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Cal Golden Bears Upset #8 Ranked Washington State Cougars

Cal Tackles Washington States Playoff Hopes in Upset

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The Cal Golden Bears upset the number 8 ranked Washington State Cougars in a game that started off with a kickoff return for a touchdown for Cal, that was call back for holding. Not only was this a sweet victory for Cal knocking off a ranked team this was also special because Cal was destroyed last season by Washington State, with the Bears scoring 21 to the Cougars 56.

It must be something in the air on Friday the 13th. In a night where #2 Ranked Clemson Tigers Upset by Syracuse Orange 27-24 in the biggest game in recent Syracuse history, the #2 Ranked Clemson Tigers Upset by Syracuse Orange 27-24 would not be out done. Tonight was all about the Golden Bears defense. The Bears managed to rack-up a staggering 9 sacks and 7 turnovers including a shovel pass gone wrong from Washington State's Luke Falk while the Cougars were in scoring position. Washington State's defender Camryn Bynum was there to exploit Falk's misfortune in the first half with two interceptions, while the offense put up some insurance by scoring just before the end of the half.

The highlight of the game however came when Cal's QB Ross Bowers decided to run for a touchdown and leaped into the end zone for his first rushing touchdown with a front flip that dazzled the home crowd.

Washington State's quarterback Luke Falk came into the game as a Heisman Contender but after throwing five interceptions in one game, it could hard for Heisman voters to seriously consider him as a finalist for the award. The same goes for Washington State as a whole. In the College Football Playoff era a team losing a game in mid-season is not a death sentence, but it very well may be one when your team only puts up 3 points to a severe underdog that beat you on both sides of the ball from start to finish.

Washington State head coach Mike Leach had this to say after the game:

Who benefits from the fall of the unbeatens?

  1. TCU: If TCU can win out in the Big 12 they'll likely find themselves in their first College Football Playoff.
  2. Ohio State: The Buckeyes are playing a war of attrition now. Teams may start of slow and have blemishes on their resume early on, but as we know the College Football Playoff committee evaluates teams on their resume as a whole and their level of play at the end of the season. If the Buckeyes can win out against the likes of Michigan, Michigan State, and Penn State, and a possible opponent in Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship, it would be hard to not vote for the Buckeyes even with an early season loss.
  3. University of Miami (FL): The Miami Hurricanes are 4-0, granted they are playing Georgia Tech this weekend but with an undefeated start that positions them to take at least one move up in the rankings if they beat Tech this week and continue to win down the road.

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Results and Schedule

4th Place, Pac-12 (4-5 Conf)

Record

8-5

Predictive rank

#53

Streak

W3

Results and Schedule

Date Opponent Result Location W/L Conf
08/31 UC Davis W 27-13 Home 1-0 0-0
09/07 Washington W 20-19 Away 2-0 1-0
09/14 North Texas W 23-17 Home 3-0 1-0
09/21 Mississippi W 28-20 Away 4-0 1-0
09/27 Arizona St L 17-24 Home 4-1 1-1
10/05 Oregon L 7-17 Away 4-2 1-2
10/19 Oregon St L 17-21 Home 4-3 1-3
10/26 Utah L 0-35 Away 4-4 1-4
11/09 Wash State W 33-20 Home 5-4 2-4
11/16 USC L 17-41 Home 5-5 2-5
11/23 Stanford W 24-20 Away 6-5 3-5
11/30 UCLA W 28-18 Away 7-5 4-5
12/30 Illinois W 35-20 Neutral 8-5 4-5
Roster

