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Cal Opponent Review: Conference Play has Begun

We still have a better record than Stanford

Oregon v Arizona State Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

After a tough loss due to a fourth-quarter meltdown, despite a great defensive effort this weekend, let’s take a look and see how the rest of our scheduled opponents performed.

Oregon 35, Arizona State 37

After starting 3-0 in non-conference play the Ducks fall to the Sun Devils. With Cal’s defense doing a lot of the work this year and Oregon only converting 1-11 third downs and 0-2 fourth downs, it should be interesting to see how the Bears hold up this coming weekend.

Washington 37, Colorado 10

The Huskies’ defense made the offense’s night easy. The combination of holding the Buffs to 120 yards on the ground and going up by a few possessions in the second half made snagging 3 interceptions, one of which was a pick-6, the icing on the cake for Washington. While this paints a picture of a pretty tough outing against Washington, it provides some hope for the matchup against Colorado.

Washington State 45, Nevada 7

In a surprise to no one, Washington State blew out Nevada. Washington State’s Luke Falk dominated with five touchdown passes and 478 yards and went 36-47. It will be interesting to see how Washington State holds up now that it moves into its conference play, starting with USC.

Arizona 24, Utah 30

Arizona looked to be playing pretty well until the end of the 3rd quarter when the Utes took the lead and maintained a 30-17 lead for much of the fourth quarter. The Wildcats made a decent comeback attempt and got it to within one possession but were unable to capitalize. Despite their 448 total offensive yards, Arizona’s 5 turnovers (like the Bears 6) certainly didn’t make their chances of winning very good. Hopefully, their struggles with turnovers persist and ours cease.

Oregon State – BYE

Stanford 58, UCLA 34

UCLA had no answer whatsoever for Stanford’s Bryce Love. Love ran for 263 yards, including one touchdown on 30 touches. This was just part of the 405 rushing yards Stanford managed to produce. On the flipside of that, UCLA’s Josh Rosen managed to complete 40 of 60 attempts for 480 yards and 3 TDs. The one blemish on Rosen’s stat sheet is his 2 interceptions, which accounted for half of the UCLA turnovers. What it came down to was that UCLA was completely unable to stop the run game.