The numbers are beginning to feel a little hollow, given Cal’s 1-4 start, but they certainly are huge:
– Freshman quarterback Jared Goff’s 504 yards vs. Washington State on Saturday place him No. 10 in Pac-12 single-game history. WSU’s Connor Halliday, with 521 yards in the game, sits at No. 5.
– Goff broke Halliday’s two-year-old Pac-12 freshman record for single-game passing yards. Halliday threw for 494 vs. Arizona State in 2011.
– Goff and Halliday combined for 1,025 yards — the most in a game by opposing QBs in conference history. The old mark was 959, set in a 1989 game involving Oregon’s Bill Musgrave (489) and BYU’s Ty Detmer (470).
– Only four Pac-12 quarterbacks ever have passed for 4,000 yards in a season, and four are on pace to threaten that plateau this season.
The league record is 4,458 yards by UW’s Cody Pickett in 2002, followed closely by Arizona’s Nick Foles, with 4,329 in 2011.
Oregon State’s Sean Mannion, with 2,018 yards through five games, is on pace to throw for 4,843 yards. Goff has 1,821 yards and would finish with 4,370 at his current pace.
WSU’s Halliday (1,993 yards) and ASU’s Taylor Kelly (1,732) also are on their way to huge seasons.