What should you be watching when the California defense hits the field against Arizona State this weekend? Keep an eye on N'Keal Harry, who's hauled in 15 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns, as well as quarterback Manny Wilkins, who's rushed 33 times for 191 yards, and completed 66.3% of his passes this season for 795 yards and four touchdowns, with two interceptions.
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1709673-in-depth-preview-r... When it comes to the running game, the Sun Devils are among the best in the nation. The combination of Wilkins, Demario Richard and Kalen Ballage have Arizona State ranked 16th in the nation in rushing yards per game (260.67), third in rushing touchdowns (4.33 per game), ninth in rushing first downs (13.67 per game), 14th in rushing attempts per game (49) and first in red zone offense, as Arizona State has scored points on every trip inside their opponent's 20.
In contrast, the Bears see an average of 45.33 runs per game (107th in the nation), have allowed 15.0 rushing first downs per game (127th out of 128 in FBS), allow 3.33 rushing touchdowns per game (122nd) and a staggering 296.33 yards per game on the ground.
Cal's 3.67 TFL's per game are 117th in the nation, and they allow 27.33 first downs per game -- 123rd in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Cal's 6.54 rushing yards per attempt allowed is dead last among FBS teams. In composite defensive strength, Cal is ranked 115th overall, with 37.93% of plays resulting in touchdowns or first downs, and just 9.91% of opponents' plays that result in a turnover, sack or tackle for loss.
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