NCAAF Game Recap - California at Washington
Sat Sep 7, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Sep 7, 2019, 10:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

California (2-0)

0

3

14

3

20

(14) Washington (1-1)

0

10

3

6

19

California pulls off stunner, beats No. 14 Washington 20-19
Sun Sep 8, 2019 5:20 AM

SEATTLE (AP) It took until early Sunday morning before California could run onto the field in celebration, party with the few Golden Bears fans still hanging around and enjoy another victory over Washington.

Greg Thomas kicked a 17-yard field goal with 8 seconds left, and California beat No. 14 Washington 20-19 in a game delayed more than 2 1/2 hours due to severe weather.

The Pac-12 Conference opener for the schools ended up being a strange night on the shore of Lake Washington, capped by Thomas' short field goal, giving the Golden Bears (2-0, 1-0 Pac-12) the shocking victory.

A severe thunder and lightning storm delayed the game early in the first quarter and left only a smattering of fans waiting out the lengthy delay when the game resumed at 10:30 p.m. and finally ended at 1:22 a.m.

It was only the Bears' fans cheering in a corner of the mostly empty stadium when the clock hit zero after knocking off the Huskies for the second straight year.

"I'm really proud of the team because it wasn't the cleanest, but they just keep fighting and they're a tough bunch of guys," Cal coach Justin Wilcox said.

California quarterback Chase Garbers wasn't asked to do much with his arm, but came up with two big completions on the final drive, hitting Jordan Duncan for 19 yards and Kekoa Crawford for 27 yards to get inside the Washington 5. The Bears were aided by a pass interference call and, after forcing Washington to call three timeouts, Thomas connected on a field goal shorter than an extra point.

"It's like a dream come true, basically. It's like what you ask for as a kicker, last kick comes down to you and you make it," Thomas said

Washington (1-1, 0-1) took a 19-17 lead with 2:05 left when Peyton Henry hit a career-best 49-yard field goal that sneaked inside the right upright. It was the last of Henry's four field goals, two of which came inside 25 yards.

"Certainly kicking too many field goals isn't going to get it done for us. That was frustrating. Really frustrating," Washington coach Chris Petersen said.

Garbers was 11 of 18 for 111 yards passing, but it was California's run game that controlled the night. Marcel Dancy ran for 72 yards and a pair of third-quarter touchdowns of 20 and 8 yards, and Christopher Brown Jr. added 80 yards rushing.

Dancy spun his way through several tackles and scored on a 20-yard run just as midnight approached, pulling the Bears even at 10-10 early in the third quarter. It was Cal's first offensive touchdown against the Huskies since the 2016 game, after scoring only defensive touchdowns in the past two meetings.

His 8-yard TD gave the Bears a 17-13 lead going to the fourth quarter. The Bears rushed for 124 yards in the third quarter alone after having just 90 yards total offense in the first half.

After a terrific debut a week ago, Washington quarterback Jacob Eason was 18 of 30 passing for 162 yards, one interception and a fumble lost. And the Huskies left points on the board. Washington had a chance to take the lead midway through the fourth quarter after a 16-play drive to the Cal 2 where it faced fourth-and-1. But Washington was called for a false start and settled for Henry's third field goal of the game, this time from 25-yard to cut the deficit to 17-16 with 7:10 left.

That was Washington's last chance at finding the end zone. Washington's Salvon Ahmed rushed for 119 yards and the Huskies' only touchdown.

"We've got to execute better down there. Same old situation," Petersen said.

EASON'S SECOND ACT

Eason found life against California much more difficult than the opener against Eastern Washington. After throwing for 349 yards and four touchdowns against the FCS school, Eason was flustered, flushed and forced into mistakes. He threw his first interception. He had another turnover on a sack and fumble. He was a bit late with a throw to Andre Baccellia in the end zone and missed a chance at a touchdown that would have given the Huskies a seven-point lead in the first half.

