I-A College Football
                === No. 2 Oregon obliterates Cal in monsoon ===
 Eugene,  OR (Sports Network) - Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas injured his ankle on
 the opening kickoff Saturday.
 Somehow,  the second-ranked  Ducks didn't  miss a  beat without  their dynamic
 tailback  in  a 55-16  throttling of  the California Golden  Bears in a Pac-12
 Torrential  rain  wreaked havoc at Autzen  Stadium, especially early on as Cal
 lost  fumbles on  their opening four possessions, paving the way for Oregon to
 jump out to an insurmountable lead.
 The  Ducks were  ahead 41-0  before  the Bears  finally  got on  the board  on
 Vincenzo D'Amato's 46-yard field goal on the final play of the first half.
 Oregon  (4-0, 1-0  Pac-12) benched  its starters  after reaching  the 50-point
 plateau for a school record fourth straight game.
 Bralon  Addison returned  two punts  for  touchdowns, Marcus  Mariota had  114
 passing  yards and three  total touchdowns -- two through the air -- and Byron
 Marshall took over for Thomas and ran for 130 yards and a pair of scores.
 Cal's  Jared  Goff, who  threw for 1,306  yards in his  first three games, was
 quickly  benched  after losing two  fumbles and throwing an interception. Zach
 Kline,  in his first action as a redshirt freshman, threw for 165 yards with a
 touchdown and an interception on 18-of-37 attempts.
 The  Bears (1-3,  0-1) have allowed an  average of 45.3 points per game in its
 slow  start to  the season, but their  previous two losses were not as ugly as
 Saturday's beatdown.
 Marshall  went in  from 14 yards out  just 1:33 into the game, and great field
 position following a slew of fumbles allowed the Ducks to pad their cushion.
 Josh  Huff  caught a 19-yard touchdown  pass, then sprung Daryle Hawkins for a
 14-yard TD off another screen with 7:16 remaining in the opening quarter.
 Marshall  took a handoff  to the left and went untouched for a 25-yard TD, and
 Mariota made it 34-0 with a 2-yard sneak early in the second frame.
 Addison  capped the  dominant first half with a 75-yard punt return, then took
 one  back 67 yards  1:46 into the second half to become just the fourth player
 in Pac-12 history with two punt return touchdowns in the same game.
 Thomas  Tyner got in  on the act with a 21-yard touchdown to highlight his 94-
 yard rushing day.
 Cal  crossed  the goal  line for  the first time  via Jeffrey Coprich's 1-yard
 plunge  midway through the  third quarter, and Kline threw a 7-yard TD pass to
 James Grisom for the only points in the final stanza.
                                   Game Notes
 There  were 10  fumbles in the rain-soaked  affair. The Bears lost all four of
 theirs five while the Ducks recovered four of their six fumbles ... Oregon had
 264  rushing yards  to Cal's 149 ...  The Ducks have won five straight against
 Cal  ... Seven  of Oregon's  touchdown drives  lasted less  than two  minutes,
 giving them 28-of-33 in less than two minutes this season.
 09/29 02:49:50 ET

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