End of first quarter

The Bears have to be happy with how they are protecting Nate Longshore. He hasn’t been under much pressure, which is pivotal because of his sprained ankle. Longshore was 8-for-9 for 62 yards in the first quarter. Cal also has been going with a lot more two-receiver sets than usual becasue of the injury to Robert Jordan.

Cal has talked about trying to force its opponents into more three-and-outs because its defense is on the field too much. Well, the Bruins just had a 15-play drive that covered 70 yards. But once again, the Bears demonstrated they have a strong red zone defense, forcing UCLA into a field goal.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.