The Golden Bears dropped to (1-2) on the season, following Saturday's home loss to the Buckeyes. For details on the game, check out:
- Postgame interview quotes
Before we get to the tweets and comments, here are selected Game Notes [courtesy of Cal Media Relations]:
Jared Goff and James Grisom connected on a 61-yard touchdown in the first quarter. It was Grisom's first career touchdown on his second career reception.
Goff ended the game completing 31 of 53 passes for 371 yards with three touchdown passes and an interception. It was his first three-touchdown performance. The last Cal quarterback to throw for 300 yards in three straight games was Aaron Rodgers in the final three games of the 2003 season (348 vs. Washington, 359 at Stanford and 394 vs. Virginia Tech in the Insight Bowl).
Chris Harper notched his second 100-yard receiving performance this season, third of his career, with six catches for 115 yards and a touchdown.
Bryce Treggs hauled in his second career touchdown catch in the third quarter. His first TD came against Nevada in last year's season opener. Treggs finished with seven catches for 51 yards and a touchdown.
Khairi Fortt led the Bears with a career-high 13 tackles and two tackles for loss. Hardy Nickerson tied his career high with 11 tackles for the second straight week. Damariay Drew also set a new personal best in tackles with 10. Jalen Jefferson's 10 tackles tied his personal best. Joel Willis notched a personal-best seven tackles.
Daniel Lasco paced Cal in rushing with 10 carries for 64 yards and his second career touchdown run, first of 2013.
The Bears ran a fake punt at the end of the first half when Goff threw an 11-yard pass to Stefan McClure. Goff and Cal punter Cole Leininger both wear No. 16.
OSU fans showed up early & in large numbers:
with 24:00 on the pregame clock ... SMH pic.twitter.com/rHa5t7BuBd— GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) September 14, 2013
Kenny Guiton started in place of Braxton Miller, and OSU didn't miss a beat:
Buckeyes strike first on a huge 90 yard touchdown from Guiton to to Devon Smith. Yikes— Hunter Hewitt (@HunterHewitt) September 14, 2013
Another Guiton to Smith TD pass -- 47 yds. Smith's past 3 receptions vs. Cal, dating back to 2012: 209 yards, 3 TDs. Ohio St. 14-0.— Jeff Faraudo (@JeffFaraudo) September 14, 2013
OSU now up 21-0 with 9:00 left in the FIRST quarter, after Guiton throws his 3rd TD, this time to C.Fields (Logan in coverage)— GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) September 14, 2013
The Bears fought back, making it 21-7 then 24-14:
we have a ballgame folks: Goff rolls left, scrambles against the grain, avoids the rush & finds James Grisom for a long TD - 62 yards— GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) September 14, 2013
after review, @ItsChrisHarper is credited with a TOUCHDOWN (ball crossed the plane after hitting the pylon) ... OSU leads 24-14 at 0:55 1Q— GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) September 14, 2013
Well, that first quarter went from Worst Case Scenario to Only Kinda Bad Case Scenario. Bears down 24-14 after one...— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) September 15, 2013
OSU soon led by 3 scores again:
Cal's goal line D stops OSU on 3rd & Goal, Urban goes for it on 4th & Goal - J.Hall runs it in for a TD ... Bucks lead 31-14 at 8:20 2nd Qtr— GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) September 15, 2013
Trickeration! Fake punt:
Goff pressured, has to throw the ball in the dirt in front of the receiver - GOFF was the PUNTER on the 4th down play, complete to McClure— GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) September 15, 2013
Cal closed the gap to 11 at half:
#Cal ends it with a 43yder from D'Amato, trails No. 4 team in the country by 11 points at halftime, 31-20.— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) September 15, 2013
Glasses Guy is a national story:
OSU's offense picked up where it left off:
Ohio St seemingly doing what it wants on offense -- opens 3Q with 75-yard TD drive that makes it 38-20. #biggestlead— Jeff Faraudo (@JeffFaraudo) September 15, 2013
3rd & Goal at the 6 ... Guiton finds C.Brown for a TD - mixup in coverage resulted in Jefferson (LB) covering a WR, OSU leads 45-20 @5:26 3Q— GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) September 15, 2013
#Goffense tried to keep it close:
Daniel Lasco's late touchdown made it 52-34:
Lasco adds a touchdown with 6:06 remaining for Cal, but it's looking like it will be too little, too late for the Bears. 52-34 now— Hunter Hewitt (@HunterHewitt) September 15, 2013
Jared Goff impressed again despite the loss:
Jared Goff is the first Cal player to throw for over 300 yards in three straight games since @AaronRodgers12 in the final three games of '03— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) September 15, 2013
Sonny says there are no moral victories:
Dykes: "I hate the whole moral victory thing, I think that's something we've got to get out of our program. We play the game to win."— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) September 15, 2013