Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Stanford at California

Stanford heads to Berkeley in Week 12 to face a California team that has played well at home this season.

Stanford offense vs. California defense
• The Cardinal struggled on the ground last week thanks to mental breakdowns up front and the failure of the offensive line to sustain blocks, and bouncing back this week will be a challenge. Golden Bears defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast has his 3-4 base defense playing extremely well against the run, starting with an underrated defensive line. DEs Cameron Jordan and Trevor Guyton are extremely stout at the point of attack and do a great job of stringing out inside runs, allowing an active linebacker corps led by Mike Mohamed to clean things up. The Cardinal offensive line will need to be ready for a fight this week because every yard RB Stepfan Taylor gains will be hard-earned.