Cal poses problems

Arizona will have its hands full Saturday with Cal's offensive firepower.

While we are not sure if Cal is a great team or even if Saturday's game will be close, what we do know is that the UA defense is going to have some fits.

Cal brings one of the best running backs in the country in Shane Vereen, who ran for nearly 200 yards against Nevada.

"Shane Vereen is very explosive and understands their system very well," Mike Stoops said. "They do what they have done for years. We feel like we have a pretty good understanding."

Vereen is very consistent, while Kevin Riley's performance is more of a question mark.

Riley does not get much credit, but he definitely has the ability to succeed.

Against Nevada, he struggled, but he was great against Colorado.

Stoops seems to be taking the Colorado game a bit more seriously than the disappointing performance against Nevada.

"Kevin Riley has played very well this year, so just look at their numbers," Stoops said. "Their receivers are always good and they always have good athletes."

If Arizona is not careful, Cal can put up points in a hurry.

Stoops makes no secret of the fact that the strategy will be to stop the run and then proceed from there defensively.

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