117

Football: Cal-Utah game thread

UPDATED

FINAL SCORE: Utah 49, Cal 27. Bears lose their second straight, fall to 3-6, 2-5 in Pac-12. Must win three in a row — Washington, Oregon and Oregon State — to become bowl eligible. Utah snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 3-5, 1-4 in the conference.

Click here for my game story.

0:29 3rd Q: John White just ran 7 yards for a touchdown and it’s 42-6 Utah. That’s more points than the Utes scored against FCS school Northern Colorado.

4:26 3rd Q: Keenan Allen’s 15-yard catch ties Geoff McArthur’s Cal career record of 202 receptions. It’s 35-6 and Utah is threatening. What a spectacular night for a record!

HALFTIME: Utah leads 28-6. Do yourself a favor, flip the channel to the ninth inning of the Giants game. Cal’s offense has not scored a touchdown since 10:27 left in the fourth quarter at Washington State — a span of 100 minutes, 27 seconds, if you don’t count all the days in between. Bears have 119 yards of offense in the half, meaning they had 4 yards in the second quarter. That is definitely not good.

0:22 2nd Q: QB Wilson runs 6 yards up the middle for the TD and Utah leads 28-6. Wilson made a 24-yard completion to Kenneth Scott on a third-and-17 play, giving the Utes a first down at the Cal 25.

6:33 2nd Q: Maynard’s pass behind Keenan Allen is tipped and intercepted by Ryan Lacy and returned 12 yards to the Cal 24. But two dead-ball personal foul penalties against the Utes move the ball all the way back to the Utah 46.

6:41 2nd Q: Utes take advantage of great field position and push lead to 21-6 after 1-yard TD plunge by Kelvin York. Utes went 49 yards in seven plays. The key moment: QB Travis Wilson escapes grasp of Dan Camporeale and scrambles 13 yards for a first down at the Cal 34 on a third-and-8 play.

14:52 2nd Q: D’Amato makes his ninth straight FG attempt — this one from 38 yards — and Cal trails 14-6.

END OF 1st Q: Utah leads 14-3. Cal has third-and-12 at the Utes’ 21. Cal has 115 total yards, Utah just 27. But the Utes have made the game’s two big plays.

2:13 1st Q: Utes lead 14-3 without scoring an offensive touchdown. On second-and-14 from the 13, Maynard threw an inside screen to Chris Harper, who was hit by Jason Whittingham and fumbled. Reggie Topps scooped up the ball and ran 17 yards for the TD.

5:06 1st Q: After encouraging first possession, Maynard has been sacked three times on past two. Cal just punted. Utah 7-3.

12:33 1st Q: Junior Reggie Dunn returns the kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and the Utes take a 7-3 lead. It was his second career 100-yard KO return.

12:49 1st Q: Bears lead 3-0 after 49-yard FG by Vincenzo D’Amato. Cal gained at least 7 yards on each of its first four plays, then stalled when Maynard was pressured and threw incompletee on third-and-3.

COIN TOSS: Utah wins the toss and defers. Cal will receive the opening kickoff. Team captains for the Bears: Isi Sofele, Kendrick Payne, Keenan Allen and Josh Hill.

WELCOME: A cool but beautiful evening in Salt Lake for the Bears (3-5, 2-3 Pac-12) vs. the Utes (2-5, 0-4) at Rice-Eccles Stadium. In case you missed it, Cal offensive guard Dom Galas suffered an appendicitis attack on Saturday and will not play. Awaiting further details.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Larry

    2 100 yard TDs in one game, is that a record or something? That’s sad when one guy score more TDs on kickoff returns than our whole offense.

  • 1brsfan

    Why is Maynard still playing??? He’s garbage!!

  • 1brsfan

    This is embarrassing! A team that hasn’t won a conference game has put up 49 on us and lots of game left. Pathetic!

  • Larry

    At least Allen and Maynards cousin got his 1st catch in garbage time.

  • Larry

    K.Allen is now the most receptions in CAL history.

  • Easy Ed

    Needless to say I won’t be purchasing Cal football tickets anytime soon

  • Larry

    TD K.ALLEN!!! 49-20, we are back in business! Only 29 more points to tie!

  • calbearister

    So is Tedford the worst coach in the Pac-12, or the whole country?

  • Larry

    Unfortunalty, I already have my tickets. I am a season ticket sucker. Oh well.

  • Larry

    Tedford is a mental case.

  • Larry

    Utah’s QB looks like a freshman. A high school freshman.

  • Juancho

    Abd our guys dont graduate to boot. So us tax payers get to paytheir 3-4 years of scholarship that results in zilch.

  • rollonubears

    Everything that is wrong with JT has been exposed in this game. It looks like ZM basically just said forget this, and started rolling out and running on his own. Something he should have been doing his entire career here. Granted, we’re playing against backups and a prevent d, but that last td was exactly what we should have been doing. Bigelow shows again why he should have been in there all along. And what’s crazy is that the only reason we got to see that play with zm and ka is because JT refuses to bench him even after multiple tds, fumbles and a massive deficit. This coach is beyond belief. This is worse than holmoe. At least holmoe tried, he was just bad. JT seems to be doing this on purpose.

