By Jonathan Okanes
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 at 10:03 pm in Gameday.
–Jahvid Best’s career-best 201-yard performance gives him 1,083 yards rushing this season, making it the seventh straight year — in other words, every year Jeff Tedford has been at Cal — that the Bears have had a 1,000-yard rusher.
–For the record, Best is credited with 14 receiving yards — not rushing — on the hook-and-ladder play with Verran Tucker.
–Cal just installed that hook-and-ladder play on Thursday and only practiced it a few times. Quarterback Kevin Riley said it was because they noticed on film that Stanford’s corners really rush to the inside on those inside screens. That’s exactly what happened on the play.
–Bryan Anger’s 76-yard punt was the fourth-longest in school history. His 60.2 average for the day easily set a new Cal record, beating Andrew Larson’s previous best of 55.8 set last year against Oregon State.
–Cameron Morrah’s now has seven TD catches, tying Tom Swoboda’s school record for most scoring catches by a tight end in a season.
–Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh visited the interview/press room after the game to congratulate Tedford on the win. The two coaches couldn’t get to each other immediately after the game because of all the people on the field. Tedford did the exact same thing last year after Stanford won, going to Stanford’s locker room because he couldn’t shake Harbaugh’s hand on the field.