Oct. 6, 2012
BERKELEY - With today's 43-17 California victory over No. 25 UCLA, Jeff Tedford continued his streak of not losing to UCLA at Memorial Stadium during his tenure at Cal. The last time the Bruins won at Memorial Stadium was in 1998. The last time the Bears beat a top-25 team before tonight was in 2009 when Cal beat then-No. 14 Stanford, 34-28. The Golden Bears are 63-5 when scoring 30 points and 42-2 when scoring 40 points.
Keenan Allen hauled in eight catches for 79 yards and two touchdown receptions. The receiving touchdowns were his third and fourth of the season and the 14th and 15th of his career. He is tied for seventh all-time at Cal in career touchdowns.
Allen now has 185 career receptions. That total ranks third all-time at Cal, as he passed Bobby Shaw tonight. He is 10 receptions away from Dameane Douglas for second (195), and Geoff McArthur is first with 202. He also has 2,300 career receiving yards, which ranks sixth all-time at Cal, as he passed Marvin Jones today. Brian Treggs and Dameane Douglas are tied for fourth with 2,335 career receiving yards and DeSean Jackson is third with 2,423 receiving yards.
Allen also extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 30 - every game he's played in at Cal. Heading into today's action, the streak ranked tied for eighth nationally and tied for first in the Pac-12.
Zach Maynard tied his career high with four touchdown passes, two of which went to Allen. It was the first time he threw four touchdowns in a regulation contest, and also added a rushing TD, making him responsible for five touchdowns for the first time in his career. The only other time he threw for four touchdowns was in the overtime win at Colorado last season. He ended the contest completing 25 of 30 passes for a season-high 295 yards with an interception along with the four passing TDs.
Richard Rodgers enjoyed a career day, catching seven passes for 129 yards, his first career 100-yard performance. In the fourth quarter, he racked up a career-high 50-yard reception. In the second quarter, he collected a 42-yard reception.
C.J. Anderson snagged his first touchdown reception of the season - second of his career - for Cal's first touchdown of the night in the second quarter. In the fourth quarter, he secured his second touchdown of this season - 10th of his career - that came on a personal-best 68-yard run. Anderson finished the day with a career high in carries (21) and rushing yards (151). The 100-yard performance was the first of his career.
Earning his first career start, Brendan Bigelow hauled in his first receiving touchdown, good for 32 yards. It was his fourth career score.
Kameron Jackson notched his first career interception right before halftime, and then grabbed his second and third INTs in the fourth quarter. The last time a Cal player had two or more interceptions was Sean Cattouse against Presbyterian last year.
Michael Lowe earned his first career interception and returned it 42 yards. It was one of six turnovers Cal's defense forced on the night. The last time the Cal defense forced five or more turnovers was against Colorado in 2010.
Vincenzo D'Amato has made his last five consecutive field goals, including a 26-yarder tonight in his only attempt. The drive that ended with D'Amato's field goal was the Bears' longest drive of the season (16 plays) that lasted a season-high 6:35.
Through the first four home games this season, Cal has an average attendance of 57,526, including a season-high attendance of 63,186 in the season opener against Nevada. All four games have had an attendance of over 50,000.