Player of the game
California tailback Marshawn Lynch carried 22 times for a game-high 150 yards and two touchdowns. One of the TD's was a 17-yard sweep for Cal's final score in regulation, and the other was a 22-yard burst that proved to be the game-winner in overtime.
Defensive player of the game
Cal linebacker Desmond Bishop recorded a game-high 16 tackles. He also forced a fumble and then came up with the game-winning interception in overtime.
Husky of the game
Senior linebacker Scott White led Washington with nine tackles, including one for loss. He also served as an on-field mentor to true freshman linebacker Donald Butler, who saw his most extensive playing time of the season.
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UW quarterback Carl Bonnell threw five interceptions in his first start of the season. The Huskies later agreed that they weren't all Bonnell's fault, but they still added up to more than the Huskies could afford. … Washington held Cal to four conversions on 13 third downs, however two came on the long final drive of regulation.
Early in the third quarter, the Huskies pulled their first flea-flicker of the season, as Bonnell handed off to Louis Rankin, who tossed back to Bonnell, who completed a right-on-target pass to a well-covered Sonny Shackelford for a 46-yard gain.
Leading 10-0 in the final minute of the first half, the Huskies decided on a pooch kick that resulted in the Golden Bears taking over on their own 42. Cal used the good field position to march to its first score. "We wanted to get it through," coach Tyrone Willingham explained. "It bounced up high, and I think it was their second level guy who got it and gave them good field position."
UW tailback Kenny James suffered a sprained right ankle and left the stadium on crutches. X-rays were negative, but no prognosis was given. No other significant injuries were reported.
"I'm real proud of our guys. There was never any quit. It was a rollercoaster – up and down – and I felt we kept our composure very well." – head coach Jeff Tedford
There were two changes on the UW defensive line as Brandon Ala started at end in place of Greyson Gunheim and Jordan Reffett started at tackle in place of Donny Mateaki. … The game marked the 15th 100-yard game of Lynch's career. … Cal hadn't recorded five interceptions since 1987.
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