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Cal-Washington Postgame Notes

Sep 25, 2021
Cameron Goode and the Cal defense held Washington to only three points in the second half.
  • The last three games between Cal and Washington have been close contests. Cal won, 12-10, in 2018 and, 20-19, in 2019 before tonight's 31-24 overtime loss.
  • The game marked Cal's first overtime game since a 10-7 loss to TCU in the 2018 Cheez-It Bowl.
  • Chase Garbers finished 30-for-41 for 319 yards - his fourth career 300-yard passing game. All have come on the road. He also rushed 16 times for 71 yards and one touchdown to finish with 390 total yards. The 30 completions and 390 yards of total offense are career highs, while the one rushing touchdown equaled a career best.
  • With his 7-yard touchdown run with 2:51 left in the fourth quarter, Garbers recorded his ninth career rushing touchdown to tie the Cal record for most rushing TDs by a quarterback. Dave Penhall and Brian Bedford also had nine.
  • Garbers' 1-yard TD pass to Jake Tonges in the first quarter was the 40th touchdown pass of his career. He later threw his 41st TD and is now ninth on Cal's career TD passes list.
  • After starting 1-for-3 through the air, Garbers completed his next 10 pass attempts. That marks the second straight game he has connected on at least 10 in a row after opening 11-for-11 vs. Sac State last Saturday.
  • Trevon Clark's 32-yard reception in the third quarter was his fifth catch of at least 30 yards this season.
  • Damien Moore's 26-yard touchdown catch was his first career TD reception and his longest career receptions, while he also had career highs with 34 yards receiving and 18 rushes while tying a career-high with his three receptions. He now has six TDs on the season (5 rushing, 1 receiving).
  • Ethan Saunders had his first career quarterback sack and forced fumble in the third quarter.
  • Cal converted its first fourth down of the season when Garbers completed a 23-yard pass to Kekoa Crawford on a fourth-and 2 from the UW 32 in the first quarter. Later in the drive, Cal scored its first touchdown of the game on a fourth-and-1 play.
  • Cal opened with the same defensive starters for the second consecutive week.
  • Gavin Reinwald made his first start of 2021.
  • Elijah Mojarro recorded the first reception of his career.
  • Dario Longhetto's 29-yard field goal to end the first half was his first make since the season opener vs. Nevada, while the 55-yarder he missed on the final play of regulation was the longest attempt of his career.