We're a half hour from kickoff in a brisk, chilly, windy, and overcast Berkeley, California. Although the forecast is calling for rain, it's been a dry morning so far. If the rain does pickup, play could get sloppy real quick. The Devils are coming into the matchup with the Cal Bears with some rest and momentum after picking up a win in Seattle against the Washington Huskies. The Sun Devils played some disciplined football keeping the penalties under control and the turnovers down.
The Golden Bears are coming off of a brutal 48-14 loss at USC. Matt Barkley tore up the secondary, throwing for 5 touchdowns and 352 yards. The versatile and always dangerous Shane Vereen racked up only 53 rushing yards, but was able to get 45 through the air and a receiving TD. Kevin Riley, who seems to have been playing for Cal for 100 years, was 15/29 with 2 INTs, 193 yards, and 2 passing TDs. Let's see if the Devils can manage to capitalize on the turnovers just like the Trojans did.
Here are some quick facts about recent meetings between ASU and Cal:
-Since Jeff Tedford arrived, Cal has won 6 out of the last 7 meetings against the Devils.
-Cal beat ASU on a 24-yd field-goal last year with just 21 ticks on the clock left.
-ASU will be looking to tie the all-time series up with a win today. Cal leads the series 15-14.
-ASU hasn't won in Memorial Stadium since 1997.
-Cal is 36-6 over it's last 42 games at home.