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Football: Anger officially on Guy list

Cal punter Bryan Anger is officially a candidate for the Ray Guy Award, it was announced today. Anger was on the preseason watch list but the list of 54 official candidates was revealed today by the Augusta Sports Council.

Anger is currently 12th in the nation in punt average at 45.2 yards per punt. That number has been brought down by a handful of rugby punts he has been asked to do this season against teams with aggressive punt block schemes.

The Ray Guy Award is given annually to the nation’s top punter. Anger was a semifinalist for the award in 2008 and 2010.

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Football: Quarterback update

Jeff Tedford said today that he will “evaluate it as the week goes on” and didn’t name a starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against Washington State.

Tedford didn’t say how he planned on dividing the reps between Zach Maynard and Allan Bridgford, but simply said “We’ll evaluate how the week goes with both quarterbacks and we’ll take it from there.  I have no idea what our game plan is yet or anything like that.”

 

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Football: From the press box

The biggest news postgame is coach Jeff Tedford’s comments that he will evaluate the quarterback position, leaving the door open for him to switch to sophomore Allan Bridgford.

“We’ll see,” Tedford said. “We’ll look at the tape and make a determination with that.”

Tedford also revealed that linebacker Mychal Kendricks was suspended for the first quarter for violating team rules. Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast said that Kendricks had thumb surgery last week and his reps were limited in practice.

Other notes:

  • Zach Maynard threw for 199 yards, the first time this season he has failed to reach the 200-yard mark.
  • Marvin Jones was held to just one catch for 11 yards.
  • UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince became the first Bruins quarterback to rush for 100 yards since 1976.
  • UCLA safety Tevin McDonald became just the fourth freshman in conference history to record three interceptions in a game.
  • Cal WR Keenan Allen had seven catches for 83 yards.
  • D.J. Campbell led the Bears with 11 tackles.