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.