Cal Tops Miami in Emerald Bowl

Dec. 27, 2008

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Zack Follett forced a fumble by Jacory Harris deep in Miami territory with 3:28 left, and Anthony Miller scored the go-ahead touchdown on his first career catch moments later in California's 24-17 victory in the Emerald Bowl on Saturday night.

Jahvid Best rushed for a bowl-record 186 yards and two touchdowns for the Golden Bears (9-4), who still needed a big defensive play and an unlikely hero to hold off the Hurricanes (7-6) in front of a Bay Area crowd teeming with screaming Cal fans.

Harris played well in the freshman's second career start, subbing for the suspended Robert Marve. Harris had won 31 straight starts dating back to his high school career in South Florida, but his fumble cost the Hurricanes in their first bowl game under coach Randy Shannon.


Cal Bowl History
Record: 10-8-1
Dec. 27, 2008 Emerald Bowl California 24, Miami 17
Dec. 31, 2007 Armed Forces Bowl California 42, Air Force 36
Dec. 28, 2006 Holiday Bowl California 45, Texas A&M 10
Dec. 22, 2005 Las Vegas Bowl California 35, BYU 28
Dec. 30, 2004 Holiday Bowl Texas Tech 45, California 31
Dec. 26, 2003 Insight Bowl California 52, Virginia Tech 49
Dec. 25, 1996 Aloha Bowl Navy 42, California 38
Dec. 31, 1993 Alamo Bowl California 37, Iowa 3
Jan. 1, 1992 Citrus Bowl California 37, Clemson 13
Dec. 31, 1990 Copper Bowl California 17, Wyoming 15
Dec. 15, 1979 Garden State Bowl Temple 28, California 17
Jan. 1, 1959 Rose Bowl Iowa 38, California 12
Jan. 1, 1951 Rose Bowl Michigan 14, California 6
Jan. 2, 1950 Rose Bowl Ohio St. 17, California 14
Jan. 1, 1949 Rose Bowl Northwestern 20, California 14
Jan. 1, 1938 Rose Bowl California 13, Alabama 0
Jan. 1, 1929 Rose Bowl Georgia Tech 8, California 7
Jan. 2, 1922 Rose Bowl California 0, Washington & Jefferson 0, tie
Jan. 1, 1921 Rose Bowl California 28, Ohio St. 0
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