CAL AT OREGON

Records: Cal 3-1, 0-1 Pac-12; Oregon 3-1, 1-0

Kickoff: 6 p.m., at Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Ore.

TV: ESPN

Radio: 810-AM

Series history: Cal leads 39-32-2, but Oregon has won the past two meetings and 10 of the past 14.

Storylines: The Bears will try to duplicate their defensive effort from last season, when they held the nation's best offense to just one touchdown in a 15-13 loss. ... Cal is playing its fourth weeknight game in Jeff Tedford's 10 seasons as coach. ... Giorgio Tavecchio would like a chance at redemption -- he missed a potential go-ahead field goal in the fourth quarter last season against the Ducks.

Injury update: Cal -- FB Eric Stevens (knee), WR Kaelin Clay (academics), TE Spencer Ladner (knee) are out. Oregon -- WR Blake Cantu (shoulder), TE Curtis White (Achilles), OL Ramsen Golpashin (knee) are out; LB Michael Clay (ankle), K Rob Beard (quad) are questionable; WR Josh Huff (leg), OL Carson York (knee), DT Ricky Heimuli (ankle) S John Boyett (knee) are probable.

Matchup to watch: Cal's front seven against Oregon RB LaMichael James. The Bears held the Heisman Trophy candidate in check last season, limiting him to 91 yards on 29 carries. James leads the nation so far this season at 153.25 yards per game.

Stats that matter: Oregon leads the nation in scoring offense (52 points per game). ... The Ducks are sixth nationally in rushing offense (299.5 yards per game), while Cal is ninth in rushing defense (78.25 yards allowed per game).


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-- JONATHAN OKANES