Roster

Name Position ATT YDS Y/A TD REC YDS Y/C TD FUM
Matt Anderson Place Kicker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Vic Enwere Running Back 100 375 3.8 5 5 37 7.4 0 0
Patrick Laird Running Back 191 1127 5.9 8 45 322 7.2 1 4
Tre Watson Running Back 18 85 4.7 0 5 31 6.2 0 0
Vic Wharton Wide Receiver 1 -5 -5.0 0 67 871 13.0 5 1
Devante Downs Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Ross Bowers Quarterback 60 -142 -2.4 3 0 0 -- 0 4
Derron Brown Safety 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Dylan Klumph Punter 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Malik McMorris Fullback 6 13 2.2 0 5 39 7.8 1 0
Kanawai Noa Wide Receiver 0 0 -- 0 56 788 14.1 4 0
Brandon Singleton Wide Receiver 0 0 -- 0 13 129 9.9 0 0
Steven Coutts Punter 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Ashtyn Davis Cornerback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 1
Traveon Beck Cornerback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Jordan Duncan Wide Receiver 0 0 -- 0 10 120 12.0 1 0
Demetris Robertson Wide Receiver 2 40 20.0 1 7 70 10.0 0 0
Jordan Veasy Wide Receiver 0 0 -- 0 38 491 12.9 6 0
Darius Allensworth Cornerback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Raymond Davison Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
James Looney Defensive End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Luke Rubenzer Safety 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Quentin Tartabull Safety 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Luc Bequette Guard 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Jaylinn Hawkins Safety 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 1
Patrick Mekari Offensive Line 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Russell Ude Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Gerran Brown Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Camryn Bynum Cornerback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Marloshawn Franklin Cornerback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Cameron Goode Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 1 12 12.0 0 0
Tevin Paul Defensive End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Evan Weaver Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Alex Funches Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Elijah Hicks Cornerback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Michael Saffell Offensive Line 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Gavin Reinwald Tight End 0 0 -- 0 11 104 9.5 0 0
Daniel Scott Safety 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Kamryn Bennett Offensive Line 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
De'Zhon Grace Safety 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Rusty Becker Defensive End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Josh Drayden Cornerback 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Tony Mekari Guard 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Hamilton Anoa'i Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Malik Psalms Safety 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Chinedu Udeogu Defensive End 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Derrick Clark Running Back 14 46 3.3 0 1 4 4.0 0 0
Zion Echols Running Back 13 17 1.3 0 5 17 3.4 0 0
Jeremiah Hawkins Wide Receiver 2 0 0.0 0 8 70 8.8 0 0
Trey Turner Safety 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Alonso Vera Long Snapper 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Chase Forrest Quarterback 2 -4 -2.0 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Jordan Kunaszyk Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Matt Rockett Wide Receiver 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Chris Palmer Guard 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Jake Curhan Offensive Line 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Kyle Wells Tight End 0 0 -- 0 1 2 2.0 1 0
Jacob Anderson Safety 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Fabiano Hale Running Back 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Alsea Tongilava Linebacker 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Matchups

