Oct. 20, 2012
BERKELEY - With today's 21-3 Stanford victory over Cal, Jeff Tedford fell to 7-4 against the Cardinal in the Big Game. He is tied with the legendary Pappy Waldorf for the most wins against Stanford at Cal.
Chris Harper led Cal in receiving for the second time this season, posting four catches for 82 yards. He also notched a season-high 29-yard reception. Three of his four catches were good for 20 or more yards, and he compiled three of the four grabs in the fourth quarter.
Keenan Allen hauled in four catches for 43 yards. Allen now has 200 career receptions. That total ranks second all-time at Cal, as he is just two receptions away from Geoff McArthur with 202. He also has 2,509 career receiving yards, which ranks third all-time at Cal. Bobby Shaw is second with 2,731 and Geoff McArthur is first with 3,188.
Allen also extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 32 - every game he's played in at Cal. Heading into today's action, the streak ranked tied for eighth nationally and tied for first in the Pac-12.
Brendan Bigelow returned a kick return for a season-high 40 yards. He also hauled in a 31-yard reception - one yard shy of his personal best - that led to Cal's field goal. He added a second catch to end the game with 40 receiving yards.
Vincenzo D'Amato made his seventh consecutive field goal in the second quarter. He has now been good on 11 of his 16 attempts this season.
In the fourth quarter, Marc Anthony picked off his fifth career interception and his second this season. In the last three games, the Bears have registered seven interceptions.
For the fourth time in his career, Josh Hill tied his career high with three pass breakups, which was also a season high. He ended the game with 10 tackles, second to Nick Forbes' game high of 13, which was a personal best for him.
Kendrick Payne notched Cal's only sack of the game.
Cole Leininger booted eight punts for an average of 40.0, including a 56-yarder. Three of his punts were inside the 20.
The 217 yards of total offense were the lowest for the Bears this season. The previous low in 2012 was 250 at USC. Cal finished the game with three rushing yards as a team. The last time the Bears were held to less than 10 rushing yards was against Texas in the Holiday Bowl last year (7).
Through the first five home games this season, Cal has an average attendance of 58,246, including a season-high attendance of 63,186 in the season opener against Nevada. All five games have had an attendance of over 50,000.