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Washington Huskies 21, California Golden Bears 13 - Final
The Washington Huskies went into Memorial Stadium and beat the California Golden Bears. However, this was the sloppiest game that I've seen in years. There was a point when five out of six drives were ended in a turnover.
Washington's Bishop Sankey proved to be the best player in today's game with Cal's Chris Harper being a nice surprise as well. Both teams had a lack of defense and without the high amount of turnovers, this could have been an offensive shootout.
In the end, Washington made less mistakes so they were the team that won the game. Once the dust and grime cleared, this was nightmare of a game that seemingly should have been played on Wednesday night for Halloween.
Nonetheless, Washington won it based on their great rushing attack led by Sankey and quick efficient passing by Keith Price.
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And that's the ball game after the run by Bishop Sankey for yet another first down. His 189 yards and two touchdowns is what won the Huskies this ballgame tonight.
Washington Huskies 21, California Golden Bears 13 - Final
MVP - RB Bishop Sankey
29 carries, 189 yards, two touchdowns
1 catch, eight yards
1:14 left in the game. Ball on the 25. Fourth-and-five.
Allan Bridgford drops back, lofts it up for C.J. Anderson, and it was dropped. Washington has the ball with 1:08 left on the clock.
In four down territory, Bridgford has a bad throw on third-and-five. Matt Summers-Gavin is now down with what looks like another knee injury as well, however, he is able to walk off the field much easier than Maynard did.
Allan Bridgford is leading this Cal offense down the field making excellent accurate throws.
Zach Maynard has been carted off the field. He is not coming back for this game. But this could be a blessing in disguise for the Golden Bears though.
Jemele Hill just reported on the sideline that it looks like a knee injury for Maynard and he is now being given a brace.
Allan Bridgford comes in and has a couple of terrible plays. Then he delivers a perfect pass to his tight end for the first down.
Washington football's official twitter feed has an update:
Injury timeout for Cal. Cal quarterback is down on the field for a couple minutes. Now being helped off the field favoring left ankle— UW Football (@UW_Football) November 3, 2012
And Zach Maynard goes down. That's not good at all. It looks like a leg injury. He's hobbling off the field with assistance now, and it looks like a serious left leg injury.
Cal is obviously missing Keenan Allen tonight. However, with Zach Maynard at quarterback, the Golden Bears will never be a team that can win close games like this. Maynard just isn't a talented or accurate quaterback.
And yet another turnover. This has just turned into one of the worst played football games of all time. Shaq Thompson had an excellent read on the ball and Maynard lobbed that throw. The return to the 28-yard line of the Golden Bears.
Bishop Sankey is being fed right now as he has been the MVP for the Huskies so far tonight. He has three straight runs on this drive and brought it to the Cal 1-yard line before he closed out the drive with his second touchdown of the game.
Washington Huskies 21, California Golden Bears 13 - 4:11 left in the game.
Oh wow. Chris Harper with yet another reviewed play that was caught in bounds. He has been excellent all night despite his borderline catches. Harper has been making Maynard look like a serviceable quarterback all night.
This is the biggest turnover, and three-and-out fest that I've seen. It's just horrendously sloppy football tonight.
Does anyone want this football? I feel like I'm watching a game of hot potato. Seferian-Jenkins had a fumble as he was going down. They reviewed the play and confirmed.
Tom Melton of Tom Melton Scouting notes on this game:
This isn't even funny anymore. Even ASJ fumbled now. This is borderline unwatchable and I'll watch any kind of football.
— Thomas Melton (@TMeltonScouting) November 3, 2012
Lindsey Thiry of Fox Sports also comments:
This is HORRENDOUS football. #UWvsCal— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) November 3, 2012
This is such a sloppy game. Zach Maynard mishandled a handoff and yet another fumble around midfield to give the Huskies the ball at the 48-yard line.
The Huskies go back to Sankey for another 12-yard gain on first down. The best bet is for the Huskies to ride on Sankey's back as the workhorse to the end of the game.
Cody Bruns with a top-notch return! After catching it at the 45-yard line he brings it 30 yards up the field to give the Huskies the ball at the Cal 24-yard line.
Then Keith Price got the ball knocked out of his hands on the first play after the return. This is an extremely sloppy game on both sides of the ball.
Brennan Scarlett sacks Keith Price, who fumbles, and Cal's Chris McCain recovers at the UW 26 with 10:16 left. It's 14-13 Washington.— Jeff Faraudo (@CalBearsBANG) November 3, 2012
After the punt put the ball on their own 18-yard line, Cal couldn't get anything going and went three-and-out. Washington finished them off with another sack on third down to force the punt.
Punt bobbled! Harper jumps back on it though. False alarm. However, this goes back to the split personality disorder the Bears have been showing all night.
After hitting Seferian-Jenkins for another first down and a throwaway by Keith Price, they finally went back to Bishop Sankey. It wasn't enough though and Price had to throw it away on third down to force another forth down and punt.
After a terribly high throw, Vincenzo D'Amato got another shot at the field goal. However, D'Amato missed the 41-yarder slightly to the right and gave it back to the Huskies at their own 24.
If Zach Maynard was accurate deep, he would have two touchdown passes at this point in the game. However, he's not very accurate, despite the excellent mechanics.
Stat update, Austin Seferian-Jenkins has six catches for 138 yards and a touchdown. He's having a his best game of the season and it's on a bum ankle.
After Bigelow gets a nice 30 yard return, Cal goes back to the running game. Isi Sofele gains 29 yards on the run right after and Cal looks like it's rolling right back heading into the fourth quarter. Another six yards from Maynard give the ball to Cal in a second-and-four situation on the Husky 33-yard line.
Washington Huskies 14, California Golden Bears 13 - End of the 3rd quarter.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a beast and at 6'6" 266 is a huge matchup problem for the Cal defense. His 53 yard catch set up the goal-to-go situation from the eight-yard line for the Huskies. Terrible pass protection almost completely undid the work done by Seferian-Jenkins.
Then Keith Price hit the top notch tight end again in the end zone. Keith Price to Austin Seferian-Jenkins for a 29-yard touchdown catch.
Washington Huskies 14, California Golden Bears 13 - 0:41 left in the 3rd Quarter
Why is Cal playing football today like a team with split personality disorder? They do well for seven or eight plays, then they do terrible for five or six. They need to get more consistent and need a much better play caller running the team.
C.J. Anderson is running like a man possessed today. The Bears have been relying on him to get the tough yards. To go with a five wide play on third-and-three is just inexcusably bad. Tedford deserves the blame for a stupid call before the field goal.
Vincenzo D'Amato hits another chip shot from 21-yards out.
Washington Huskies 7, California Golden Bears 13 - 3:59 left in the 3rd Quarter
Chris Harper is just nasty. He isn't as good as Keenan Allen, but he's the kind of receiver any coach would love. He finds holes in zones and can make athletic acrobatic catches. It will be interesting to see how he develops in this offense.
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