Cal-Stanford Postgame Notes
Dec. 2, 2006
ATTENDANCE: 72, 516 (sellout)
THE CROWDS KEEP COMING
Today's game against Stanford was the third sellout of the year. Cal also sold out games against Oregon and UCLA earlier this year. Cal set a school home attendance record with an average of 64,318 fans coming to each game in Memorial Stadium this year. The old mark was 64,019 set in 2004.
FOLLETT A DEFENSIVE FORCE
Sophomore LB Zack Follett left his mark all over Saturday's game, highlighted by his sack of T.C. Ostrander with 5:55 left in the fourth quarter for a loss of 7 yards. In the first half, Follett tallied a tackle for loss, broke up a pass and forced fumble. Follett has 3.5 sacks this season; it was his fourth forced fumble of the season, and his second pass breakup.
Redshirt-freshman DB Syd'Quan Thompson recorded his first career touchdown after recovering a fumble, putting Cal ahead 13-3 with 2:32 left in the first half. Thompson recovered the fumble - caused by sophomore LB Zack Follett - on the 15-yard line and ran it in for the Bears' first TD of the day.
SCHNEIDER TIES A RECORD
Junior Tom Schneider's 55-yard field goal with 4:16 left in the first quarter tied the Cal school record for longest field goal. Schneider accomplished the feat despite strong wind. The other 55-yarder was kicked by Robbie Keen against Washington on Nov. 12, 1988.
LARSON KICKING LONG
With his 72-yard punt at the end of the first quarter, junior punter Andrew Larson tied the fifth-longest punt in school history. It was the longest punt since 1996 when Ryan Longwell also has a 72-yard punt against Navy in the Aloha Bowl. Larson's kick set a new Cal Big Game record, breaking the record held by Jackie Jensen of 67 yard, which was set in 1948.
DESEAN OVER 100
Sophomore WR DeSean Jackson recorded his fourth 100-yard receiving game this season, finishing with 127 yards. Jackson was a first-team All-Pac-10 honoree, both as a receiver and punt returner.
The Bears recorded three sacks in the first quarter - with DE Nu'u Tafisi (1), LB Mickey Pimentel (1.5), and DT Brandon Mebane (0.5) getting in on the action. Tafisi was a second-team All-Pac-10 honoree, and Pimentel was named to the honorable mention ... Junior WR Lavelle Hawkins caught a 32-yard pass with 11:26 left in the third quarter to give Cal a 20-10 lead.