The unstoppable force will meet the immovable object on Thursday ... or something like that. Oregon's LaMichael James is back atop the rushing leaders with an average 153.3 yards per game, but will face a stout defense in California, which is allowing just 78.3 yard per game. Cal's rushing defense is ranked ninth in FBS.
Providing some solid support for James, and keeping the opposition from stacking the box against him, is quarterback Darron Thomas. Like James who was held to 54 yards in the opener, Thomas has been very good ever since then. He has 11 touchdowns and no interceptions during the Ducks' three-game winning streak.
Also of note, the Ducks will be debuting a sort of throwback uniform that will feature their mascot, Puddles, quite prominently.
Game date, time: 9:00 pm ET, Thursday, October 6
Location: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Ore.
TV channel: ESPN
Spread: Oregon by 24
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