Men's Water Polo
Seniors Colin Mulcahy, Aleksa Saponjic, and freshman Luca Cupido led #3 Cal to its first conference win of the season against Pacific, 17-14. Mulcahy, Saponjic and Cupido each had three goals apiece.
Swimming and Diving
Cal came out strong on the second day of the All Florida Invitational Saturday. Missy Franklin claimed a pair of races, taking first in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, while Kelly Naze prevailed in the 400 individual medley and Cal captured the 800 free relay.
Hannah Suh, California Open Schooner Fall Classic in Fifth
Lynn Chi Falls, Cal Ends Stay at All-American
California completed its run at the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships on Saturday when Gregory Bayane and Chase Melton suffered an upset loss in the consolation doubles quarterfinal round.
BERKELEY - The Cuonzo Martin era at California officially began on Friday.
The Golden Bears held their first official practice of the season with a spirited two-hour session inside the program's practice facility. There is a lot of excitement in Berkeley for the 2014-15 Bears, who return four starters from a 21-team a year ago.
California 60, Washington State 59
First things first. Congratulations to Connor Halliday for setting the FBS single game passing yardage record.
Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday set the new FBS passing record Saturday night, throwing for 734 yards against Cal, but he's going to have a tough time enjoying it.
He picked up the record on a 17-yard pass to Vince Mayle on the game's final drive, but the Cougars missed a chip-shot field goal as time expired to lose 60-59.
David Klinger set the previous record (716 yards) in 1990 against Arizona State in a game played in Tokyo.
Halliday wasn't the only quarterback who had a big game. Cal's Jared Goff completed 47 of 53 passes for 527 yards and five touchdowns, also without an interception.
Combined, Halliday and Goff set a new single-game FBS record for total passing yards (1,261). The previous record (1,253) was set in a game between TCU (690) and Houston (563) on Nov. 3, 1990. In that game, TCU quarterback Matt Vogler and Klinger attempted a record 135 passes.
You want more numbers? Ok, I'll give you numbers.
- 0 Interceptions.
- Trevor Davis, had 198 yards in kickoff returns. I say returns because it was plural, but only because "two" is technically plural.
- 140 yards total rushing. Bryce Treggs nearly surpassed that himself. Two Washington State receivers did surpass that total on their own (Vince Mayle and River Cracraft). Daniel Lasco rushed for 61 of Cal's 62 total rushing yards.
- Cal "gained" more in Washington State penalties than in rushing yards (121-62).
Now let's take a look at the online reactions.
Trevor Davis. What a difference-maker. Cal had no big play guy last year. He goes out gets 98 & 100 yard kickoff returns & 27 & 51 yard TDs.— Avinash Kunnath (@avinashkunnath) October 5, 2014
Drive chart for Cal in the second half pic.twitter.com/91vbBBwEZf— Mike Vernon (@M_Vernon) October 5, 2014
The Bears Win! pic.twitter.com/X3LieEesCy— Cal Ticket Office (@CalAthletix) October 5, 2014
Since at least 2000, no team has allowed 800+ yards of offense and won until Cal did tonight.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) October 5, 2014
#CAL CAN HAVE NICE THINGS.— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) October 5, 2014
Wazzu gained 812 yards -- 812! -- and lost.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 5, 2014
Cal with a year's worth of nutty finishes in the past month: lose on a hail mary; win in double OT and tonight win on a missed 19-yd FG.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) October 5, 2014
Holliday set an FBS record for passing yards against us tonight, and somehow still lost. Amazing.— Admiral Bear (@THEADMIRAL6) October 5, 2014
Connor Halliday just threw for an NCAA record 734 yards and six TDs. And he lost.— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) October 5, 2014
the way the cookie crumbles, I suppose RT @RedditCFB We close this night of CFB by noting Cal was one Arizona Hail Mary away from being 5-0.— GoldenBlogs (@GoldenBlogs) October 5, 2014