Nov. 6, 2012
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This Week In Cal Football
Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. (PT)
Cal (3-7, 2-5) vs. Oregon (9-0, 6-0)
Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA
TV: ESPN - Joe Tessitore (Play-by-Play), Matt Millen (Analyst), Samantha Steele (Sideline Reporter)
Cal Commercial Radio: KGO 810 AM (San Francisco) - Joe Starkey (Play-by-Play), Mike Pawlawski (Analyst, *Pregame Show), Todd McKim (Sideline, *Pregame Show), Lee Grosscup (^Postgame Show), Matt Foley (^Postgame Show)
Postgame Show: Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA
IMG College/Cal Radio Network Affiliates: *KFPT 790 AM (Fresno), KGO 810 AM (San Francisco), +KLAA 830 AM (Los Angeles), KRAK 910 AM (Los Angeles), KAHI 950 AM (Sacramento), KESP 970 AM (Modesto), KFIG 1430 AM (Fresno), XEPE 1700 AM (San Diego) ^Primary, *Secondary; + will be joined in progress at approximately 8:30 p.m. PT after conclusion of Notre Dame-Boston College football game
All-Access Radio: The Cal commercial radio broadcast of the Golden Bears' game vs. Washington can be heard on the Internet through the All-Access channel on CalBears.com. All-Access can be found under the Multimedia tab at the top of the page at CalBears.com.
Cal Student Radio: KALX 90.7 FM, kalx.berkeley.edu (Berkeley) - Josh Toyofuku (Play-by-Play), Jeff Angius (Analyst), Jamie Silva (Analyst)
Sirius XM Satellite Radio:Cal's commercial radio broadcast feed of the Cal-Oregon game can be heard on Sirius XM satellite radio on channel 85 on both Sirius and XM.
CalBears.com: Visit CalBears.com for complete coverage of Cal football, including a live play-by-play update via Gametracker.
Cal Coaches Corner: The one-hour program airs from 6-7 p.m. each Monday on KNEW Radio (910) and is broadcast live from the Paragon at the Claremont Hotel, Club and Spa in Berkeley.
Fans are welcome to listen in person at the Claremont (41 Tunnel Road in Berkeley), while those who want to submit questions to coach Tedford can do so by logging on at CalBears.com/fanquestion
GOLDEN BEAR FACTS
Head Coach: Jeff Tedford
Alma Mater/Year: Fresno State/`83
Record at Cal/Years: 82-55/11th
Career Record/Years: Same
Football SID: Kyle McRae
Secondary Contact: Tim Miguel
Credentials: Herb Benenson
Ticket Info: 800-GO-BEARS
Games Played: 74
Series Record: Cal leads series, 39-33-2
First Meeting: 11/18/99, at Cal 12, Ore 0
Last Meeting:10/6/11, at Ore 43, Cal 15
Tedford vs. Ore 4-5
Current Streak: Ore win 3
Kickoff - Cal vs. No. 2 Oregon (Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. PT)
Cal's 19 seniors will walk through the North Tunnel for the final time Saturday and make their final appearance in Memorial Stadium when the Golden Bears host unbeaten Oregon (#2 AP/#2 USA Today/#3 BCS) for Senior Day and the final home game of 2012. The group will be honored in a pregame ceremony.
Cal has won three of the last four meetings between the teams at Memorial Stadium, with the only Cal home loss to the Ducks in the last decade a 15-13 thrilling heartbreaker late in the 2010 campaign to an unbeaten and top-ranked Oregon team that would eventually reach the BCS National Championship Game. The Ducks had the nation's top offense heading into the 2010 game but Cal held Oregon to a season-low 317 total yards, and nearly pulled off the upset. The Cal defense has several players that played in the 2010 contest still on its roster, including a pair of starters from two years ago in Marc Anthony and Josh Hill.The other defensive players that participated in 2010 include Deandre Coleman, Tyré Ellison, J.P. Hurrell, Robert Mullins, Kendrick Payne, Aaron Tipoti and Steve Williams.
Cal will come into its 2012 meeting against the Ducks having dropped three in a row overall after falling to Washington last Friday 21-13, which eliminated the Bears from a bowl berth. Prior to 2012, Cal has had enough wins to be bowl eligible in nine of the 10 previous seasons and played in a bowl during eight of those nine. Cal has been within a single score in the fourth quarter during five of its seven defeats, including against the Huskies when the Bears trailed by eight points with a chance to tie the game late in the contest until their final drive ended on downs at the Washington 25-yard line with 1:08 to go.
