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Bears Host Bruins In Joe Roth Game Friday

Nov 22, 2022

BERKELEY --  California wraps up the 2022 regular season on Friday, Nov. 25 at 1:30 p.m. against No. 18 UCLA in California Memorial Stadium. The game will be broadcast on FOX with Dan Hellie on play-by-play and Petros Papadakis providing analysis. 
  
FRIDAY LINEUP
Venue:
 California Memorial Stadium
Time: 1:30 p.m. PT
Television (FOX): Dan Hellie (play-by-play), Petros Papadakis (analyst)
Cal Bears Sports Network Powered By Northern California Auto Dealers: 810 AM
Joe Starkey (play-by-play), Mike Pawlawski (analyst), Todd McKim (sideline reporter);
SiriusXM Ch. 136 or 202 / SXM App 965, The Varsity App

ABOUT THE SERIES
– This will be the 93rd all-time meeting between California and UCLA.
– The Bruins lead the series 57-34-1. Cal's last win in the series came on Nov. 30, 2019, a 28-18 victory at the Rose Bowl. The Bears' last win over the Bruins in Berkeley came on Nov. 26, 2016, a 36-10 triumph.

JOE STARKEY DAY
– Cal's last home game of the season includes Joe Starkey Day as the legendary announcer best known for his call of The Play against Stanford in 1982 finishes his 48th and final season as the radio voice of the Golden Bears.
– In addition to producing one of the most memorable calls in all of sports history for what is widely considered college football's most famous play ever, Starkey also coined the phrase "What A Bonanza!" to describe other exciting plays he has witnessed since the beginning of his broadcasting career in 1972 as the radio and television voice of the NHL's California Golden Seals. Starkey, who turned 81 on October 19, began his tenure at Cal in 1975 and has been on the microphone for 549 of the 556 Cal football contests since. He celebrated his 500th Cal game against Oregon on Sept. 29, 2018.
– Starkey has also had an array of broadcasting duties with professional sports organizations during his career that he mostly fulfilled in conjunction with his Cal duties, highlighted by a 22-year stint on the San Francisco 49ers' radio broadcast team (1987-2008) that included the final 20 campaigns as the play-by-play voice. The 49ers won their most recent three Super Bowls (XXIII, XXIV, XXIX) during Starkey's tenure with the team as he described plays for Pro Football Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Steve Young, among others.

FAB FRESHMEN HONORS CANDIDATES 
– Propelled by a monster game against Arizona on Sept. 24 (274 yds, 3 TD) true freshman running back Jaydn Ott has recorded the most rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and all-purpose yards by a freshman in Cal history. Ott ranks fifth nationally among freshmen in rushing yards (842) and sixth among first-year players nationally in rushing yards per game (76.5). Named a midseason true freshman All-American by College Football News, The Athletic and On3, Ott leads all Pac-12 freshmen and ranks fourth among first-year players nationally in all-purpose yards per game (98.8), tied for fifth in total touchdowns (10) and tied for sixth in rushing touchdowns (8).
– Redshirt freshman wide receiver J.Michael Sturdivant sits atop of several stat categories among freshman wide receivers across the country. The Highland Village, Texas product leads the nation's freshmen in receptions (60) and receptions per game
(5.5), is tied for third in touchdown receptions (6), third in receiving yards (685) and fourth in receiving yards per game (62.3).
– Defensively, the Bears have seen an immediate impact from true freshman cornerback Jeremiah Earby and defensive end Nate Burrell. Earby, who was named a Midseason Freshman All-American by 247Sports, The Athletic, and On3, has played in all 11 games with six starts. Earby co-leads the Pac-12 with 10 pass breakups, is ninth on the team in tackles (28) and has a team-high two fumble recoveries including one that he returned 33 yards for a touchdown at Oregon State and another that eventually turned into a 37-yard touchdown for Jackson Sirmon. Burrell has played in all 11 games including six starts this season as a consistent cog along the defensive line and contributed 21 tackles. 

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