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Kevin Riley Knee Injury Ends His Season, Cal Career

The AP breaks the story.

California quarterback Kevin Riley is expected to miss the rest of the season with an injured left knee.

The school said Monday that tests indicated Riley had a serious knee injury. Riley was hurt in the first quarter of a loss at Oregon State on Saturday.

Coach Jeff Tedford says it’s upsetting that Riley’s college career has ended in this fashion. Riley ranks in the top 10 at Cal in touchdown passes (50), total offense (6,136 yards) and passing efficiency (131.55). He went 19-12 in 31 career starts.

Sadly (and somewhat tragically), Riley’s career ended against the same team that tormented him all these years, the Oregon St. Beavers. It was versus Oregon State where Riley got his first start, and where he led his team back into winning position before committing a huge mistake that allowed time to expire. It was the same Oregon State team that put Brennan Olander on a collision course with his leg and finished his college career. Riley finished 0-4 against Oregon State in his career.

Brock Mansion is slated as the starter for Saturday’s game against Washington State.