But the Kyle team, who beat the Ducks by 17 points in a win last season and the same aggregate at No. 9 Oregon (4-1, 1-1) in the loss a year ago, entered Friday’s matchup with the same PAC is not performing at the level 12) at Atzen Stadium.
“Defensively, we need to play at a high standard,” said Peter Sermon, Kyle’s defense coordinator.
The Bears (1-4, 0-2) have not beaten the FBS team since their victory over Oregon on December 5, and have not beaten any of their first five opponents this season by less than 21 points. ۔
This will pose a significant challenge to an Oregon team leading the way in scoring PAC12 with 35.8 points per game. Bears, accustomed to leaning on their defenses in recent years, are 11th in the conference, averaging 27.6.
Here are four keys to Friday night’s game:
Defend the shore.
The biggest defense problem has been the failure to stop the big dramas in the passing game. But Oregon is a strong running team and will likely stay that way, even after retiring from CJ Verdale, with a leg injury for the rest of the season.
Travis Dye, who has run more than 2,200 career yards, is very capable, and while Oregon has a range of run schemes, he often manages to get out.
“We have to do a very good job of defense,” he said. They have good speed and they play on the frame, “said Coach Justin Wilcox.
Win the business battle.
Wilcox identified it as one of Friday night’s two goals, as well as playing a more permanent brand of football. Bears have the same turnover margin, with six payouts and six takeaways.
Oregon ranks second nationally in turnover margin with a plus-2.2 per game, with 13 takeaways and just two turnovers, connecting Michigan to the nation’s lowest population.
Get ready for Kayvon Thibodeaux.
Dix Star Edge Rusher will sit in the first half on Friday night when the team’s most recent game at Stanford was ruled out for a second half target penalty.
Nail quarterback Chase Garbers said the Bears are planning a game for Oregon’s entire defense, not just one player چاہ even if it’s a potential No. 1 NFL draft pick.
But Volcox will not reduce the potential effects of Thibodeaux. “We understand the situation, when it will happen and when it won’t,” he said. “He’s a boy you have to account for. There are some things that can be done to help.”
Get Christopher Brooks on track.