Berkeley by the numbers

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

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