Five touchdowns. That's the spread in Vegas this weekend for the Cal - Oregon game, where the Bears are being predicted to lose by an astounding 35 points. Not much else can be expected when the number two rated offense meets a defense rated among the worst in the country.
A lot of attention will be paid to how the defense performs in this one, but don't forget to keep your eye on how Chris Harper and Bryce Treggs match up with Oregon cornerbacks Terrance Mitchell and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, both of whom are NFL caliber defensive backs. They present the biggest test for these young Bear Raid receivers by far.
One other factor will be the weather -- based on reports coming out of the Oregon area, this one will be played in a torrential downpour, with swirling winds to boot. Whether or not that slows down the Ducks is to be determined, but you can't help but think it will negate their speed advantage at least a tad.
Where: Eugene, Oregon
How to watch: Pac-12 Network. Avi put together this guide on how to find Pac-12 Network where you live.
Previewing the Oregon defense and offense
Liffey with some fantastic scouting of his own, obviously
Practice updates from the week