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Cal-Arizona Postgame Notes

Nov 6, 2021
Ethan Saunders had one of Cal's two quarterback sacks on the day.
  • Josh Drayden tied Cal's all-time record for games played with his 52nd career appearance. The sixth-year senior cornerback now shares the record with Syd'Quan Thompson, who played in 52 Cal games from 2006-09.
  • Six Golden Bears made their first career starts for the Bears in QB Ryan Glover, LG Everett Johnson, ILB Nate Rutchena, C Bastian Swinney, DE Ethan Saunders and CB Isaiah Young. In addition, LT Brayden Rohme also made his first start of the 2021 campaign.
  • Seven Golden Bears - S Hunter Barth, Glover, PK Nick Lopez, WR J.Michael Sturdivant, Swinney, FB Beaux Tagaloa and DE Derek Wilkins - made the first appearances of their Cal career. In addition, NG Aaron Maldonado also made his first appearance of the 2021 campaign.
  • Cal finished the game with three interceptions for the Bears' highest total since picking off four passes vs. TCU in the 2018 Cheez-It Bowl.
  • Evan Tattersall made his first career interception in the first quarter, picking the ball off at Cal's 8-yard line.
  • Nate Rutchena had his third interception of the season and his career in the second quarter. His other picks came Washington State and Oregon State. He also finished the game with a career-high eight tackles (entered the game with seven all season) and one quarterback hurry.
  • Elijah Hicks' third-quarter interception marked his third straight game with an interception. It was also the fifth of his career.
  • Lopez converted his first career field goal in the third quarter from 34 yards out and also had touchbacks on each of the first two career kickoffs.
  • Justin Richard Baker tied a career high with three receptions while Monroe Young's single reception also tied a career best.
  • Cameron Goode's 1.5 tackle for loss including a second-quarter sack gives a team-high 4.5 sacks and a team-high-tying 6.0 tackles for loss this season. He has career totals of 33.5 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks to put him within 3.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks of Cal's all-time top 10.
  • Daniel Scott set his career high with 12 tackles. His previous best was 11 vs. UCLA in 2020.
  • Jamieson Sheehan had career highs of 11 punts and 518 yards punting that were only a single punt and 18 yards off of Cal's single-game school records. Sheahan's average yards per punt (47.1) and net yards per punt (44.8) were both career highs as he had no touchbacks and only two punts returned while also forcing Arizona into a career-high-tying five catches. Sheahan had a career-long 57-yard punt in the third quarter among his career high three punts of 50 or more yards