PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Ducks are coming off of a bye week and are ready to take on the defensive brutes from the Cal Bears.
This match-up was primed to be a top 15 match-up; however, the Bears fell short at home to unranked Arizona State last week. Now the Bears are coming into Eugene unranked and looking to knock off the Ducks with the help of their elite defense. The only problem for the Bears is when they lost to the Sun Devils they also lost their starting quarterback Chase Garbers. UCLA transfer Devon Modster will step in the spotlight and start for the Bears.
As for the Ducks, they’ll be taking full advantage of the quarterback situation the Bears are facing, and with the way the Ducks defense has been playing, expect another big-time game defensively. Offensively, Justin Herbert and the Ducks will have their hands full with an elite defensive back group. The Bears’ defense has been raved about all season and could possibly be the best the Ducks have faced yet.
Joining us on Ducking Around is senior writer for Ducks Sports Authority Scott Reed, who breaks down the Ducks’ most recent commitment, as well as gives the latest injury updates to a position group that is in desperate need of help. Also, former KVAL sports anchor and reporter Preston Hiefield joins the show to give us his film study, breaking down what they Ducks need to do in order to win this game as well as what to expect from the Cal Bears.