Cal-Washington Postgame Notes
Sept. 24, 2011
Keenan Allen's 90-yard touchdown reception set the Cal record for longest pass play in school history and tied for the sixth longest play from scrimmage at Cal (five rushes were longer). The previous record was 88 yards from Joe Roth to Wesley Walker against Georgia on Sept. 11, 1976. The most recent pass play that was 75 yards or more was an 80-yard completion from Aaron Rodgers to Geoff McArthur against UCLA on Oct. 16, 2004.
Allen's 90-yard reception helped him garner his third 100-yard receiving performance of the season and the fourth of his career. He ended the day with 10 catches for a career-high 197 yards and a touchdown. His 197 yards are the fifth-highest total in Cal history and most for a Golden Bear since Geoff McArthur had 245 in the 2003 Big Game at Stanford (16 catches).
Cal is now 6-4 in conference openers under head coach Jeff Tedford.
Cal twice scored on drives that were 13 plays long, while its final drive of the fourth quarter lasted a season-high 15 plays.
When the Bears don't score at least 30 points, their record under Tedford is 17-38.
Cal has now recorded 27 plays (21 passing, six rushing) from the line of scrimmage that have covered 20 or more yards this season. Against Washington, Cal had three plays of 20-plus yards - a 90-yard touchdown reception by Keenan Allen, a 22-yard pass to Isi Sofele, a 22-yard Sofele rush
Marvin Jones finished with 6 receptions for 79 yards against Washington. One of Jones' completions was a nice grab where he just dragged his toe inbounds. He now has six career 100-yard performances. He now boasts 13 career touchdowns that tied him for eighth all time at Cal.
Isi Sofele finished the day with 17 rushes for 98 yards.
Zach Maynard completed 23-of-43 passes for 349 yards and one touchdown. The yardage total is his highest as a Golden Bear, topping the 266 yards he had in the season opener vs. Fresno State. It was the first 300-yard game for a Cal quarterback since Kevin Riley threw for 351 yards at Arizona State on Oct. 31, 2009.
Giorgio Tavecchio has been a perfect 5-for-5 on field goals this season and made all three of his attempts against Washington. He booted a 29-yarder in the first quarter, a 36-yard field goal in the second quarter and a 25-yarder in the third quarter.
Mychal Kendricks posted a season-high 14 tackles (9 solo), plus a fumble recovery. His career high is 15 stops.
Cal is now 42-7 when having few turnovers than its opponent under Jeff Tedford. Today, Cal had 0 turnovers to UW's 2.