The Cougars travel to Tucson next Saturday for a 7 pm showdown with Arizona's Wildcats. Like the Cougars, the Cats are 3-0 on the season. Their wins have come against San Diego State, Idaho and UNLV. Former Cougar linebacker and radio color commentator Scott Pelluer is the Cats' linebackers coach.
Cal entered the game without having registered a sack or an interception this season.
Hard to believe, but true. The school that produced the likes of Andre Carter and Deltha O'Neal was all goose eggs in those oh-so-critical measures of stopability.
Price knew it. Holmoe knew it. And, most assuredly, the Cougar offense and Bear defense knew it.
Stats like that are enough to make a quarterback drool.
So it was no surprise that Jason Gesser opened this sun-drenched afternoon with four straight passes. He completed the first three — a 25-yarder to Mike Bush, a 7-yarder to Nakoa McElrath and a 23-yard screen to David Minnich — before Drew Dunning capped off the march with a 38-yard field goal.
No matter that the Cougs settled for a trey. The drive was like clock work. Just what the oddsmakers