Cal-Washington Postgame Notes
Oct. 21, 2006
GOING TO OVERTIME
With the Bears' 31-24 overtime victory against Washington, Saturday, the Bears improved to 2-2 in overtime under head coach Jeff Tedford. The last overtime game Cal participated in was last season against Oregon. The Bears lost the contest 27-20.
100 YARDS FOR MARSHAWN
With 150 yards Saturday, junior TB Marshawn Lynch recorded his 15th career 100-yard game. With 15, 100-yard games, Lynch tied Cal's all-time record for 100-yard games in a career. Chuck Muncie (1973-1975) and Russell White (1990-92) also racked up 15 in their time at Cal. Lynch's season-high 152 yards came against Washington State last week.
FIFTH TIME IS THE CHARM
In the overtime victory against Washington, the Bears collected five interceptions. The last time Cal had five interceptions was against Oregon in 1987. The most impressive pick came in overtime, when senior LB Desmond Bishop grabbed an interception sealing Cal's 31-24 win. In regulation, Cal's defense foiled Washington QB Carl Bonnell's first career start, picking off the Husky signal caller four times - with senior CB Daymeion Hughes, sophomore LB Worrell Williams, redshirt freshman CB Robert Peele and sophomore LB Zack Follett each recording an interception. Before today, Cal's most picks in a game this season was four against Arizona State. The Huskies entered Saturday's game having not turned the ball over the past two games. It was the first career interceptions for Williams, Peele, and Follett. It was Hughes' 14th, and Bishop's second career pick.
HUGHES GETS IT DONE
In the second quarter, senior CB Daymeion Hughes picked off a pass from Washington QB Carl Bonnell for his 14th career INT and his seventh this season. Hughes' seven picks are tied for first nationally. His 14 career INTs rank second on Cal's all-time list.
Senior LB Desmond Bishop led the Bears with a career-high 16 tackles, and the biggest came in the fourth quarter when Bishop thwarted the Huskies on a third-and-1 on the Washington 48 with Cal trailing 17-16. The 6-foot-2, 243-pound linebacker tackled Washington TB Louis Rankin for a 2-yard loss. Bishop made another big statement for the Bears' defense in overtime, ending the game with an interception.
Junior Tom Schneider converted a career-long, 50-yard field goal in the third quarter, to give the Bears a 13-10 lead with 4:41 left in the quarter. Schneider's previous long was a 49-yarder that came against Sacramento State in Cal's 2005 opener. Schneider had two other field goals, Saturday, a 21-yarder in the second quarter, and a 29-yarder in the fourth quarter.
Senior DE Steve Kelly made his first start since the 2004 season, when he started the first three games of the season. Kelly did not see any action in 2005 due to injury ... WR Lavelle Hawkins led the Bears' receiving corps with six catches for 99 yards ... QB Nate Longshore finished the game with 291 yard, nine yards shy of his third, 300-yard game of the season.