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Cal vs. Oregon preview: Golden Bears looking to slow down prolific Ducks offense

The California Golden Bears host the Oregon Ducks on Saturday, and Chip Kelly's team has easy motivation to make it a big win.


While facing the struggling California Golden Bears in Berkeley, Calif,, on Saturday could be considered a trap game for the Oregon Ducks, that's not the case this year regardless of where each team stands record-wise.

The 9-0 Ducks, despite coming off a defining 62-51 victory against the USC Trojans, have every reason to lay a blowout on the Golden Bears. Ranked No. 3 in the BCS standings, what appears as only another bad team on Oregon's schedule is one of few remaining opportunities for the Ducks to improve their computer ranking that has them behind the No. 2 Kansas State Wildcats.

Jeff Tedford told the San Francisco Gate that Oregon's offense is "scary, no doubt about it."

"I don't know if I've seen anything quite so prolific as to how they make it look," Tedford told the paper. "It's really something else. ... They do it to everybody. They're very potent on offense. They have a lot of weapons. It's a tough offense to even try to slow down."

Don't expect their breakneck offense to take a break against Cal (3-7).

Oregon's 54.3 points per game leads the nation, and it's bad news for a Golden Bears team that hasn't eclipsed the 30-point mark during their current three-game losing streak. Cal is coming off a 21-13 loss to the Washington Huskies, and on the year it has given up 28 points per game.