Wildcat Preview: California - Tucson News Now

Wildcat Preview: California

(Photo courtesy: Arizona Athletics) (Photo courtesy: Arizona Athletics)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Riding a two-game winning streak, the Arizona Wildcats will head to the Bay Area to face off with Cal on Saturday. 

The Cats (4-2, 2-1) have been led the last two weeks by the breakout performance of sophomore quarterback Khalil Tate.

Tate followed up a record-setting breakout performance against Colorado with another dominant performance to lead Arizona to its first victory (47-30) over UCLA since 2011. 

He totaled 378 yards of offense and 3 TDs, gaining 230 yards (sixth-most in UA history) on 15 carries (71 and 45-yard TDs) to become the first FBS quarterback since 1997 to post consecutive 200-yard rushing efforts. 

Tate completed 9-of-13 passes for 148 yards and a TD through the air with turnover free ball.

He was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for a second straight week.

The conference’s Defensive Player of the Week was California linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk.

He had 2.5 sacks, an interception and forced a fumble as the Golden Bears (4-3, 1-3) had seven takeaways on their way to a 37-3 upset of then-No. 8 and unbeaten Washington State.

Kickoff is set for 5 p.m., on Pac-12 Network. 

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