Nov. 5, 2006
BERKELEY - DeSean Jackson's 72-yard punt return touchdown in the third quarter of California's 38-24 victory over UCLA on Saturday has been selected as a Pontiac Game-Changing Performance. The play is one of four selected by the ESPN GameDay crew from this weekend's games.
Fans can go to www.pontiac.com/ncaa, where they can view video clips of the four finalists and vote for their favorite play. Voting ends at midnight on Wednesday. ESPN will announce this week's Pontiac Game Changing Performance winner, on Thursday night, during the Pontiac Performance Halftime Report.
It is the second time this year that Jackson has been nominated for a Pontiac Game-Changing Performance. Marshawn Lynch was also selected once (following his game-winning touchdown in overtime of the Washington game).
The winning university earns a $5,000 contribution from Pontiac to their general scholarship fund. Additionally, the winning play will be nominated for the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Yearin December. Pontiac will provide a $100,000 scholarship to the school selected by the fans as the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year.
Saturday's victory was the eighth in a row by the Golden Bears, just the fifth time in school history that Cal has rattled off eight straight wins against collegiate opponents in one season.
The Golden Bears return to action on Saturday, traveling to Arizona to face the Wildcats in another key Pac-10 game. That contest is scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. (Pacific) kickoff and will be televised regionally by ABC.