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November 3, 2012
Maynard takes over 10th place for passing yards
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BERKELEY -- In Friday's loss to Washington, California had one drive inside the 25 end in a failed fourth-and-five conversion, two end in lost fumbles, two end in field goals and one end in a missed field goal.
Freshman wide receiver Chris Harper led the Bears in receiving for the third time this season, posting a career-high-tying seven catches for a personal-best 101 yards, the first 100-yard receiving game of his career.
Senior Cal tailback C.J. Anderson led the Bears in rushing for the fifth time this year, rushing 22 times for a career-best 160 yards. The biggest chunk of those 160 yards came on a 64-yard run in the third quarter, the second-longest rush of his career (68 yards vs. then-No. 25 UCLA). Friday was Anderson's third career 100-yard game, all coming this season.
As a team, Cal rushed for 249 yards, the fourth time this season that the Bears broke the double-century mark. Last week against Utah, Cal rushed for 153 yards, following a three-yard net performance against Stanford.
Before going down in the fourth quarter with a severe knee injury, senior quarterback Zach Maynard moved into 10th place on the program's all-time list in career passing yards, now with 5,204 for his career. Maynard finished the night completing 15 of 29 passes for 175 yards and one pick.
Of those 5,204 yards, 1,996 have come courtesy of Maynard's younger brother Keenan Allen, who was sidelined on Friday due to an injury to his Posterior Cruciate Ligament, suffered against Utah.
Speaking of the Utes, the last time that Washington won on the road before downing the Bears, 21-13 on Friday, was Oct. 1, 2011, against Utah.
After entering Friday's game with just one fumble recovery in his career, redshirt sophomore inside linebacker Nick Forbes tallied three turnovers against the Huskies. He notched his first career pick at the end of the first half, and returned it 26 yards from the Cal four-yard line. In the third quarter, Forbes recovered a fumble forced by Robert Mullins.
That forced fumble was Mullins's third career forced fumble, and Forbes's second career fumble recovery. In the fourth quarter, Forbes recorded his third career fumble recovery, forced by redshirt freshman defensive end Todd Barr, Barr's first career forced fumble.
Forbes entered the game tied with senior safety Josh Hill for the the Bears' season lead in tackles, but took sole possession of the top spot with a game-high 11 stops, including one tackle for loss.
With four turnovers on the night, the Cal defense has now forced 15 turnovers in the past five games, while the offense has coughed the ball up 14 times.
With his 2-for-3 night on field goals, kicker Vince D'Amato made his 10th and 11th straight field goals, before missing in the fourth quarter. He has now hit 15 of 21 field goals on the season.
Sophomore outside linebacker Chris McCain tallied a 16-yard sack in the third quarter, and now has 3.5 sacks on the season and five for his career.
In the fourth quarter, McCain recovered his first career fumble, forced by redshirt freshman outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett -- the second forced fumble of his career. Scarlett also recorded a sack on that play and now has 2.5 for his career.
Junior defensive lineman Keni Kaufusi -- before leaving the game with 7:09 left in the first half with a broken kneecap, ending his season -- posted his second career sack.
Redshirt junior quarterback Allan Bridgford made his third appearance of the season after Maynard went down with a knee injury in the fourth quarter, completing two of seven passes for 26 yards on the Bears' final drive.
In five of the seven games Cal has lost this season, the Bears have been within one score in the fourth quarter. Cal lost by eight on Friday night. The last three games between the two teams have been decided in the final minute.
Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins passed Jerramy Stevens (1999-2001) for the second-most receptions by a tight end in Huskies history. Seferian-Jenkins' 89 catches are six behind all-time leader Mark Bruener (1991-1994). Seferian-Jenkins also took possession of the program's all-time lead in receiving yards by a tight end.