BERKELEY -- Cal was the last team to post over 400 yards of offense against San Diego State -- a stretch of 12 games for the Aztecs. Since the teams' last meeting, the Bears lead the nation in offensive yards per game (630.2), in large part, thanks to Jared Goff and Tony Franklin. New OC Jake Spavital has studied up on last year's meeting in Berkeley, and breaks down what he's seen from the San Diego State defense.
"I look at it a lot," Spavital said. "I'm a film junkie. I'm in there all the time. I'm watching as much tape as I possibly can, I thought they attacked [San Diego State] pretty well, last year."
The Bears hit short jab after short jab, with short, physical runs, before opening up down field, with speedy Trevor Davis hauling in three catches for 138 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
"Things change, obviously," Spavital said. "I think they're a little bit different than they were last year. They still have that aggressive mentality. I think they're a very good team at tackling in open space. They've got a great ability to get people down. Not many teams rush much on San Diego State."
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