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Cal Collides With Colorado In Boulder

Oct 11, 2022

BOULDER, Colo. -- California returns to action after its bye week with a trip to Colorado on Saturday, Oct. 15 for an 11:00 a.m. PT kickoff against the Buffs. The Golden Bears (3-2) and Buffaloes (0-5) are set to meet for the 12th time in history. 

 Folsom Field
Time: 11:00 a.m. PT
Television (Pac-12 Network): J.B. Long (play-by-play), Max Browne (analyst)
Cal Bears Sports Network Powered By Learfield: 810 AM
Joe Starkey (play-by-play), Mike Pawlawski (analyst), Todd McKim (sideline reporter);
SiriusXM Ch. 136 or 198 / SXM App 978, The Varsity App

– This will be the 12th all-time meeting between California and Colorado.
– Cal leads the all-time series 7-4. The Bears have won five of the seven meetings since the Buffs joined the Pac-12, including the last two matchups, a 33-21 triumph in Berkeley in 2018 and a 26-3 decision last fall.
– The Bears' last win in Boulder came in 2011, a 36-33 victory in overtime.

– Freshman running back Jaydn Ott has re-written the record books in his first five games at the collegiate level. The Chino, California native ran for 274 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries in Cal's 49-31 win over Arizona on Sept. 24, the second-most in a game in the nation this season, trailing just Pittsburgh's Israel Abanikanda (320).
– Ott's 274 yards rushing were the most by a freshman in the FBS since Maryland redshirt freshman Anthony McFarland had 298 against Ohio State on Nov. 17, 2018, and were the most by a true freshman since Texas' Chris Warren III had 276 against Texas Tech on Nov. 26, 2015.
– Nationally, Ott ranks sixth in the NCAA with 7.3 yards per rush and leads the Pac-12, while ranking second in the conference in rushing yards per game (106.6) and 14th in the NCAA. Ott is fourth in the Pac-12 in overall rushing yards (533) and tied for fifth in rushing touchdowns (5).

– Cal and Colorado have played a pair of wild overtime games since the Buffaloes joined the conference in 2010, with the Bears coming out on top in both contests, 36-33 in 2011 on the road and 59-56 in two extra periods in 2014 in Berkeley.
– The Bears have outscored the Buffs 336-266 combined in the 11 matchups and have a largest victory of 45 points (52-7) in 2010. CU's largest win came by 17 points (41-24) in 2013. Cal's longest win streak in the series is three games (1982-2011) the last matchup prior to and first two clashes after the Buffs joined the conference.

– Jack Plummer has thrown 135 passes without being intercepted since he was picked off on his seventh attempt in the first quarter against UNLV. Jared Goff has Cal's all-time record of 185 set in 2014.
– The Bears have the fewest fumbles lost (8) and turnovers (30) among FBS teams since the beginning of 2019 (34 games).

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