Oct. 24, 2008
Berkeley - California head football coach Jeff Tedford has added a new entry to "Tedford Talk," his official online blog at www.CalBears.com. The Golden Bear coach addresses this week's game versus UCLA, thoughts on the Arizona loss and other football related issues
"This week, we have been hard at work preparing for a talented UCLA team," said Tedford. "Although we are all disappointed in our result at Arizona, the morale on the team is strong and the team is concentrating on our next opponent. As I told them, we are still right in the hunt for a Pac-10 championship and we can control our own destiny. It's just that no one is undefeated in the conference anymore. There are five of us with one loss each, and there's long way to go before anything will be settled."
Click here or go to: /ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30100&ATCLID=208197756 to view Tedford Talk.
California returns home to Berkeley for a two-game homestand, starting with a matchup against UCLA Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the annual Joe Roth Memorial Game. The contest will be televised on a regional basis by ABC (locally on KGO TV 7). This will be the 78th meeting all-time between these two programs since the series began 1933 ... UCLA leads the series, 49-27-1, and neither team has put together back-to-back wins in this series since UCLA won four straight from 1995-98 ... Cal has won its last four games at Memorial Stadium against the Bruins since 2000, scoring 38 or more on three occasions ... the Bears lost last season in Pasadena by a score of 30-21 ... Alterraun Verner intercepted a Nate Longshore pass and sprinted 76 yards to the end zone with 1:33 remaining to seal the victory over the 10th-ranked Bears ... in 2006, Longshore tossed three TDs en route to a 38-24 over UCLA in Berkeley ... UCLA ranks 22nd nationally in passing defense, allowing 175.4 ypg through the air ... however, the Bruins are surrending 182.6 ypg on the ground ... QB Kevin Craft, who engineered an overtime win over Tennessee in the opener, is 147-for-251 for 1518 yards and seven touchdowns this season.
Tickets are available for that game and the remainder of the home schedule, including the 111th edition of the Big Game vs. Stanford. For further ticket information, visit CalBears.com or call (800) GO BEARS.
Through new technology, fans can purchase tickets at CalBears.com and print them at home anytime and not have to wait in line at the stadium. Season ticket holders can also transfer their unused tickets to friends and family through the new Digital Ticketing System.