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Garbers Impressive At Cal Spring Football Game

Mar 20, 2021
Chase Garbers completed all five of the passes he threw for 71 yards and one TD while leading the offense on a pair of scoring drives Saturday.

BERKELEY – Chase Garbers got the Cal offense into the end zone on the only two drives he played Saturday during the annual Cal Spring Football Game at California Memorial Stadium. Garbers finished 5-for-5 in the air for 71 yards and a touchdown on a 1-yard pass to Elijah Mojarro to cap the game's opening seven-play, 65-yard touchdown drive. He re-entered the game on drive four and needed only four plays to put the offense back in the end zone, going 46 yards on a drive culminated on a nine-yard touchdown run by DeCarlos Brooks. Two of Garbers' completions were on explosive plays of 33 yards to Nikko Remigio on his first drive and 21 yards to Monroe Young on his second.

Garbers was one of three quarterbacks to see action along with Zach Johnson (10-15, 1 iNT, 78 yards) and Robby Rowell (6-12, 57 yards).

Johnson led the offense to its third and final score on the ninth and final full drive of the game when he took them 60 yards on nine plays with Brooks scoring on a one-yard touchdown run for his second score of the game. Brooks finished with game highs of 10 carries for 55 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Ben Skinner (3-57) and Jake Muller (3-15) had three receptions each to lead 15 players with at least one catch each.

The defense stopped the offense on six of the game's nine full drives as well as a one-play drive with Rowell a live quarterback from the four-yard line of the defense that ended the contest.

Muelu Iosefa paced the defense with six tackles, while Branden Smith (-13 yards) and Ricky Correia (-4 yards) each had 1.0 sack. Miles Williams had the only interception of the game when he picked off a Johnson pass on second-and-one from the one-yard line of the defense on the second drive of the game.

The Spring Game concluded a series of 15 spring football practices that began Feb. 24. The Bears are returning 28 student-athletes who made at least one start and accounted for 74 of the possible 88 starts a year ago. The 2021 roster also includes 10 "super seniors" who are back for an additional campaign after the NCAA granted an extra season of eligibility to all 2020-21 student-athletes. In addition, nine newcomers from a 21-player recruiting class ranked as high as No. 20 nationally according to ESPN are with the Golden Bears after enrolling at Cal in January of 2021.

Cal finished its 2020 season with a home win over Oregon to mark the third straight season Cal has knocked off the league's reigning champion and the second time in the last three campaign the Bears have beaten the current season's league winner.

Cal begins its 2021 campaign by hosting Nevada at California Memorial Stadium on Sept. 4.

Visit or call 1 (800) GO-BEARS (extension 3) to place a 2021 season-ticket deposit. Fans will be allowed into Memorial Stadium this fall within guidelines set by state and local public health authorities.

Cal Football Spring Game Unofficial Stats
March 20, 2021 – California Memorial Stadium (Berkeley, CA)
55 degrees, mostly clear, wind W 13 mph

Scoring Plays (Drive No.)
Chase Garbers 1 TD pass to Elijah Mojarro … Drive 1
DeCarlos Brooks 9 TD run … Drive 4
DeCarlos Brooks 1 TD run … Drive 9

Team Statistics
Rushing (Att-Yards, TD)

33-128-2 TD

Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Yds, TD)
21-32-1-206, 1 TD

Penalties (No-Yds)
Offense (2-10)
Defense (2-19)
Total (4-29)

Individual Statistics
Rushing (Att-Yds, TD)

DeCarlos Brooks (10-55, 2 TD)
Christopher Brown Jr. (2-18)
Chris Street (8-17)
Ashton Stredick (4-12)
Robby Rowell (3-17)
Zach Johnson (3-2)
Marcel Dancy (2-4)
Chase Garbers (1-1)

Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Yds, TD)
Zach Johnson (10-15-1-78)
Chase Garbers (5-5-0-71, 1 TD)
Robby Rowell (6-12-0-57) 

Receiving (Rec-Yds, TD)
Ben Skinner (3-57)
Jake Muller (3-15)
Aidan Lee (2-18)
Jermaine Terry (2-(-4))
Nikko Remigio (1-33)
Monroe Young (1-21)
Evan King (1-14)
Gavin Reinwald (1-10)
Ashton Stredick (1-9)
DeCarlos Brooks (1-8)
Jeremiah Hunter (1-8)
Justin Richard Baker (1-6)
Marcel Dancy (1-4)
Chris Street (1-4)
Elijah Mojarro (1-1, TD)

Field Goals (FGM-FGA – Distance Result)
Dario Longhetto (2-3 – 43 no good, 46 good, 48 good)
Nick Lopez (1-3 – 43 good, 46 no good, 48 no good)
Ronan Donnelly (2-3 – good 46 no good, 48 good)

Tackles (Other Plays Defense)
Muelu Iosefa (6)
Hunter Barth (5; 1 PBU)
Andy Alfieri (4; 1.0 TFL, -2 yards)
Ricky Correia (4; 1.0 TFL, -4 yards; 1.0 sack, -4 yards)
Tarik Glenn Jr. (3; 1 PBU)
Stanley McKenzie (3)
Evan McLurkin (3; 1 PBU)
Tyson McWilliams (3)
Erick Nisich (3)
Orin Patu (3)
Parker Bosche (2, 1.0 TFL, -1 yard)
Zane Cribb (2)
Branden Smith (2; 1.0 TFL, -13 yards; 1.0 sack, -13 yards)
Kyle Smith (2)
Raymond Woodie III (2)
Isaiah Young (2; 1 PBU)
Blake Antzoulatos (1)
Akili Calhoun (1)
Braxten Croteau (1)
Matt Horwitz (1)
Myles Jernigan (1)
Jaylen Martin (1; 1 PBU)
Ryan Puskas (1; 1.0 TFL, -2 yards)
Gunnar Rask (1)
Nate Rutchena (1)
Evan Tattersall (1)
Miles Williams (1, 1 INT)
Craig Woodson (1)