  • Larry

    Finally, some backups get in. Agu & King are in.

  • rollonubears

    ints not tds

  • Steve W

    Larry….feel sorry for you. This is the first time in 28 years I have not spent money on Cal tickets – always multiple games each season in the past. And as long as this Overpaid Sloth remains the head coach, the program is getting nada from me. NOT ONE PENNY!

  • Larry

    Almost a sack!!! Almost.

  • Larry

    There it is! SACK!!! L King!!!

  • Larry

    2nd & 22 for Utah with a loss of 12 yds!

    GO BEARS!!!

  • Larry

    Steve-

    I go to the games to hang out with family & friends, so I’ll always go, good or bad. We went to every home game in 2001, so I have a pretty thick skin for this kind of stuff.

  • Larry

    Don’t get me wrong, I love when we are winning.

  • Larry

    Shit, I’m watching this crap sober. Time for a beer.

  • Larry

    Isn’t Shitake a mushroom?

  • Larry

    …And Utah’s DC

  • Larry

    Wow, nice catch and run by Bigelow. Bigelow & Sebastian are the only Cal players still putting in effort.

  • Larry

    28 Bouza with a catch.

  • rollonubears

    I LOVE how the announcers continue to clown on our coaching staff. This is a 4th rate tv crew, and they are tearing us apart. Deservedly so. Thank god we’re seeing some scrubs get some snaps, but rolling ZM out there still is deplorable.

  • Larry

    Sofele actually got positive yards!

  • Larry

    Announcer is saying how we should be calling these plays in the 1st QTR.

  • Larry

    TD R. Rodgers!!! 27-49!!!! We are coming back!!

  • Larry

    Only 22 more points to tye/tie/ty

  • Larry

    3 TDs and a 2 point conversion to tie!

  • Larry

    Anybody still think K.Allen will return next season?

  • Larry

    Has anybody seen Marshawn Lynch’s Point Richmond house he just bought? Pretty nice.

  • Larry

    Is anybody still watching the game? Anybody? anybody.

  • wehofx

    Dude(s), I am so glad I’m not watching this. But pretty great/funny/laughing-in-the-face-of-adversity commentary.

    jt has truly descended into dissociative pathology – a diagnosis I reserved for moron – for leaving zm in for second half and for not playing Bigs WAY earlier. He has officially and clinically lost if mind. (I’m liking sebastian more and more.)

    Jeff F, I know it’s not your style but I hope you or one of the other reporters asks jt why his team quit on him.

  • Larry

    Trying to get this thread to 100. Feel free to post.

  • Larry

    Oh no! Buffering! What happened at the end of the game! Did we win?

  • Larry

    Washington 17 -OSU 10.

  • Larry

    Jeff,

    Could you ask Tedford, “What’s your deal, man”?

  • rollonubears

    has any team ever given up 2 100 yard td returns in the same game, to the same guy? today was comical. the uw game is going to be just plain weird if JT is still the head coach. i just hope the big donors have dish network or comcast and saw this thing. the final score was beyond deceiving. as were zm’s stats. this was an absolute blowout. we looked like a bad d3 team.

  • Eric

    Bobby? Boaltblue? I’m not asking for apology for the numerous personal attacks when I and others pointed out Tedford’s flaws from 2008-2011, but can you at least admit you were wrong?

  • Larry

    I like Mike Riley. I used to think he was a whimpy looking coach, but now I think he is a football savant. I wonder if Riley would leave OSU for Cal for 2.2 million per year?

  • Larry

    Rollon,

    Speaking of DIII, maybe CAL should hire the Mt. Union coach who just moved up to 4th place for most career wins.

  • Steve W

    When was the last someone hung 49 points on Cal? Has this happened in the Tedford era, and did anyone think it would be Utah?

    BTW, Mike Riley yanked his starting QB in the fourth quarter, and the sub led OSU down the field for a game tying TD. Are you listening Tedfraud?

  • Larry

    Can Sandy Barbour throw or kick a football?

  • Larry

    Steve,

    Insight bowl score was pretty high. 52-49. Yes, Virginai Tech did it to us in 2003, but we won.

  • Larry

    I was at that Insight bowl. I remember how shitty Phoenix was. Probably the only city in my life where I would prefer to stay in the hotel them go anywhere, not because of crime or that stuff, but of sheer boredom and sprawl.

  • Larry

    Damn OSU & Washington, now that is how to play football!
    20-17 thriller.

  • rollonubears

    Seems pretty clear now JT is gone, at least after this season. I wonder how likely he is to get canned on Monday, though. I’m so glad this is almost over. As much as I want my bears to win, had we beaten Utah, and somehow managed to beat UW or Oregon State, I know JT would have gotten another year. Then with Kline we’d probably have gone 7-5, and he’d get ANOTHER year at least. This ridiculousness had to end. Finally, it will.