With today’s 41-17 victory by Washington over California, the Huskies now lead the all-time series, 51-38-4. The Huskies have won the last five consecutive meetings.
Jared Goff connected with Chris Harper for a five-yard touchdown in the second quarter. It was Goff’s 10th touchdown pass of the season and Harper’s fifth. Goff ended the night 32-for-54 for 336 yards and a touchdown – the fifth time this season he has attempted more than 50 passes in a game. Goff also surpassed 300 yards through the air for the fifth time in 2013.
Freshman running back Khalfani Muhammad had a career-long rush on a 73-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. It was the longest run of the season for the Bears, with the previous best being a 33-yarder by Muhammad vs. Portland State.
With six catches for 98 yards, Chris Harper raised his totals through 20 career games to 99 receptions and 1,340 yards. He also has 58 catches this year and needs one more to tie DeSean Jackson’s 2006 total of 59 for 10th in a season in school history.
For the third straight game, Cameron Walker set a personal best in tackles. Tonight, he led all Cal defenders with 10 takedowns. He had nine last week against Oregon State and eight the week before at UCLA.
Deandre Coleman and Kyle Kragen both notched their third sacks of the season.
Vincenzo D’Amato was good on his only field goal try of the game (25 yards). He is now 14-for-16 on the season.
Four Bears made their first career starts tonight – Chris Borrayo, Puka Lopa, Christian Okafor and Joel Willis.
Quarterback Austin Hinder made his first career appearance late in the fourth quarter.