–Cal is now bowl-eligible for the seventh straight year.
–Jahvid Best said he tweaked his left ankle on the first play of the final drive of the game and sat out the rest of the way. Best said he could have returned but the offense was moving so well, there was no need to change things up.
–Best now has 16 career touchdowns, two shy of the Cal record.
–Pac-10 leader Mike Mohamed had 12 more tackles.
–Kicker Giorgio Tavecchio said that was the first game-winning field goal he has ever made at any level.
–Jeff Tedford waited until pregame warm-ups to decide on his kicker today. Tavecchio said he found out he was kicking about 20 minutes before the start of the game.
First downs: Cal 16, ASU 10
Total yards: Cal 257, ASU 240
Rushing: Best 14-51, Marshall 9-48
Passing: Riley 18-31-0, 212 yards, 2 TD; Sullivan 12-23-2, 178 yards, 1 TD.
Receiving: Best 6-53, 1 TD; Ross 3-67, Williams 3-91.
Tackles: Mohamed 9, McFoy 6, Nixon 6.
Penalties: Cal 8-74, ASU 11-123.
Giorgio Tavecchio’s 51-yard field goal was Cal’s first field goal of 50 yards or more since Tom Schneider’s 55-yarder against Stanford in 2006.
Cal entered the game leading the Pac-10 in least amount of penalties with 34, an average of 4.9 per game. The Bears have already committed six penalties in the first half. Cal also is second in the conference in fewest penalty yards at 45.6. The Bears already have been hit with 60 penalty yards.
First downs: Cal 15, ASU 7
Total yards: Cal 217, ASU 172
Rushing: Best 10-38. Marshall 3-12.
Passing: Riley 15-23-0, 182 yards, 2 TDs. Sullivan 9-15-1, 153 yards, 1 TD.
Receiving: Best 6-53, Ross 3-67, Williams 3-91.
Tackles: Holt 3, Mohamed 3, Hill 3, B. Johnson 3, McFoy 6, Goethel 5, Nixon 5.
Penalties: Cal 6-60, ASU 7-85.
Jahvid Best’s six first-half catches is his career-high and the most by a Cal pass-catcher this season.
ASU’s touchdown came courtesy of third-string quarterback Samson Szakacsy, who threw a touchdown pass on the first pass of his career.
First downs: Cal 9, ASU 0.
Total yards: Cal 138, ASU 17.
Rushing: Best 5-21, Bass 2-5.
Passing: Riley 8-10-0, 117 yards, 2 TDs. Sullivan 2-6-0, 10 yards.
Receiving: Best 4-33, 1 TD; K. Williams 1-5, J. Williams 1-5.
Tackles: B. Johnson 2, Holt 2, McFoy 4, NIxon 4.
Donovan Edwards is in left tackle for Mike Tepper. Mark Boskovich and Richard Fisher have been rotating at left guard. Tepper is on the sideline and doesn t’ appear to be injured. Cal may be simply trying to keep players fresh because of the heat.
Kevin Riley’s fumble was only the third lost fumble by Cal this season.