Odds and ends from Saturday night’s 4 hour, 4 minute game at Washington State:
– Jared Goff’s five TD passes give him 22 for five games this season. A year ago, he had 18 in 12 starts.
– With 40 career TD passes in just 17 games, Goff is tied for eighth on Cal’s career list. He shares the spot with current Cal radio analyst Mike Pawlawski.
– Goff’s career passing yardage total is now 5,364, which lifts him to 10th on the Bears’ all-time list. Next up: Aaron Rodgers with 5,469 yards in 2003 and ’04.
– Goff’s 527 passing yards eclipsed his school record of 504, which he accomplished last Oct. 5 — one year ago today — against Washington State. That’s 1,031 yards in two games vs. the Cougars.
– Goff owns five of the top six single-game passing marks by a Cal quarterback.
– Cal’s 164 points over the past three games, while impressive, is nowhere close to a school record. The Bears had slightly higher totals for three-game stretches twice in 1922, and in 1920 scored 294 points in a span of three outings when they defeated the Mare Island Marines 88-0, St. Mary’s 127-0 and Nevada 79-7.
– The WSU game featured a combined total of 1,401 passing yards by Goff and Connor Halliday. The two attempted 123 passes without an interception.
– The Cougars set a school record with 812 yards of total offense — and lost.
– Cal’s secondary has been picked on by a specific opposing wideout each of the past three weeks. Arizona’s Cayleb Jones had 13 catches for 186 yards and three TDs. Colorado’s Nelson Spruce totaled 19 catches for 176 yards and three TDs. And WSU’s Vince Mayle grabbed 11 passes for 263 yards and a TD. That’s 43 receptions for 625 yards and five touchdowns from three players.
– The Bears already have scored 250 points this season — just 26 fewer than they had all of 2013.
– Whatever improvements it appeared Cal had made on defense early this season, the numbers are now fairly gruesome. They have allowed 202 points in five games — 40.4 ppg — ranking them 119th out of 125 FBS teams. Cal is last nationally in passing yardage allowed, by a margin of 82 yards per game above the next-worst team.