Sept. 22, 1997
Shaw Leads Nation in Receiving
Cal receiver Bobby Shaw maintained his status as the NCAA's No. 1 receiver after a second consecutive brilliant outing in Cal's 40-36 win over Oklahoma last Saturday.
Shaw caught 11 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns against the Sooners, including the game-winning 15-yard TD pass with just over two minutes left in the game. He was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive game for his performance against Oklahoma. He also picked up the honor after the Houston game on Sept. 5. Shaw leads all receivers in college football with an average of 11.0 receptions per game and is also ranked first in receiving yards with 181.0 yards a game. Shaw is sixth in all-purpose rushing, averaging 203.5 yards a game and is tied for sixth in scoring with 12.0 points per game. Cal quarterback Justin Vedder is currently ranked 12th nationally in total offense with 281.0 yards per game while his 152.5 pass efficiency rating puts him in the No. 16 spot in the NCAA rankings this week. Below is a list of where Cal and this Saturday's opponent USC stack up in the current NCAA team and indivudual rankings.
NCAA Team Statistics: California USC Rushing Offense 37th (173.5 ypg) 112th (28.0 ypg) Passing Offense 16th (287.0 ypg) 62nd (201.5 ypg) Total Offense 14th (460.5 ypg) 110th (229.5 ypg) Scoring Offense 13th (37.5 ppg) 103rdT (14.0 ppg) Rushing Defense 25th (95.0 ypg) 13th (66.0 ypg) Pass Efficiency Defense 16th (97.8 rating) 56th (120.1rating) Total Defense 13th (258.0 ypg) 73rd (381.5 ypg) Scoring Defense 35th T (19.5 ppg) 43rd T(21.0 ppg) Turnover Margin 12th T (+1.5 topg) 12th T(+1.5 topg) NCAA Individual Statisics: California USC Justin Vedder - 16th pass eff. (152.5 rating) Billy Miller - 6thT receiving (9.0 rpg) Justin Vedder - 12th total off. (281.0 ypg) Billy Miller - 25th rec. yards (97.0 ypg) Bobby Shaw - 1st receiving (11.0 rpg) Jim Wren - 39th punting (43.2 ypp) Bobby Shaw - 1st receiv. yds (181.0 ypg) Jay Soward - 5th ko returns (38.5 ypr) Bobby Shaw - 6th all-purpose rush (203.5 ypg) Jay Soward - 47th all-purpose rush (127.0 ypg) Bobby Shaw - 6th T scoring (12.0 ppg) Chad Morton - 46th punt returns (8.8 ypr) Derrick Gardner - 2nd T interceptions (1.0 ipg) Deltha O'Neal - 17th ko returns (29.5 ypr) Ignacio Brache - 35th T field goals (1.0 fgpg)