BERKELEY – An efficient passing attack highlighted Cal’s second scrimmage of training camp Saturday afternoon in front of approximately 1,100 fans at Memorial Stadium.
Newly anointed starting quarterback Jared Goff was 12-for-19 for 113 yards and two touchdowns while leading the Golden Bears’ offense on five drives. Backup Zach Kline was 14-for-17 for 156 yards and a scoring pass while also directing five possessions. Austin Hinder played one possession and was 4-for-6 for 19 yards.
The Bears, employing their no-huddle offense, played at a brisk pace.
“There’s a lot to take out of this,” head coach Sonny Dykes said. “We ran a lot of plays. The tempo was much better. I thought the execution was a lot cleaner. But we still have a long way to go.”
The Bears got contributions from several receivers. Kenny Lawler caught four passes for 57 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown reception from Kline in which he exhibited terrific hands catching the pass over cornerback Stefan McClure. Maximo Espitia added three catches for 51 yards while Bryce Treggs had three grabs for 42 yards and a score. Chris Harper also had a 19-yard touchdown catch. Treggs added a 29-yard run on a double-reverse.
“It just shows how many playmakers we have,” Treggs said. “At any given time, we have the ability to change the game and make a big difference. That’s what we’re going to bring to the table this year.”
Brendan Bigelow, continuing to recover from an offseason knee injury, looked strong in rushing for 51 yards on five carries. Freshman Jonah Hodges rushed for 44 yards and a touchdown on three carries while Khalfani Muhammad gained 26 yards on the ground on five rushes. Bigelow also added three catches for 20 yards.
“I thought (Bigelow) was good,” Dykes said. “We wanted to get him the ball some and see how he reacts. Anytime you suffer a knee injury like that, you want to come back and be comfortable. I think he gets more comfortable every practice. He looked a lot more dynamic today than he did a week ago, and I think that’s his comfort level. We have to be smart about how much he gets, but at the same time we have to get him ready for Aug. 31.”
“Our offense started a little faster than it did last week,” Dykes said. “When your offense looks good, you worry a little bit about your defense. Last week, the defense looked really good and you worried a little bit about the offense. I liked what I saw today. We were much cleaner.”
UNOFFICIAL SCRIMMAGE STATS
TEAM NET YARDS RUSHING 197 Rushing Attempts 30 Average Per Rush 6.6 Rushing Touchdowns 1 Yards Gained Rushing 203 Yards Lost Rushing 6
NET YARDS PASSING 288 Completions-Attempts-Int 26-36-1 Average Per Attempt 8.0 Average Per Completion 11.1 Passing Touchdowns 203 Yards Lost Rushing 3
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 485 Total Offense Plays 65 Average Gain Per Play 7.5 Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-1 (Special Teams) Penalties: Number-Yards 2-10 (Offense) 2-14 (Defense)
PUNTS-YARDS 2-77 Average Yards Per Punt 38.5 Net Yards Per Punt 38.5 Inside 20 0 50+ Yards 1 Touchbacks 0 Fair Catch 1
RETURNS Punt Returns: Number-Yards-TD 0-0-0 Interceptions: Number-Yards-TD 1-24-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yards-TD 1-0-0 Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0 PAT Kicks 4-4 Field Goals 1-2
INDIVIDUAL Rushing (Att-Yds-TD): Brendan Bigelow 5-51, Jonah Hodges 3-44-1TD, Bryce Treggs 1-29, Khalfani Muhammad 5-26, Jeffrey Coprich 5-18, Darren Ervin 4-15, Austin Hinder 2-8, Mitchel Bartolo 1-6, Jared Goff 1-5, Daniel Lasco 2-1, Kyle Boehm 1-(-6)
Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD): Kenny Lawler 4-57-1TD, Maximo Espitia 3-51, Bryce Treggs 3-42-1TD, Brendan Bigelow 3-20, Richard Rodgers 2-5, Darren Ervin 2-2, Chris Harper 1-19-1TD, Stephen Anderson 1-17, Patrick Worstell 1-16, James Grisom 1-13, Drake Whitehurst 1-11, Raymond Hudson 1-8, Kyle Boehm 1-7, Jackson Bouza 1-6, Daniel Lasco 1-4, Joel Willis 1-4, Bryce McGovern 1-3, Jeffrey Coprich 1-2, Jacob Wark 1-2
Punting (No-Yds-Avg): Cole Leininger 2-77-38.5
Field Goals (Yardage-Made/Missed): Vincenzo D’Amato 49-Good, Noah Beito 47-Missed
PAT (Made-Att): Vincenzo D’Amato 3-3, Noah Beito 1-1
Defense (Tackles; Big Plays): Michael Lowe 6 (0.5 TFL, -2), Michael Barton 5, Damariay Drew 5 (1 INT, 24-yard return), Cedric Dozier 4, Jalen Jefferson 4 (1 fumble recovery), Kyle Kragen 4 (0.5 TFL, -3), Lucas King 3, Isaac Lapite 3, Adrian Lee 3, Stefan McClure 3, Ikem Okwudiafor 3, Johnny Ragin III (3, 1.0 TFL, -3 yards), Todd Barr 2, Nathan Broussard 2, Chris McCain 2 (0.5 TFL, -2 yards), Cameron Walker 2, Dan Fadelli 1, Jason Gibson 1, Mustafa Jalil 1, Puka Lopa 1, Viliami Moala 1 (0.5 TFL, -2), Edward Tandy 1
Penalties: Offense 2-10; Defense 2-14
Fumbles-Lost: Caleb Coleman (1-1)
SCORING PLAYS Vincenzo D’Amato 49 FG Jonah Hodges 2 run (Vincenzo D’Amato kick) Jared Goff 19 pass to Chris Harper (Noah Beito kick) Zach Kline 15 pass to Kenny Lawler (Vincenzo D’Amato kick) Jared Goff 20 pass to Bryce Treggs (Vincenzo D’Amato kick)