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Teams ranked #2, #3, #4, #6, #8, #14 (woooooooo!!!!!!!!), #16, #17, and #18 all lost this weekend. Cal gave up an FBS record for passing yardage. Cal scored 60. And Cal won on a botched chip shot field goal. College football, everyone.

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Women's Golf

Hannah Suh, California Open Schooner Fall Classic in Fifth

Women's Tennis

Lynn Chi Falls, Cal Ends Stay at All-American

Men's Tennis

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.

Men's Basketball

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).

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