BY JASON VONDERSMITH
Oregon and Cal (6-3, 3-3) alternated scores, before Oregon went ahead 20-10 in the third quarter on Paul Martinez’s 49-yard field goal and Terrence Whitehead’s 18-yard run, but Cal responded with its own field goal and Marshawn Lynch’s 52-yard field goal setting up the dramatic – but scoreless – fourth quarter.
Seniors had their say, helping the young QBs transition into prominent roles after Kellen Clemens’ season-ending leg injury. Whitehead had 119 yards rushing and a score, and eight catches for 72 yards. “He’s a workhorse,” Bellotti says. Demetrius Williams had a 23-yard TD reception from
The Ducks stalled for a second time deep in
Lynch had topped 100 yards by the time he ripped off his 52-yard score. He broke through tackle attempts at the line of scrimmage and ran untouched the rest of the way, scoring with 49 seconds left in the third quarter to tie it 20-20.
Gipson made his fifth interception of the season, diving out of bounds to pick off Ayoob, who threw lunging out of bounds. A replay confirmed it for the officials. Rodney Woods, who gets little playing time even in extra-DB situations, made his third interception in the second quarter. Phillips also had an interception. …