Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Road to Rose Bowl: Oregon vs California

On 26th September 2009, when the Ducks were wearing throwback uniforms from the late 90s, featuring yellow helmets with an entwined UO, Jeremiah Masoli threw 253 yards and three touchdowns in Oregon’s 42-3 upset of number sixth-ranked California. He completed 21 of 25 passes for the Ducks, who had 524 yards in total offense. It was Cal’s most lopsided loss under coach Jeff Tedford—Oregon’s former offensive coordinator—and worst since 55-14 to USC in 2001.

Oregon tight end Ed Dickson had 11 catches for a career-best 148 yards. He caught all three of Masoli’s scoring passes. LaMichael James ran for a 118 yards on 21 carries with one touchdown.

En route to the win, Oregon held California's tailback Jahvid Best to just 55 yards running. Widely considered a top Heisman contender, Best went into the game ranked third in the nation with an average of 137.33 yards on the ground. Overall, California had just 77 yards on the ground and 206 yards in total offense — less than half their average of 488.7 yards which was ranked 11th nationally .

The Pac-10 Champion, Oregon, will play the Big 10 Champion, Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, Pasadena on 1st January 2010. Fans in Malaysia can watch the game live on Astro Star Sports, 2nd January 2010 starting at 6am.

Go Ducks!

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