C.J. Anderson sparked the Cal rushing attack against Washington, rushing for career highs in attempts (22) and yards (160). One of his carries went for 64 yards, which was just four yards shy of the longest run of his career (68 vs. UCLA in 2012). It was the team-leading fifth time this season that Anderson has led Cal in rushing and his third 100-yard rushing contest (all in the last five games). His 160 rushing yards tied him with Brendan Bigelow for the most in a single game by a Cal player in 2012. As a team, the Bears rushed for 249 yards against Washington to mark the fourth time this season that Cal has hit 200 or more yards rushing. Between Anderson (3), Isi Sofele (2) and Bigelow (1), Golden Bear rushers have a combined six 100-yard rushing performances, which ranks tied for third in the Pac-12.
Chris Harper posted Cal's second 100-yard receiving performance of the season against Washington. Harper's 101 yards were a personal best and his seven catches tied a career high. He also scored a rushing touchdown on his first career carry - a 14-yard reverse. With season totals of 36 receptions and 481 receiving yards, he is now 10 receptions short of Allen's true freshman record of 46 catches in 2010, and is 120 yards shy of DeSean Jackson's ture freshman record of 601 receiving yards in 2005. Harper is also just nine yards shy of Allen's 490 receiving yards as a true freshman in 2010.
In the last five games, the Cal defense has garnered 15 turnovers, including nine interceptions. Against Washington, Nick Forbes came up with three of the Bears' four turnovers - two fumble recoveries as well as his first career interception.
Keenan Allen Tops Cal's Career Receptions Record
Keenan Allen is Cal's all-time leader in receptions, surpassing former record-holder Geoff McArthur (202, 2000-04) at the top of the list during a game at Utah on October 27. Allen, who now has 205 career catches in his first 33 collegiate games, is also third all-time at Cal in career receiving yards (2570), with McArthur (3188, 2000-04) and Bobby Shaw (2731, 1994-97) the only two Golden Bears ahead of him. He also has 17 career touchdown receptions and ranks seventh all-time in career scoring catches at Cal. In addition, Allen has caught a pass in each of the 33 games he has played at Cal for a streak that currently ranks tied for eighth in the nation and tied first in the Pac-12. He has missed three games in his career due to injury, including Cal's most recent contest against Washington last Friday.
Allen is the Bears' leading receiver through 10 games of 2012 with 61 receptions, 737 receiving yards and six touchdown catches, with the 61 receptions ranking ninth on Cal's single-season reception list to make him one of only two players in Cal history along with DeSean Jackson to post two of the school's top-10 single seasons in receptions. Allen's total of 98 in 2011 ranked second on the all-time list. Allen ranks tied for 17th nationally and second in the Pac-12 in receptions per game (6.78), while he is 32nd nationally and sixth in the Pac-12 in receiving yards (81.89 rpg). He is also among the national and Pac-12 leaders in both punt returns and all-purpose yardage, ranking 11th nationally and second in the conference in punt returns (14.13 ypr), and 75th nationally and 10th in the Pac-12 in all purpose yardage (109.78 ypg). In addition, Allen is tied for 12th in the conference in scoring off touchdowns with seven (5.3 ppg), adding two other scores on a 39-yard run vs. Nevada and a 69-yard punt return against Southern Utah.
2012 Allen Game-By-Game Statistics
Opponent Receiving (No.-Yds.-TD-Lg.) ... Other Nevada 6-67-0-32 ... 2 rushes, 35 yards, 1 TD Southern Utah 5-69-1-29 ... 69-yard punt return TD Ohio State 9-80-0-18 ... 1-1 passing, 8 yards USC 9-93-0-17 ... 2 punt returns, 15 yards Arizona State 4-79-1-44 ... 2 punt returns, 10 yards UCLA 8-79-2-34 ... first career two TD reception game WSU 11-166-1-69 ... season-high 69-yard catch Stanford 4-43-0-23 ... 29-yard punt return Utah 5-61-1-23 ... broke all-time Cal reception record Washington DNP (Injury)
Injuries Taking A Toll
Cal players have missed a combined 109 games in 2012. A list of players and games missed due to injury is below. The eight players listed below in bold have been ruled out for the season.
