Saturday, November 19, 2011
By Kevin Gemmell
We’re about to kickoff at Stanford Stadium in the 114th Big Game. A few things to keep an eye on.
- While Cal gets a lot of publicity for its talented wide receivers, Keenan Allen and Marvin Jones, running back Isi Sofele's production has been a significant determining factor in the outcome of games. When he rushes at least 18 times, Cal is 6-0. When he doesn’t hit that number, the Bears are 0-4. Coincidence?
- Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has thrown an interception in three straight games -- the longest streak of his career. However, it’s not his worst “block” of interceptions. That came last season when he had back-to-back games with two interceptions against Notre Dame and Oregon.
- Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor is 10 yards away from his second consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season. Taylor only has four 100-yard rushing games this season. But the past three games Taylor has rushed for 99, 95 and 99 yards.