Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
Just let it all out here. It's a safe place. We'll get through this together. Deep breath, and so, Big Game negatives anyone?
Vincent S: Injuries, injuries, injuries. McCain, Moala, and Anderson all had to be helped off the field. These are some of our best players. Hopefully they aren't too banged up. I'll let someone else talk about the offensive line.
LeonPowe: Everything. But worst of all - offensive line.
TwistNHook: Many, many, many to list. Let's try to focus on specifics.
NET YARDS RUSHING............. 252 3
Rushing Attempts............ 46 28
Average Per Rush............ 5.5 0.1
Rushing Touchdowns.......... 1 0
Yards Gained Rushing........ 265 47
Yards Lost Rushing.......... 13 44
Now, the sacks count against the rushing total (i.e. the 44 yards lost rushing). A bit foolish in my view, but it is what it is. I don't control college football stats, I just play somebody who does on TV. Even if you take away those 44 yards, Cal had 47 yards rushing. That is on 28 carries. A solid 1.7 yards a carry. That is surprising considering that we have 3 talented backs. Isi Sofele, C.J. Anderson, and Brendan Bigelow are all talented backs in their own special ways. Sofele is shifty and elusive. Anderson is powerful. Bigelow is explosive. They have been playing great recently and I was hoping to see that continue on Saturday.
Sadly, it was not to be. Yes, the .1 average per rush (while eye popping) is slightly skewed, but the real average per rush is barely better. If Cal can't run, then we rely on Maynard. And we had bad Maynard show up today.
Berkelium97: Offensive line, injuries, 1st down offense, 3rd down offense, Michael Lowe, offensive line, 3rd down defense, penalties, playcalling, abysmal clock management in the 4th, inability to take advantage of the Lobsterbacks' countless fumbles/penalties/Nunes' general derpitude, offensive line, and offensive line.
Kodiak: Oline play, poor clock management, penalties, turnovers, Oline play, injuries, lack of a pass rush, coverage breakdowns, and Oline play. It also made me very sad to hear how distraught CJ Anderson was after the game. The players really care and they deserve better.
TwistNHook: Here is another negative.
CAL 1st C47 13:08 Fumble S46 11:33 Punt 3-7 1:35 CAL 1st C23 08:29 Missed FG C26 07:07 Punt 3-3 1:22 CAL 1st C40 04:35 Kickoff C48 03:33 Punt 3-8 1:02 CAL 1st S25 01:46 Punt S04 13:47 *FIELD GOAL 6-21 2:59 CAL 2nd C20 12:06 Kickoff S41 11:33 Fumble 3-39 0:33 CAL 2nd C10 08:30 Punt C20 08:20 Fumble 1-10 0:10 CAL 2nd C13 08:11 Kickoff C22 07:17 Punt 3-9 0:54 CAL 2nd C20 03:57 Missed FG C49 02:01 Punt 7-29 1:56 CAL 2nd C21 00:21 Punt C23 00:00 End of half 1-2 0:21 CAL 3rd C27 14:54 Kickoff C24 13:02 Punt 3--3 1:52 CAL 3rd C40 10:58 Downs C32 09:32 Punt 3--8 1:26 CAL 3rd C11 05:43 Punt C37 02:54 Punt 5-26 2:49 CAL 4th C06 13:15 Punt C42 11:39 Downs 6-36 1:36 CAL 4th C10 09:18 Interception S12 05:14 Interception 13-78 4:04