Will Cal Cover the Spread Against Donnel Pumphrey, Calvin Munson and the San Diego State Aztecs?

Jared Goff was sensational in just one half of football last week, thanks in part to Kenny Lawler, but what kind of defense is he going to face this week in visiting San Diego State? We break down all the key points ...

Game Day Central: California vs. San Diego State State

When: 2 p.m. Pacific, Sat., Sept. 12
Where: California Memorial Stadium
Weekly Preview Presser: Message Board Thread
TV: Pac-12 Networks - Kevin Calabro (Play-by-Play), Yogi Roth (Analyst), Lewis Johnson (Sideline)
Radio: KGO 810 AM - Joe Starkey (Play-by-Play), former Cal QB Mike Pawlawski (Analyst), Todd McKim (Sideline)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio: Sirius (137) and XM (197)
Cal Student Radio: KALX 90.7 FM - Eamonn Shannon (Play-by-Play), Jarrod Suda (Analyst), Anthony Manzella (Analyst)
Series History: Tied, 3-3
Last Meeting: at Cal 42, SDSU 37 (Sept. 14, 1996)
First Meeting: at Cal 28, SDSU 0 (Sept. 18, 1982)
Current Win Streak: Cal, 1
Recruit List: HERE
Injuries: S Griffin Piatt (doubtful, knee), LB Aisea Tongilava (broken toe, out), Matthew Rockett (doubtful, knee), Jack Austin (out, foot); San Diego State: safety Trey Lomax

Read more about the upcoming match-up between California and San Diego State with our Scout NOW video previews, take a listen to our podcast for a more in-depth breakdown (plus recruiting news!) and read up on what Cal's been up to this week.

Cal rushed for 185 yards against Grambling State, while piling up 660 offensive yards, led by 309 passing yards from Jared Goff in just one half of football. On Saturday, the Cal run game will be crucial, but they'll face the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week in linebacker Calvin Munson. How will the Bears fare on the ground? We preview that in Scout NOW:

The Golden Bears added an early signee for the 2016 class in quarterback Max Gilliam. There will be two young quarterbacks visiting, including Tyler Lytle, who played against Concord (Calif.) De La Salle on Friday night. Find out more about Gilliam -- a three-star signal caller out of Thousand Oaks (Calif.) -- in our one-on-one video interview.

On your way to the game, take a listen to our in-depth game preview on the Bear Republic Podcast, and get the latest on Cal basketball recruiting.

The Aztecs are led offensively by Donnel Pumphrey, who rushed for 1,867 yards last season, and will be utilized in various ways, including fly sweeps and screens. Just what kind of back is Pumphrey? Check out our run game preview.

Cal head coach Sonny Dykes broke down who's going to be returning punts for the Bears, as well as the fluid situation at left tackle after Thursday's walkthrough. Find out all the latest in this practice report.

There have been rumors afloat about Cal possibly opening the 2016 season not only on the road, but outside of the country. We have the latest from our inside sources in this report.

In our feature this week, we focus on the burgeoning Honey Mustard phenomenon with mastermind Marcus Manley and Honey Mustard himself, David Davis. They even cut a promo video for us. 

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