Nov. 25, 2011
With tonight's Cal victory, Jeff Tedford is now 8-1 all-time against Arizona State. In addition, the Bears clinched a winning record for the ninth time in Tedford's 10 years as head coach at Cal.
Isi Sofele rushed 21 times for 145 yards. The Bears are 7-1 when Sofele carries the ball at least 18 times. He notched his ninth touchdown of the season in the first quarter and moved into sixth all-time at Cal in single-season rushing yards with 1,266. On Saturday, Sofele passed Shane Vereen (1,167, 2010), Russell White (1,177, 1991), Adimchinobe Echemandu (1,195, 2003) and Marshawn Lynch (1,246, 2005). Next up on the Cal chart is Lynch with 1,356 yards in 2006.
With his 5 receptions for 61 yards, Keenan Allen currently stands second on Cal's single-season list in receiving yards with 1,261 yards. Geoff McArthur (1,504, 2003) is Cal's all-time leader. Allen passed McArthur on Cal's single-season receptions list, now with 90. He extended his streak of consecutive games with a catch to 23, all his games at Cal.
Marvin Jones extended his streak of games with at least one catch to 37 consecutive contests. Jones is Cal's active career leader in receptions (148), receiving yards (2,182) and receiving touchdowns (13).
Zach Maynard completed 19 of his 26 passes for 237 yards and 1 touchdown. He also ran for his fourth touchdown of the season, good for 16 yards. Maynard moved up on Cal's all-time list in total offense (2,959 yards, 4th) and passing yards (2,802, 6th).
C.J. Anderson had a big night, scoring three touchdowns, the first Cal player to do so this season. He punched in a one-yard touchdown, scored again in the third quarter, good for his seventh and eighth rushing scores of 2011, and hauled in a career-high 74-yard touchdown reception from Zach Maynard. It was his first career multi-touchdown game.
After scoring on their final two possessions last week at Stanford, the Bears scored on their first three possessions against Arizona State, giving Cal a season-high five straight scoring drives (four touchdowns, one field goal).
Marc Anthony picked off his first pass in 2011 (third of his career) and returned it 14 yards. Anthony's last INT came against Washington last season.
Bryan Anger booted his 15th punt of the season (69th career) 50 or more yards with his 57-yarder in the second quarter. It was also the 10th time in the last 11 games he kicked a punt 50 or more yards.
The 28 points scored by ASU in the first half were the most Cal has allowed in any first half this season. With the Bear's 27 points, the teams combined for 55 first-half points. The last time this happened was on Oct. 17, 2009, when Cal led UCLA, 35-20 at the half.
The 85 combined points tonight were the most this season, the most since 83 combined points were scored on Sept. 17, 2010, at Nevada (Nevada 52-31).
Cal scored 13 points off four ASU turnovers.