FINAL SCORE: Stanford 63, Cal 13. The 63 points are the most scored by either team in the Big Game, dating back to 1892. Goff finished with 3,508 yards, a Cal single-season record.
The Bears finish 1-11, 0-9 in the Pac-12 — the first time since before 1900 they have failed to beat a Football Bowl Subdivision/Division I opponent. They closed the season on a 10-game losing streak, extending droughts against Pac-12 foes (14 games) and FBS opponents (16).
Cal allowed more than 40 points for the ninth time in 12 games and gave up 551 points on the season — third-most in Pac-12 history.
HALFTIME: Report from Cal — Goff out for the rest of the game with a shoulder injury.
2nd Quarter: Montgomery’s 4th TD of the game, on 72-yard catch and run from Hogan, makes it 28-10 with 14:44 left in half. Montgomery: 4 touches, 165 yards, 4 TDs.
A Stanford touchdown that isn’t Ty Montgomery — Hogan passes 45 yards to Michael Rector, who beats Damariay Drew down the middle. Stanford 35-10 with 8:00 left in 1st H. Hogan is 10 for 13 for 239 yards and 4 TDs.
D’Amato kicks 47-yd FG to make it 35-13, but Goff is out after being hit by Skov. Kline takes over. Not sure why the FG, down 35-10.
Remember, Ty Montgomery . . . his 9-yard TD catch from Hogan makes it 42-13 with 5 seconds left in half. He has 5 TDs on 7 touches. Five catches for 160 and 2 rushes for 31. Stanford 42-13 at the half — most points the Cardinal has ever scored in the first half of ANY game.
Goff has broken Pat Barnes’ 17-year-old single-season school passing yards record of 3,499. Goff has 194 today and 3,508 for the season. But still awaiting word from Cal on the nature of his injury and whether he returns.
1st Quarter: The Cardinal got spectacular field position after Lee Ward returned Cal’s opening squib kickoff 30 yards to the Bears’ 45. A pass interference penalty against Cameron Walker made it easier still, and Ty Montgomery ran 31 yards untouched on a reverse for a 7-0 Stanford lead exactly 60 seconds into the game.
Bears pull even with one of their best drives of the season, a 6-play, 80-yard march that consumes just 2:11, capped by Jared Goff’s 15-yard TD pass to Maurice Harris. Key plays: Goff’s 14-yard pass to Kenny Lawler and 23-yarder to Jackson Bouza and a 25-yard run after lateral pass by Brendan Bigelow. It’s 7-7 with 11:43 left in 1st Q.
Cal defense outdoing itself — Cardinal scores on 1-play, 50-yard drive — a TD pass down the middle from Hogan to Montgomery. Stanford has run 3 offensive plays and has 80 yards and 14 points.
Stanford: 3 possessions, 3 TDs. 21-7 after 7-play, 51-yard drive, capped by Hogan to Montgomery for 12 yards with 6:58 left. That’s three TDs for Montgomery, if you’re keeping track. In the first quarter.
Bears move 83 yards, settle for 29-yard FG by D’Amato. Stanford leads 21-10.
Qtr stats: Cal 152 yards, Stanford 131. Goff is 8 for 13 for 120 yards and a touchdown. Hogan is 5 for 7 for 90 yard and two TDs. First downs: Cal 8, Stanford 6.
Cal’s final 1st Qtr ledger for the season: outscored 181-51.
WELCOME: The Bears’ long, dreadful season finally comes to an end today at Stanford Stadium in the 116th Big Game.
Cal’s next game is Aug. 30, 2014 against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. (You remember Northwestern, the team that beat Cal 44-30 in the opener, started the season 4-0 and today is in the process of losing its eighth straight game).
A couple of statistical milestones within each of Cal freshman QB Jared Goff:
- He needs just 12 completions to break the NCAA record (321) for completions by a freshman.
- He needs 186 passing yards to break Pat Barnes’ 1996 single-season school record of 3,499 yards.
Pay attention because that might be the extent of the good news today for the visitors.