BERKELEY, Calif. -- We decided to extend the third quarter one play in order to type this: Oregon trails in the fourth quarter for the first time this season. A short field goal just gave California a 16-15 lead.
But Cal missed the field goal, so Oregon still leads.
Whatever happens, Cal has provided a blueprint for disrupting the Ducks offense. Oregon has just 203 total yards, and it's been completely out of sync throughout. Its two TDs came on a punt return and on a short field after a Cal turnover.
In other words, there have been no -- not one -- impressive drives from the Ducks.
A lot is at stake here. Oregon has yet to be challenged like this. They haven't -- really -- played a close game.
Will the Ducks survive.
One quarter to find out.