Cal-Arizona Notes
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/19/2008

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Cal Captains: Will Ta'ufo'ou, Zack Follett, Alex Mack, Syd'Quan Thompson

Jahvid Best started at tailback after missing the Arizona State game with a dislocated left elbow ... he rumbled for a 67-yard TD run (third-longest of the season) in the second quarter to help knot the score at 14-14 ... Best, who entered the game as the nation's leader in all-purpose yards per game (215.5), had 140 all-purpose yards ... Best also had 107 rushing yards at the time, his third 100-yard game of the year.

Marcus Ezeff recovered a fumble in the first quarter, which led to a Cal touchdown ... Cal has now scored 63 points off of opponent turnovers this year ... Cal entered the game leading the Pac-10 in turnover margin at +6 ... Cal recorded its 11th interception of the season (Felder: second of his career) in the first quarter ... Cal had 10 interceptions all last season.

Verran Tucker, who had a career-high four catches, hauled in his second touchdown reception of the season in the first quarter (from Nate Longshore).

Cameron Morrah pulled down his fifth touchdown of the season in the second quarter ... he is the fourth tight end under Tedford to have 200+ receiving yards for a single season.

Giorgio Tavecchio recorded his first point as a Golden Bear (an extra point) in the first quarter ... he attempted his first career field goal - a 50-yarder in the first quarter (wide right) ... he connected on his second-career field goal attempt - a 42-yarder right before halftime and added a 40-yarder in the third quarter.

Cal allowed its longest rush (59 yards) and its first 100-yard rusher of the season (Keola Antolin, 149 yards).

The Bears allowed 28 points in the third quarter - the most given up since the Bears allowed 29 in a quarter vs. Washington State (third quarter) on Sept. 28, 2002.

This was the first time Cal allowed 40+ points since Oct. 8, 2005 at UCLA (47).

Cal had its second punt blocked this season in the third quarter (Michigan State).