Memorable games during Jeff Tedford's coaching career at Cal:
Aug. 31, 2002:
First play from scrimmage in Tedford's first game as Cal head coach: a 70-yard halfback pass from Terrell Williams to David Gray for a touchdown. Cal went on to beat Baylor 70-22 and the Tedford era began.
Sept. 27, 2003:
Tyler Frederickson's 38-yard field goal in the third overtime gave Cal a 34-31 win over No. 3-ranked and eventual national champion USC.
Dec. 26, 2003:
Frederickson also booted a 34-yard field goal with two seconds left to beat Virginia Tech 52-49 in the Insight Bowl. It was Cal's first bowl appearance since 1996 and first bowl win since 1993.
Dec. 24, 2004:
Seventh-ranked Cal had a chance to win its second straight game against USC. With a first-and-goal from the 9-yard line and under two minutes to play, the Bears couldn't score and fell to the top-ranked Trojans 23-17. Aaron Rodgers threw for 267 yards and a touchdown, which included a perfect 14-for-14 in the first half.
Dec. 2, 2006:
Cal beat Stanford in the Big Game for the fifth straight time. The win clinched a share of the Pac-10 championship, the Bears' first conference title since 1975.
Sept. 29, 2007:
Cal beat host Oregon 34-27 when Cal defensive back Marcus Ezeff jolted the ball out of Oregon wide receiver Cameron Colvin's hands at the goal line as the Ducks were driving at the end of the game. When the polls came out the next day, Cal had moved up to third in the rankings. The negative was starting quarterback Nate Longshore limping off the field with an ankle injury.
Oct. 13, 2007:
After a bye week, freshman quarterback Kevin Riley was forced to start for the Bears, who had moved up to No. 2 in the polls. When top-ranked LSU lost earlier in the day, the Bears had a chance to move to the top spot. Down 31-28 with 12 seconds left, the ball on the Oregon State 14 and no time outs, Riley was tackled trying to scramble and the clock ran out on Cal's hopes to be No. 1.
Dec. 6, 2008:
Jahvid Best rushed for a school-record 311 yards and four touchdowns and the Cal offense piled up 549 yards of offense in a 48-7 whipping of Washington. Cal finished a perfect 7-0 at home.
Sept. 17, 2011:
Cal beat Presbyterian 63-12 for Tedford's 75th victory, passing Andy Smith for most wins all-time by a Cal football coach.