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Post-Game Notes
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 11/22/2003

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  • This year's Big Game marked the 106th meeting between California and Stanford.
  • With two TD passes today, Chris Lewis moves into seventh place on Stanford's career touchdown list with 32 ... Lewis also moves into ninth place on Stanford's career passing yardage list with 4,178, passing Mike Boryla (1970-73, 4082 yards).
  • California's four turnovers today are the most by the Golden Bears since the team had four versus USC on September 27, 2003.
  • The last time California was shut out in the first half was versus Oregon on October 13, 2001 (28-0).
  • The Golden Bears set a school record for most field goal attempts in a single-season with 29 (Cal had three FG attempts today), surpassing the previous high of 28 set in 1992.
  • California's Geoff McArthur has set a school record for 100-yard-plus receiving games in a single-season with seven this year ... He also extended his record with his fifth 150-yard-plus game this year ... McArthur notched a career-high 16 catches today for a career-high 245 yards, breaking the school record for catches and ranking second in yards receiving (Wesley Walker had 289 yards on eight catches against San Jose State in 1976) ... The 16 receptions is second in the Pac-10 for a single-game (record is 19 by Ron Fair of ASU versus Washington State in 1989) ... McArthur's 16 catches and 245 yards are both Big Game records
  • Scott Scharff's blocked FG attempt in the third quarter was Stanford's first since Matt Leonard recorded a blocked FG against California in 2002.
  • Stanford punter Eric Johnson's punt of 65 yards in the first quarter is the longest by a Stanford punter in a Big Game since Ken Naber's 60-yard punt on November 17, 1979 ... Johnson is closing in on Stanford's single-season record for punting yardage and punts ... Johnson currently has punted 78 times for 3379 yards ... Paul Stonehouse set both records in 1992 when he punted 82 times for 3427 yards.
  • California's Aaron Rodgers had a career day in passing yardage with 359 ... His previous best was 348 last Saturday against Washington ... Rodgers became only the third player in California history with over 400 total yards in a single game (404 total yards - 359 passing and 55 rushing) ... His 359 passing yards are also the most by a Golden Bear quarterback in the Big Game (previous best was 334 by Pat Barnes on November 18, 1995).
  • California's win marked its first back-to-back victories in the Big Game since 1993-94 ... The Golden Bear win also snapped Stanford's four-game win streak at Stanford Stadium.
  • California had 533 total yards in today's game ... The last time the Golden Bears recorded 500 or more total yards in the Big Game was November 20, 1993 (560 yards).

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