Tough Schedule With No Bye Week
Cal's strength of schedule currently ranks 15th nationally in the Sagarin NCAA football ratings, with the team's seven losses coming to teams that have combined to post a record of 43-21 (.709) in Ohio State (10-0), Stanford (7-2), USC (6-3), Nevada (6-3), Arizona State (5-4), Washington (5-4) and Utah (4-5). Cal has played four teams ranked in the top 25 at the time of their contest in Ohio State (No. 12 AP), USC (No. 12 USA Today/No. 13 AP), UCLA (No. 25 AP) and Stanford (No. 20 BCS/No. 22 AP/No. 23 USA Today). Cal still has two teams currently that have combined for a 16-1 record and are nationally ranked on its schedule in 9-0 Oregon (No. 2 AP/No. 2 USA Today/No. 3 BCS) and 7-1 Oregon State (No. 11 BCS/No. 12 USA Today/No. 13 AP). Cal plays the first 12 weeks of the regular season with its "bye" coming the week after its regular-season finale at Oregon State on November 17.
A Decade of Sustained Success Under Jeff Tedford
Cal averaged 7.9 wins per year in the first 10 seasons (2002-11) under head coach Jeff Tedford and ranked tied for third among Pac-10 teams in victories during that period. After a brief one-year absence in 2010, Tedford led the Golden Bears back to a bowl game in 2011 with a trip to the Holiday Bowl against Texas. Tedford's most recent victory at Washington State on Oct. 13, 2012, was his 82nd career win and also his 50th conference triumph. Tedford is Cal's all-time winningest coach with an overall record of 82-55 (.599).
Year Record Final Rankings Bowl
2002 7-5 None Bowl eligible but not selected
2003 8-6 None Insight (Cal 52, Virginia Tech 49)
2004 10-2 No. 9 (AP/Coaches) Holiday (Texas Tech 45, Cal 31)
2005 8-4 No. 25 (AP/Coaches) Las Vegas (Cal 35, BYU 28)
2006* 10-3 No. 14 (AP/Coaches) Holiday (Cal 45, Texas A&M 10)
2007 7-6 None Armed Forces (Cal 42, Air Force 36)
2008 9-4 No. 25 (Coaches) Emerald (Cal 24, Miami, Fla. 17)
2009 8-5 None Poinsettia (Utah 37, Cal 27)
2010 5-7 None None
2011 7-6 None Holiday (Texas 21, Cal 10)
2012 3-7 Season in progress None
Anderson Leads Triple Threat Rushing Attack
For the fifth time during the 2012 campaign, C.J. Anderson paced Cal in rushing against Washington with his career-high 160 yards to mark his third career 100-yard performance, with all of them coming over the last five contests. One of his 22 carries went for 64 yards, four yards shy of his personal best. Anderson's efforts helped the Bears rush for 249 yards against the Huskies to mark the fourth game this season Cal has produced 200 or more rushing yards. Overall, the Bears are fifth in the conference in rushing (177.0 ypg). In addition to Anderson's strong game, Brendan Bigelow and Isi Sofele also chipped in for the Bears with 49 and 42 yards rushing, respectively. Wide receiver Chris Harper scored Cal's only touchdown against the Huskies on a 14-yard reverse on his first collegiate carry. Anderson leads the Bears in rushing on the year with a career-high 673 yards and four rushing touchdowns on 104 attempts. Sofele is second with 519 yards and two scores on 113 carries, while Bigelow is averaging just under 12 yards per carry (11.9) with 392 yards and three touchdowns on the ground over 33 carries. With a combined 1,584 rushing yards, the 2012 trio would need to average 208.0 yards per game over its final two contests to become the first Cal rushing trio to combine for 2,000 yards rushing since 2009 when Shane Vereen (952), Jahvid Best (867) and Covaughn DeBoskie-Johnson (211) combined for 2,030.
