Football: Center Brian Schwenke wants a piece of Memorial Stadium history — the first TD

Senior center Brian Schwenke, talking with reporters after practice on Wednesday, said he sees no reason why he cannot daydream about being the first player to score a touchdown.

We think it’s a fine idea, too.

Frankly, there’s little chance he will follow in the footsteps of former Cal All-America center Edwin “Babe” Horrell, who scored the first touchdown in Memorial Stadium’s 1923 debut game.

(Click here for 10 pieces of trivia about the first game played at Memorial Stadium).

So who do you think will crack the end zone for the first time Saturday?

Isi Sofele?

Keenan Allen?

C.J. Anderson?

Someone from Nevada?

Let me know, and I’ll tally up your votes.




Jeff Faraudo


  1. Keenan on a crossing pattern from around midfield, shakes a defender, and shoots up the sideline for a touchdown.

  2. Steve Williams, our best CB in quite a while, int return for TD!

  3. Maurice Harris fade route. Everyone will be looking for Allen to get the ball.

  4. Rodgers — Tedford opens with what he learned on his trip to New England.

  5. Maynard, first play from scrimmage, QB option, he keeps it and runs 66 yds for paydirt!!

    If the Bears are gonna succeed this year Maynard must use his feet!! He has some wheels, he has some moves. USE THEM TEDFORD!!!

  6. BlakeStreet, last year I said no way on ZM running. He makes Vick look like a big dude. But the way it sounds Bridgford and Hinder – not to mention ZK – raised their games, yeah, should definitely take advantage of ZM’s running ability.

    I also hope maybe against NV and definitely against S Utah, Bridgford gets to play at least a quarter.

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