Two of the top defenses in the nation faced off in an important game. Cal was ranked #5 with one loss, so technically not out of it. Although Rutgers and Purdue might not agree. I digress, this was a tough game in which the defenses did as advertised and that is control the game for the most part. Cal's problems were turnovers; they threw two interceptions, although one was meaningless, the other was very important. We started off the scoring with a beautiful 20-yard run up the middle by Kelly Haynes late in the first quarter. In that first half our run blocking was so good I thought me might just stomp them a new mudhole and run away with this one but they stiffened up. Cal tied it up on a 15-yard pass in the second quarter. We forced a punt later in that quarter with 1:15 to go in the 1st half and ended up scoring on an 11-yard pass to the fullback to take a 14-0 lead. We then kicked a field goal in the third quarter for our final of 17 points. Cal got a 1-yard touchdown run late in the third but the defenses played to a draw in the 4th QTR totally controlling the action. On our offensive side it was a continuously tough pass rush by Cal (which ended up with 3 sacks) that really stopped us. When they weren't sacking us they were hitting us, or just getting a hand up to bat down a ball that would have been a completion. They played phenomenal for the most part. Nevertheless we hang in there for a much needed victory and will face off against cpu UCLA (not a gimme) in week 13 and Rutgers in Week 15. Team Notes CB Lance McDougal (92 OVR, 99 SPD, 98 ACC, 90 AGI, 84 AWR, 93 MCV, 98 ZCV, 89 PRS, 57 CTH, 92 PRC) is the most effective player we've ever had in this dynasty. It's not just all the picks he gets (he got his 10th in this game and has at least one in the past five games) but the lack of times he gets beaten in general over the years. He doesn't have more than 24 solo tackles in any season and in addition to his 25 career interceptions has recorded 45 pass batdowns.