Oregon (7-1, 5-0 Pac-12) won its seventh straight game on Saturday without having its best stuff on offense. Coach Dan Lanning walked away from a 42-24 win over Cal, on the road no less, feeling like Oregon still has plenty to work on. But he also acknowledged that, with the way the offense is rolling up and down the field, Oregon is a very tough team to stop right now.

The Ducks are 5-0 to start conference play for just the second time since 2013. They also topped 40 points for the seventh straight game, the first time that’s happened since 2014.

Lots of good, but lots still for Lanning to highlight when the team turns the film on in the days to come.

Lanning met with reporters after the game to share his thoughts and provide a few injury updates. Here’s everything he said.

Opening statement

“Always great to go on the road and get a win. It’s never easy to do that. That being said, I think our team can play a lot more consistent at times. I thought we had some moments of getting consistency. I think our players are growing to where they want to own the standard regardless of the situation. At times we really had it and at times we didn’t. We struggled a little bit at times in the red area, gave up some big pass plays that we don’t want to see on defense. So I think all around, there’s moments of improvement for our team. I think our guys are hungry to improve. With that being said we’re going to build off of this one and keep growing.”

On the offense struggling in the red zone but still topping 500 yards

“I think it’s hard to stop our team right now when we’re consistent and operating at a high level, regardless of who the opponent is. And again, when we did get stopped, it was really more so us stopping ourselves.”

On the defense

“Regardless of who’s in, our standard really doesn’t change. We didn’t finish the game the way we wanted to finish. I think in the first half they had 8 yards rushing, so that was nice to be able to choke out one side of the ball. We gave up a big pass. I would have loved to see us carry that over into the second half. We did at times. I think we were much better on third down — I don’t know what the final count was but that’s somewhere we’ve been looking to have some improvement and I think we did a better job there. But we have to continue to keep playing better ball and be more consistent throughout the entire game.”

On his biggest takeaways

“Just that we haven’t seen our best yet. I was hoping this would be a game where we could walk away and see our best and we haven’t seen it yet. I’m excited to see where we can go but we have to tap into that and it’s a choice we have to make. Hopefully that’ll carry over into the future.”

On Bo Nix

“I think Bo did a good job today. But I think if you ask Bo right now, he’d say he can perform better. And I think our entire team probably feels that way. There’s some moments that we can play at a higher level. I have to go back and watch the film and see if there were any ball-in-jeopardy plays for us, look at what our decision-making looked like. Bo’s been really consistent and a really good player all year. I think that he’ll come away from this performance saying he wants to do better than he did.”

On the depth at receiver

“We feel good about the players that we have on this trip. We have some guys that can play ball, and just because there’s a good player in front of them doesn’t mean the guy behind them can’t. So I think it’s a positive to see that they’re in rhythm and sequence. We gotta continue to get in a better rhythm and sequence, probably a little bit faster with those guys.”

On the pass rush

“I’ll have to go back and watch it. It looked like we were able to be in the backfield at times tonight. Wanna see that continue in the future. We thought coming into this game we’d be able to do that.”

On the running backs being effective in the pass game

“We felt like this was a game that we could get the ball to our backs out of the backfield. Ultimately, we were looking to take some shots and I thought that’s where Bo made some good decisions in taking the check-down.”

On how he’d interpret the team’s early miscues

“Ultimately, what I’d say is that I know we can play better than we played today. And that’s what I walk away with. Okay, let’s go focus on what we can play better. I don’t look at it as an overcome/not overcome. We have to prepare ourselves to play better ball down the stretch. And we did that at times. I don’t want people to come away and think that I’m not excited about a win. I’m glad we won the game. I still think that we can play better than we did.”

On how he’d measure his growth as a coach from Week 1 to now

“I’m learning a ton every single week. I think there’s still a lot more for me to learn and a lot more opportunities for growth. So I don’t know that I pick one thing that I’ve gotten better at. I think I’m coming around in a lot of areas but there’s still a lot more room for growth.”

On the tight ends making Oregon’s offense more dynamic

“I’d like to talk about how that group of men really love each other. They’re unselfish. Sometimes it’s their turn, sometimes it’s not. They know when a certain guy comes on the field or comes off that that plays designed for them. You never hear a complaint from that group. I know every one of them would love to touch the ball every snap. But you never ever hear anything otherwise. I think you could see how excited our tight ends were when Pat (Herbert) scored that touchdown, last week when Cam (McCormick) scored his. That’s a group that’s really unselfish, that likes to see other people have success. And that’s what I’m really proud of with that group.”

On getting close to having Steven Jones back

“We’re anxious for Steven to make an impact on this team in whatever way he can. We’d love to have him back out there on the field. One of the things we talked about before this game started is how are you gonna be able to impact this game when the ball isn’t in your hands? Or when you’re not making that tackle? I think Steven was able to impact this game by being on the sideline and being a great coach.”

On Chase Cota’s status

“I haven’t heard yet. No, I don’t know (about the severity). I’ll have to wait to get feedback on him.”

On areas of improvement

“Pre-snap penalties, finishing in the red area, shot plays on defense, substitution patterns on defense, there’s a lot of things I walked away with that I think we could do a better job of and we will get better at them.”

On Bo Nix taking the plays that were available

“I think when he’s done that this year, that’s when he’s been his best.”

On the message to the team after the UCLA win

“Humble and hungry. We wanted to come into this game focused on who was here at the beginning with us and not who came in afterwards. And the reality is we talked about after Game 1 that really all of our goals are in front of us, and we want to continue to approach it that way and keep growing and getting better. I think there’s some things we got better at today. But overall, there’s still some things that we can definitely improve.”

On Kris Hutson’s growth

“I trust Kris. I think he’s done a really good job for us. He did a good job in the return game for us today as well. Caught the ball well. Obviously, that one he’d love to have back but that’s going to happen sometimes. You gotta grow back and go back to the next play.”

On third-down defense

“I think there was good and bad. Certainly, some positive. Obviously, the takeaways were big positives for us. We had a third-down takeaway there that was big. I want to go back and watch the film and evaluate it.”

On the 1-for-3 showing on fourth down

“It was probably good for that to happen to us. We probably got humbled a little bit and it’s an opportunity for us to go work at it and see if we can move the pile on the next team.”