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Keenan Allen should have a good game
The quarterback position at Cal hasn't really been solidified since the days of Aaron Rodgers. The current incumbent, Zach Maynard, has been very up and down this season.
Maynard makes mistakes when he's pressured from all angles. Most quarterbacks do, truthfully, but it doesn't help matters when Maynard's offensive line has been dreadful this year. As previously mentioned, Cal ranks dead last in the entire nation in sacks allowed with 25.
With that in mind, look for the Bruins to pressure from all over the field—namely with outside 'backers Jordan Zumwalt, Damien Holmes and Anthony Barr. Barr leads the team with six sacks, and might be the best NFL prospect on the entire roster. He's long, explosive and plays with a great motor off the edge.
To combat the pressure, the Golden Bears can do a couple of things. Cal would be well advised to run misdirection and draw plays from the backfield. Not only can it compensate for a below-average unit up front, but it can combat possible pressure that UCLA will send. A prime target in this said package would be the grossly underutilized Brendan Bigelow.
In addition, Maynard should roll out more. It'll buy him more time to survey the field, and it seems as if he's much more comfortable throwing on the run when compared to him sitting in the pocket. Play action plays that hit the fullback out in the flat for good chunks of yardage could also help to alleviate blitzing by the Bruins' defense.
UCLA likes to play with senior corners Sheldon Price and Aaron Hester out on an island. Hester is usually good for one pass interference penalty a game, and Price has been beaten multiple times already this season. The Bruins' secondary was supposed to be a strength heading into the season, but it could be construed as a weakness right now.
With the Bruins' playing up on the line of scrimmage with the corners, expect Tedford to test them deep with Keenan Allen and Chris Harper. Allen could also have big success on crossing routes that exploit the soft underbelly between the UCLA defensive line and linebackers. Cal's two-headed backfield attack of Isi Sofele and C.J. Anderson also have to be bottled up.
If I'm Tedford, I give Bigelow at minimum, 15 touches. He's far too explosive to play sparingly.