Game Notes from the Arizona at Cal Football Game
November 14, 1998
Game Notes California vs Arizona November 14, 1998
Teams Records Cal falls to 5-5 overall, 3-4 Pac-10 and has one last shot in the Big Game next week against Stanford of getting the necessary six wins to be bowl eligible. Arizona improves to 10-1 overall, 6-1 Pac-10 and concludes its season against Arizona State, Nov. 27. The series is now 9-9-2.
Douglas Sets Cal Career Reception Record, 3 Away From Pac-10 Season Record With his 6 receptions today, WR Dameane Douglas has 182 career receptions, breaking Bobby Shaw's (1994-97) Cal record of 180. The record breaking reception was a diving 35-yard catch with 5:37 remaining in the game. The tying reception came with :13 seconds left in the third quarter. Douglas is 3 receptions away from Keshawn Johnson's (USC) Pac-10 mark of 90 catches during the 1995 season.
Fields Runs Long For Cal TDs, Fourth Career 100-Yard Game, Third Multi-Career TD Game With 6:22 left in the first quarter, TB Marcus Fields ran for a 41-yard touchdown (first play of the drive), the Bears second longest TD run this season. Last week against Arizona State, Fields had a 72-yard TD run. Fields rushed for 117 yards on 18 carries in today's game, his fourth career 100+ yard rushing game. Fields has now broken the 100-yard rushing barrier three times in the past four games (118 yards vs. UCLA, 101 at Arizona State). With 10:29 remaining in the fourth, Fields had a 25-yard TD reception, marking his third multiple TD game this season and for his career (USC and Arizona State the others).
Combined Penalty Records and Cal Season Game Mark Set Arizona and Cal combined for 307 total penalty yards, breaking the previous record in Cal games of 283. Cal was penalized 154 yards, breaking the previous Cal season record of 130 against Oklahoma. The two teams were whistled for a combined 29 penalties, tying the second most all-time. The Cal game combined record is 31, set last season at Houston (Sept. 6, 1997).
Punt block Leads To Arizona's First Score Cal had a punt blocked by Chris McAllister (recovered by A.J.Brown) with 12:26 remaining in the first quarter. It was the third punt Cal has had blocked this season (Houston and USC the others). It led to an eight-yard TD reception by Jeremy McDaniel, putting Arizona up 7-0 with the extra point.
Harris Punting Inside 10 Spurs Cal TD, Ties Career Long Harris' second punt of the day (first after the blocked punt) was a 63-yarder downed on the Arizona 2-yard line, tying his career high set at home vs Arizona State, Nov. 8, 1997. Harris also had a 58-yard punt today. Harris' previous longest this season was 56 yards. Cal's next offensive possession was a 41-yard TD run by Marcus Fields. On the day, Harris pinned Arizona inside its 15-yard line three times today, bringing his season inside the 20 mark to 26.
Opponent Defense Scores Points With 10:12 left in the first half, Cal surrendered its first safety since September 30, 1995, at Arizona. The safety gave the Wildcats a 9-7 lead.
Cal's Smith Targets Arizona For Interceptions Senior SS Marquis Smith's first quarter interception was his first this season and first since the Arizona game, Nov. 15, 1997. Smith has five career interceptions.
Cal Linebackers Chase Tackle for Loss Record Matt Beck had 3 tackles for loss in today's game, giving him 18 drops for a loss on the season. Together with Sekou Sanyika, Cal's dynamic duo now have 41 combined tackles for a loss. Sanyika added to his tackles for loss total with 1 drop behind the line of scrimmage today. He now has 23 tackles for loss on the season and needs only 3.5 more to move past Ron Rivera (26.5 in 1983) for the all-time school record in a single season. He also now stands at No. 4 on the Cal career list with 45 tackles for loss over the last three seasons.
Three Dot Data Chidi Iwuoma made his first career interception with 4:30 left in the first halfDeltha O'Neil had a 26-yard punt return, the longest of the season for CalAlbert Dorsey led Cal with 13 tackles today, four for 14-total yards lostCal had 15 tackles for loss today, including four sackson the season, Ignacio Brache is 10-13 for PATS (2-3 today)the missed PAT kept Arizona's lead at four, instead of within a field goalCal held Arizona under its points per game average of 33.9 (27) and total offense of 434.6 (386 today)