Cal-USC Postgame Notes
Sept. 22, 2012
With today's 27-9 USC victory, the Trojans extended their winning streak over Cal to nine games.
Jeff Tedford's record is now 6-5 in conference openers. Today's game marked the fourth consecutive conference opener that the Golden Bears played on the road.
Today's game is the only regular-season contest that Cal will play on natural grass. In 2011, all but two of the Bears' games were played on natural grass.
With his 9 receptions on the day, Keenan Allen moved up to fourth all time at Cal in career receptions with 173. Brian Treggs, father of Cal freshman Bryce Treggs, is third on the list with 180 catches. Allen also cracked Cal's top 10 in career receiving yards. He posted 94 yards against USC to give him 2,143 yards for his career, which ranks ninth in school history. Allen passed both Steve Rivera (2,085, 1973-75) and Sean Dawkins (2,124, 1990-92) today.
Keenan Allen extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 28 - every game he's played in at Cal. Heading into today's action, the streak ranked tied for eighth nationally and tied for first in the Pac-12.
Marc Anthony set a career high with 13 tackles. He entered the game with a best of 10 at Oregon State in 2010. The 13 sets a season best for a Cal player this year, ahead of Steve Williams, Josh Hill and Robert Mullins, who all had 12 stops in the opener vs. Nevada.
Steve Williams became Cal's active leader in interceptions with the fifth of his career on the first drive of the game. It was his second of the season. J.P. Hurrell secured his first career interception on a tipped pass with four minutes remaining in the first half.
Cal's active career leader in tackles for loss, Deandre Coleman, secured his 12th career tackle for loss.
For the second time in his career, Vincenzo D'Amato made three field goals (also vs. Southern Utah, Sept. 8, 2012). He was 3-for-4 on the day.
Jacob Wark had a personal-best 26 yards receiving on two catches, second to Allen among the Bears.