yards on 16 carries. This was the first time Dye has racked up 100+ rushing yards all year.
The Golden Bears have been riding high on the performance of QB Chase Garbers, who has passed for one TD and 201 yards on 29 attempts.
This is the least points Oregon has had yet this year going into the fourth quarter.
California @ No. 9 Oregon
Current Records: California 1-4; Oregon 4-1
What to Know
The Oregon Ducks and the California Golden Bears have had some time off and are no doubt ready to hit the field. The Ducks and California will face off in a Pac-12 battle at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Autzen Stadium. Oregon is out to keep their three-game home win streak alive.
Oregon fought the good fight in their overtime matchup against the Stanford Cardinal two weeks ago but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 31-24. QB Anthony Brown put forth a good effort for the losing side as he accumulated 186 passing yards in addition to rushing for two TDs and 35 yards.
Meanwhile, the point spread favored California two weeks ago, but luck did not. They took a 21-6 bruising from the Washington State Cougars. QB Chase Garbers had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw one interception with a passing completion percentage of only 46.67%.
This next contest looks promising for Oregon, who are favored by a full 13.5 points. They may be expected to win, but bettors beware: they are 0-4 against the spread when favored.
The losses put the Ducks at 4-1 and the Golden Bears at a reciprocal 1-4. A pair of defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Oregon is stumbling into the game with the 199th most passing yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 275.2 on average. California has experienced some passing struggles of their own as they are 219th worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with 12 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Autzen Stadium -- Eugene, Oregon
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $38.00
The Ducks are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Golden Bears, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Ducks as a 14.5-point favorite.
Oregon have won four out of their last six games against California.
- Dec 05, 2020 - California 21 vs. Oregon 17
- Oct 05, 2019 - Oregon 17 vs. California 7
- Sep 29, 2018 - Oregon 42 vs. California 24
- Sep 30, 2017 - Oregon 45 vs. California 24
- Oct 21, 2016 - California 52 vs. Oregon 49
- Nov 07, 2015 - Oregon 44 vs. California 28