Football: Goff earns freshman honor

Cal quarterback Jared Goff was named Athlon Sports Pac-12 Freshman of the Week after passing for 371 yards and three touchdowns in the Bears’ 52-34 loss to No. 4 Ohio State.

Goff is the first Cal quarterback to pass for at least 300 yards in three straight games since Aaron Rodgers in 2003. On the subject of Rodgers, see below . . .

Goff has completed 103-of-168 passes for 1,306 yards with seven touchdowns over the first three games of the season. He leads the NCAA in passing yards, passing yards per game (435.3) and total offense yards per game (429.7).

He is the fastest Cal player to ever reach 1,000 yards passing in a single season, hitting the mark in the first quarter of the third game of the campaign against the Buckeyes.


Rodgers had himself a pretty good game also this weekend. He threw for a career-high 480 yards and four touchdowns in the Packers’ 38-20 win over the Washington Redskins.

And there was ex-Cal star DeSean Jackson, who caught nine passes for 193 yards and a touchdown in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 33-30 loss to San Diego. Rookie Keenan Allen of the Chargers caught two balls for 34 yards.

Finally, Cal alum Marshawn Lynch rushed for 98 yards and two TDs as the Seahawks routed the 49ers 29-3.

Jeff Faraudo