How they scored: Cal 30, Washington 24


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By Ted Lee
Posted Sep 26, 2015
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A late interception by Damariay Drew and recovered fumble by Darius White in the fourth quarter were key as Cal defeated Washington 30-24 in Seattle to boost their record to 4-0, which is their best start to the season since 2007.

Jared Goff was 24-of-40 for 342 yards with touchdown passes to Bryce Treggs and Kenny Lawler, to go with one interception.  Daniel Lasco missed his second consecutive game, but Vic Enwere had 23 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown, as Khalfani Muhammad added 43 yards and Tre Watson contributed 31.

Kenny Lawler had seven catches for 112 yards, while Darius Powe had six catches for 79 yards and Bryce Treggs added five catches for 83 yards.

Kyle Kragen had an outstanding day on defense with six tackles including two-and-a-half sacks, one pass breakup and a forced fumble.  Darius White had four solo tackles along with an interception, a fumble recovery, and a tackle for loss.

For Washington, Dwayne Washington had 10 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown, while Jake Browning, who didn't complete his first pass until late in the first half, finished with 17-for-28 for 152 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions.

Cal outgained Washington 481-259, ran 92 plays to the Huskies' 55, had a 39:49 to 20:11 time of possession advantage, and took advantage of five Husky turnovers compared to Cal's two.


CAL UW          

3 0 Anderson – 32 yard field goal
10 plays, 39 yards, 4:13
With Daniel Lasco sitting out the beginning of the game, Vic Enwere and Khalfani Muhamamad shared the ball carrying duties during this drive. Cal's key plays were a four-yard run by Enwere on 3rd-and-1 from the Washington 33, and a 15-yard completion from Jared Goff to Treggs on the following play which gave them a 1st-and-10 from the Washington 14.
3 7 Washington – 14 yard run
5 plays, 71 yards, 1:40
All five plays were Dwayne Washington runs as Washington had no trouble with Bear defenses, whether it was sealing off the edges allowing him to run outside or opening holes up the middle. During the drive, Washington had runs of 12, 15, and 27 yards, prior to the 14-yard touchdown. On the touchdown run, he took the handoff and ran right up the middle, with defenders hanging off of him.

10 7 Enwere – 12-yard run, 11:28
11 plays, 79 yards, 5:04
After two illegal formation penalties moved the Bears back to their 11, they drove the length of the field partly on account of a 19-yard pass from Jared Goff to Maurice Harris, a 20-yard pass to Stephen Anderson, and a 21-yard pass to Darius Powe when the Bears faced a 3rd-and-5 from the Washington 44. On a 1st-and-10 from the Washington 13, Enwere took the handoff, ran to the right, bounced off a Husky defender, accelerated forward through one attempted tackle and a half-hearted shove, and into the end zone.
13 7 Anderson – 41-yard field goal, 6:14
4 plays, -1 yards, 1:43
Cal had just been stopped on 4th-and-goal from the Husky one, when on the subsequent possession, Washington faced 1st down. Jake Browning who was 0-for-2 up to this point attempted a deep pass to wide receiver Marvin Hall. The ball hung and was underthrown, Darius White played it perfectly for the interception and returned it to the Husky 23. The Bears ensuing possession went nowhere leading to Anderson's second field goal of the game.
20 7 Treggs – 28-yard pass from Goff, 2:00
7 plays, 62 yards, 3:03
A Husky fumble gave Cal the ball on its 38. On the first play, Goff was sacked for seven yards, but the Bears managed a first down thank to a 10 yard completion to Anderson over the middle and a 7-yard catch on a left side comeback route by Trevor Davis. On a 1st-and-10 from the Washington 29, Goff threw a deep pass to Bryce Treggs who was running up the left side. Husky defensive back Darren Gardenhire attempted to step in front of the pass to knock it down, but mistimed it as the ball sailed past him and into Treggs arms.

27 7 Lawler – 8-yard pass from Goff, 10:51
4 plays, 62 yards, 1:59
After Washington opened the second half with a three-and-out, climaxed by a 17 yard sack by Jake Kearney, the Bears struck quickly. On a 1st-and-10, Goff threw a 52-yard catch-and-run completion to Kenny Lawler, who fought off a receiver to get free. With a defender hanging on his jersey, Lawler made it to the 10. Three plays later on a 3rd-and-8, Goff calmly waited in the pocket, found Lawler crossing from right to left in front of the end zone. Lawler caught the ball and scored easily.
27 14 McClatcher – 2-yard run, 7:23
10 plays, 65 yards, 3:28
Cal's stretch of 24 unanswered points was broken when the Huskies drove the length of the field. Browning, who completed just five passes in the first half, completed five passes to tight ends on this drive as the tight ends were repeatedly able to get open in the middle of the field. The key play was a 9-yard completion from Browning to Darrell Daniels on a 3rd-and-7. On the touchdown play, the Huskies brought in Jeff Lindquist has a short yardage situational quarterback. Chico McClatcher scored on a fly sweep, coming from the right side of the field, sweeping to the left for the score.
27 21 Jones – 70-yard fumble return, 2:19

On and 2nd-and-7 from the Washington 22, Enwere took the hand off and attempted to string the run out to the right side. He was stopped by defensive lineman Elijah Qualls and as he was going down, the ball was stripped. Jones picked up the ball and ran up the left sideline for the touchdown. A flag was initially thrown was a possible illegal block in the back, but was picked up.

30 21 Anderson – 37 yard field goal, 5:34
11 plays, 49 yards, 5:19
The Bears were able to take a big chunk of time off of the clock and add a score in pushing their lead to nine. The big play of the drive was a 27-yard completion from Goff to Treggs on 3rd and 8 from the Cal 48. The play was initially ruled incomplete but video review determined that Treggs had gotten a foot down before going out of bounds. The Bears had the ball with a 1st-and-10 from the Washington 11, but false start and holding penalties left them with a 1st-and-25 from the Washington 27. On the holding penalty, there was a late elbow to Lawler's head that knocked off his helmet and resulted in him having to leave a game to get a bloody lip fixed. No penalty was called on the play.
30 24 Van Winkle – 36-yard field goal, 3:57
7 plays, 34 yards, 1:29
Following Cal's field goal, Washington drove quickly down the field. Washington's kick return unit was able to bring the ball out to the Washington 47. The Huskies' big play was a 16-yard scramble by Browning, who generally doesn't ever run. It gave Washington a 1st-and-10 from the Cal 19, but the Huskies then threw three incomplete passes and were forced to kick the field goal.


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