Berkeley, California – A back and forth game with the lead trading sides all the way to the 4th quarter, where Michael Pinex Jr. and the Huskies squeaked out a final touchdown to win the game 28-21.
The two offenses who put up a lot of yards and points were in a face off on this Saturday night and to make it an even bigger event its the night Marshawn Lynch was inducted to the University of California’s athletic hall of fame. The Washington Huskies, who averaged 300+ yards a game before this game, would face a Cal defense that averages 3-4 turnovers a game.
Washington’s no huddle offense run by quarterback Pinex Jr. from the first quarter till the final whistle showed fans why they are one of the most electric offenses that no one in sports is talking about.
Pinex Jr. put together a total of 374 passing yards and 2 touchdowns, but
Cal’s quarterback Jack Plummer a team captain fought back with 245 yards and 3 touchdowns in the air.
The difference in how these quarterbacks distributed the ball, and how many hands touched the ball in one game. For Cal it was the usual playmakers getting chances. Ott, Sturdivant, Brooks, and Anderson all were below average for today, but still made plays when their number was called. As for Washington 11 different players touched the rock, whether that be receiving or rushing.
With a final score 28-21 in favor for the Huskies and even though it’s a tough loss for Cal on top of what’s been a tougher season. Marshawn Lynch being on the sidelines and messing around on the cart during halftime made Cal Bears’ fans at least happy to be in the stadium on a chilly fall October night.
Next week though Cal faces an Oregon team that’s coming off a huge win against UCLA and for some of the players on both teams in that game, it’s more than a game, it’s a family reunion. Stay tuned for next week