GAME WEEK – Oregon Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Has High Hopes of Shutting Down Cal’s Aerial Bear-Raid Attack
When Sonny Dykes and the Cal Bears visit Autzen Stadium Saturday evening, the aerial show on display will certainly rival any major international airport.
And staying with that metaphor, Oregon’s junior cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu will be one of the Ducks primary air traffic controllers trying to ground the bear-raid attack of freshman quarterback Jared Goff.
A corny metaphor maybe,…but not far from the truth.
In just three games, Goff has thrown 168 passes and is completing 61% of those attempts.
In Oregon’s three games, the Ducks defense has only faced 101 pass attempts setting up one of the first quality challenges this Oregon defense will probably face all season.
“This is definitely going to be more fun” said Ekpre-Olomu on Monday.
“You have more chances like I said to make plays,…rather than having just the chance to run to the ball,…maybe the ball might come out, but when you know the pass is coming your way,..it’s a lot more fun especially when you start making plays.”
When Cal takes the field on Saturday, the Bears bring with them the 2nd ranked passing attack in the nation in yards per game at 438.
When asked about Ekpre-Olomu and how he’ll handle the challenge, Oregon secondary coach John Neal say’s he has all the confidence in the world in his star corner.
“He is one of the best all-around football players I have ever coached,’’ Neal said.
“He is a one-in-a … one-in-a-lot player. He doesn’t have a weakness.’’
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