We may not get more information on Kevin Riley’s injury until after the game, but it’s clearly something serious. The real question right now is whether it is season-ending or not.
Jeff Tedford was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for excessive arguing after Keenan Allen’s helmet was ripped off by Oregon State’s Uani Unga on a kick return and there was no flag thrown.
First downs: Cal 2, OSU 8.
Total yards: Cal 30, OSU 118.
Rushing: Vereen 4-2, Rodgers 8-72, 1 TD.
Passing: Riley 3-5-0 45 yards. Katz 2-4-0 16 yards.
Receiving: Jones 2-43, Prince 1-11, 1 TD.
Tackles: Anthony 5, Frahm 3, Pankey 3.
Kevin Riley now has a brace on his knee and has crutches. He was carted off the field moments ago, presumably to get X-rays.
Kevin Riley tried to walk off his injury on the sideline, but had to sit right back down. He’s visibly upset.
Cal QB Kevin Riley has left the game with an apparent knee injury. Brock Mansion is in at quarterback.
Redshirt freshman Steve Williams got his second consecutive start at cornerback in place of Darian Hagan.
Oregon St. won the toss and deferred. Cal will receive to start the game.
Cal appears to have an extra bounce in its collective step in pregame. The Bears seem more demonstrative than usual — lots of clapping and jumping around. Perhaps they are making an extra effort to be ready on the road at kickoff.
For the record, the reason I haven’t posted Cal’s captains the past couple weeks is because they are the same every week. In years past, there usually was one permanent offensive captain and one permanent defensive captain, then one rotating captain on both sides of the ball. But this year, it’s been a constant — quarterback Kevin Riley, center Chris Guarnero, linebacker Mike Mohamed and defensive end Cameron Jordan.