The California Golden Bears defense set the tone in the first half—despite the offense producing only three points, the defense held the Washington Huskies to 10, ensuring that the Bears had a puncher’s chance in the last 30 minutes.
Cal defensive lineman Luc Bequette started with a sack! That’s my only football memory pre-rain delay.
Then there was lightning, and the three hour delay commenced.
A little taste of what is flashing around Husky Stadium pic.twitter.com/cgf1nTWXMb— Tim Booth (@ByTimBooth) September 8, 2019
It’s it CLEARED out at Husky Stadium in Seattle. UW & Cal is delayed pic.twitter.com/akGZGYEm2X— Sports ON Tap Seattle (@SONTSeattle) September 8, 2019
At one point the power went off.
Ok, here’s the moment the power went out at Husky Stadium: pic.twitter.com/bnuqgoUalg— Nick Patterson (@NickHPatterson) September 8, 2019
And plenty of Washington fans vacated.
The Cal band made the most of it.
Play then resumed!
Camryn Bynum got a huge interception with Washington threatening to score.
Cal also got a forced fumble from Evan Weaver.
Cal got its first touchdown of the game on their opening second half drive, capping off with Marcel Dancy getting his first score of the season!
On Cal’s next drive, Dancy got his second touchdown of the quarter, getting a huge block from his quarterback.
Dancy is double dipping in the end zone!— Cal Football (@CalFootball) September 8, 2019
BEARS LEAD! pic.twitter.com/LXbt0faP1i
Washington eventually retook a 19-17 lead, and then Chase Garbers stepped up and delivered with a two-minute drill (including a huge break by Kekoa Crawford) to set up the game-winning field goal by Greg Thomas.
And the celebration began! At 1:30 AM. Never too late!