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December 25, 2019 | |Post a Comment
first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Cal coach Jeff Tedford’s ability to produce NFL quarterbacks is widely publicized, but the Bears’ staple as of late is the running game. A year ago, J.J. Arrington ran for 2,018 yards, and now Cal is proving it doesn’t matter who carries the ball behind a physical offensive line. In three games, the Bears had three players starter Marshawn Lynch, backup Justin Forsett and third-stringer Marcus O’Keith each rush for 100 yards. When Lynch was out with a broken finger, Forsett ran for 187 yards against Illinois and 235 against New Mexico State. In fact, a Cal running back rushed for at least 100 yards in the last 17 games, dating back to the 2003 Insight Bowl, and the Bears are 22-4 under Tedford when a back breaks the 100-yard barrier. Cal also ranks seventh in the nation in rushing at 259.4 yards per game. Furthermore, UCLA’s run defense is suspect. The Bruins rank 91st nationally and eighth in the Pac-10 at 179.5 yards per game, and allowed Washington to double its average with 213 yards on ground. UCLA is without two starting defensive linemen in tackle Kevin Brown (ankle) and end Nikola Dragovic (knee) both are done for the season but defensive coordinator Larry Kerr said the biggest issue is missed tackles. The Bruins’ weekly goal is to have less than five missed tackles. They had a whopping 12 against the Huskies. UCLA survived its last two games without a running attack, and beat Washington despite allowing 213 rushing yards to one of the Pacific-10’s worst rushing running teams. But when No. 10 California visits the 20th-ranked Bruins on Saturday, UCLA’s play at the line of scrimmage offensively and defensively will have to much improve to have a chance for its first victory over a top 10 team since 2001. The Bears possess one of the top running games in the country, and arguably the conference’s best secondary, which will put a premium on UCLA running the ball. “(Cal) is a very good football team that is sound across the board, so it’s going to come down to blocking and tackling,’ UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said. “It’s going to come down to getting those things corrected and playing with the effort that is needed, and playing smart. They will expose you if you’re not ready to play.’ center_img “They had two big runs,’ Kerr said. “One was the 20-yard run for a touchdown, and a (UCLA player) got out of his gap and cut off another guy. We’re right there. We had an unblocked guy right there but we don’t finish the play. “Then on the (49-yard) run in the second half, that’s a 2-yard loss but we miss a tackle in the backfield, and then everyone else is locked down and a guy hits a seam and goes. And that happens in eight- man front football.’ The Bruins shut down Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson, who gained 58 yards on 23 carries, but that was against a one-dimensional offense. Cal has balance with quarterback Joe Ayoob, although he has struggled at times. Ayoob is 31 of 46 for 421 yards and three touchdowns in his last two games, but the focus is on the Bears’ running game. “We’ve got to have the same mentality that we had against Adrian Peterson,’ Kerr said. “We have to make (Lynch) go sideways. If they run downhill on us, they’ll kick the crap out of us because that’s what they want to do. They want to line up and just mash us, and they think they can. They’ll be physical, but I guarantee you one thing, we will match it.’ Offensively, controlling the line of scrimmage will allow UCLA to keep the ball away from Cal, but the Bruins will need to show marked improvement. After averaging 222 rushing yards the first two games, the Bruins ran for a combined 148 yards in the last two. “It’s all mental mistakes. There are no physical mistakes,’ UCLA strong-side guard Shannon Tevaga said. “It’s hitting the wrong guy. It’s two guys hitting the same guy and leaving another free. It’s going to be fixed. It has to be fixed. We’ve got the, `How to block,’ it’s the `Who?’ It’s getting into your playbook more, learn the (defensive) front better. It’s more studying, more preparation.’ Bruins tailback Maurice Drew, who was limited to 33 yards by Washington, had another reason for UCLA’s lackluster running game. “Me,’ said Drew, who has a team- leading 311 yards rushing. “The last two games I haven’t been making the right reads to get the running game going. It’s going to be tough to get it back against this defense, but we have to try. You have to go out and run the ball against them. Otherwise, you’re going to crush yourself.’ The lack of confidence in the running game forced offensive coordinator Tom Cable to abandon it against Washington. UCLA ran 25 times and threw 44 passes against the Huskies. “Cal is by far the best team that we’ll face thus far, in any way, shape or form most physical, most talented,’ Cable said. “But I’ve said this earlier; you cannot win games like this, or big games in this conference, without having some balance and the physical presence along with it.’ Brian Dohn can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
December 25, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgA judge barred former public relations executive Douglas Dowie from introducing the results of a privately administered polygraph test at his upcoming trial on charges that he ordered staff to bill the city more than $300,000 for work that was never done. Dowie, the former general manager of the Los Angeles office of St. Louis-based Fleishman-Hillard, can present the results only by testifying at his trial, which would allow prosecutors to cross-examine him, U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess said. “His testimony will then be subject to scrutiny under the same standard as any of the other witnesses in this case,” Feess wrote in an opinion released Wednesday. Dowie, 57, has pleaded not guilty to 15 counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy related to the alleged over billing of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week According to defense documents, a polygraph examiner concluded Dowie was telling the truth when he twice said that he did not know any of the DWP bills were fraudulent. But Feess said the results reflected what Dowie was thinking when he took the test rather than when the alleged fraud occurred. In July, Steven Sugerman, Fleishman-Hillard’s former Los Angeles public affairs chief, pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud. He faces up to 15 years in prison but prosecutors agreed to recommend leniency in exchange for his cooperation. Dowie is scheduled to stand trial Nov. 15 along with John Stodder Jr., the executive who replaced Sugerman. Stodder also has pleaded not guilty to the charges. last_img read more