2012 Anderson Game-By-Game Statistics
Opponent Rushing (No.-Yds.-TD-Lg.) ... Other Nevada 14-66-0-13 ... 1 reception, 12 yards Southern Utah 5-46-1-35 Ohio State 4-13-0-5 ... 4 receptions, 65 yards USC 5-32-0-13 ... 1 reception, 7 yards Arizona State 8-78-0-44 UCLA 21-151-1-68 ... career high yds. and car. WSU 15-112-2-29 ... career-high-tying rush TD Stanford 7-5-0-4 ... 3 receptions, 24 yards Utah 3-10-0-4 Washington 22-160-0-64 ... career high rushes, yards
2012 Sofele Game-By-Game Statistics
Opponent Rushing (No.-Yds.-TD-Lg.) ... Other Nevada 5-22-0-5 ... 3 receptions, 33 yards Southern Utah 19-104-1-21 ... 1 reception, 14 yards Ohio State 21-86-0-26 ... 1 reception, 5 yards USC 8-16-0-9 ... 1 reception, 4 yards Arizona State 15-105-1-32 ... 13th career rushing TD UCLA 5-21-0-7 WSU 14-63-0-16 ... 1 kick return, 12 yards Stanford 10-13-04 Utah 12-47-0-12 Washington 4-42-0-29
2012 Bigelow Game-By-Game Statistics
Opponent Rushing (No.-Yds.-TD-Lg.) ... Other Nevada 1-3-0-3 ... 2 kick returns, 59 yards Southern Utah 1-12-0-12 ... 1 kick return, 27 yards Ohio State 4-160-2-81 ... 3 kick returns, 74 yards USC 4-31-0-11 ... 3 kick returns, 66 yards Arizona State 0-0-0 UCLA 5-12-0-7 ... 2 receptions, 35 yds, TD WSU 8-59-0-25 ... 1 kick return, 29 yards Stanford 2-0-0-0 ... 2 rec. 40 yds; 4 KR, 96 yds Utah 2-66-57-1 ... 1 rec., 6 yds; 2 KR, 34 yds Washington 6-49-0-30
Chris Harper Fills in for Injured Keenan Allen
In Cal's last contest against Washington, the Bears were without their standout wide receiver Keenan Allen. True freshman Chris Harper stepped up huge for Cal in Allen's absence, posting seven catches for 101 yards receiving against the Huskies, including a couple of impressive, catches. The seven grabs tied Harper's career best, while the 101 yards were a career high and Harper's first career 100-yard receiving performance, as well as the third time this season that he paced the Bears in receiving. One of his receptions was good for a season-long 36 yards, while another was a one-handed grab that was the day's No. 2 play on SportsCenter. In addition to his receiving prowess, Harper also scored the Bears' lone touchdown against Washington on a 14-yard reverse, his first collegiate rush. On the season, Harper has collected 36 catches for 481 yards and two receiving touchdowns. He is making a run at a pair of school records for true freshmen receivers currently held by Allen (46 receptions in 2010) and DeSean Jackson (601 receiving yards in 2005). Harper is second on the team in both receptions and receiving yards in 2012 behind Allen's 61 catches and 737 receiving yards.
Maynard Moves Onto All-Time Passing and Total Offense Lists
Zach Maynard has moved into 10th place on Cal's all-time list for both total offense and passing. Through his first career 23 games at Cal, Maynard has passed for 5,204 yards, while compiling 5,350 yards of total offense. Maynard has completed 180-of-296 passes for 2,214 yards over 10 games in 2012, with 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Maynard has a passer efficiency rating of 130.26 to rank 64th nationally, while his 128.36 career passer efficiency is eighth on Cal's all-time list. Arguably the best game of his career came when he completed 25-of-30 passes (career high 83.3%) for a season-high 295 yards, threw for four touchdowns and rushed for another in a 2012 win against UCLA, with the five touchdowns he was responsible for a career best.
2012 Maynard Game-By-Game Statistics
Opponent Passing (C-A-I-Yds-TD-Lg.) ... Other Nevada 17-30-0-245-2-37 Southern Utah 17-23-1-229-1-29 ... 6 rushes, 39 yards Ohio State 26-37-1-280-1-36 ... rushing TD USC 18-33-2-173-0-17 ... career-high 19 rushes Arizona State 9-28-0-126-1-44 UCLA 25-30-1-295-4-50 ... 5 total TDs (1 rushing) WSU 14-23-2-189-1-69 ... career-high 78 rush yds Stanford 19-31-1-214-0-31 ... team-long 11-yard run Utah 20-32-1-288-2-51 ... 11 rushes, 30 yards Washington 15-29-1-175-0-36
D'Amato Leads Pac-12 in Field Goals Made and Percentage
Vincenzo D'Amato leads the Pac-12 in field goals made (1.50 fgmpg) and field goal percentage (15-21, 71.4%) on the footsteps of 2011 placekicker Giorgio Tavecchio, who last season became the first Cal player to ever lead the conference in field goal percentage and the first since Doug Brien in 1991 to lead the conference in field goals made. D'Amato had made 11 straight field goals before missing his third attempt against Washington. He started his streak at USC when he tied his career best by making the final three of his four field goals attempts, equaling a mark he had previously set two games earlier by hitting all three of his attempts vs. Southern Utah. D'Amato was also good on his only attempts vs. Arizona State, UCLA, at Washington State (career-long 52-yarder) and against Stanford. At Utah, D'Amato was good on both of his attempts from 49 and 38 yards and had made his first two against the Huskies from 23 and 21 yards before missing wide right on a 41-yard attempt. In the national and conference rankings, D'Amato is 20th nationally and first in the Pac-12 in field goals and tied for 91st nationally and 12th in the conference in scoring (7.10 ppg). He is also sixth in the Pac-12 in scoring among kickers. D'Amato has a team-high 71 points for the season, adding 26-of-29 extra points to his 13 field goals. He is Cal's active career leader with 123 points (22-33 FG, 57-60 PAT).
