…and we’re back in the second half.
Another Cal drive that starts promising, but fizzles out before the endzone. Longshore rather overthrows Jackson and Forsett can’t quite move the chains. C’mon Bears.
Jordan Kay, however, puts another long field goal through the uprights. Schneider who?
OK, so the offense came out slow in the 2nd half, but the defense is inspired, getting right in the face of the QB and keeping CSU from getting anything done. They’re hitting hard and they’re hitting behind the line of scrimmage. I love it!
CRAP! Holding penalty on 4th and 2 turns a touchdown for Cal into a punting situation. Crap crap crap
D comes up big again with a sack and a fumble recovery, but the offense is stalling in the 2nd half. The running game just isn’t getting anyway, and I can’t really blame Forsett. The O-Line hasn’t been opening up very many holes, and even with our receivers, it’s hard to win a game without any running game…and as I speak, another big play called back by a penalty. C’mon Bears, 4th quarter’s ours!!!
Longshore overthrows another receiver. Could the thin mountain air be causing his passes to sail further than intended?
James Montgomery gets in the game, and Cal finally puts some distance between them and CSU. Coincidence? Probably. Still, with all the hype Best is getting, people are overlooking Monty, and I think that would be a mistake. 27-14, Cal.
And just as I finish talking about Montgomery, Best goes and inserts himself back in the conversation with a loooong touchdown run, putting on a clinic re: what happens when you don’t finish tackles. Most impressive to me: he not only made that run by outrunning tacklers, but also by running through guys in the secondary, something we weren’t sure he could do. He’s not just a track star, fellas. He’s a football player. 34-14, Bears.
and that, folks, is textbook on how to come back from a big deficit: deep bomb, recover the onside kick, deep bomb. after the second touchdown, why the pooch kick, though? Hopefully, the Bears can hold on to this one. 34-28 Bears.
Whew! Dodged a bit of a bullet there, as Cal’s offense manages to run out the clock. Interesting, though, that as Cal needed a workhorse back to ice the game, its Montgomery out there instead of Forsett. Is Forsett injured? Just gassed?
Not sure. In any case, a rather ugly game, but Cal pulls it out. Probably best that this game wasn’t on more televisions around the nation. Still, as Michigan will tell you, a win is a win. Speaking of Michigan, it’s time to turn to ABC, where Oregon is blowing out the Wolverines in the Big House. UDub’s also up big on Boise. Big day for the Pac-10.
In sum, Cal 34, Colorado State 28. Go Bears!