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.