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6:30, 4th Quarter -- Time to run down to the field for the rest of the game. Thanks for reading today's blog. 1:32, 3rd Quarter -- Referee Jack Folliard has returned to the game. 2:06, 3rd Quarter -
By Cal Athletics on Sat, October 20, 2007

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Oct. 20, 2007

6:30, 4th Quarter -- Time to run down to the field for the rest of the game. Thanks for reading today's blog.

1:32, 3rd Quarter -- Referee Jack Folliard has returned to the game.

2:06, 3rd Quarter -- Nate Longshore's 2-yard TD pass to DeSean Jackson was his third TD pass of the year -- the most he has thrown since throwing 3 vs. UCLA last season.

4:16, 3rd Quarter -- Four of DeSean Jackson's receptions have given Cal a first down on third-down plays.

7:20, 3rd Quarter -- Upon further review, the ruling is upheld ... UCLA ball on the UCLA 23.

7:20, 3rd Quarter -- An apparent interception by UCLA is being reviewed.

8:20, 3rd Quarter -- On a pass attempt off a reverse by DeSean Jackson, referee Jack Folliard was injured. After betting looked at by the UCLA trainers, he left the field to be attended to further.

8:38, 3rd Quarter -- Holding called on UCLA is declined, giving Cal possession of the fumble, recovered by Tyson Alualu on the UCLA 36. It is Cal's 10th recovered fumble of the year.

9:49, 3rd Quarter -- Kahlil Bell has 125 yards rushing so far today, most by an individual against Cal this season. Oregon's Jonathan Stewart ran for 120 yards back on Sept. 29.

15:00, 3rd Quarter -- We're ready to start the second half, with Cal kicking off to UCLA. Larson puts the ball about 8 yards deep in the end zone for a touchback.

1:10, 2nd Quarter -- With the fumble recovery by Brandon Hampton, Cal's defense has forced and recovered a fumble in every game this season.

2:01, 2nd Quarter -- The fumble by Jahvid Best was Cal's third lost in the last 2 games. Cal lost only 2 fumbles in the first 4 games this season.

2:51, 2nd Quater -- the pass interference call on UCLA marks the 5th interference flag today -- 3 on Cal and 2 on UCLA.

3:33, 2nd Quarter -- With a 24-yard catch to the UCLA 46, Jackson went over 100 yards receiving for today's game.

9:06, 2nd Quarter -- Longshore's 39-yard TD pass to Jackson came after a fake reverse in the backfield. Jackson now ranks 8th all-time at Cal in receptions and is one behind Geoff McArthur for 4th in TD receptions. Jackson has 19 to McArthur's 20.

11:14, 2nd Quarter -- Khalil Bell's 64-yard run to the Cal 2 was the longest rush against Cal this season.

14:47, 2nd Quarter -- With 3 catches for 24 yards today, DeSean Jackson has moved into 10th on Cal's career receiving yards list, now with 2,002. He passed Mike Caldwell, who had 1,999 yards from 1989-93.

1:45, 1st Quarter -- After a pass interference call on Brandon Hampton, UCLA has converted 3 straight third downs on this drive.

6:43, 1st Quarter -- Longshore hits Stevens for a 21-yard TD pass down the middle of the field. It was Stevens' second TD catch this year. Cal had five first downs on the drive and took 5:21 off the clock. Cal's longest TD drive of the year took 5:34 (at Oregon).

12:41 p.m. -- On Larson's 45-yard punt, Jahvid Best beat the punt down the field and was waiting for UCLA's return man to catch it. He tackled him for a zero return.

12:40 p.m. -- Julian Arthur got his first career start at tight end today.

12:39 p.m. -- Nate Longshore is starting at quarterback.

12:34 p.m. -- John Allen, a former walk-on who got a scholarship this season, is getting his first start at defensive end today in place of Tad Smith. Smith is expected to play today.

Cal's captains for today are: Thomas DeCoud, Craig Stevens, Matt Malele and DeSean Jackson.

12:30 p.m. -- Both bands have completed their pregame show and we are waiting for the teams to take the field. The Rose Bowl has build two new locker rooms for participating teams behind the south end zone. The visiting locker room, where Cal is, is about 3 times the size of the old one.

12:05 p.m. -- Bowl representatives from the Sun Bowl and Holiday Bowl are at the Rose Bowl this afternoon.

11:58 a.m. -- Looks like Robert Jordan won't be able to go today with his shoulder injury. He is not dressed for Cal's pregame warm-ups. Tedford said that it will be a game-time decision on who the starting quarterback will be.

11:44 a.m. -- Just got word from the pool that Cal's third-ranked water polo team beat UCLA, 8-7.

11:15 a.m. -- Welcome from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. For this afternoon's Cal-UCLA, will be blogging throughout the game, providing inside into the Pac-10 match-up.

Game time is set for 12:37 p.m. and the team is in the locker room getting taped and dressed for the game. Cal and UCLA are playing water polo about a 15-minute walk from the stadium, and we'll give the final result as soon as we have it.


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