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Cal junior tailback Shane Vereen and senior defensive back Darian Hagan were both interviewed briefly by CalBears.com following a walk-thru at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Friday in preparation for Cal's game against USC on Saturday, Oct. 16 (12:30 p.m. PT). Check out what they both had to say, including the same four words "execute the game plan" when asked what they needed to do against the Trojans.
Cal junior tailback Shane Vereen is now leading the Pac-10 in rushing and scoring, while junior wide receiver Marvin Jones paces the conference in receptions after both players posted the most productive games of their collegiate careers at Nevada last Friday.
Vereen ran for a career-high 198 rushing yards and a career-high-tying three touchdowns on 19 carries at Nevada. He now has rushed for 324 yards and six touchdowns on 49 carries in his first three games for a Pac-10-leading average of 108.0 yards per game that is also No. 20 nationally. Cal has had the Pac-10's rushing leader in three of the past six years, with J.J. Arrington (2004, 168.2 ypg), Marshawn Lynch (2006, 104.3 ypg) and Jahvid Best (2008, 131.7 ypg) taking the conference's rushing crowns. Vereen has also scored 48 points on eight touchdowns (six rushing, two receiving) for an average of 16.0 points per game that paces the league and is tied for second nationally. He is also fourth in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yardage (126.33 ypg).
Jones put up career bests with 12 receptions for 161 yards at Nevada and now leads the Pac-10 with 21 catches (7.0 per game), while ranking second with 328 receiving yards (109.33 per game). The last time a Cal player led the Pac-10 in receiving was in 2003 when Geoff MacArthur caught 85 passes for 1,504 yards in 13 contests for an average of 115.4 receiving yards per game. He is also fifth in the conference in all-purpose yardage (117.00 ypg). He is 12th in the nation in receiving yards per game and 15th in receptions per contest.
Cal starting tailback Shane Vereen participated in full team activities on Friday for the first time during the Golden Bears' 2010 training camp that began on August 7. Vereen had been limited during the club's first 13 days of camp with a tight hamstring but was part of the light contact team sessions Cal conducted Friday.
"It felt good to go out there and finally run around with the rest of the guys," said Vereen. "I'm a little sore but happy to get my feet on the ground. The last couple of weeks have gone by very slow, and I was very anxious the whole time to try to get out there as quickly as possible, but at the same time be smart."
Marvin Jones, Cameron Jordan, Mike Mohamed and Shane Vereen were all named to watch lists for national awards on Tuesday.
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