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Cal Hosts UNLV Saturday

Sep 6, 2022

BERKELEY -- California returns to FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium for the second straight week on Saturday, Sept. 10 with a 1 p.m. PT kickoff on Pac-12 Bay Area against UNLV. The Golden Bears and Rebels are set to meet for the first time in history on the football field.

 FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium
Time: 1 p.m. PT
Television (Pac-12 Bay Area): Guy Haberman (play-by-play), Shane Vereen (analyst)
Cal Bears Sports Network Powered By Learfield: KGO 810 AM
Joe Starkey (play-by-play), Mike Pawlawski (analyst), Todd McKim (sideline reporter);
SiriusXM Ch. 132 or 197 / SXM App 959, The Varsity App

— This will be the first-ever meeting between California and UNLV on the football field.
— The Bears and Rebels were set to open the 2020 season at Allegiant Stadium, but the game was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

— Freshman running back Jaydn Ott immediately made his presence known last week in the season opening 34-13 win over UC Davis, rushing for 104 yards on 17 carries while adding two receptions for 26 yards and his first career touchdown.
— Ott's 130 yards from scrimmage (rushing and receiving) are the most by a Cal player in his debut since Keenan Allen had 158 yards (120 receiving, 38 rushing) in his first time on the field against UC Davis on Sept. 4, 2010.
— At 104 rushing yards per game, Ott ranks third in the country among freshmen and tied for 39th overall in rushing yards per game average. Ott is the top freshman rusher in the Pac-12 after week one and sixth overall in the conference.

— Cal is riding a four-game home win streak after last week's victory over UC Davis and the final three games of the 2021 season (Colorado, Oregon State, USC). This is the Bears' longest home win streak since taking five in a row at home from Nov. 14, 2015 - Oct. 1, 2016 (2015 Oregon State, Arizona State; 2016 Texas, Utah, Oregon).

— The Bears had a new quarterback under center to start the season for the first time since 2018 (Chase Garbers) as Jack Plummer took his first snaps as Golden Bear last week.
— Plummer made an immediate impact, throwing for three touchdowns and 268 yards (23 for 35) while spreading the ball around to 11 different receivers in the win over UC Davis.
— The three touchdown passes went to three different receivers (Jeremiah Hunter, Jaydn Ott, Mavin Anderson). It was the first career touchdown for Ott and Anderson.

— California's defense had a strong game in several areas in the week one victory and is tied for second in the Pac-12 and tied for fourth nationally with one defensive touchdown.
— Xavier Carlton started his first game for the Bears and immediately had an impact, tallying 1.5 sacks, tied for the Pac-12 lead and tied for 15th nationally.
— Craig Woodson returned from an injury that cost him the entire 2021 season and took an interception back 39 yards for a touchdown, the first score of his career. Woodson also tallied three tackles in the season-opening win.
— Cal's starting inside linebacker duo of Jackson Sirmon and Oluwafemi Oladejo were all over the field in week one as the team's top two tacklers. Sirmon tied for a game-high with eight tackles while Oladejo added six tackles for the Bears.

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