Cal defensive backfield carved up for 417 yards against Washington, as Sonny Dykes laments lack of depth

BERKELEY -- Sonny Dykes talks about the lack of depth in the secondary, Cal's poor execution on third down and more after Saturday's loss to No. 4 Washington.

BERKELEY -- Without Darius AllensworthCalifornia started walk-on safety Chibuzo Nwokocha and featured De'Zhon Grace heavily in the cornerback rotation, and with safety Luke Rubenzer going down in the middle of the game, the Bears played Malik Psalms -- a former corner -- heavily at safety. True freshman Traveon Beck -- who started the season as a backup nickel -- was also pressed into service this week as a corner. 

The Bears allowed 417 passing yards, including a 39-yard touchdown pass from receiver Dante Pettis to Oakley (Calif.) Freedom product Darrell Daniels. The 66 points given up set a modern-era school record. The 704 yards given up were the most this season. 812 yards in 2014 is the program record for yards given up.


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