Boxscore
Oregon 15, California 13
Saturday, November 13, 2010 7:30 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 65963

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oregon 0 8 7 0 15
California 7 0 6 0 13

Recap


Cliff Harris returned a punt for a touchdown for the fourth time this season, and Jeff Maehl caught a record-breaking touchdown pass as No. 1 Oregon survived an upset scare to defeat host California 15-13 on Saturday.

The Ducks (10-0, 7-0 Pac-10) had the ball for the final 9:25 of the game when they drove from their 20 to the California 14 in 17 plays. Oregon converted four third downs on the drive.

Cal had an opportunity to take the lead in the fourth quarter, but Giorgio Tavecchio missed a 29-yard field goal attempt with 14:52 remaining. The miss came after Tavecchio was called for illegal motion after he made a 24-yard attempt.

Harris’ 64-yard punt return in the second quarter helped the Ducks rally from an early deficit.

Dion Jordan scored on a two-point conversion run following Harris’ touchdown to give Oregon an 8-7 lead, and Maehl caught a 29-yard scoring pass from Darron Thomas in the third quarter. The touchdown was Maehl’s school-record 11th of the season.

The Golden Bears (5-5, 3-4) pulled within 15-13 when Derrick Hill had a sack-strip of Thomas and recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. The ensuing two-point conversion pass was incomplete.

Oregon was leading the nation in scoring (54.7) entering the contest. The Ducks’ previous low point total was 42 points against Arizona State.

Shane Vereen, who rushed for 114 yards, scored on a 1-yard run in the opening quarter to give Cal a 7-0 lead.

Oregon’s LaMichael James was held to 88 yards on 28 carries. James entered the contest averaging a national-best 166.4 yards per game.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:29
California   TD  California 7 - Oregon 0
2nd Quarter - 6:34
Oregon   TD  California 7 - Oregon 8
3rd Quarter - 14:29
Oregon   TD  California 7 - Oregon 15
3rd Quarter - 9:11
California   TD  California 13 - Oregon 15
TEAMS

Team Records

  Oregon California
W/L 10 - 0 - 0 5 - 5 - 0
Conference 7 - 0 - 0 3 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Oregon California
Score 15 13
First Downs 20 13
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-21
38%
4-for-13
31%
4th Down Efficiency 4-for-6
67%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 320 193
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 53-165 30-124
Average/Rush 3.1 4.1
Passing
Comp-Att 15-29 10-28
Passing Yards 155 69
Average/Pass Play 5.0 2.4
Penalties-Yards 8-62 4-25
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 32:42 27:18

PLAYER STATS

Oregon (10 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Thomas 15/29 155 1 0
California (5 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Mansion 10/28 69 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. James 29 91 3.1 0
K. Barner 8 40 5.0 0
D. Thomas 16 34 2.1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Vereen 26 112 4.3 1
M. Jones 1 12 12.0 0
J. Ross 1 1 1.0 0
D. Hill 0 0 0.0 1
B. Mansion 2 -1 -0.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Maehl 5 84 16.8 1
D. Davis 4 42 10.5 0
J. Huff 2 12 6.0 0
L. James 2 11 5.5 0
K. Barner 2 6 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Jones 3 24 8.0 0
J. Ross 2 14 7.0 0
K. Allen 2 11 5.5 0
S. Vereen 1 10 10.0 0
A. Miller 1 6 6.0 0
W. Kapp 1 4 4.0 0
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