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Football: From the press room

By Jonathan Okanes
Saturday, October 17th, 2009 at 7:29 pm in Gameday.

–Cornerback Syd’Quan Thompson left the game with a hip pointer. No word yet on his prognosis.

–Kicker Vince D’Amato suffered a shoulder injury in the second quarter during a kick return.

–Game time temperature was 100 degrees!

–Jahvid Best’s 93-yard TD run was the third-longest ever at Cal. The longest? Bill Power went for 98 yards against Oregon State in 1951.

–Best has moved up to 10th on Cal’s all-time scoring list (180 points).

–Johnathan Franklin’s 74-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was the longest run Cal has allowed since a 94-yard run in 1999.

–Although the Bears took busses down to Pasadena, they took a charter flight back home.

–Cornerback Darian Hagan had five tackles and three pass break-ups.

–Linebacker Mychal Kendricks didn’t start for the first time this season, partly because he didn’t practice during the bye week with a shoulder injury. Defensive coordinator Bob Gregory also liked the way D.J. Holt had been practicing at that position. Kendricks estimated he saw about 15 snaps.

–The masterminds behind Tedford’s ice bath at the end of the game? Wide receiver Nyan Boateng, nose tackle Derrick Hill and recruiting coordinator Kevin Parker.

–Linebacker Mike Mohamed led the Bears with nine tackles.

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  • rollonubears

    at first i thought the ice bath was a little ridiculous, but given what the team has been through, and the fact that tedford finally exorcised his LA demons, it was a nice gesture. i really wish the game was televised next week. it’s going to be really tough to wait 2 weeks to see the bears again, living in the midwest. go bears!

  • Pug

    I can get the game on XM radio (not living in the Bay Area). I will plan a nice four hour drive in the country starting at kick off time.

  • covinared

    hopefully starkey will at least occasionally call down and distance at the end of the plays. he is very frustrating to follow.