The California Golden Bears have ventured out to Pullman to face the Washington State Cougars. To counter the Cougs’ crimson-clad clothing, the Golden Bears are going pure white.
Our game leaders will be OL Jake Curhan representing the offense and ILB Evan Weaver representing the defense and the offense.
Leading us on the road. #EarnIt pic.twitter.com/wxwChFuYkg— Cal Football (@CalFootball) November 3, 2018
Although Curhan redshirted in 2016 for Sonny Dykes’s final year, Curhan has been a staple of the offensive line for the Wilcox era, starting all 20 possible games dating back to last year’s season opener. Last year, Curhan won the Andy Smith Award, which is awarded to the player with the “most “Big C” time”. Academics are also of absolute importance for Curhan, who was a Jonathan and Judy Hoff Football Scholar-Athlete of the Week as a true freshman, a member of the second-team Pac-12 All-Academic as a redshirt-freshman, and has been recognized for “CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors” this year.
Evan Weaver is a total monster. He has played in the past 31-straight games (dating back to the second game of the 2016 season when he was a true-freshman defensive end). Weaver has 52 solo tackles this year and 86 total tackles—meaning he’s averaging an eye-catching 10.75 tackles per game. Last week, Weaver was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Game for putting up 11 tackles (one of which was for a loss) and one pick-six against the Washington Huskies. (As the only Cal player to score a touchdown last week, I think he should have been our offensive player of the game, too.)