In a sloppy football game, the California Golden Bears hung-on to down the Washington State Cougars in Pullman, 20-13. The Cougars had plenty of chances, but were unable to capitalize on good field position for much of the day, settling for field goals instead of touchdowns. True freshman Andrew Furney gave the Cougs the lead at halftime with a 52-yard field goal late in the second quarter. The Bears scored twice in the second half to put the game out of reach after the Washington State offense continued to stall in the second half. The Cal defense held the Cougs to 194 total yards on the day.
Jeff Tuel had a dismal passing day, throwing for 92 yards, completing only 9-25 passes. The Cougars got something going on the ground for the first time in recent memory, rushing for 102 yards and a touchdowns as a team. Logwone Mitz led the way with 54 yards and a score, with Tuel pitching in 34 yards. Marquess Wilson caught four passes for 50 yards.
Brock Mansion, starting in place of the injured Kevin Riley, passed for 171 yards, but threw two interceptions. Shane Vereen carried the ball 25 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns. Marvin Jones caught four balls for 101 yards.
The Cal Bears to 5-4 and finally secured a road win, perhaps ending the road woes that have plagued this year’s squad. The Cougars fall to 1-9 on the season, winless in the Pac-10. Cal hosts the No. 1 Oregon Ducks in Berkley next week while the Cougars travel to Corvallis to take on the Oregon State Beavers.