PREVIEW: Cal faces a few new wrinkles with Washington State's offense

We've got three things to watch for when the Golden Bears are on defense against an Air Raid offense that's all of the sudden developed a ground game. Can the Bears apply the same kind of pressure to Luke Falk as they did last year with a depleted line and a patchwork secondary?

WASHINGTON STATE: BY THE NUMBERS (Members)

ONE-ON-ONE: FRED TATE ON WAZZU (Members)

California defensive line coach Fred Tate stopped to talk about Cal's depleted defensive line and the Bears' run defense ahead of facing a newly-frisky Cougars run game.

IN-DEPTH: SAFETY DANCE (Members)

The Cal secondary will face a complicated puzzle in Washington State's new run game and the ever-powerful Air Raid.

BEAR REPUBLIC PODCAST: CAL VS. WAZZU

Old friend Robert Kenneth Clampett, who was a part of the first iteration of the Bear Republic Podcast, joins the party to speak as the voice of Cal fans, asking BearTerritory publisher Ryan Gorcey the tough questions about the Bears' football season. Then, for the final 15 minutes, we quiz CougFan.com editor Barry Bolton about this week's opponent, Washington State.

CHAD HANSEN IS TIRED OF LOSING (Members)

Since Chad Hansen went down against Oregon State, the Cal offense has suffered. Now that he's readying for his second game back, he said, he's frustrated and ready to turn a corner.

BTTV: DAVIS WEBB TALKS WASHINGTON STATE (Members)

Cal quarterback Davis Webb breaks down what he's seen out of Washington State, and his respect for Mike Leach's quarterbacks of the past.

BTTV: LEACH HASN'T CHANGED PHILOSOPHY (Members)

Cal head coach Sonny Dykes talks about his former boss's new trend toward the run game.

EVAN WEAVER'S FAMILY TAKING A BUS TO PULLMAN

Spokane , Wash., native Evan Weaver will have a crowd of over 50 friends and family at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash., on Saturday.

WASHINGTON STATE IS A NEW ANIMAL (Members)

Cal returns to practice on Sunday, getting back linemen Patrick Mekari and Steven Moore, but with Washington State on the horizon, head coach Sonny Dykes hopes he can get two of his defensive backs healthy enough to help.


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