CAL VS. SOUTHERN UTAH
RECORDS: Cal 0-1, Southern Utah 0-1
KICKOFF: Noon, Memorial Stadium, Berkeley
TV: Pac-12 Networks/Bay Area (Comcast channels 433 and 823)
SERIES HISTORY: First meeting
STORYLINES: Coming off a 31-24 loss to Nevada in the opening of renovated Memorial Stadium, the Bears will try to regroup against the Thunderbirds, a Football Championship Subdivision opponent playing a Pac-12 team for the first time. ... The Bears expect to make strides in all areas but specifically their running game and third-down defense. ... The game is a homecoming for four Bay Area players on the Southern Utah roster, including starting linebackers Rickey Clark Jr. of Hayward and Namari Flentroy of Richmond, each of whom had 13 tackles last week in a 34-3 loss to Utah State.
INJURY UPDATE: Cal -- DE Mustafa Jalil (knee) is questionable; OT Matt Summers-Gavin (knee), ILB David Wilkerson (ankle), ILB Khairi Fortt (knee), OG Dominic Galas (shoulder), CB Stefan McClure (knee) are out. Southern Utah -- FS Tommy Collett (knee) is questionable.
MATCHUP TO WATCH: Cal's secondary vs. Southern Utah quarterback Brad Sorensen. The Bears' veteran secondary did not come close to intercepting a pass last week against Nevada's Cody Fajardo. The DBs will get plenty of opportunities against Sorensen, who is regarded as a pro prospect and threw 54 passes in one game last season. The Bears
STATS THAT MATTER: Cal has played five FCS teams during coach Jeff Tedford's tenure, winning by a combined margin of 257-41. ... Southern Utah had lost 18 straight games when Ed Lamb was hired as coach for the 2008 season. The Thunderbirds are 21-23 on his watch. ... Cal's 11 tackles for loss (totaling 25 yards) vs. Nevada lead the nation after one week.
-- JEFF FARAUDO