Recap: California vs. Washington
Berkeley, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Cyler Miles threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns as the Washington Huskies completed a 31-7 rout of the California Golden Bears in a Pac-12 Conference bout at Memorial Stadium.
Miles completed 22-of-29 passes while under center for Washington (5-1, 1-1 Pac-12), which will conclude its two-game road trip at Oregon next week. John Ross finished with 118 yards on four receptions, while Jaydon Mickens reeled in 10 catches for 69 yards. Lavon Coleman paced the Huskies on the ground with 66 yards on 15 carries. Shaq Thompson anchored Washington's defensive unit with eight total stops and a defensive touchdown and Hau'oli Kikaha recorded 4.5 tackles for loss.
Jared Goff led California (4-2, 2-2) with 304 yards on 35-of-51 passing efficiency, but also lost a pair of fumbles. Kenny Lawler finished with a team-best 56 yards on six catches and Daniel Lasco rushed for 71 yards and the Golden Bears' only touchdown.
California was in great position to take an early lead, as it marched into the Huskies' red zone and set up a 2nd-and-goal just one yard shy of the end zone. However, as Goff attempted to jump over his offensive line on a designed quarterback sneak, he lost control of the ball, which fell right into the hands of Thompson. The Washington linebacker proceeded to sprint the length of the field to record the first points of the game and swing momentum in the Huskies' favor.
Goff fumbled for a second time, at the Cal 29-yard line with just under two minutes left in the first frame. Danny Shelton recovered the loose ball to return possession to Washington, which went ahead 14-0 as Miles connected with Joshua Perkins for a 25-yard touchdown pass on the next play from scrimmage.
In the second frame, Miles completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to DiAndre Campbell and a screen pass then went for 86 yards and a score to Ross. The Bears failed to post any points on the board in the first half and went into the intermission trailing, 28-0.
Cal ended the drought with 4:21 remaining in the third frame, as Lasco rushed three yards for a touchdown to conclude an 18-play, 66-yard drive.
Washington added to its lead at the 12:20 mark of the fourth period, as Cameron Van Winkle converted a 42-yard field goal try and neither side managed to score any more points the rest of the way.
Cal finished with only 64 rushing yards on 33 carries and fumbled a total of five times. The Huskies have now defeated the Bears in six consecutive meetings and hold a 53-38-4 all-time series lead.Game Notes