The California Golden Bears did not do too well in their first game against the UCLA Bruins, albeit under very strange circumstances. This whole season is going to be an odd situation of very fluid situations that require teams to move and pivot off scheduled plans to make due with unscheduled plans.
That being said, the games (for the most part) will still be played. The action will still be intense Pac-12 vs Pac-12 action.
And players are going to be making their debuts in one way or another.
For Cal, however, 21 different players made their career debuts in the first game against UCLA, four of which were brand new starters. Drew Schlegel made his first start on offense while JH Tevis, Evan Tattersall and Craig Woodson made their first starts on defense.
As such, five different student-athletes made new career-high marks for tackles on defense against UCLA: Daniel Scott (11), Tevis (10), Tattersall (7), Braxten Croteau (5) and Woodson (4).
Scott was making just his second start of his career while the following players played in their first games on defense:
S Craig Woodson (46 snaps)
DT Ethan Saunders (14 snaps)
LB Muelu Iosefa (14 snaps)
DT Gunnar Rask (3 snaps)
LB Blake Antzoulatos (3 snaps)
CB Trey Paster (3 snaps)
CB Collin Gamble (3 snaps)
S Zane Cribb (2 snaps)
DE Jaedon Roberts (1 snap)
On offense, the following players made their career debuts as well:
RB Damien Moore (13 snaps — 4 carries, 14 yards)
WR Mason Mangum (4 snaps)
WR Aidan Lee (4 snaps — 1 target)
G Ben Coleman (4 snaps)
WR Justin Richard Baker (3 snaps)
TE Elijah Mojarro (3 snaps)
RB Chris Street (1 snap — 1 carry, 2 yards)
FB Zach Angelillo (1 snap)
On special teams, a few more made their collegiate debuts also:
P Jamieson Sheahan (8 snaps — 6 punts, 238 yards)
LB Kyle Smith (3 special teams snaps)
WR Tommy Christakos (3 special teams snaps)
RB DeCarlos Brooks (3 special teams snaps)
The Cal Bears are back in action this weekend at Oregon State where the team is averaging 46 points per contest in their last three games against the Beavers.
That seems like a perfect game to get the offense in sync and rolling after the disaster that was the UCLA game.