Cal-Washington Postgame Notes
Dec. 5, 2009
Cal finished the 2009 regular-season with an 8-4 overall record to extend its school-record string of winning seasons to eight and posted a 5-4 Pac-10 mark to tie for fifth in the conference standings with USC. Cal is bowl eligible and will play in its seventh consecutive bowl. Bowl selections are expected to be announced on Sunday, Dec. 6.
Cal is 10-8-1 all-time in bowl games and has won four bowls in a row and five of its last six.
Cal had won six of its last seven games against Washington prior to Saturday's loss to the Huskies, who now lead the all-time series between the schools, 47-38-4.
Despite losing at Washington on Saturday in its final regular season game of the year, Cal won five of its last seven regular-season contests in 2009.
Cal finished the 2009 regular season with a 4-2 record in road games to notch its first winning record on the road since 2005's club was 3-2, as well as the best season for the Bears on the road since Cal was 5-1 in 2004.
TB Shane Vereen carried 16 times for 92 yards to finish the 2009 regular season with 830 rushing yards on a team-high 163 carries (both career highs). Vereen's 50-yard rush in the first quarter was his second-longest run of the season and the third-longest of his career.
WR Marvin Jones made 6 receptions for 107 yards receiving (both career highs). Jones became the first Cal receiver since to record a 100-yard receiving game since LaReylle Cunningham had 138 receiving yards on seven catches at Maryland on Sept. 13, 2008.
Isi Sofele's 65-yard kickoff return in the third quarter was the longest kickoff return by a Cal player in 2009 and the longest of his career.
Jeff Tedford's updated coaching records stand at 67-34 (.663) overall and 41-27 (.603) in Pac-10 games.
Mike Mohamed recorded 5 tackles to finish the 2009 regular season as the Pac-10's leading tackler with 105 stops for an average of 8.75 per game.
Cal averaged 40.1 points per game in eight regular-season victories in 2009 and 7.5 ppg in four losses.