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Saturday, November 11, 2006
Arizona Republic: Cal's Offense Offer UA Challenge
TUCSON - No. 8 California can't be accused of dawdling while on offense. The Golden Bears (8-1, 6-0) have a lightning-quick attack that has put together 16 touchdown drives of less than two minutes. California has the capability to go deep with the passing game, or utilize the running skills of Pac-10 Conference leading rusher Marshawn Lynch. "They can strike at almost any position," Arizona coach Mike Stoops said. "The defense will be tested." The Bears have 12 passing scores of over 20 yards, and can run the ball effectively as well, averaging 170.9 yards per game, with Lynch gaining 109.8 per game. UA (4-5, 2-4) successfully neutralized WashingtonState's offense in a 27-17 win on the road. "We have to play great defense and get them off the field, try to get as many three-and-outs as possible," UA cornerback Antoine Cason said. "They have a great offense."