Cal-USC Postgame Notes
Nov. 12, 2005
Today's attendance: 72,981.
With the 35-10 loss to No. 1 USC, Cal falls to 6-4 overall (3-4 Pac-10), while USC improves to 10-0 (7-0).
BEARS ON OFFENSE
Chris Manderino scored the Bears' only TD of the day, a 1-yard rush in the fourth quarter. The senior also posted his second-highest yardage total of the season, finishing with 51 yards (14 rushing and 37 receiving). Manderino finished with 68 against New Mexico State (54 receiving, 14 rushing.
Both of Cal's sophomore tailbacks cleared the 900 yard mark Saturday. Lynch, who entered the game with 842 yards, picked up 87 against USC to bring his season total to 929. Forsett entered the game with 899 rushing yards and finished with 13 for a season total of 912. Lynch and Forsett sit at 11th and 12th on Cal's all-time single-season rushing chart respectively.
David Lonie's second-quarter punt of 56 yards is a season long for the senior punter. Previously, Lonie hit a 52-yarder against Oregon State.
Sophomore TB Marshawn Lynch entered the game with 842 rushing yards. He picked up 32 in the first half and 55 in the final two quarters. He finished the game averaging 6.7 yards per carry on the ground and 13 yards per catch through the air. His 35-yard run in the third quarter was a season-long.
With a sellout crowd of 72,981 in attendance today, Cal's Memorial Stadium season average of 60,377 is the second highest in school history, topped only by the 64,019 average crowd last year.
CAL GETS DEFENSIVE
The Bears held USC RB duo of Reggie Bush and LenDale White below their season averages. Bush came into the game averaging 113.56 ypg and finished with 82. White brought a 101.44 yard avg. into the game and finished with 90.
Freshman Zack Follett and sophomore Phil Mbakogu each recorded a sack vs. USC. Mbakogu has 3.5 on the season; Follett has two.
Harrison Smith recorded his first INT of the season (second of his career), returning it for 32 yards in the third. It is the 10th interception of the season for the Bears' DBs, who have accounted for all but three of Cal's 13 INTs in 2005.
The Trojans entered the game averaging 49.89 ppg points per game and were held to 35 by the Bears. USC's 434 total yards are also below their season average of 593.56 ypg. USC entered the game leading the nation in both categories.
USC has the longest current Pac-10 win steaks for:
*overall games, 32
*overall Pac-10 games 22 to tie the Pac-10 mark of 22 by Cal, 1947-50
*road games a school record of 15
*Pac-10 road games 11 to tie USC's record of 11 in 1971-74
After getting five turnovers last week against Stanford, the Trojans tallied 6 against California.
Cal's 10 points today are the fewest allowed by the Trojans this season and the fewest USC has allowed Cal to score since 1994 when USC shut the Bears out 61-0.
*Leinart is 35-1 as a USC starter
*This is only the fourth game he has not thrown at least one the 36 games he has started.
*Today is the first time Leinart has run for two touchdowns in a game. Leinart now has five rushing touchdowns for the year, and the eight in his career.
Reggie Bush and LenDale White
*Bush has scored (37) touchdowns in his 35-game career.
*White has 44 rushing touchdowns in 36 career games.
*Either Bush or White has scored a touchdown in USC's last 34 games. Including 16 where they both have scored.
*Today White went over the 1,000 yard rushing mark for the second time in his career. He and Bush are now over 1,000 yards this season, the first time USC has had a pair of runners break 1,000 runners in a season. This is only the second time in Pac-10 history, California's Russell White and Anthony Wallace in 1990, also accomplished the feet.
*This game puts Jarrett over 1,000 receiving yards this season. He is the 9th Trojan to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards in a season. He has caught a pass in all 23 games of his career.