Coach Jeff Tedford knows
Indeed, the Bears (5-1, 3-0 Pac-10) have routed all five opponents in their path since that 35-18 loss in
But Tedford is even more pleased with coordinator Bob Gregory's defense, which had its most impressive outing yet against
The Bears constantly harassed quarterback Dennis Dixon in what's emerging a pattern of strong pass rushing and blitzing.
"We came out and hit them so hard, they didn't want to be there any more," defensive back Brandon Hampton said. The Bears knew most fans outside the Bay Area only remembered their struggles at
"We know more people are watching us now, so that's definitely a motivation," said Jackson, who caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt for a score. "We thought this was a chance to get back to where we were at the beginning of the season. Hopefully we can get back to No. 9." The Bears nearly did, jumping six spots in the AP poll to No. 10.