November 16, 2012
Match-up Analysis: Oregon State vs. Cal
#16 Oregon State (7-2, 5-2) returns home hoping to get back on track after letting one slip away on the Farm last week. OSU has lost two of their last three, but week 12 brings a struggling California (3-8, 2-6) squad who is riding a four game losing streak in which they've been outscored 37.5 to 15. Don't let that fool you, Cal has the ability to run the ball and has an active defense that could cause problems for OSU and did versus Oregon
for two quarters.
Here's who BeaverBlitz feels holds the positional advantages heading into Saturday's 7:30pm kick off:
CAL GOLDEN BEARS
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California's 101st ranked pass defense allows 264 yards through the air per game and even more glaring are the 27 passing TD's allowed. Only three teams in all of the FBS have allowed more. Corners Kameron Jackson and Steve Williams both have three interceptions but it's Williams' play making abilities that set him apart - see 10 pass break ups and 6.5 tackles for loss. Safeties Josh Hill (2nd in tackles/81) and Michael Lowe (who has 3 int's of his own) have given up the big play with regularity and can be exploited over the middle.
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