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Vote for California's 'Pontiac Game Changing Performance' and the Golden Bears Could Win $5,000
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/23/2006

Oct. 23, 2006

In a match-up packed with game-changing performances, it was the inspired play of California running back Marshawn Lynch that ultimately sealed the win for the 11th-ranked Golden Bears. Playing on two sprained ankles, Lynch broke off a dynamic 22-yard touchdown run in overtime--his second of the day--for a 31-24 victory over the Washington Huskies and earning the Cal Bears a "Pontiac Game Changing Performance" nomination.

Now it's up to Cal fans to determine if the Golden Bears earned the "Pontiac Game Changing Performance" for the eighth week of the 2006 NCAA Football Season. Cal fans can go to, where they can view video clips of the four finalists and vote for their favorite play. 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 Performance 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" in December. Pontiac will provide a $100,000 scholarship to the school selected by the fans as the "Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year".

New to this year's program is that, each week one lucky individual who visits, will also win a $5,000 scholarship for them self or their family. In total, Pontiac will provide over $200,000 worth of scholarships to universities and individuals throughout the season.

For full program details, visit

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