California quarterback Davis Webb is the nation's leader in passing yards (1,837) by more than 300 yards over Missouri sophomore signal-caller Drew Lock, and the man who Wally Pipp'd him at Texas Tech, Pat Mahomes.
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1711131-dykes-on-losses-we... He trails Mahomes in passing yards per game (497.7 to 459.3), is 38th in passing yards per completion (13.31) and 31st in passer rating (153.9).
Receiver Chad Hansen was knocked from his perch as the top receiver in the nation, after a 10-catch, 110-yard gam, and now has 656 receiving yards (second) with six touchdowns (second). He trails Syracuse's Amba Etta-Tawo in total yards and yards per game, where Hansen is averaging 164.0 (behind Etta-Tawo's 176.5), but is still tops in receptions per game (12.5).
Webb leads the nation's second-most prolific passing offense (behind the Red Raiders), but this week's opponent, Utah, is 29th in the nation in terms of fewest passing yards allowed per game (182.3), while holding opposing passers to 5.88 yards per attempt and 10.88 yards per completion.
The Utes' six interceptions are tied for 10th in the Football Bowl Subdivision, and those interceptions have only netted Utah 47 return yards.
Compared to last week's opponent, Arizona State, which now ranks 16th in rushing defense, the Utes are 48th in rushing defense, allowing 132.0 yards per game on the ground, while the Bears are 102nd, with 135.3 yards per game on the ground. If running back Khalfani Muhammad -- who injured his leg in the first half of last week's game, and had just three carries in the second half -- can't answer the bell, that run game will be in deep trouble against the Utes, who are tied for 28th in tackles for loss per game, led by senior defensive lineman Hunter Dimick, who has 6.0 TFLs so far this year. His 1.5 tackles for loss per game rank 14th among all Football Bowl Subdivision defenders.