Once again, as has been the case in most of Cal’s losses, turnovers have been the story. After the first two possessions, the Bears’ defense actually looked pretty good. But Nate Longshore’s interception and Brandon Hampton’s fumbled punt gave the Huskies good field position, and they responded each time with touchdowns.

The good news for Cal fans is that the offense has been moving the ball. If they can limit the turnovers and the defense can continue to hold its own, it could be a good second half for the Bears.

Some halftime stats:

–Cal is outgaining Washington 268-236.
–Washington’s Louis Rankin has 171 yards rushing, and is averaging 10.1 yards per carry. 125 yards came on the first two possessions.
–Longshore is 14-for-17 for 147 yards and three touchdowns and one interception.
–Justin Forsett has 118 yards on 15 rushes.
–Cameron Morrah’s touchdown catch was his first of the season and second of his career. He had one catch all of last season, and it went for a score.
–James Montgomery’s touchdown catch was the first of his career. He has two touchdown runs on the season.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.