Allen Named CFPA Wide Receiver of the Week
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  09/25/2011

Sept. 25, 2011

2011 Cal Football: Information Guide

(BERKELEY) - Keenan Allen was named a Wide Receiver Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards on Sunday for the first time in his career following his performance Saturday during a 31-23 loss in a Pac-12 contest at Washington.

Allen had his biggest day at Cal, posting career bests of 10 catches and 197 receiving yards (fifth-most all-time at Cal) to lead all receivers in the contest. Allen took a short pass from Zach Maynard in the first quarter and turned it into a 90-yard TD reception that was the longest pass play in school history. He added two rushes for 20 yards to finish with a career-high 217 all-purpose yards. In addition, eight of his 10 catches were for first downs.

Allen is the second Cal player in as many weeks to earn a Performer of the Week honor from the CFPA. Brendan Bigelow was a winner of the organization's Kick Returner of the Week honor a week ago.

Bryan Anger and Giorgio Tavecchio added honorable mention CFPA Punter and Placekicker of the Week honors, respectively, for their performances at Washington.

Anger punted three times for a 49.7 yard average that included a game-long punt of 48 yards to receive a CFPA weekly honor for the ninth time, having been chosen as Punter Performer of the Week on three occasions and receiving honorable mention recognition six times.

Tavecchio continued his perfect season kicking field goals in a 31-23 loss at Washington, making all three of his attempts from 29, 36 and 25 yards, respectively. Tavecchio is now 5-of-5 on the season. He also made both of his extra-point attempts and finished with a season-high 11 points. In addition, he kicked off six times for a 63.0 yard average and tied a career-high with two tackles. Tavecchio was selected for a weekly honor by the CFPA for the third time, having once previously been a Placekicker Performer of the Week and once being given honorable mention honors.

The selections of Anger and Tavecchio give Cal its seventh and eighth honorable mention picks for the CFPA's weekly honors this season. Anger has been selected twice (9/10, 9/24), while Sean Cattouse (9/17), Trevor Guyton (9/3), Marvin Jones (9/3), Zach Maynard (9/10), Anthony Miller (9/10) and Tavecchio (9/24) have been selected once each.

Cal (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) is in the midst of a bye week before traveling to Eugene for a nationally-televised ESPN 3D contest against No. 9/11 Oregon (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12) on Thursday, Oct. 6. Kickoff time is slated for 6 p.m. PT.

The Bears' next home game at San Francisco's AT&T Park is against USC the following Thursday, Oct. 13. The Bears-Trojans' game is also a nationally-televised ESPN 3D affair with a kickoff of 6 p.m. PT.

The commercial radio broadcast of all Cal football contests can be heard on the IMG College Sports Radio Network, with KGO 810 AM in San Francisco serving as the flagship station and the broadcast also available live online at KALX 90.7 FM offers fans the student radio broadcast.

Single-game Cal football tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at, or by calling the Cal Athletic Ticket Office at (800) GO BEARS.

In addition to the USC contest, the remainder of Cal's 2011 home schedule at AT&T Park includes games against Utah (Sat., Oct. 22), Washington State (Sat., Nov. 5) and Oregon State (Sat., Nov. 12).

After playing the last 88 seasons and every home game at Memorial Stadium since the facility opened for the 1923 Big Game, Cal is hosting its home contests outside of Berkeley in 2011 for the first time since Memorial Stadium opened while the venue undergoes an extensive renovation and retrofit. For updates on the progress of the renovation and retrofit of Memorial Stadium as well as the Memorial Stadium webcam, visit


Day, Date - Opponent (Time, TV)
*Thu., Oct. 6 - at Oregon (6 p.m. PT, ESPN)
*#Thu., Oct. 13 - USC (6 p.m. PT, ESPN)
*Sat., Oct. 22 - Utah (TBA)
*Sat., Oct. 29 - at UCLA (TBA)
*Sat., Nov. 5 - Washington State (TBA)
*Sat., Nov. 12 - Oregon State (TBA)
*Sat., Nov. 19 - at Stanford (TBA)
*Fri., Nov. 25 - at Arizona State (8:15 p.m. MT/7:15 p.m. PT, ESPN)
!Fri., Dec. 2 - Pac-12 Championship Game (TBA, FSN)
Home Games in Bold at AT&T Park, San Francisco, Calif.; *Pac-12 Game; !Pac-12 Championship Game at Home Site of Regular-Season Champion; #Homecoming