Ducks take flight in second half to crush Bears

EUGENE, Ore. — After being obliterated 48-14 at USC last season, a beleaguered Jeff Tedford told reporters that he was proud that his team “won the second half” after trailing by 42 points at halftime. While Tedford did not proclaim a first-half victory in Thursday night’s 43-15 loss at the hands
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Just how loud is Autzen Stadium?

J. Brady McCollough, a former reporter at The Michigan Daily, once wrote this of Oregon’s home field: “Autzen Stadium is where great teams go to die.” He penned those words after the No. 22 Ducks upset the fifth-ranked Wolverines, 31-27. It was Sept. 20, 2003, only the stadium’s 10th game
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Scouting Report

Can Cal keep up with Oregon offensively?  The answer in short is, of course, no. That’s because really no offense can equal the Quack Attack. But if Cal’s defense reverts back to its 2010 form and slows down the Ducks, the Bears have enough offensive firepower this year to perhaps
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 5

NORTH DIVISON No. 1: Stanford (4-0, 2-0) The Cardinal are still sitting pretty at the top of the Pac-12 with a spotless record, and Andrew Luck has gotten so bored playing quarterback that he spotted at wideout in a 45-19 win over UCLA. Even after losing linebacker Shayne Skov for the season,
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Heartbreak City

The setting: Memorial Stadium, Nov. 13, 2010. The game: No. 1 Oregon squeaks by Cal, 15-13. The legacy: The sports staff shares its memories.

On the evening of Nov. 13, 2010, Giorgio Tavecchio lined up 24 yards away from the uprights. Knock through three points, and the Bears would have a 16-15 fourth-quarter lead. Tavecchio had a shaky reputation as it was, but surely, he’d nail this chip shot. But he jumped too early, and the
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 4

NORTH DIVISION No. 1: Stanford (3-0, 1-0) The Cardinal did not have a game this week. But since the squad is still undefeated and Andrew Luck is still the quarterback, Stanford nonetheless tops the power rankings. The team faces the daunting challenge of UCLA this weekend. — Jonathan Kuperberg No.
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Conference Questions

How far can Stanford go without Shayne Skov? On Sept. 17, Stanford suffered its first loss. No, the No. 6 Cardinal beat Arizona pretty soundly, scoring 21 unanswered points in the second half to win 37-10. But the squad’s defensive leader, junior linebacker Shayne Skov, injured his knee in the
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Cal defense disappoints after stellar 2010

Down 31-23 with one drive left, Jeff Tedford made the sort of call no one could have imagined him making just a year ago — he went for it on fourth down. And this was a risky one, a fourth-and-3 with Cal pinned on its own 20. There were about
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