Cal Game: Facts and Factors

The Cal Bears have been UCLA by an average of 22.6 points three years in a row....

-- The California Bears come to Los Angeles to take on UCLA at the Rose Bowl Saturday. The game will be televised by FSN Prime Ticket at 4:00, with Bill Macdonald and J.J. Stokes calling the action.

-- The Bears are 4-3 overall and 1-3 in the Pac-12 North. Cal started off the season 3-0, then went 0-3 before beating Utah last week in Berkeley, 34-10. The three losses were at Washington, at Oregon and against USC.

-- It's three losses came against teams with a combined record of 17-4.

-- UCLA is 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the Pac-12, coming off one of the most embarrassing losses in recent Bruin history, losing to Arizona, 48-12, last week.

-- UCLA leads the all-time series with Cal, 49-31-2, which goes back to 1933. UCLA has a 10-4 edge in games played in the Rose Bowl, having also won four of the last five. Cal, however has won the last three in a row, including a 35-7 victory in Berkeley.

-- Those three straight wins over UCLA is the longest streak since 1990-1994, when Cal won five straight against UCLA, which is also the longest winning streak for the Bears in the series.

-- UCLA hasn't beaten the Bears since 2007, when it won at the Rose Bowl, 30-21.

-- Cal has won only two in a row at the Rose Bowl (1991 and '93) since UCLA started playing its home games at the venue in 1983.

-- In Cal's last three wins over UCLA, it's beaten the Bruins by an average of 22.6 points.

-- Jeff Tedford is in his 10th season as Cal's head coach, with an overall record of 75-46. When he got to Cal, he turned around a program that was coming off a 1-10 season and had hit rock bottom. He put together 8 straight winning seasons, with the best being in 2004 and 2006, finishing with records of 10-2 and 10-3 in those seasons. In 2006, Cal tied for the Pac-10 title for the first time since 1975. Cal averaged 8 wins per season in the first nine seasons under Tedford. The program also is ranked tied for third among conference teams in victories during that period. Tedford became Cal's all-time winningest coach in Cal history this season, and he's also the all-time leader in games coach.

-- Tedford, though, after leading Cal to eight winning seasons and bowl games, went 5-7 in 2010, and there have been rumblings that he's on the hot seat.

-- Tedford is currently the State of California's highest paid employee. In 2010, he made $2.3 million. The second-highest paid state employee for that year was UCLA's basketball coach, Ben Howland, who earned a little over $2 million.

-- Of course, UCLA's head coach Rick Neuheisel is on a sizzling seat at the moment.

-- After it's bench-clearing brawl last week against Arizona, five Bruins are suspended for the Cal game: starting DT Cassius Marsh, starting WR Shaquelle Evans, WR Taylor Embree, WR Randall Carroll, and WR Ricky Marvray.

-- Cal has played all of its home games at AT&T Park in San Francisco while its home field, Memorial Stadium, undergoes a renovation.

-- Saturday the weather is expected to be mild in Pasadena, with a high of 77 degrees.


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