First quarter update

Clearly, the defense has been the story so far for Cal. The Bears have been able to keep Javon Ringer in check, and the secondary is doing an excellent job with downfield coverage, especially cornerbacks Syd’Quan Thompson and Darian Hagan, who have been blanketing MSU’s wide receivers.

Cal hasn’t done much on offense, although there are signs the running game might be coming around now.

The MVP of the game so far? Maybe punter Bryan Anger: Two punts, 57.5 average.

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.