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Bears Best Dawgs
Malamute, 7 December 2008

Jahvid Best rushed for a school record 311 yards and four touchdowns to lead the California Golden Bears to a 48-7 victory over the Washington Huskies at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California.

Washington (0-12, 0-9 Pac-10) is the nation's only winless team and the only 0-12 team in conference history. The Huskies have lost 14-straight games dating back to last season.

For Tyrone Willingham, it marked his last appearance as Washington's head coach. Over four seasons at Washington, Willingham posted an 11-37 record. He will be replaced by offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian of USC, who has signed a 5-year contract with Washington for $1.85 million per year. Sarkisian will be the Huskies 23rd coach in its 119-year history.

Washington took the opening kickoff and, on its first drive, sputtered with its regulatory three-and-out. On queue, that perfunctory performance set the stage for the "Best" show in town. On the second play of Cal's first possession, Best burst through an enormous hole and raced down the sidelines on a 60-yard TD run that gave the Bears a 7-0 lead at the 12:40 mark in the first quarter.

As if the Huskies hadn't seen anything yet, Best tore off an 84-yard TD run to give the Bears a 38-0 lead at the 13:57 mark in the third quarter.

Trailing 45-0, the Huskies matched that run in the third quarter when QB Taylor Bean crossed the goal line from 2 yards out, to finish off a 15-play, 65-yard drive. Bean replaced starting quarterback Ronnie Fouch, who suffered a concussion midway through the second quarter.

Fouch suffered an interception and fumbled the ball away twice, as part of a first half that featured four Husky turnovers.

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
UW 0 0 7 0 7
Cal 10 21 14 3 48


Time Team How Player (s) Score
1st qtr        
12:40 Cal TD Jahvid Best 60-yard run; Giorgio Tavecchio PAT. Cal, 7-0
1:22 Cal FG Tavecchio 23 yard kick. Cal, 10-0
2nd qtr
8:57 Cal TD Best 1-yard run; Tavecchio kick. Cal, 17-0
7:00 Cal TD Best 20-yard run; Tavecchio kick. Cal, 24-0
0:05 Cal TD Nate Longshore 6-yard pass to Cameron Morrah; Tavechhio kick. Cal, 31-0
3rd qtr
13:57 Cal TD Best 87-yard run; Jordan Kay kick. Cal, 38-0
9:49 Cal TD Shane Vereen 2-yard run; Kay kick. Cal, 45-0
2:50 UW TD Taylor Bean 2-yard run; Ryan Perkins kick. Cal, 45-7
4th qtr
11:33 Cal FG Kay 36-yard boot. Cal, 48-7

 

Statistic UW Cal
Total First Downs 12 20
  Rushing 7 15
  Passing 4 4
  Penalty 1 1
Total Net Yards 200 549
Net Yards Passing 96 118
Net Yards Rushing 104 431
Completions-att-int 11-25-2 10-22-0
Punts, yards, average 6-240; 40.0 3-101; 33.7
Sacks by (number, yards) 2-7 3-28
Kickoff Returns: number, yds, tds 8-140-0 2-19-0
Punt returns: number, yds, tds 1-9-0 3-65-0
Kickoff Yards 2-121 9-513
Touchbacks (kickoffs) 0 1
Interception returns: no., yds, tds 0-0-0 2-12-0
Penalties, no., Yards 6-51 4-50
Fumbles: number/lost 5-2 1-0
Time of Possession  29:50 30:10

Passing cmp att yds tds int
Cal          
Nate Longshore 5 10 84 1 0
Kevin Riley 3 7 18 0 0
Brock Mansion 2 4 16 0 0
TEAM 0 1 0 0 0
Shane Vereen 0 0 0 0  
           
Washington          
Ronnie Fouch 3 7 16 0 1
Taylor Bean 8 17 80 0 1
Cody Bruns 0 1 0 0 0
           
Bears' Rushing No. Yds TDs Long  
Jahvid Best 19 311 4 84  
Shane Vereen 10 49 1 14  
Tracy Slocum 6 36 0 24  
Kevin Riley 1 17 0 17  
Brock Mansion 2 12 0 7  
Jeremy Ross 1 8 0 8  
Peter Guerts 1 3 0 3  
Sean Young 1 2 0 2  
John Tyndall 1 -1 0 0  
TEAM 1 -2 0 0  
Nate Longshore 1 -4 0 0  
           
Washington Rushing No. yds tds long
Terrance Dailey 1 3 0 3  
Ronnie Fouch 4 -7 0 5  
D'Andre Goodwin 2 9 0 6  
Jordan Polk 3 19 0 9  
Taylor Bean 5 12 1 11  
Luke Kravitz 5 8 0 4  
Willie Griffin 24 60 0 14  
           
Cal Pass Receiving No. yds tds long
        3 39 1 29
Verran Tucker 1 30 0 30  
Shane Vereen 1 14 0 14  
Drew Glover 1 9 0 9  
Nyan Boateng 1 9 0 9  
Alex Stroud 1 7 0 7  
Jeremy Ross 1 5 0 5  
Will Ta'ufo'ou 1 5 0 5  
           
Washington Pass Rec. No. yds tds long
D'Andre Goodwin 2 7 0 4  
Devin Aguilar 1 12 0 12  
Tony Chidiac 1 9 0 9  
Michael Gottlieb 2 13 0 7  
Charles Hawkins         2 43 0 31  
Kavario Middleton 1 7 0 7  
Paul Homer 1 3 0 3  
Willie Griffin 1 2 0 2  
           
Punting punts yds long Avg
Cal        
Bryan Anger 3 101 51 33.7
           
Washington          
   
Jared Ballman 6 240 47 40.0  
Attendance: 50,038          

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