To put it bluntly Cal intercepted NC 4 times and had the game salted away 24-3 in the fourth when NC came to life and scored twice then appeared to get the onside kick until a yellow flag put an end to their day.
Cal rotated 3 QBs all game long-WTH???
If you want to see the biggest hit in college football so far, check out this clip from the Cal game
Cal averaged 3 yds per carry. Their QBs only had 17/24 completions for a total of 119 yds. In short, Cal loses the game IF their defense had not carried the day with the four interceptions. the good…Cal put a lot of pressure on the NC QB and he choked. Cal’s offense was abysmal.
BYU should be fine with our rushing game but Cal will be all over that Jet sweep. With our Oline pushing defenders around, we should be keeping Cal guessing on pass vs. runs.
Two things that BYU did in the off season that will pay off during this murder’s row with P 5 teams…1) BYU came out of summer very conditioned. They were still thumpin when Zona layed down in the 4th. 2) By design Grimes and Sitake had the team play in “game situations” every single practice-very little segment training, it was all 11 on 11. That really paid off.
In Scouting the Arizona game, I said that if we could contain the running game, we had a strong chance to win. The same holds for Cal. Stop the run, win the game.
Cal has exceptional linebackers. Weaver had 13 solo tackles and Goode took an interception to the house. They have good DBs altough a lot of their interceptions has to do with pressure the LBers got on NC.
Cal punted the ball 8 times, how many did BYU have in the Zona game? 4. keep that under your hat.
BYU corrects some things on defense…gets the penalties under control and controls the Cal game.
BYU is -2.5 favored to win according to Vegas…my my, how lthings change in a week.