A good first drive for safety Marcus Ezeff, who has several tackles. Not so good for nose guard Derrick Hill, who was pulled from the game briefly after jumping offsides on third down. Michael Costanzo took a few reps in Hill’s place.
Note that Sean Young was Cal’s punt returner. That’s probably a sign that Syd’Quan Thompson still isn’t quite ready because of his sprained shoulder. On the other hand, Thompson exhibited excellent coverage on a deep pass, blanketing Michigan STate recevier B.J. Cunningham.