A look at the Cal Bears statistically:
3: The number of national titles Cal won last year (men's lacrosse, men's gymnastics and rugby). All three teams will be honored at half time of the UH game.
18: Starters returning from 1997's 3-8 team. The key loss is running back Tarik Smith.
12: All-America ranking of QB Justin Vedder by The Sporting News. Vedder threw for 321 yards against Houston last year.
1: Sports Illustrated's ranking of Cal's Memorial Stadium, in the magazine's "best place to watch college football" in 1997.
35,000: Number of fans expected for Cal-UH game, according to Cal ticket manager Anne Armstrong.
74,909: The number of the "best place to watch college football" seats.
5: Strength of schedule for Cal according to Jeff Sagarin's computerized ranking system, used by the Bowl Alliance.
8: Number of double-headers Cal played in football in the 1930s. The Bears' record in those 16 games: 15-1.
1882: First season Cal played football.
0: Number of games Cal played in 1889, noted in media guide due to "excessive rain."
- Compiled by D. Ryan Monceaux