Oregon Ducks Football: Scouting California’s Defense

Next up for Oregon (9-0) is a trip to newly renovated Cal Memorial Stadium in Berkeley against California (3-7) on Saturday night. After the Ducks put up 62 points on the Trojans last week in the Coliseum let’s see what this week’s opponent bring to the table.

I’ve broken this look into three difference parts, part one I looked at points against since that will be a big key. Part two is how they stack up in the conference on defense and lastly players Oregon fans will want to know for this game.

Ducks fans can expect to see a lot of California Golden Bears linebacker Mychal Kendricks on Saturday night who has 107 tackles this season. Photo Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Points Against:
- The Bears are allowing 27.6 points per game which is 64th in the country
- High: 35 at Ohio State (09-15)
- Low: 17 v. UCLA (10-06) and at Washington State (10-13)

Defensive Stats in the Pac-12:
- Tied with Southern California for sixth in the conference in scoring defense at 25.6
- Seventh in total defense allowing 418.3 yards a game
- Allowing 170 yards on the ground which is sixth and 248.3 through the air which is fifth
- 19 total sacks (5th), 24.6 in opponents first downs (12th), Opponents converting 42.2 on third down (9th) and second in red zone defense

Defensive Players to Watch:
- No. 30 Mychal Kendricks: 107 tackles this season to lead the team, 14.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions, pass break-ups and fumbles recovered
- No. 3 D.J. Holt: 82 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, pass break-ups and QB hits
- No. 11 Sean Cattouse: 75 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two interceptions, pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries
- No. 7 D.J. Campbell: 71 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions, five pass break-ups and a forced fumble

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Topics: California Golden Bears, Football, Oregon Ducks

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