2012 D'Amato Game-By-Game Statistics
Opponent FGM-FGA-LG ... PAT/ATT ... KO ... Other Nevada 1-2-40 ... 3-3 ... 5-310-62.0 Southern Utah 3-3-47 ... 5-6 ... 9-528-58.7 Ohio State 0-3 ... 4-4 ... 5-323-64.6 USC 3-4-35 ... 0-0 ... 4-260-65.0 Arizona State 1-1-35 ... 2-2 ... 4-253-63.2 UCLA 1-1-26 ... 4-6 ... 8-504-63.0 WSU 1-1-52 ... 4-4 ... 6-378-63.0 ... career-long FG Stanford 1-1-21 ... 0-0 ... 2-128-64.0 Utah 2-2-49 ... 3-3 ... 5-306-61.2 Washington 2-3-23 ... 1-1 ... 4-209-52.2
Nick Forbes Takes Over Team Lead in Tackles
One of Cal's rising young talented players, who has seen increased playing time as the 2012 campaign has progressed, is linebacker Nick Forbes. In Cal's last game against Washington, Forbes surpassed Josh Hill for the team lead in tackles, now with 74, which is four more than Hill's 70. In addition to racking up a game-high 11 tackles, Forbes came up with two fumble recoveries and an interception. Near the end of the first half in a game tied 7-7, Washington was in the red zone and threatening to score to take a halftime lead when Forbes stepped in front of a Keith Price pass, tipped and caught the ball, and returned it 26 yards to end the Husky threat. Along with the 74 take downs, Forbes' season totals include 3.5 tackles for loss (-16 yards), 1.5 sacks (-11 yards), three pass breakups, three quarterback hurries, three fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, an interception and the team's only blocked kick. He has played in all 10 games this season, starting seven of them. He is second in the Pac-12 in fumbles recovered (0.30 frpg) and seventh in tackles (7.4 tpg).
Tight Race for Team Lead in Tackles
Josh Hill had been Cal's leading tackler all season, now with 70, but Nick Forbes surpassed Hill last week against Washington, as Forbes now boasts 74 on the year. Five Bears have a total of 50 or more tackles, with Steve Williams (65), Robert Mullins (57) and Michael Lowe (54) also among the group. In the conference rankings, after Forbes' seventh-place showing (7.4 tpg), Hill is tied for eighth (7.0 tpg), Williams is tied for 14th (6.5 tpg), Mullins is tied for 21st (6.3 tpg) and Lowe is 39th (5.4 tpg).
Hill, who has played in 46 career games with 30 starts, has 197 tackles to lead all players on the active roster, while his 70 stops on the season are second to Nick Forbes' 74. His three career forced fumbles one interception returned for a touchdown are tied for the most among active Cal players, while his two fumble recoveries and 21 pass breakups are tied for second. In addition, Hill is third among the team's active players with four career interceptions, 46 interception return yards and 25 passes defended.
Anthony, who has played in 39 career games with 30 starts, is Cal's active career leader in interception return yards (96), while ranking tied for first in interception return touchdowns (1) and pass breakups (21), second in passes defended (26), and third tackles (130) and in tackles for loss (12.0, -27 yards).
Williams, who has played in 35 games with 26 starts, is Cal's active career leader in interceptions with six. His three interceptions in 2012 are tied with Kameron Jackson and Michael Lowe for first on the team. He also collected a career-high four pass breakups against the Cougars and is now the Bears' active career leader with 24 (ninth on all-time list) to give him a total of 30 passes defended that also paces the Bears' active players. He is tied for first among active players with three career forced fumbles, second in tackles (135) and fourth in interception return yards (45). He currently ranks sixth in the Pac-12 in passes defended (1.20 pdpg).
Cal Defense Forcing Lots of Turnovers Lately
The Cal defense has forced 15 turnovers in the last five games. Cal forced six turnovers against UCLA for the highest total in the Jeff Tedford era and then came back with two more each both at Washington State and against Stanford. Cal had one turnover at Utah and then four more turnovers last Friday against Washington. Nine of the 15 turnovers in the last five games have been interceptions, while six have been fumbles.
