Just a few minutes before kickoff now. The reports here are that this game is a sellout, which means over 70,000 fans are expected. Fans are still streaming in but it looks to be filling up quickly. Arizona State football is really catching on around here.
Cal captains for today are Nate Longshore, Craig Stevens, Thomas DeCoud and Syd’Quan Thompson.
One thing to look for tonight is if Mark Boskovich gets any playing time at right guard. He took some reps in place of Noris Malele during practice this week. All coach Jeff Tedford would say about it is that Boskovich is the backup right guard.
It also will be interesting to see how much Cal uses Rulon Davis on defense. The Bears have been in need of a pass rush lately, and that’s an element Davis can provide. But he’s missed the past four games with a sprained foot. Defensive coordinator Bob Gregory said he’d like to use Davis in passing situations, which would make sense.
And don’t forget. If and when Robert Jordan catches a pass, he will set the Cal record for consecutive games with a reception with 36.
Enjoy the game!