Gameday: Cal vs. Washington State

California will attempt to even its Pac-10 record this Saturday against Washington State. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. PT, there will be no TV coverage of the game...

California (4-2, 1-2 Pac-10) vs. Washington State (1-5, 0-4 Pac-10)

Saturday, Oct. 24, 1:30 p.m. (PT)
Berkeley, Calif. - Memorial Stadium

Radio: *Cal Commercial Radio: KGO 810 AM (San Francisco) - Joe Starkey (Play-By-Play), Troy Taylor (Analyst), Todd McKim (Sideline) *Each broadcast begins with a 30-minute pregame show. The postgame show includes reaction from the Bears' locker room and the "Postgame at the Paragon" program from the Paragon Bar & Cafe at the Claremont Resort & Spa hosted by Lee Grosscup and Kate Scott. ISP Sports/Cal Radio Network Affiliates: KGIL 1260 AM (Los Angeles), XSURF 540 AM (San Diego), KESP 970 AM (Modesto), KTKZ 1380 AM (Sacramento). Cal Student Radio: KALX 90.7 FM (Berkeley) - Dan Fiedler, Danny Freisinger, Beni Shpringer. Sirius XM Satellite Radio: Cal fans can listen to the ISP Sports/Cal Radio Network broadcast feed on Sirius XM Satellite Radio on channels 212 (Sirius) and 195 (XM).

Listen to KALX broadcast HERE. Visit for complete coverage of Cal football, including a live play-by-play update via Gametracker.


Games Played: 70
Series Record: Cal leads, 40-25-5
First Meeting: 10/25/1919, 14-0 WSU
Last Meeting: 9/6/08, Cal 66-3
Current Streak: Cal win four
Tedford vs. WSU: 4-1

California returns home to play three of its next four games at Memorial Stadium, beginning with a contest against Washington State Saturday, Oct. 24, that will kick off at 1:30 p.m. The Golden Bears are 9-1 in their last 10 games in Berkeley and have won four in a row over the Cougars.

Cal picked up its first Pac-10 victory of the season after consecutive losses at Oregon and vs. USC with a thrilling 45-26 victory over UCLA at the Rose Bowl last Saturday. Cal scored 35 first-half points in the contest and never trailed.

Cal's offense, which leads the Pac-10 in scoring with an average of 32.8 points per game, returned to form against the Bruins after having scored a combined six points in the previous two games. The Bears offense had lit up the scoreboard during three impressive nonconference victories - starting their season with home wins over Maryland (52-13) and Eastern Washington (59-7), Cal's first back-to-back 50-point efforts since 1973. The Bears then took their show on the road with a convincing 35-21 win at Minnesota as Heisman Trophy candidate TB Jahvid Best broke a modern-era single-game school record with five rushing TDs.

Against UCLA, Cal showed off its big-play ability with five scoring plays of at least 40 yards, including Best's career-best 93-yard touchdown run in the second quarter - the third longest in school history. Quarterback Kevin Riley tossed three first-half TD passes and linebacker Mychal Kendricks capped off the afternoon with a 68-yard interception return to the end zone. The Bears' 45 points were their most in a game at UCLA ever, breaking the mark of 40 set in 2005.

Washington State has dropped all four of its conference contests this season, falling to Stanford and Arizona State at home, as well as USC and Oregon on the road. The Cougars' lone victory was a 30-27 overtime decision over SMU in Pullman.

WSU ranks last in the Pac-10 in several categories, including scoring offense (14.8 ppg), scoring defense (35.0 ppg), total offense (266.0 ypg) and total defense (489.7 ypg). However, the Cougars have been successful in drawing opponent penalties (74.8 penalty ypg) and red zone defense (67.9%), ranking first in the conference in both categories.


Cal leads the all-time series against Washington State, 40-25-5. The Golden Bears also hold a four-game win streak over the Cougars with the last Washington State victory taking place in Berkeley by a score of 48-38 on Sept. 28, 2002. Cal dominated last year's contest, 66-3, in Pullman on Sept. 6, 2008, the Bears' first Pac-10 game of that campaign. Jahvid Best scored on runs of 80 and 86 yards, becoming the first Bear to have two 80-yard runs in a career, let alone one game. Cal started its current four-game win streak over Washington State with a 42-38 victory at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 22, 2005.

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