1. College Football News Preview 2020: Cal Golden Bears Win Total Prediction, What Will Happen
CFN in 60 Video: Cal Golden Bears Preview
This is going to be a good Cal team, but don’t get caught up in the possible hype as this as possible Pac-12 sleeper team.
The offense has too much returning to be that mediocre again. There’s enough skill talent, and enough experience up front to be better than the worst O in the Pac-12 – which it was last year.
The kicking game has to come up with a reliable placekicker, but the defense will keep every game in range. Throw in one of the nation’s best coaching staffs, and it should be a third straight bowl appearance under Justin Wilcox.
Set The Cal Golden Bears Regular Season Win Total At … 7
Here’s the problem. The rest of the Pac-12 will have too many landmines to sidestep.
Missing Arizona and Colorado from the South is disastrous – those are two of the league’s relative layups this year.
TCU is better – that’s early on the non-conference slate.
Stanford and Oregon State will be better. Washington and Oregon are home games, but road dates at USC and Arizona State are going to be a problem.
It’ll be a winning season with a bowl appearance, but it’ll be more of a fight than the early oddsmakers think. It’ll take a good finishing kick to get past six wins.