STORMY NIGHT

The teams played 5 minutes, 14 seconds of the first quarter before suddenly being brought to a halt shortly before 8 p.m. Severe thunderstorms and lightning were moving from the south toward the Seattle metro area. Teams cleared the field and fans sitting in metal bleacher sections of Husky Stadium were encouraged to seek shelter.

The warning was accurate.

The storms moved swiftly into the area. Within minutes of the delay, lightning was flashing in the sky. Fans were removed from the open bleachers of the stadium and huddled under cover or in the concourses of the stadium. Thousands made their way to the parking lots surrounding Husky Stadium and resumed tailgating, although many just got in their vehicles and headed home with the already late kickoff.

As the rain picked up in intensity, the sky was a continual flash as lightning was constant throughout the area.

Shortly after 10 p.m., Petersen grabbed a stadium microphone and announced the game was resuming.

"The key in those things is you don't want them falling asleep and you don't want them banging their heads on the locker for two hours," Wilcox said. "You just stay in that zone and they did. We were fine."

THE TAKEAWAY

California: The Bears won their sixth straight season-opening game away from home, including wins at Texas, Northwestern and North Carolina. ... LB Evan Weaver had 18 tackles, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

Washington: The Huskies need to find a solution to their run defense. The 192 yards rushing by California was the most allowed by Washington since the Fiesta Bowl two years ago, when Penn State, led by Saquon Barkley, rushed for 203.

UP NEXT

California: The Bears return home to host North Texas.

Washington: The Huskies return to non-conference play hosting Hawaii.

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Passing

Cal Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Garbers 18 11 61.1 0 111 28 0 78.7
Wash Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Eason 30 18 60.0 0 162 25 1 60.7

Rushing

Cal Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Brown Jr. 16 80 5.0 21 0
M. Dancy 7 72 10.3 23 2
Wash Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Ahmed 21 119 5.7 21 1
R. Newton 9 42 4.7 11 0

Receiving

Cal Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Crawford 3 48 16.0 27 0
C. Brown Jr. 4 30 7.5 28 0
Wash Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Fuller 3 40 13.3 25 0
H. Bryant 4 40 10.0 13 0

Fumbles

Wash F FL
C. Otton 1 0
J. Eason 2 1

Returning

Cal KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Davis 1 22.0 0 22 0 - 0 0
Wash KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Fuller 0 - 0 0 3 7.0 0 19
S. McGrew 1 42.0 0 42 0 - 0 0

Punting

Cal Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Longhetto 4 134 33.5 47
S. Coutts 2 50 25.0 32
Wash Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Whitford 1 44 44.0 44

Takeaways

Cal Int Yds InTD
C. Bynum 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Cal Wash
Points For 20 19
Total Yards 303 348
Rushing Yards 192 186
Passing Yards 111 162
Passing Completions / Attempts 11/18 18/30
Turnovers 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 3/1
First Downs 20 23
Penalties - Yards 6/55 6/62
Time Of Possession 17:17 43:43
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/11 6/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 3/4
Punts - Average Yards 6/31 2/43

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Cal Wash
No scores this quarter
2nd Quarter Cal Wash
Wash 0:03 FG Peyton Henry 36 yd FG 0 3
Wash 7:01 TD Salvon Ahmed 21 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 0 10
Cal 11:17 FG Greg Thomas 23 yd FG 3 10
3rd Quarter Cal Wash
Cal 3:04 TD Marcel Dancy 20 yd run (Greg Thomas kick) 10 10
Wash 9:10 FG Peyton Henry 21 yd FG 10 13
Cal 14:10 TD Marcel Dancy 8 yd run (Greg Thomas kick) 17 13
4th Quarter Cal Wash
Wash 7:50 FG Peyton Henry 25 yd FG 17 16
Wash 12:55 FG Peyton Henry 49 yd FG 17 19
Cal 14:52 FG Greg Thomas 17 yd FG 20 19

Game Information

Stadium: Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 66,327
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