In what was obviously Oregon's most difficult gam to date this season, the Ducks still managed to find a way to win.
Despite getting only 91 rush yards from their Heisman candidate running back LaMichael James, Derron Thomas and the offense were able to find a way. How you ask? I will explain.
While the Ducks defense was quite apparently very good, giving up only 13 points on the road, the offense did something it hadn't done all year. And no I don't mean score fewer than 30 points. What I am referring to is their final drive of the game.
This season, Oregon has been notorious, for short, efficient drives. The Ducks offense manages to get down the field in what feels like Olympic speeds.
However, in their final drive against Cal, the offense wore down the defense and held onto the football for a spectacular 9:32 to end the game.
In this 15-13 win on the road, the California Bears proved that Orgon's offense isn't unstoppable.
Oregon remains atop all 3 major polls, the AP, Coaches, and BCS. However, in the AP poll, Oregon lost 11 of it's first place votes, and in the Coaches, it lost 3.
In the end though, none of this will likely matter if the Ducks win out as they will be just as happy going to the National Championship game as the #2 team as they would as the #1 team.