The rushing attack for both teams will be extremely vital in deciding who will control the rhythm of the game. Cal’s running game has been stout the last four games due to the improvement of the offensive line and the hard work of Running Backs Isi Sofele and CJ Anderson. Cal will look to smash down on a tough rush defense from Texas and show them the toughness of Cal football.
The Longhorns feature two freshman running backs and a senior running back. All three were injured for the last few games of the season, but they will likely come back for the bowl game. When Texas wins it is because they have a good running game, reducing the pressure on their freshman quarterbacks.