Cal-WSU Game Notes
Sept. 28, 2002
Cal vs. Washington State Game Notes
Boller Unleashes Career Day Against Cougars
QB Kyle Boller's 371 passing yards are the most ever in his career and ranks No. 10 for a single game in Cal history. His 29 completions today are his most ever, bettering his 22 completions against Stanford, Nov. 18, 2000.
Boller Continues Touchdown Pass Streak
With a 25-yard touchdown pass to WR LaShaun Ward in the first quarter, Boller extended his streak to seven games in which he has thrown at least one touchdown pass. The last game in which he did not throw for a touchdown was in Cal's 55-14 loss to USC on Nov. 10, 2001.
Makonnen Posts First 100-Yard Game
WR Jonathan Makonnen caught seven passes for 136 yards notching his first 100-yard game as a Golden Bear. WR Geoff McArthur also had seven catches in the game, and Cal had four receivers total with at least five receptions.
Igber Ignites Ground Offense...Compiles Over 100 Yards
TB Joe Igber ran for 111 yards with one touchdown against the Cougars. Igber now has 2,439 yards rushing in his career with 11 total touchdowns. The senior has run for 100-yards or more eight times in his career, the fourth most in Cal history. He trails Russell White (1990-92) and Chuck Muncie (1973-75)-15 games, and John Olszewski (1950-52)-10 games. Igber needs only 65 rushing yards to move to No. 4 on Cal's career rushing list.
Igber Runs for Longest Play of 2002
Igber's 38-yard run in the first quarter was the longest rush by a Bear this season. The previous longest runs were for 19-yards also by Igber (vs. New Mexico State) and Ward (vs. Air Force).
Jensen Moves Up Career Scoring List
With his extra point after Cal's first touchdown, PK Mark Jensen claims the No. 7 spot on the Bears' career scoring list. He now has 194 total points. Prior to the game, Jensen was tied with Sean Dawkins (1990-92) for the seventh-most points by a Golden Bear.
Cal Continues First Quarter Dominance
After not scoring in the first quarter last weekend against Air Force, Cal's opening score today gave the Bears 69 total points in first frames this year. The 69 points eclipses the 68 total points Cal scored in first quarters all of last season. Cal has lead at the end of every first quarter this season, and outscored opponents 69-13 in the opening quarter overall.
Cal Defense Allows First Opponent Points in Second Quarter
Prior to Washington State's touchdown with 2:53 left in the second quarter, Cal had not allowed any points in the second frame this season. Cal has outscored opponents 52-9 in the second quarter this year, and outscored opponents 121 to 22 points in the first half.
Cal Suffers Third Quarter Collapse
Cal allowed 29 points in the third quarter, the most points allowed in a quarter since Nov. 3, 1973 when the Bears gave up 29 points in the fourth quarter to USC. It ties for the second-most points ever allowed in a quarter in school history. The third quarter is the only quarter in which Cal does not lead its opponents. The Bears have been outscored 61-24 in the third quarter.
Washington State PR Marcus Trufant's 35-yard punt return in the second quarter was the longest punt return by an opponent this season.
Today's 48-38 loss to Washington State is Cal's fourth-straight loss to the Cougars marking the first time the Bears have ever lost four in a row to WSU.
Cal now leads the series 36-25-5, in a series that dates back to 1919.