Oct. 18, 2000
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BERKELEY, Calif. - Mark-Christian Jensen talks about his field goal that sent the UCLA game into the third overtime period, what the win meant to the team and the tough road ahead.
California hopes to build on its major upset of No. 13 UCLA this Saturday, but the Bears will have their hands full with a 5-1 Washington team that is ranked No. 9 nationally. Cal will face a Husky program that not only holds a commanding 43-32-4 series edge, but also is working on a 17-game winning streak against the Bears. Cal's last victory over Washington came in Seattle with a 7-0 shutout in 1976. In the first 31 games played between the two schools in Seattle, the record was tied at 14-14-3. However, since 1982, the Huskies are 8-0 at home vs. the Bears, with an average winning score of 38.1-15.1. Last season in Berkeley, Cal seemingly had control of the game with a 24-10 lead midway through the third period. However, Marques Tuiasosopo hit Todd Elstrom to convert a 3rd-and-13 situation from the Huskies' own 17-yard-line for an 83-yard TD with 9:00 left in the third period to turn the tide. With the game tied at 24, Cal's Mark Jensen hit a 22-yard field goal with 6:50 left, but Washington drove 78 yards in the final three minutes and pulled out a 31-27 victory when Maurice Shaw scored on a 1-yard-run with 0:50 on the clock.