Last season, the Cal offense, led by quarterback Zach Maynard, running back Isi Sofele and wide receiver Keenan Allen, averaged 28.3 points per game.
Sofele rushed for 1,322 yards but was overshadowed by other top running backs in the Pac-12, including LaMichael James. Meanwhile, Maynard completed 57 percent of his passes to go with 17 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
This season’s offense could be even better for one main reason. This team is going to be more experienced.
While Cal lost its two of its top receivers from last season, three solid recruits are coming in. Furthermore, both Maynard and Sofele should have better years as they build on their experiences.
Finally, the team can expect even more out of Allen, who finished with 98 receptions, 1,343 yards and six touchdowns last season. Both of those first two statistics rank second in Cal's single-season record book.
Allen should be primed for another big year, especially with a more experienced Maynard throwing to him.