Nov. 2, 2012
BERKELEY -Chris Harper led Cal in receiving for the third time this season, posting a career-high tying seven catches for a personal-best 101 yards, his first 100-yard performance. Harper scored on a 14-yard reverse, his first career rush. It was his third touchdown of the season and his first rushing score. He also notched a season-long 36-yard reception.
C.J. Anderson paced Cal in rushing for the fifth time this season. Part of his career-high 160 yards on 22 carries was a 64-yard run in the third quarter that was the second-longest rush of his career (68 vs. UCLA). Tonight marked his third game of rushing for over 100 yards this season.
As a team, the Bears rushed for 249 yards. It was the fourth time this season that Cal hit 200 or more yards rushing.
Zach Maynard moved into 10th in career passing yards at Cal, now with 5,204 for his career. Against Washington, Maynard completed 15 of 29 passes for 175 yards and an interception.
After entering Saturday's contest with just one fumble recovery, Nick Forbes contributed three turnovers against the Huskies. He garnered his first career interception at the end of the first half and returned it 26 yards. Later in the third quarter, Forbes recovered a fumble that was forced by Robert Mullins. It was Mullins' third career forced fumble and Forbes second career recovery. In the fourth quarter, Forbes boasted his third career fumble recovery that was forced by Todd Barr, his first forced fumble.
Forbes entered the night tied with Josh Hill for Cal's season lead in tackles. He took sole possession of the lead with his game-high 11 tackles against Washington, including a tackle for loss.
With the four turnovers tonight, the Cal defense has now forced 15 turnovers in the past five games.
Vincenzo D'Amato made his 10th and 11th consecutive field goals in the third quarter (23 and 21 yards) before missing in the fourth quarter. He has now been good on 15 of his 21 attempts this season.
Chris McCain picked up a 16-yard sack in the third quarter. He now has 3.5 sacks on the season and five for his career.
In the fourth quarter, McCain recovered a fumble for the first time in his career. That fumble was forced by Brennan Scarlett, the second of his career. Scarlett also recorded a sack on that play and now has 2.5 in his career.
Keni Kaufusi also posted his second career sack.
In five of the seven games Cal has lost this season, the Bears have been within one score in the fourth quarter. The Bears lost by eight points tonight.
The last three Cal-Washington games have been decided in the final minute.
Cal honored its 2012 Olympians tonight, as well as former Cal and NFL quarterback Steve Bartkowski, a Cal Hall of Famer, who will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.