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Golden Bears hopes revived after Saturday win

SB Nation's California Golden Bears blog, California Golden Blogs, reacts to the team's win over Washington State


Bears hand Washington State 4th straight loss

This game was anything but pretty. Coming into this weekend, both Cal and Washington State were 2-4. Last weekend, Cal upset UCLA and were hoping to ride that momentum into Washington. While it wasn't a commanding win, Cal earned their second straight victory within the Pac-12, 31-17.

In the first quarter, Cal quarterback Zach Maynard completed a pass to Keenan Allen putting the Bears up, 7-0. After they scored the first points of the game and were up on Wazzu, Cal never looked back.

Washington State starting quarterback Connor Halliday wouldn't make it out of the first quarter. After throwing two interceptions, Halliday would be pulled in favor of backup Jeff Tuel. Tuel threw to the right team the rest of the game and scored two touchdowns in the Cougars attempt to catch up to Cal. He might have not had any interceptions, but Tuel had four rushes for a -24 yards.

After Saturday's game, Wazzu has now lost four straight games and is 0-4 in Pac-12 play. Head coach Mike Leach and his crew have their bye-week coming up to attempt to work out the multiple issues.


Cal holds Wazzou to a field goal, up 14-3 at half

This game is certainly not a pretty one. Both teams come into the contest 2-4 and unranked. After their upset victory over UCLA the prior week, the California Golden Bears are confident. They secured not only the upset, but their first Pac-12 victory of the season. Washington State is on a three-game losing streak and have yet to win in the Pac-12. The Bears hope their 11-point halftime lead will bring a fourth consecutive loss to WSU.

In the first quarter, Cal quarterback Zach Maynard threw for 75 yards. Of those 75, 69 yards belonged to a Keenan Allen reception for a touchdown. Maynard threw one interception; but Washington State failed to convert on the opportunity. In the second quarter, Maynard handed off the ball to leading rusher C.J. Anderson for a four-yard touchdown.

Maynard's counterpart, Wazou starting quarterback Connor Halliday, didn't last through the first. After going 3-of-9 with two interceptions, he was pulled from the game. Jeff Tuel replaced Halliday. He has yet to throw a pass for a touchdown, but he managed to keep the ball out of the other team's hands.


Cal holding off WSU 7-0 after first quarter

It wasn't a pretty first quarter for either team. Washington State quarterback Collin Halliday was sacked once and intercepted twice before being pulled in favor of his backup, Jeff Tuel. Cal's quarterback Zach Maynard threw one interception himself, but managed to come out of the first quarter on top, 7-0.

Maynard went 3-for-7 for 75 yards. 69 of the 75 yards were thanks to a pass to Keenan Allen for the night's only touchdown so far.

When he was pulled, Halliday was 3-for-9 for 55 yards on top of those two interceptions. Tuel entered the game after the Cougars went down by 7 to Cal, and by the end of the quarter, Tuel had completed 2 of 4 passes for 18 yards.

Cal and Washington State are both members of the Pac-12 North division. Cal scored its first conference victory last week with an upset win over UCLA. WSU is still looking for their first Pac-12 win.


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