Originally written on The Duck Stops Here  |  Last updated 9/28/13
1. In wet, windy weather, getting off to a good start is crucial. Very difficult to come from behind in poor conditions, and if the Ducks can bury the Bears early, they'll lose their will in unpleasant conditions. During the week Brian Jackson and Avery Patterson talked about making Jared Goff and his teammates uncomfortable. A strong start provides a sense of inevitability--particularly for California, which has struggled early in all three of their games. 2. Take care of the football. Always important, but even more vital in poor weather.  Keeping the ball and taking it away become even more important (Don Ryan, AP photo). 3. Pressure the quarterback. Not just sacks, but hurries and deflections. Northwestern batted or tipped four passes, and one of those turned into a pick six. The Ducks have 12 defensive players that are 6-4 or taller. Deflecting and disrupting Cal's quick passing attack turns the Bear Raid into a quick fade. 4. Run the football. The Bears are giving up 286 ya...
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