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Stanford RB Stepfan Taylor
Stanford Cardinal RB Stepfan Taylor, the third running back on this list, is also going to be a huge problem for the Bears' rushing defense. However, Taylor may be the worst matchup for the Bears out of the three running backs.
Cal's inexperience and unknown talent level on defense sets it up to surrender a ton of yards on defense. And for the same reasons De'Anthony Thomas and Silas Redd are bad matchups for for the Bears defense, Taylor may be even worse.
Taylor is arguably the best running back in the entire conference, with 1,330 rushing yards and 5.5 yards per carry in 2011, according to ESPN.
Additionally, Taylor is a much more powerful back than both Thomas and Redd. Cal has good, young athletes on defense which sets them up to deal with speed better than power. However, Taylor, a senior power back, is going to look unstoppable against Cal.
With Andrew Luck gone, most teams will be able to focus on defending the run against Stanford. But with all the holes, inexperience and youth in the Cal rushing defense, there's little it will be able to do against Taylor.