UPDATED WITH STATS
FINAL SCORE: Gold 21, Blue 20. A wild fiinish to the Spring Game in front of an announced crowd of 8,812 at Edwards Stadium. Freshman QB Zach Kline delivered a 40-yard TD pass to TE Spencer Hagan with 7:35 left in a running-clock fourth quarter. He then zipped a two-point cconversion pass to Jackson Bouza, giving the Gold squad a 21-14 lead. Redshirt freshman Austin Hinder took over at QB for Blue and with 5 seconds left threw a 75-yard TD to redshirt freshman WR Stephen Anderson. But the defense double-teammed Maurice Harris on the two-point pass try and DB Tyre Ellison deflected Hinder’s pass, preserving the 21-20 Gold victory.
Coach Jeff Tedford was pleased with both teams as well as the crowd and atmosphere. He declined to participate in the post-game pie-eating contest, won by senior C Dominic Galas.
Hagan suffered a minor ankle sprain late, but otherwise the Bears emerged from the event intact.
Here are unofficial stats from Cal:
Rushing – Isi Sofele 9-34, Zach Maynard 4-15 TD, Brendan Bigelow 3-20, Daniel Lasco 6-8, Austin Hinder 1-6, Kameron Krebs 1-2, Kyle Boehm 4-(-8)
Passing – Zach Maynard 6-10-109 TD, Austin Hinder 4-5-98 TD, Kyle Boehm 2-6-32
Receiving – Maurice Harris 7-95 TD, Bryce McGovern 3-51, Stephen Anderson 2-96 TD
Tackles (Big Plays) – Nick Forbes 7 (.5 TFL, 1 PBU), Avery Sebastian 4 (1 INT), Ted Agu 3, Jason Gibson 3, Kameron Jackson 3 (1 PBU), Adrian Lee 3, Chris McCain 3 (0.5 TFL), Austin Clark 2, Mustafa Jalil 2 (0.5 TFL), Keni Kaufusi 2 (0.5 TFL, 1 PBU), Nathan Broussard 1, J.P. Hurrell 1, Gabe King 1 (1 PBU, 1 QBH), Kameron Krebs 1, Jordan Morgan 1, Josh Hill (1 PBU)
Kick Returns – Brendan Bigelow 2-32, Adrian Lee 1-30, Daniel Lasco 1-27, Kameron Jackson 1-23
FG/PAT – Benjamin Calder 0-1 FG (50), 2-2 PAT
Rushing – C.J. Anderson 14-85 TD, Dasarte Yarnway 6-7, Mitch Bartolo 3-6
Passing – Allan Bridgford 11-21-90, Zach Kline 3-5-54 TD
Receiving – Jackson Bouza 4-41, Ross Bostock 2-23, Dasarte Yarnway 2-16, Jacob Wark 2-11, Spencer Hagan 1-40 TD
Tackles (Big Plays) – Puka Lopa 7 (1.0 SK), Cecil Whiteside 7 (1.0 SK), David Wilkerson 6, Tyré Ellison 5 (1.0 TFL, 1 PBU), Deandre Coleman 5 (0.5 TFL), Viliami Moala 4 (0.5 TFL), Robert Mullins 4, Todd Barr 3, Stephen Fanua 2 (1.0 SK, 1 PBU), Alex Logan 2, Matt Mayes 2, Ross Bostock 1, Lucas King 1 (1.0 SK, -7), Isaac Lapite 1, Steven Williams 1
Kick Returns – Joel Willis 2-35, Mike Manuel 1-30
FG/PAT – James Langford 2-2 FG (47, 41), 2-2 PAT
END OF THIRD QUARTER: Told you it would be faster. Blue still leads 14-13. Blue has the ball with Boehm at QB. Bigelow just had a nice run nullified by a holding penalty.
TV UPDATE: Gary Stevenson, president of Pac-12 Enterprises, said at halftime that all Comcast, Time-Warner, Cox and Bright House cable subscribers will get the Pac-12 network on their basic cable packages, beginning in August. Nothing extra to purchase. Negotiations are ongoing with DISH and DirecTV, but Stevenson expressed optimism that a deal will be struck with both. He also said the plan is that all 12 Pac-12 spring games will be televisesd a year from now.
BLUE: Maynard still in. Goes 0 for 2. Three and out.
SECOND HALF: A running clock will make the second half faster.
BLUE: Calder misses short on a 50-yard FG attempt to close the half. Blue leads 14-12. Maynard is (unofficially) 6 for 9 for 108 yards on the makeshift 90-yard field.
GOLD: Bridgford intercepted by Avery Sebastian with 24 seconds left in the half.
BLUE: Kyle Boehm gets a shot at QB and goes 2 for 4 for 12 yards before being sacked twice.
GOLD: Gold capitalizes. C.J. Anderson runs 15 yards up the middle for a TD and Langford kicks the PAT. It’s 14-13.
BLUE: Brendan Bigelow fumbles the kickoff and Isaac Lapite recovers for Gold at the 26. Bridgford back at QB.
GOLD: Freshman QB Zach Kline gets his feet wet. Throws incomplete twice, then hits Jackson Bouza on a sideline pattern for a 9-yard gain. That set up a 41-yard FG by Langford, who is now 2 for 2. Blue leads 14-6.
BLUE: Maynard scores on a 1-yard keeper and Calder converts the PAT. It’s 14-3 Blue. Maynard had passes of 22 and 20 yards to WR Bryce McGovern, the latter on a pass that went through the hands of a defender and gave Blue a first down at the 5.
END FIRST QUARTER: Blue leads 7-3. Ex-Cal NFLers on hand include Justin Forsett, Alex Mack, Cameron Jordan, Brian De La Fuente, Mike Mohamed and Tyson Alualu.
GOLD: Bridgford passed 18 yards to WR Ross Bostick for a first down, then threw incomplete three in a row. He is 4 for 12 for 39 yards. Two of them were batted down at the line.
BLUE: Three and out.
GOLD: Gold is on the board after a 47-yard field goal by junior transfer James Langford (Cal Poly/Foothill HS). Bridgford completed a 12-yard pass to Dasarte Yarnway and C.J. Anderson had a 35-yard run. But Bridgford’s apparent 20-yard TD pass to TE Spencer Hagan was nullified by a holding penalty. Blue leads 7-3.
BLUE: Zach Maynard directs the Blue team 80 yards in six plays for a touchdown, throwing 28 yards to his cousin, redshirt freshman WR Maurice Harris, for the score. Maynard also passed 23 yards to WR Stephen Anderson and ran 15 yards on a designed keeper for a first down. Benjamin Calder converted the PAT for a 7-0 Blue lead.
GOLD: The Gold team got one first down on its first possession. Allan Bridgford was 2 for 5 for 9 yards.
WELCOME: I’m here at Edwards Stadium, where I’ve watched dozen of track meets over the years, and there is a football field in the infield. Gorgeous weather and a pretty nice crowd assembling for the 11 a.m. kickoff.