Aug. 31, 2008
BERKELEY - California tailback Shane Vereen broke onto the scene in a big way on Saturday as the redshirt freshman highlighted his first career game played with an 81-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to help the Golden Bears to a 38-31 victory over Michigan State at Memorial Stadium.
Vereen's play was selected as a "Pontiac Game-Changing Performance." Cal fans can go to Pontiac.com/ncaa to view video clips of the four finalists and to vote for Vereen and the Golden Bears.
Voting begins on Sunday morning and ends at midnight on Wednesday. ESPN will announce this week's Pontiac Game Changing Performance winner on Thursday night, during the Pontiac G6 Halftime Report.
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 Year award and the chance to win a $100,000 general scholarship contribution from Pontiac.
In addition, each week one lucky individual who visits pontiac.com/ncaa, will also win a $5,000 scholarship for them self or someone in their family.
"Awarding $1.5 million since its inception, the Pontiac Game Changing Performance program continues to be a great example of how passionate fans can have a positive impact academically and athletically by generating scholarship dollars for university-wide programs," said ESPN's Rece Davis.