PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 8: Wide receiver Marquess Wilson #86 of the Washington State Cougars carries the ball against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on October 8, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Washington State Vs. Cal: Cougars Fall To Golden Bears 30-7

The Cougars look to snap their current four-game losing streak against Cal this weekend.

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Washington State Vs. Cal Final Score: Marshall Lobbestael And Cougars Lose 30-7

The California Golden Bears hosted their Pac-12 rivals the Washington State Cougars on Saturday night, and it was fair to call it something of a lopsided game. Everything appeared to go Cal's way and the Cougars couldn't seem to buy a break. A huge first half was all the scoring that Cal would prove to need, as they locked up a 30-7 victory. The Golden Bears improved to 5-4 as the Cougars dropped to a woeful 3-6 (1-5 in Pac-12 play).

The Cougars were kept off the board entirely until the fourth quarter of the game, when Rickey Galvin managed to get a 5 yard touchdown run. If Cal hadn't fumbled the ball at the edge of their own red zone, it's unlikely that WSU would have scored at all in this one.

It was a lackluster game for quarterback Marshall Lobbestael as well. Although he threw for 155 yards, it seemed like he was throwing an incomplete pass at every crucial moment. He finished the game having completed on only 15 of 37 pass attempts.

The Cougars will be slinking off to lick their wounds after this one, as it was a humiliating defeat where they looked completely punchless on both sides of the ball.

If you still feel like discussing the game, your fellow Washington State fans can always be located at CougCenter.


Washington State Vs. Cal Score Update: Cougars Get On The Board, Trail 30-7 In Fourth Quarter

Through three full quarters of play between the Washington State Cougars and the California Golden Bears, the WSU offense has yet to make much of an impact. Compounding the matter is the fact that the Cougars defense allowed Cal to rack up 30 unanswered points to start the game. In the fourth quarter, the Cougars trail, 30-7.

Whereas Cal for the most part has managed to make the most of their opportunities, the opposite has been true for the Cougars. They've been ineffective on both sides of the ball, and entered the second quarter with negative rushing yards.

The Cougars managed to make it to the red zone in the middle of the third quarter, but their drive stalled out. To drive home the point that the Cougars are unable to catch a break, Andrew Furney missed a 27 yard field goal.

Washington State started yet another long drive late in the third quarter, but on 4th and 8, Marshall Lobbestael was unable to connect with Jared Karstetter, and Cal took over on downs. In the first good break of the game for the cougars, Cal running back Isi Sofele immediately fumbled, and Deone Bucannon recovered and returned the ball 11 yards to the Cal 17, allowing the Cougars to begin the fourth quarter already in the red zone. Rickey Galvin was able to pick up a touchdown on a five yard run shortly thereafter to finally get the Cougars on the board.

It would seem like this one is already out of hand for the Cougars, but as always, anything is possible in college football.

For more information about Washington State, please visit CougCenter.


WSU Vs. Cal Score Update: Cougars Yet To Score On Offense, Down 23-0 At Halftime

The Washington St. Cougars enter halftime with a large deficit against the Cal Golden Bears after only 38 total offensive yards in the first half. The Cougars have had trouble moving the chains and find themselves down 23-0.

The Cougars began the second quarter with possession and marched down to the Cal 35-yard line before a mix-up cost the Cougars a scoring chance on 4th-and-9.

Neither team had success on offense during the next two drives as the Golden Bears went three-and-out and the Cougars managed only 23 yards before being forced to punt. Cal received the ball after the punt at the Cal 29-yard line.

Cal's next possession looked very similar to the two drives in the first quarter that yielded points for the Golden Bears. Quarterback Zach Maynard found receivers and running back Isi Sefele routinely rushed up the Cougar defense for gains of seven-plus yards to keep the chains moving. C.J. Anderson scored Cal's third touchdown of the game with a five-yard carry into the endzone.

The inefficient offensive play of the Cougars continued with another three-and-out. Cal managed to tack on a few more points before the half, using a 43-yard field goal by Giorgio Tavecchio to take a commanding 23-0 lead into halftime.

The Cougars will need a momentous second quarter effort in order to turn this game around. Washington State has generated only 38 total yards of offense so far with only five first downs.

The Golden Bears will receive the kickoff to start the second half.


