BERKELEY -- Who will score the first touchdown Saturday in renovated Memorial Stadium?
Cal senior Brian Schwenke figures it might as well be him -- a center.
It worked out that way 89 years ago when the facility opened for the first time on Nov. 24, 1923.
All-America center Edwin "Babe" Horrell scored the game's only touchdown as the Bears beat Stanford 9-0.
Asked Wednesday if he daydreams about being the first to get into the end zone in the season opener against Nevada, Schwenke said, "Always. I want to pick it up from about 40 yards away and show my speed. No one's going to catch me."
A 6-foot-4, 300-pounder from Oceanside, Schwenke has just one reservation about his scenario.
"I don't want any fumbles," he said. "That's the bittersweet thing. You always want the ball, but something bad has to happen for an offensive lineman to get the ball."
In the days of two-way players, Horrell pounced on the ball in the end zone after Stanford's Ernie Nevers had a punt blocked in the second quarter.
If the ball does happen to bounce in Schwenke's direction, he'll be ready.
"I have it worked out in my head," he said. Afterward, he promised, "I'll do some kind of dance -- I've got moves."
Schwenke actually played guard last season but was moved to center during spring workouts and won the starting job. The Nevada game will be his first playing the position at any level.