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Cal Heads To Washington State On Saturday Afternoon

Dec 8, 2020

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BERKELEY - Cal football heads to Pullman for a December 12 matchup with Washington State. The Bears will kick off vs. the Cougars at 7:30 p.m. PT which will be broadcast on FS1 and KGO Radio. 

- Cal leads the all-time series 47-28-5.
- Cal has won two of the three matchups in the series during Justin Wilcox's tenure.
- Cal has won 12 of the past 15 games in the series vs. WSU. 
- With snow in the forecast for Saturday's game, the Bears will be playing a game in the snow for the first time since Oct. 19, 1996 when Cal lost 21-18 to Washington State in Pullman. 

- Cal has defeated the reigning Pac-12 Champion in three consecutive years (2018 vs. USC, 2019 vs. Washington, 2020 vs. Oregon). 
- Cal has defeated a ranked team during every season of Justin Wilcox's tenure (2017 vs. No. 8/9 Washington State, 2018 vs. No. 15/13 Washington, 2019 vs. No. 14/12 Washington and 2020 vs. No. 23/21/20 Oregon).
- Oregon has two scoreless halves over the past two years - 2019 vs. Cal (first half) and 2020 vs. Cal (second half).
- Cal held Oregon to 17 points in both 2019 and 2020. Those are the Ducks' two lowest-scoring games over the past two seasons. 
- Cal has now defeated all of the other five teams in the Pac-12 North during Justin Wilcox's tenure.

- Cal has carried over a theme from 2019, when it set a school record for fewest turnovers, with five turnovers in four games this season as they did not turn the ball over vs. No. 23 Oregon. 
- Cal had a 19-play drive vs. Oregon, which finished with a 1-yard Bradrick Shaw touchdown. That scoring drive was the longest since the Bears posted a 19-play scoring drive against Oregon State in 2016. It was the longest drive in the Wilcox era both in plays and time elapsed (9:51).

- Cal's defense has allowed 196.8 passing yards per game, which is ranked 28th in the NCAA and third in the Pac-12. 
- The Bears have been stingy inside the red zone, holding teams to only 10 touchdowns in 16 red zone appearances, good for a 62.5% rate of touchdowns allowed. They have also only allowed two field goals in four games, as teams have come up empty in four trips to the red zone against the Bears. The 75.0% (12-16) for red zone defense is ranked 17th in the country and first in the Pac-12. 
- Over the past three games, when the opponent started at their own 40-yard line or further away, they were only able to score 34 points on 30 drives against Cal, with 24 drives ending without points. - Cameron Goode has recorded at least 1.0 TFL in each game of the 2020 season and ranks 3rd in both the FBS and the Pac-12 in tackles per loss per game, averaging 2.0 per contest (8.0 total). 
- Goode is tied for the most sacks (8.0) by any active FBS player over their last seven games and is tied for third in most tackles for loss (13.0) over the same time span. 
- Kuony Deng was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week as he forced fumbles on two critical fourth-quarter possessions to cause turnovers and help Cal preserve the upset win over No. 23/21/20 Oregon.