Oregon won big over California, but it also may have lost big.
James injured his right arm early in the fourth quarter. He was carted off the field after trainers stabilized the arm in a sleeve. The Heisman Trophy finalist last season had rushed for 239 yards and a touchdown before he was hurt.
Whether you are an Oregon fan or not, a serious injury to James would be a complete drag. He's one of the best players in college football. His performance against the Bears would have put him again squarely in the Heisman race.
Oregon trailed 15-14 at the half but rolled after the break.
While potentially losing James is a big hit, it's hard to ignore a a 29-0 second half from the Ducks, which certainly made a statement for the program.
Oregon improves to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference. Cal falls to 3-2 and 0-2 in the conference.