2019-2020 College Football Schedule

Sat Aug 24 Time Location
Miami (FL) vs. Florida 7:00 PM Florida Citrus Bowl
Arizona @ Hawaii 10:30 PM Aloha Stadium
Thu Aug 29 Time Location
Albany @ Central Mich 7:00 PM Kelly/Shorts Stadium
Morgan St @ Bowling Grn 7:00 PM Doyt Perry Stadium
Robert Morris @ Buffalo 7:00 PM UB Stadium
UCLA @ Cincinnati 7:00 PM Nippert Stadium
Wagner @ Connecticut 7:00 PM Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
Central Ark @ W Kentucky 7:30 PM Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
Florida A&M @ Central FL 7:30 PM Spectrum Stadium
Gard-Webb @ Charlotte 7:30 PM Jerry Richardson Stadium
Florida Intl @ Tulane 8:00 PM Yulman Stadium
Alabama St @ UAB 8:00 PM Legion Field
GA Tech @ Clemson 8:00 PM Clemson Memorial Stadium
Texas State @ Texas A&M 8:30 PM Kyle Field
S Dakota St @ Minnesota 9:00 PM TCF Bank Stadium
N Colorado @ San Jose St 10:00 PM CEFCU Stadium
Kent State @ Arizona St 10:00 PM Sun Devil Stadium
Utah @ BYU 10:15 PM LaVell Edwards Stadium
Fri Aug 30 Time Location
Rice @ Army 6:00 PM Michie Stadium
Tulsa @ Michigan St 7:00 PM Spartan Stadium
Wisconsin @ S Florida 7:00 PM Raymond James Stadium
U Mass @ Rutgers 7:15 PM SHI Stadium
Utah State @ Wake Forest 8:00 PM BB&T Field
Purdue @ Nevada 9:30 PM MacKay Stadium
Colorado St vs. Colorado 10:00 PM Empower Field at Mile High
Oklahoma St @ Oregon St 10:30 PM Reser Stadium
Sat Aug 31 Time Location
S Alabama @ Nebraska 12:00 PM Memorial Stadium
Fla Atlantic @ Ohio State 12:00 PM Ohio Stadium
Akron @ Illinois 12:00 PM Memorial Stadium
Indiana vs. Ball State 12:00 PM Lucas Oil Stadium
Howard @ Maryland 12:00 PM Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
Toledo @ Kentucky 12:00 PM Kroger Field
Mississippi @ Memphis 12:00 PM Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Miss State vs. LA Lafayette 12:00 PM Mercedes-Benz Superdome
N Iowa @ Iowa State 12:00 PM Jack Trice Stadium
Indiana St @ Kansas 12:00 PM David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium
E Carolina @ NC State 12:00 PM Carter-Finley Stadium
Boise State @ Florida St 12:00 PM Doak Campbell Stadium
James Mad @ W Virginia 2:00 PM Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
Rhode Island @ Ohio 2:00 PM Peden Stadium
E Washingtn @ Washington 3:00 PM Husky Stadium
Bucknell @ Temple 3:00 PM Lincoln Financial Field
Colgate @ Air Force 3:30 PM Falcon Stadium
Idaho @ Penn State 3:30 PM Beaver Stadium
E Michigan @ Coastal Car 3:30 PM Brooks Stadium
East Tennessee State @ App State 3:30 PM Kidd Brewer Stadium
Duke vs. Alabama 3:30 PM Mercedes-Benz Stadium
S Carolina vs. N Carolina 3:30 PM Bank of America Stadium
Georgia State @ Tennessee 3:30 PM Neyland Stadium
Holy Cross @ Navy 3:30 PM Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Northwestern @ Stanford 4:00 PM Stanford Stadium
Montana St @ Texas Tech 4:00 PM Jones AT&T Stadium
Portland St @ Arkansas 4:00 PM Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
VA Tech @ Boston Col 4:00 PM Alumni Stadium
Sam Hous St @ New Mexico 6:00 PM Dreamstyle Stadium
Incar Word @ TX-San Ant 6:00 PM Alamodome
Campbell @ Troy 6:00 PM Veterans Memorial Stadium
Syracuse @ Liberty 6:00 PM Williams Stadium
UC Davis @ California 6:30 PM California Memorial Stadium
VA Military @ Marshall 6:30 PM Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Norfolk St @ Old Dominion 7:00 PM Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium
Alcorn State @ S Mississippi 7:00 PM M. M. Roberts Stadium
Illinois State @ N Illinois 7:00 PM Huskie Stadium
Monmouth @ W Michigan 7:00 PM Waldo Stadium
Ste F Austin @ Baylor 7:00 PM McLane Stadium
Nicholls St @ Kansas St 7:00 PM Bill Snyder Family Stadium
S Methodist @ Arkansas St 7:00 PM Centennial Bank Stadium
Abl Christian @ North Texas 7:30 PM Apogee Stadium
Miami (OH) @ Iowa 7:30 PM Kinnick Stadium
GA Southern @ LSU 7:30 PM Tiger Stadium
Oregon vs. Auburn 7:30 PM AT&T Stadium
Virginia @ Pittsburgh 7:30 PM Heinz Field
Middle Tenn @ Michigan 7:30 PM Michigan Stadium
Georgia @ Vanderbilt 7:30 PM Vanderbilt Stadium
Missouri @ Wyoming 7:30 PM Jonah Field War Memorial Stadium
Houston Baptist @ TX El Paso 8:00 PM Sun Bowl
Arkansas-Pine Bluff @ TX Christian 8:00 PM Amon G. Carter Stadium
LA Tech @ Texas 8:00 PM Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
Grambling St @ LA Monroe 8:00 PM Malone Stadium
Weber State @ San Diego St 9:00 PM SDCCU Stadium
S Utah @ UNLV 10:00 PM Sam Boyd Stadium
N Mex State @ Wash State 10:00 PM Martin Stadium
Fresno St @ USC 10:30 PM Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Sun Sep 1 Time Location
Houston @ Oklahoma 7:30 PM Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Mon Sep 2 Time Location
Notre Dame @ Louisville 8:00 PM Cardinal Stadium