Golden Bears Shine in Rainfall vs. Ducks, 26-16
Nov. 1, 2008
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Marcus Ezeff recovered Oregon's fumble on a punt return to set up Shane Vereen's 2-yard touchdown run with 8:57 to play, and California persevered through a steady rain for a 26-16 victory over the 23rd-ranked Ducks on Saturday.
Nate Longshore stepped in for injured Kevin Riley and passed for 136 yards for the Golden Bears (6-2, 4-1 Pac-10), who stayed in the thick of the conference race with their fourth victory in their last five meetings with Oregon.
Cal won despite floundering on offense for most of the final three quarters, but two Ducks turnovers allowed the Bears to make two short scoring drives in miserable conditions at Memorial Stadium.