Around The Pac 12 - Week Zero

Typically, we review every game from the conference in a story on Tuesdays during the season, but this past weekend there was only one game and it saw Cal outlast Hawaii 51-31 in Sydney, Austrailia...

California 51

Hawaii 31

-- It was fun to watch some football that counted last weekend, but boy was it sloppy.

-- Neither team looked particularly good early on. Hawaii gave Cal the ball in great field position on their first three possessions, failing to recover an onside kick to start the game while throwing a pick the second time they had the ball. Cal started each of their first three possessions at their own 40 or better. That isn't a recipe for success if you're a Hawaii team that struggles defensively.

-- New Cal starter Davis Webb put up big numbers -- 38 of 54 for 441 yards and four touchdowns -- but there were some times when he made questionable decisions, throwing into double-coverage or completely missing wide open receivers. Davis showed good running skills too, running the option and getting a five-yard touchdown late in the first quarter.

-- A big concern for Cal needs to be their defense which allowed close to 490 yards of offense to a Hawaii team that struggled to move the ball last season. They allowed Diocemy Saint Juste to rush for 118 yards, including one carry that he took 53 yards for a touchdown and Ikaika Woolsey, a mediocre passer at best, to throw for 234 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

-- I thought Cal's offensive line looked decent at times, but Hawaii was able to generate some rush as the game went along.

-- If Sonny Dykes doesn't make a bowl game this season is he likely to be gone? That's what some of the rumblings are.

-- Cal looked okay to start the season, but they will need to be a lot better in order to get to .500 this fall and make a bowl game.

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