Turnover Margin a Key
The turnover battle has been emphasized since head coach Jeff Tedford's arrival at Cal in 2002 and rightly so. The Bears are 46-9 when committing fewer turnovers than opponents during the Tedford era, compared to 19-12 when turnovers are equal and 17-34 when opponents win the battle. In conference games, Cal is 29-7 with a positive margin in turnovers, 11-8 when the turnover table is tied and 10-29 with a deficit. A big key to the Bears' win against UCLA was forcing the six turnovers that were the most in the Jeff Tedford era and tied for the most in the Pac-12 this season, including the first three career interceptions by Kameron Jackson, which is also tied for the most in the Pac-12 this season and the most by a single player in a game in the Tedford era. Against Washington, the Bears recorded four more turnovers (three fumble recoveries and one interception) with Nick Forbes recovering two of the fumbles and making one of the interceptions.
Home Field Advantage
Cal is 43-14 in its last 57 home games and 39-13 at Memorial Stadium during the stretch. The Bears were 4-1 in home games at AT&T Park in 2011 while Memorial Stadium was being renovated.
Bears As the Best, Against The Best
Oregon comes to Berkeley as the No. 2 team in the country in both the latest AP and USA Today rankings, while the Ducks are No. 3 in the most recent BCS Standings. In 2009, Cal recorded back-to-back wins in consecutive weeks over nationally ranked teams for the first time since 1950, defeating No. 18 Arizona at Memorial Stadium before winning at No. 14 Stanford. The Bears lost eight straight game against ranked teams after that before a convincing 43-17 at Memorial Stadium win over No. 25 and current Pac-12 South Division leader UCLA on Oct. 6, 2012. Cal did fall to No. 22 Stanford in its most recent contest against a ranked team on Oct. 20, 2012. All told, the Bears are 14-23 against ranked teams since Jeff Tedford became the team's head coach in 2002. Cal is 15-8 when playing as a top-10 team and 36-21 when ranked in the top 25. Prior to not being ranked during the 2011 or 2012 campaigns, Cal had been among the nation's top 25 teams at one point in each of the previous seven seasons and eight times in nine campaigns from 2002-10.
Saturday's game against Oregon will mark the final appearance at Memorial Stadium for Cal's 19 seniors - C.J. Anderson, Marc Anthony, Ross Bostock, Tyré Ellison, Dominic Galas, Josh Hill, J.P. Hurrell, Kameron Krebs, Kaulin Krebs, Mike Manuel, Zach Maynard, Robert Mullins, Kendrick Payne, Tyler Rigsbee, Brian Schwenke, Isi Sofele, Eric Stevens, Matt Summers-Gavin and Aaron Tipoti. The group will be honored in a pregame ceremony.
Score 30 Points, Usually Win
Cal is 64-5 all-time when putting 30 points or more on the scoreboard under head coach Jeff Tedford. When the Bears don't score at least 30 points, their record under Tedford is 18-50.
Under the Lights
Cal will be playing its fifth night game of the year this Saturday vs. Oregon (7:30 p.m. PT). Cal won its first two games under the lights in 2012 against UCLA and at Washington State before falling at Utah and vs. Washington in the Bears' last two games. The game time is still to be announced for the final regular-season contest at Oregon State.
Cal's current two-deep features 31 of the 56 positions manned by either a freshman (11) or sophomore (20).
Cal's Oregon Connections
Head coach Jeff Tedford spent four seasons as the offensive coordinator at Oregon from 1998-2001 and helped lead the Ducks to four bowl games, three post-season wins, the best overall record (38-10) in the Pac-10 during the period and a No. 2 national ranking at the end of his last season in 2001.
Associate head coach/run game coordinator Ron Gould played collegiately at Oregon for one season in 1987, graduated from the school in 1988, and then spent two seasons as a graduate assistant with the Ducks in 1990 and `91, with the 1990 squad going to the Freedom Bowl. He spent one season as the defensive backs coach at Portland State in 1992.
Offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Jim Michalczik spent three seasons (1999-2001) as the special teams coordinator at Oregon State, while also working with the tight ends and as an assistant offensive line coach. The Beavers went to bowl games twice in those three seasons.
Director of Football Operations Mike McHugh held the same position at Oregon from 1999-2000.
Five Cal players - Maximo Espitia (Salem, OR/South Salem HS), Isaac Lapite (Eugene, OR/Sheldon HS/South Eugene HS), Joey Mahalic (Portland OR/Wilson HS), Brennan Scarlett (Portland, OR/Central Catholic HS) and Jacob Wark (Tualatin, OR/Jesuit HS) - list cities in Oregon as their hometown and played prep football in the state as did Gabe King, who was briefly at South Eugene High School as a prep senior but lists Burlington, North Carolina, as his hometown.
Brothers Kameron and Kaulin Krebs were members of the Oregon State football program before transferring to Cal.
Video coordinator Matt Fox was a student assistant in the video office at Oregon from 1999-2000 and graduated from the school in 2001.
