Stingy defense, running game spark Cal's success

Cal's recipe for success this season can be attributed to a stingy defense and a premier rushing attack.

Updated: October 6, 2005, 11:41 AM ET
By Ted Miller | Special to ESPN.com

This team is fifth nationally in scoring defense and seventh in rushing offense. This 5-0, 10th-ranked squad has gone 10 quarters without allowing an offensive touchdown and has gained more yards on the ground than through the air in all five of its wins.

“ We don't think we're prey at all. We're still predators. We're still hunting. ”

—Cal safety Donnie McCleskey

Sounds like one of those meat 'n' potatoes, red-state powers from ...

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