Cal-Oregon Postgame Notes
Dec 5, 2020
- With today's win over Oregon (No. 20 Coaches Poll, No. 21 AP, No. 23 CFP), Cal has defeated a team ranked in the top 20 in each of the four seasons of the Justin Wilcox era.
2017 – vs. No. 8/9 Washington State (37-3)
2018 – vs. No. 15/13 Washington (12-10)
2019 – at No. 14/12 Washington (20-19)
- Today's victory over Oregon also now gives Cal at least one win against each of the other five schools in the Pac-12 North over the last four seasons since Wilcox became the team's head coach in 2017.
- Cal is now 42-39-2 all-time against Oregon, and today's win marks the first over the Ducks since a 52-49 double overtime victory for the Bears in 2016 in Berkeley as well as only the second in the past 12 meetings but the second in the llast three matchups at California Memorial Stadium.
- Nikko Remigio's third quarter 28-yard TD reception was his longest catch of the season and his second TD catch of the year. His six catches for 81 yards as well as his four punt returns for 40 yards and 121 all-purpose yards were all season highs with his four punt returns also the most by a Pac-12 player in 2020.
- Chase Garbers' one-yard TD run in the first quarter was Garbers' second rushing TD in 2020 and the seventh of his career.
- Garbers' 21-yard run in the second quarter was his fifth career run of 20 yards or more and his second this season.
- Sixth-year senior and graduate transfer Bradrick Shaw notched his first career touchdown at Cal in the second quarter, capping a 19-play drive that took 9:51. The scoring drive was the longest in terms of number of plays since the Bears posted a 19-play scoring drive at Oregon State in 2016. It was the longest drive in the Wilcox era both in plays and time elapsed.
- Makai Polk had a career-high six receptions for 37 yards.
- Camryn Bynum garnered two pass breakups in the second half, giving him 29 for his career, and he is now tied for fourth on Cal's career list with Daymeion Hughes.
- Kuony Deng posted his first two career forced fumbles and Cal's first two of the season including one on Oregon's final offensive play of the game with just under one minute remaining to clinch the win. Deng also paced the Bears in tackles with a game-high-tying eight.
- Cameron Goode registered a career-high 3.5 tackles for loss, surpassing his previous personal best of 2.5 against Oregon State earlier this season. He also had 1.5 sacks and recovered a fumble for the first time in his career.
- Jamieson Shehan averaged a career-high 42.1 yards per punt on a career-high seven punts and owned an even better career-best 42.4 net yards per punt average with the Ducks losing two yards on a single return and not returning the other six punts to help limit Oregon's average starting field position to its own 25-yard line including pinning the Ducks inside their own 20-yard line twice and never starting better than its own 35-yard line over 12 drives.
- Braxten Croteau notched his first tackle for loss this season – second of his career – in the fourth quarter by stopping the Ducks' CJ Verdell on fourth down and one from the Cal 18-yard line.
- Josh Drayden secured a pass breakup in the first quarter. It was his team-leading fourth this season and the 12th of his career (tied for second among active players).
- Drew Schlegel hauled in a 13-yard reception in the first quarter that was the longest catch of his career (either at Kentucky or Cal).
- Muelu Iosefa equaled a career-high five tackles and had the first fumble recovery of his career on Deng's second forced fumble.
- In the first half, Cal posted a time of possession of 18:53 to 11:07 for Oregon, and Cal ran 42 plays to 26 for Oregon. The final totals in those categories were Cal's time of possession of 36:03 to 23:57 for Oregon, and Cal ran 79 plays to 60 for Oregon.
- Cal's punt on its opening drive marked the first time this season that the Bears did not score points on its first drive of the game.