Nov. 3, 2001
The Records: Arizona's 38-24 victory over Cal today breaks a 10-game Pac-10 losing streak for the Wildcats. Arizona improves to 4-5 for the season (1-5 Pac-10). The Wildcats now lead the series with the Bears, 10-9-2.
Cal drops to 0-8 for the season (0-6 Pac-10), extending the worst start in school history. Cal has now lost 11-straight games dating back to last season, the longest losing streak in school history. The Bears last victory was a 28-16 road victory over USC, Oct. 28, 2000. Today's loss also was Cal's seventh-straight at Memorial Stadium, which ties the school record for consecutive losses at Memorial Stadium from 1959-60.
26,222 fans attended today's game at Memorial Stadium. The attendance is the lowest for a game at Memorial Stadium since the 20,000 fans on Oct. 21, 1989 when Cal lost to Washington, 29-16. It was the first home game after the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989.
28-Point Second Quarter Hurts Bears: After leading 3-0 at the end of the first quarter, Arizona scored 28 unanswered points in the second quarter, which is the most Cal has given up in a quarter this season. The 28 points also ties for the third most given up in a quarter in Cal history and the most since the Washington State game in 1997. Cal has given up 20 or more points in a quarter seven times this season.
21-Point Fourth-Quarter Offensive Outburst for Cal: Cal scored 21 points in the fourth quarter today. It's the most points Cal has scored in a quarter since the Bears scored 26 against Oregon State in the second quarter of a 33-14 win on Nov. 1, 1997.
Ward Has Another Big Game At WR: Converted wide receiver LaShaun Ward helped the Bears mount a desperation fourth-quarter rally. Down 38-3, two long Ward TD catches (38 and 44 yards) helped the Bears cut the deficit to 38-24. On the day, Ward caught 4 passes for 135 yard and 2 TDs. The 44-yard reception was Ward's longest this season.
Williams Posts Back-To-Back 100-Yard: True freshman running back Terrell Williams rushed for 108 yards on 28 carries and one TD in his second start this season. The TD was his second of year. This was the second-straight game, Williams rushed for 100 or more yards.
Asomugha Blocks First Cal FG in Three Years: Nnamdi Asomugha blocked an Arizona FG attempt at the end of the first quarter, marking the Bears first blocked field goal since Kevin Swillis did it against Oklahoma in 1998.
Bears Force Season-High Four Turnovers, Commit Two: After forcing opponents into only five turnovers all season, Cal forced Arizona to commit four turnovers - 3 fumbles, 1 INT - all in the second half. John Klotsche forced a fumble on Arizona's first drive of the third quarter. Tom Canada made the recovery. Later in the third quarter, Scott Fujita forced a fumble, and Ray Carmel made the recovery. At the start of the fourth quarter, Chris Ball recovered a fumble for the Bears. In the fourth quarter, Jemeel Powell caught his first interception of the year and fifth of his career. On the flip side, Cal committed two turnovers (fumble, Robertson and INT, Boller).
Oh Canada! Defensive End Has Big Day on Defense: After recording 16 sacks a year ago at Hancock Junior College, Tom Canada tallied his first sack as a Bear in the first quarter. In the third quarter, Canada recovered a fumble on Arizona's first drive. He had two total tackles on the day.
Jensen Converts On 43 Yard FG: Cal's Mark-Christian Jensen was 1-of-2 on field goal attempts today, converting on a 43-yard FG with 7:28 to play in the first quarter. With the FG, Cal has now scored first in four of eight games this year. On the season, Jensen is 7-of-10 on FG attempts.
Arizona Notes: Wide receiver Bobby Wade's 44-yard punt return was his second-longest punt return of the season, eclipsed only by a 58-yard return at San Diego State in the season opener. Wade had six catches for 118 yards in today's game, the first 100-yard receiving game for an Arizona receiver this season. It was Wade's fourth 100-yard receiving game of his career. Wade has now caught a pass in 29 straight games. Halfback Clarence Farmer had a career-best 165 yards on 27 carries in today's game. Free safety Clay Hardt had his first career interception in today's game.
Miscellaneous: Arizona's Clarence Farmer's 65-yard rushing TD in the second quarter was the longest rushing play Cal has given up this season...for the seventh time in eight games, Cal's opponents have scored in the final two minutes of the second quarter...Gary Love's 59-yard kickoff return for the Wildcats to start the third quarter was the longest kickoff return against Cal this season.