Gameday: California at Arizona

This will be the 28th meeting all-time between the California Golden Bears and the Arizona Wildcats since the series began 1978. Cal holds a slim 13-12-2 advantage...

California (4-1, 2-0) at Arizona (4-2, 2-1)
Day/Time: Saturday, October 18, 7 p.m. PT
TV: Comcast SportNet West

California defeated Arizona last season in Berkeley, 45-27. The Bears jumped out to a 28-3 first-quarter lead in their 2007 Pac-10 opener. The Wildcats cut the score to 38-27 with 13:01 left before Cal put the game away with a Justin Forsett touchdown run midway through the fourth.

The Bears fell 24-20 in their last meeting with the Wildcats in Tucson in 2006. The loss cost the Golden Bears an outright Pac-10 title and Rose Bowl berth. Cal is just 1-4 in its last five trips to Arizona, with the only victory being a 38-0 shutout in 2004.


Games Played: 27
Series Record: Cal leads, 13-12-2
First Meeting: 10/14/78, Cal, 33-20
Last Meeting: 9/22/07, Cal, 45-27
Current Streak: Cal win four of five
Tedford vs. UA: 4-2

California has captured four of the last five meetings with Arizona - all victories have come by at least 18 points. However, the lone loss was the heartbreaker in 2006. Cal's 38-0 shutout of the Wildcats in 2004 is the Bears' only win in the desert since 1991 (1-4 during that span).


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