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Cal didn't look terrible on defense. D.J. Holt led the team with 11 tackles and D.J. Campbell had a great interception that kept Oregon from putting up another score.
But let's face it: tackling was a big problem for the Bears against Oregon. Yes, it was raining and wet the entire game, but this has been a problem for most of the season.
Cal kept switching their coverage packages throughout the game, and none worked as well as last year when Cal barely lost to Oregon by a score of 15-13. The Ducks' running backs were so quick to the outside that it was essentially a screen pass, something Cal hasn't been able to cover all season.
The Bears need to make the first tackle and not leave an entire half of the field open on those sweep runs by LaMichael James. The line would go left, James would go right, and Oregon would score yet again.
That being said, Oregon has some of the most prolific offensive players in the nation. The only team that has stopped them so far this season has been LSU, and they're the best team in the country.