Broadcaster Todd McKim was a long-time media member as a television anchor and sports director in Eugene, and was the 2000 Oregon Broadcaster of the Year.
Assistant Player Personnel Director/Community Outreach Coordinator Kevin Parker played tailback and wide receiver at Oregon, and was twice named the Ducks' Most Inspirational Player before graduating from the school in 1999.
Cal Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
Formal induction ceremonies for the Cal Athletics Hall of Fame are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9, at the annual Hall of Fame banquet at the Greek Orthodox Church Conference Center in Oakland. The latest inductees into the Cal Athletics Hall of Fame will be honored at halftime of the Cal-Oregon football game. The Class of 2012 consists of Haley Cope (women's swimming, 1998-2001), Jocelyn Forest (softball, 1999-2002), Mike Harrison (baseball, 1989-91), Bruce Kennedy (men's track & field, 1970-73), Lamond Murray (men's basketball, 1992-94), and Anne Walker (women's golf, 1998-2002). Stu Gordon, a former pitcher who helped found the Bear Backers organization and led the fundraising effort to reinstate the baseball program in 2011, is also being honored with a Hall of Fame Service Award. With the addition of the new members, the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame now features 256 individuals and six rowing teams.
Additional Notes From Washington Game
As a team, the Bears rushed for 249 yards, and it was the fourth time this season that Cal hit 200 or more yards rushing ... Zach Maynard moved into 10th in career passing yards at Cal, now with 5,204 for his career ... Chris McCain picked up a 16-yard sack in the third quarter, and now has 3.5 sacks on the season and five for his career ... McCain also recovered his first career fumble ... Brennan Scarlett also recorded a sack and now has 2.5 in his career, while Keni Kaufusi posted his second career sack ... Allan Bridgford made his third appearance of the season, completing 2-of-7 passes for 26 yards ... the last three Cal-Washington games have been within one score in the final minute of play.
Cal in the NFL
Cal has a total of 32 players on NFL rosters as of Nov. 5, 2012, which is the second-most among Pac-12 schools behind only USC, while the team's 25 former players on active 53-player rosters (does not included players on injured reserve and physically unable to perform lists) at the beginning of the 2012 NFL season was tied for ninth nationally. Cal has had 40 NFL Draft selections in the 10 drafts held since Jeff Tedford coached his first game at Cal in 2002, including eight first-rounders. Six former Cal players were chosen in the 2012 NFL Draft. The six draft selections tied for the second-most ever by Cal, who also had six players picked in both the 1977 and 2008 drafts. A school-record 10 Cal players were chosen in 1952. Offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz (Cleveland Browns - No. 37 overall) and linebacker Mychal Kendricks (Philadelphia Eagles - No. 46 overall) were selected in the second round, followed by punter Bryan Anger (Jacksonville Jaguars - No. 70 overall) in the third round. Wide receiver Marvin Jones (Cincinnati Bengals - No. 166 overall) was taken in the fifth round. Defensive back D.J. Campbell (Carolina Panthers - No. 216 overall) and defensive lineman Trevor Guyton (Minnesota Vikings - No. 219 overall) were picked in the seventh round.
Academic Success Continues
Cal has posted 103 Pac-12 All-Academic honors in the first 10 seasons under head coach Jeff Tedford, second-most in the conference during that span. Nine Cal student-athletes were honored on the 2011 Pac-12 All-Academic Football Team, including four first-team selections in Mark Brazinski, Ernest Owusu, Mitchell Schwartz and John Tyndall.
In 2008, Alex Mack earned the Draddy Trophy (later renamed the Campbell Trophy) honoring college football's top scholar-athlete, while Mohamed was a finalist for the honor often referred to as the Academic Heisman in 2010 after earlier being given an NFF Scholar-Athlete Award. Giorgio Tavecchio was a semifinalist for the honor and a candidate for an NFF Scholar-Athlete Award in 2011.
A three-time member of the Pac-10/12 All-Academic team, Matt Summers-Gavin is a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award® and the Campbell Trophy presented by the National Football Foundation in 2012.
Back In Berkeley - Memorial Stadium Reopens in 2012
Since it opened in the fall of 1923, Memorial Stadium has produced scores of unforgettable memories for generations of Golden Bears. From the Wonder Teams of the 1920s to the Pappy Waldorf years mid-century to the current success attained under head coach Jeff Tedford, the facility has treated fans of all ages to many of the greatest moments in the history of Cal football. It stands as one of the most enduring symbols of the University of California campus and has served as a gathering point for students, alumni, faculty, staff and other supporters for nearly 90 years.
