This past Friday, October 24th, 2014, for the start of NCAA football for week 9, the No. 6 Oregon Ducks now 7-1 (1st Pac 12 North) played the unranked California Golden Bears now 4-4 at the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Ana, California. Let's recap the college football action.
The Ducks beat the Bears 59-41 in a high scoring offensive battle between these two Pac 12 teams. QB Mariota for Oregon threw 5 TD passes in this 100 point game and he threw his 1st interception of the season in this game and that ended his streak of completed passes and not having an interception at 253 completions. He also increased his career total passing yardage to 8,625.
The Oregon QB Mariota equaled his season high 5 TD passes while breaking his University record for career passing yards in this game, which was the first college game played in this new Levi’s Stadium.
The offensive leaders in the game for Ducks were QB Mariota completing 18 of 30 passes for 326 yards and 5 touchdowns and had his 1st interceptions in 2014. RB’s Freeman & Marshall combined for 29 carries for 169 yards with Freeman scoring 2 touchdowns. Receivers Marshall and Stanford combined for 10 receptions for 236 yards with Marshall scoring 1 TD and Stanford scored 2 touchdowns.
Both the Ducks and the Golden Bears both scored 14 points in the 1st quarter, in the 2nd the Ducks scored 24 points and the Bears scored 14 points with the half ending with the score Ducks 38 Bears 28. In the 3rd quarter the Ducks again scored 14 points while the Bears scored 7 points. In the final 4th quarter the Ducks scored 7 points while the Bears could only manage 6 points, thus the final score was Ducks 59 and Golden Bears 41.
The California QB Goff threw for 2 touchdowns and 360 yards, but the Bears just could not overcome several breakdowns a put the points on the board to keep up with Oregon or place a win.
The offensive leaders for the Golden Bears were QB Goff, who completed 32 of 52 passes for 360 yards and 2 touchdowns, while RB’s Lasco & Enwere combined for 20 carries and 132 yards with each scoring 1 TD. Receivers Harris & Lasco combined for 180 yards with Harris scoring 1 TD.
Now it appears the Oregon Duck’s are the Pac 12 team, with the best chance to make it to the 2014 playoffs. This game, a college first at the new Levi’s Stadium drew 55,575 spectators at the home of the San Francisco 49’ers, and it was amazing how many Oregon fans attended, to the point the erased any home field advantage.
For the fans that bet on college football at SBG Global or other online sport web sites, be informed that the Golden Bears play at the Oregon State Beavers now 4-2 (3rd Pac 12 North) on Saturday, 1st of November 2014 at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon. The Oregon Ducks now 7-1 play at home against the Stanford Cardinal’s now 4-3 (2nd Pac 12 North) also on Nov.1st 2014 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon with game time at 7:30 PM ET.