Football: Statistical fix gives Goff single-game passing record with 504 yards

A statistical correction from Saturday’s Cal-Washington State game resulted in freshman Jared Goff setting a single-game passing school record with 504 yards.

Goff originally was credited with 489 yards, but a play that was initially called a run by Chris Harper has been changed to a 15-yard pass completion.

As a result, Goff broke by 1 yard the record of 503 yards set by Pat Barnes in a four-overtime game against Arizona in 1996. Goff was 33 for 59 with two touchdowns and an interception.

Harper’s updated stats are 14 receptions for 231 yards. Both of those figures rank third on Cal’s single-game list.


Football: Tedford reprimanded

Jeff Tedford has been reprimanded by the Pac-12 for his comments about the officiating during the Colorado game last Saturday. The reprimand likely comes from Tedford’s comment: “The one on Guyton was a terrible call,” speaking about the personal foul called on defensive end Trevor Guyton during the third quarter Saturday. The conference later acknowledged it was the wrong call.

Here’s the statement from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott:

“The Pac-12 has specific rules that prohibit our coaches from making public comments about officiating, and this prohibition specifically includes comments that create doubts about the credibility of the Conference’s officiating program. The Conference expects each Pac-12 coach to adhere to our standards of conduct and to conduct himself or herself in a manner which will reflect credit on the institution and the Conference.”

There are no other penalties, such as a fine or suspension.


Football: Washington quotables

Here’s a partial transcription of what was said after Saturday’s game.

Now, here’s more:


On the quarterback position:

“The slate will be completely clean. It’s going to be competitive with all those guys. That’s obviously a focal point, no doubt about it. Your offense revolves around your quarterback and so we have a lot of work to do there. Brock has gained some experience obviously with the games that he’s played in, but it will be an open competition at the quarterback position from now until I assume fall.”

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Football: Scott’s statement

Here’s the statement from Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott regarding Cal’s suspension of defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi.

“The Pac-10 takes the integrity of the game very seriously. Instructing a
student-athlete to feign an injury is an unethical and unsportsmanlike practice in violation of coaching ethics as outlined in the NCAA Football Rules and Interpretations. This behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the Conference.  Nothing is more important than the integrity of our programs and the role our coaches play in building good character in our student-athletes. We commend California’s Coach Jeff Tedford and Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour for the forthright manner in which they have addressed this issue and for the positive example they are setting by
reinforcing the importance of the principles at stake.”


Football: Did Cal fake injuries?

I know this has been a hot topic since the Oregon game and kind of got lost on my end a little bit just because of the amazing nature of Saturday’s game and then going right into Big Game week. But The Oregonian quotes a source within Cal’s program that faking injuries was part of the Bears’ game plan Saturday night.

A handful of defensive linemen went down with apparent cramps, but there is damning video of backup nose tackle Aaron Tipoti looking to the sideline and moments later hobbling around and falling on the football.

As you’ll read in the Oregonian story, there is a quote from Jeff Tedford denying his players were faking injuries.

Cal isn’t the first team accused of faking injuries against Oregon this season to try to slow down their breakneck tempo on offense. But the Tipoti video really brings Cal to the forefront of the accusations.


Football: Monday update

Lots of good stuff today at practice. Everyone is always in a better mood after a 50-17 win, especially compared with last Monday when the Bears were attempting to move on from the USC disaster.

One thing that we never got to after the game Saturday is why Jeff Tedford was bleeding before the game and had a cut on the bridge of his nose. Turns out Tedford, while doing his usual routine of wishing each player well before a game, got a little fired up with linebacker Jarred Price and ended up head-butting him. The top of Price’s face mask caught Tedford’s nose.

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