For Cal receiver Bryce Treggs, USC Rivalry is Personal

For Cal receiver Bryce Treggs, Saturday's match-up against USC is personal. It's a matter of family honor ...

Joe Roth Game: Cal (5-2, 2-2 in Pac-12) vs. USC (4-2, 1-2)

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When: 12:00 p.m. Pacific, Sat., Oct. 31
Where: California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, Calif.
Weekly Preview Presser: Message Board Thread
TV: FOX - Gus Johnson (play by play), Joel Klatt (analyst), Molly McGrath (sideline)
Radio: KGO 810 AM - Joe Starkey (Play-by-Play), former Cal QB Mike Pawlawski (Analyst), Todd McKim (Sideline)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio: Sirius (126) and XM (198)
Series History: USC leads, 67-30-5
First Meeting: Cal 18, at USC 0 (Nov. 28, 1912)
Last Meeting: at USC 38, Cal 30 (Nov. 13, 2014)
Last Cal Win: at Cal 34, UCLA 31 (3OT) (Sept. 27, 2003)
Current Win Streak: USC, 11

Injuries: CB Jaylinn Hawkins (out-season; shoulder), LB Aisea Tongilava (out; toe)

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Game Notes

Notes: Cal has not beaten USC since 2003, and have not led in any game with the Trojans since the second quarter of the match-up in 2007 ... Cal has led for 20:43 of the last 660 minutes between the two teams (h/t Josh Dubow, AP) ... After playing four of its last five games on the road, the Bears return to Berkeley, where they are 3-0 on the season ... Before the game, Cal's Athletic Hall of Fame class will be inducted, including Bryce Treggs's father Brian Treggs. The Treggs family has a history with the Trojans.

"It's personal for our family," says the younger Treggs. "My dad, he was being recruited by USC, and they asked him to take an official visit. My dad is from South Central L.A., which is literally five minutes away from USC. When the coach asked him to take an official visit, he said, 'No, coach, I'm not going to waste an official visit when I can just drive over there and visit you guys unofficially.' The coach hung up the phone in my dad's face. It's a little personal for the Treggs family, in that aspect. When I was getting recruited by USC, he was like, 'Yeah, you're not going there. You can take a visit and enjoy the process, but you're not going to USC."

Also personal for Bryce Treggs are a few numbers. Earlier this season, the son surpassed the father, at least in career catches, and he now has 170 to Brian's 167. Brian, though, beat USC, something that Bryce is itching to do. Brian also still holds an edge on his son in yards (1,846 to 2,335) and touchdown grabs (15 to 10).

"I'm about 400, 500 yards away, something like that," Bryce says. "It might be a tad more. Very doable. I'm going to have to have an amazing second half of the season to get that. If we're beating some guys pretty bad, I'll have to stay in during junk time, get some extra stats, catch a couple more balls. It's a great honor. I'm happy that I passed him. Now, I have an edge on him a little bit. I can talk a little smack to him."

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