Jeff Faraudo tweeted a fun Cal football stat that I’m pretty sure none of you wanted to hear about. Cal surrendered 66 points for the first time in 43 years. Cal lost to Alabama 66-0 in 1973. I’m pretty sure this Bears team wants no part of the current Alabama team.
This ties for the third most points given up in Cal football history. Cal gave up 72 points to Washington in 1915 and 74 points to USC in 1930.
More fun stats!
Cal allowed 551 points in 2013, which was the worst in program history and third worst in conference history. Cal then allowed 477 points in 2014, which was second worst in program history.
This year, Cal 2016 has now allowed 400 points. Even if the Bears produced a slightly above average performance each of the next three weeks, it’s hard to see Cal staying below the 477 total. The Bears are probably going to end up very close to their pretty painful 2014 defensive statistical profile, with bad run defense replacing bad pass defense (although today, the roles were reversed!).
Finally, 46 games into the Sonny Dykes era at Cal…
30 points allowed: 37
40 points allowed: 25
50 points allowed: 9
60 points allowed: 3
Quarterback Davis Webb completed 23-of-47 passes for 262 yards, one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown. He now has 30 TD passes this season, which ranks fourth on the school's single-season list. Pat Barnes is third with 31 from the 1996 campaign. Webb notched his sixth rushing touchdown of the season on the final play of the first quarter, the most by a Cal quarterback since Brian Bedford also had six in 1985. Webb is now fifth on Cal's single-season passing yardage list with 3,176 passing yards. Pat Barnes is fourth with 3,499.