The California Golden Bears trail the ASU Sun Devils, 7-0, after one quarter of action. The Cal offense has struggled to get started, with quarterback Zach Maynard going just 1-for-3 for 11 yards in the quarter.
Running back Isi Sofele has pitched in to carry the offense, but he's only mustered 48 yards on eight carries. Cal had three drives in the first quarter, only one of which went more than 10 yards and all three of which resulted in a punt.
Cal's defense is doing better, forcing a punt on two out of Arizona State's firs three drives. The third drive, however, went 67 yards on nine plays for a touchdown. Cal entered the game against the Sun Devils as very slight underdogs,. If they can keep things close they have a very good shot at the win, but that will mean getting the offense started in the second quarter.