Ducks History: Oregon looks to continue recent dominance while out for revenge against Cal

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If you want any further proof that the 2020 college football season was something that we shouldn’t put much stock into, look at the fact that the California Golden Bears beat the Oregon Ducks, 21-17.

Did you remember that this happened? Are we sure it wasn’t a dream? Can we go on pretending like it never happened?

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That’s not to speak poorly of Cal coach Justin Wilcox, but it goes against the narrative that Oregon has built over the past couple of decades, routinely demolishing the Golden Bears and holding court in the Pac-12 North. Since 1992, Cal and Oregon have met a total of 26 times, with the Ducks winning 19 of the matchups.

The Chip Kelly era was particularly dominant over Cal, with seven straight wins between Kelly and Mark Helfrich, before the Ducks dropped a 52-49 heartbreaker in 2016. However, under Mario Cristobal, the Ducks are 3-1 against the Golden Bears, with last year standing as the only defeat.

Cal has struggled so far this season, and they don’t project to be among the handful of teams in the Pac-12 that will make it to a bowl game. If all things go according to plan, the Ducks should be able to do away with them on Friday night in Autzen, and continue their recent dominance.

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