By Ryan Casey
Sure, you know the stats, but do you know the stats behind the stats? Here are some things to take note of leading up to tomorrow's Pacific 10 Conference opener for the
The Arizona-California series is tied. Literally. The all-time record between the two teams is 11-11-2. Even the points scored in this series have been close, with
The last two games in this series have belonged to the Golden Bears, including a 38-0 shutout in
The Bears enter this game ranked for the 17th straight week (No. 12 AP, No. 11 USA Today).
The Bears are 4-0 for the first time under head coach Jeff Tedford, beating
Stopping the run has been a point of focus for the Cats over the last few weeks, and it should be again this week:
The Wildcats have given up more than 200 yards rushing twice this season, losing both contests.
Special teams should be another focus, as
The second half tomorrow could prove to be dangerous, as
The third quarter has been the worst for the Cats, who have been outscored 36-14. But the Wildcats have yet to allow a single point in the fourth quarter, outscoring
Quarterback Joe Ayoob is tied for second on the Bears with three rushing touchdowns.
Of the Wildcats' seven forced fumbles,
Wood and freshman wide receiver Michael Thomas have combined for 48 percent of
Like the Wildcats, the Golden Bears also feature a standout true freshman wide receiver in DeSean Jackson, who caught nine passes against