Arizona State quarterback Rudy Carpenter said he’s been waiting to get another shot at Cal for awhile. He had an abymsal performance last year against the Bears, throwing four interceptions and losing a fumble.
“It will be a little bit of motivation for me, I will not lie about that,” Carpenter said. “Obviously, for every player there are some games they circle on their schedule every year. For me, I didn’t play too well at Cal last year and they beat us pretty good. This is a game I’ve been looking forward to, a little over a year now, waiting to get a second chance at them.”
Carpenter went on to have a tough season last year but is second in the Pac-10 in passing effiency this season. He’s tied for second in the conference with 16 touchdown passes and has seven interceptions.
“His decision-making is better,” Cal defensive coordinator Bob Gregory said. “The guy just makes plays.”