This fall, the historic building begins a new era following an extensive retrofit and renovation that brings it up to modern standards for fans and student-athletes alike, creating a more enjoyable environment for the hundreds of thousands of people who visit and partake in games every year - all while maintaining the architecture and character of the celebrated stadium.
Major construction on the $321 million project got underway in December 2010, and barely 21 months later, the Golden Bears are able to call Memorial Stadium home once again.
The Renovation of Memorial Stadium
Preliminary work on the project, including installation of temporary bracing around the outer wall, hazardous material removal and interior demolition, began in June 2010. Major construction got underway in December 2010, starting with demolition of the interior bowl, soil excavation and wall shoring. The stadium is game-ready to host Cal football in 2012, with work completed in early 2013.
The $321 million renovation, which impacts all but the outer wall and the east-side seating area, capitalizes on the expertise of seismic engineers and campus experts that found a unique solution to protect the stadium and its users in case of an earthquake. Design features include concrete "seismic blocks" at the end zone where the Hayward Fault bisects the facility and a press box that can sway in a large-scale temblor. The solution came as a result of collaboration between the campus Seismic Review Committee, the architectural team and the structural engineers hired for the job.
The significant number of upgrades to the facility include three club levels for those participating in the Endowment Seating Program, a new press box, wider concourses, improved ADA access, and more restrooms and concession stands. Capacity has been reduced from 71,799 seats to 63,186.
The History of Memorial Stadium
Originally completed in November 1923, Memorial Stadium is dedicated to University of California, Berkeley students, alumni and other Californians who lost their lives in World War I. The building was then rededicated during halftime of Cal's game against UCLA on Oct. 6, 2012. Cal boasts an all-time record of 319-217-16 (.592) at Memorial Stadium. The Bears have enjoyed 12 undefeated home campaigns, including three during the Jeff Tedford era (2004, 2006, 2008). Cal has twice won eight home games in a season (1924, 1938). The Bears went 4-3 at Memorial Stadium in 2010, the last season before the renovation. Cal was 4-1 in their 2011 temporary home at AT&T Park and is 2-4 in its return to Memorial Stadium in 2012. Memorial Stadium is also home to one of the most memorable moments in college football history - "The Play" - Cal's five-lateral kickoff return on the final play of the 1982 Big Game to beat Stanford that celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2012.
Simpson Center For Student-Athlete High Performance
Cal football players train in the Simpson Center for Student-Athlete High Performance, a revolutionary student-athlete training, coaching, and applied sports science and sports medicine center that opened in January of 2012. The Simpson Center embodies the High Performance Initiative (HPI), Cal's innovative performance philosophy designed to build competitive advantage, maximize efficiency and enhance the student-athlete experience. A 142,000 square-foot facility, the Simpson Center is a state-of-the-art complex with year-round access for over 450 student-athletes. The Simpson Center is home to the locker rooms, meeting rooms and offices for Cal football and 12 Golden Bear Olympic sports for use on a daily basis. A 142,000 square-foot facility, the Simpson Center is a state-of-the-art complex with year-round access for over 450 student-athletes. The Simpson Center is home to the locker rooms, meeting rooms and offices for Cal football and 12 Golden Bear Olympic sports for use on a daily basis and provides ...
Performance Training & Assessment
Therapy, Rehabilitation & Reconditioning
Sport Performance Laboratories
Academic Support Services & Study Area
Dedicated Team Room, Locker Room & Office Space
Nutrition & Food Service
The signature feature of the Simpson Center is the High Performance Zone - a fully integrated training space with world-class strength and conditioning, sports medicine and sports science facilities and services. Developed with sports performance in mind, high quality equipment and an open layout provide impressive training options to prepare for the highest levels of competition. This multi-purpose space encompasses 18,700 square feet, spans two stories and stretches the length of a football field. Planned to accommodate 100 student-athletes at a time, Golden Bears are able to complete a full training session without the need to move or wait for equipment. The facility's weight room is outfitted with over 50,000 pounds of weight, 22 fully customized work stations with inlaid platforms that provide student-athletes with a state-of-the-art facility that incorporates the latest technology and adaptability in exercise and monitoring equipment. The 25-yard turf area is used for warm-ups, plyometrics, short agility work, medicine ball throws, rehabilitation and much more. Spin, Pilates, yoga and back classes are among the activities that take place in the fitness studio. Other features in the Simpson Center include a training room, rehabilitation facilities including underwater and AlterG treadmills, cold plunges, a medical suite, dining and nutrition and academic support area, team meeting room, locker room and player lounge - all just a few steps away.