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Ezeff's hit boosts Bears' national title hopes

Late-game heroics provided a rare golden moment for the Bears at the Ducks' pond and created a golden opportunity for Cal's national title hopes.

Originally Published: September 29, 2007
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

EUGENE, Ore. -- As California's Marcus Ezeff lay on the turf in the west end zone of Autzen Stadium on Saturday, his legs aching and his lungs burning, the hard-hitting safety expected the worst.

Ezeff already was mentally preparing for overtime, which meant at least one more possession against Oregon's high-octane offense. At the time, Ezeff believed the Ducks had just driven 77 yards in 89 seconds to score the game-tying touchdown in a thrilling Pac-10 shootout.

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