FINAL: Cal 73, Grambling State 14.
The Bears finish with their second-highest point total in a game since 1937, exceeded only by the 86 points they scored against Pacific in 1991.
Chase Forrest was 10 for 17 for 162 yards, including a 63-yard TD pass to Bug Rivera, nephew to former Cal star linebacker and Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera.
Halftime: Cal 52, Grambling State 0.
It’s the most points the Bears have EVER scored in any half of football, eclipsing the 51 they rang up against Pacific in 1991. Cal won that one 86-24.
Jared Goff at halftime: 24 for 32 for 309 yards and three touchdowns — all of them to Kenny Lawler — covering 3, 19 and 16 yards. Three of the eight passes Goff did not complete — including his one interception — were dropped or deflected by his own receivers.
Redshirt freshman Chase Forrest has started the third quarter. As expected, Goff is done for the afternoon.
Interception returns for touchdowns of 14 yards by Cameron Walker and 8 yards by Devante Downs.
TD runs of 4 yards by Daniel Lasco and 2 yards by Vic Enwere. And a 20-yard field goal by Matt Anderson.
Cal has not shut out an opponent since a 28-0 won over Arizona on Oct. 1, 2005 — nearly 10 years and 120 games ago.
Total yards at half: Cal 415, Grambling 128.
First downs: Cal 19, Grambling 9.
Halftime marching band score: Grambling in a rout.
Attendance: 60,606. And they’re loving all of this — the weather, the score, the bands.