Washington State Vs. Cal Score Update: Cougars Struggle On Offense, Trail 13-0 After First Quarter

The Washington State Cougars trail early against the Cal Golden Bears. After an offense-absent quarter by the Cougars, Washington State finds itself down 13-0.

The Cougars received the game's opening kickoff but couldn't generate enough offense to get a first down on their first possession. The Golden Bears responded by taking the ball 66 yards down the field for a score, led by quarterback Zach Maynard and running back Isi Sofele. Maynard ended the drive with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Miller.

The two teams struggled to generate offense for much of the rest of the quarter. Both the Cougars and the Golden Bears went three-and-out on the following two possessions and neither team got close to scoring until Cal threatened again with less than six minutes left in the quarter.

A 29-yard pass by Maynard set Cal up on Washington State's two-yard line, and Sofele ran in a one-yard score two plays later. Gior Tavecchio had his extra point attempt blocked and Cal came away with a 13-0 advantage.

The Cougars find themselves facing a significant deficit after the game's opening 15 minutes and need to generate some offense in the second quarter. Quarterback Marshall Lobbestael has only four passing yards and will need to find his receivers in order to mount a comeback.


WSU Vs. Cal Game Time, TV Schedule And More

After a strong start to the season, the Washington State Cougars have not been able to catch a break. Despite winning their first conference game against Colorado, the team has lost four in a row. In that span, WSU has given up 139 points and struggled to play a complete football game for all four quarters.

For California, they come in as a team with their own struggles. Head coach Jeff Tedford is on the hot seat and quarterback Zach Maynard has played miserably the last few weeks. Simply put, the Bears are desperate for a win.

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. locally in Berkeley.

Weather Forecast: Clear skies are expected in the morning, but rain will roll in mid-afternoon. There is a 60% chance of showers throughout the rest of the day. Temperatures will be in the mid-50's.

TV Coverage: ROOT Sports Northwest; CSN California

Radio: The game will be aired on the Washington State IMG College Sports Network, with its flagship station KXLY-AM 920 carrying the game locally.

Team Sites: Coug CenterCalifornia Golden Blogs


WSU Vs. Cal: Paul Wulff And Jeff Tedford Fighting For Their Jobs

The Washington St. Cougars and the California Golden Bears are teams headed in the wrong direction as the 2011 college football calendar turns to November. The loser of this game could be that much closer to seeing the exit.

It looked as if Washington State was finally trending in the right direction after two forceful wins in their first two games against UNLV and Idaho State, but after that they have only one lone win against hapless Colorado. WSU blew a golden opportunity against UCLA and have been lost by three or more touchdowns in their other Pac-12 defeats. Another loss almost assures the Cougars will not be visiting a bowl game this season, and could mean Wulff's time is at an end in Pullman.

Cal football head coach Jeff Tedford is in a similar boat, although it's likelier he'll return even if his Bears suffer another poor season. Cal has lost four of their five games in conference play, most recently a humiliating loss in UCLA. The Golden Bears are reeling and are running out of winnable games. A loss at home to poor Washington State cannot be afforded at all.

This could be a highly competitive contest this week in San Francisco, as the stakes couldn't be any higher for two teams in the cellar of the Pac-12 North.

For more on WSU football, head up to CougCenter. For more on Cal football, go to the California Golden Blogs.


Washington State vs. Cal Odds: Cougars Enter As Underdogs In Pac-12 Matchup

The Washington State Cougars are looking to save their season with a strong second half of Pac-12 play. That quest continues on Saturday afternoon as the team travels south to take on the Cal Golden Bears. 

The Bears are coming off an embarrassing loss to the UCLA Bruins, but that did not stop the oddsmakers in Las Vegas from picking Cal as nine-point favorites this weekend. According to Odds Shark, WSU will be anywhere from nine to 10-point underdogs.

As for the Cougars, the team may have fallen to the high-flying Oregon Ducks this past weekend, but they battled throughout the entire game and stayed within striking distance until late in the second half. This is a team that has been battered by injuries this season and a road victory over the Bears would be huge for the program moving forward.

Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. in Berkley. 

For more on Washington State athletics, check out Coug Center. For coverage on the Cal Bears, California Golden Blogs is the place to go.


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