California Golden Bears (0-0) at Arizona State Sun Devils (0-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Sun Devil Stadium)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
This game has been canceled. The California Golden Bears and Arizona State Sun Devils meet Saturday in week 11 PAC-12 college football action at Sun Devil Stadium.
The California Golden Bears had their season opener against Washington canceled due to COVID-19 issues. The California Golden Bears have won four of their last six road games. Chase Garbers returns at quarterback after throwing for 1,700 yards and 14 touchdowns while completing 61 percent of his passes. Cal has its top receiver returning in Nikko Remigio, who had 513 receiving yards and three touchdowns, while the Golden Bears have their top rusher in Christopher Brown Jr., who had 914 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Kuony Deng returns after 119 tackles last season, Cameron Goode led Cal with 9.5 sacks and Daniel Scott had one interception. Cal has some question marks at key positions and is a bit young in terms of its overall roster, but Garbers did show promise last year and he has his top playmakers returning. Cal could surprise and put a scare in a team or two in this short Pac-12 season.
The Arizona State Sun Devils lost to USC in their season opener and need a win here to prevent a 0-2 start. The Arizona State Sun Devils have won five of their last seven home games. Jayden Daniels is completing 47.8 percent of his passes for 134 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Daniels has one touchdown pass in his last three games. Rachaad White and LV Bunkley-Shelton have combined for 98 receiving yards and one touchdown while Geordon Porter has one reception. The Arizona State Sun Devils ground game is averaging 258 yards per contest, and Daniels leads the way with 111 yards on 11 carries. Defensively, Arizona State is allowing 28 points and 556 yards per game. Evan Fields leads the Arizona State Sun Devils with 17 tackles, Jermayne Lole has 1.5 sacks and Merlin Robertson has one interception.
The Golden Bears are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games in November and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sun Devils are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. The under is 20-8 in Golden Bears last 28 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Sun Devils last 5 home games. The Golden Bears are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The California Golden Bears have some potential on both sides of the ball and could surprise here and there, but it's hard to get a proper read on a team that hasn't played in nearly 12 months. It's also not easy playing the first game on the road against a team that's had a chance to knock the rust off. The Arizona State Sun Devils did a lot of things well last week against USC and should have won, so despite the loss, ASU should feel good about itself moving forward. If anything, the way Arizona State lost its opener should create an angry, focused team this week. This feels like a bad spot for Cal to open the season.
I'll lay the small chalk with the Sun Devils.