BIG GAME: Goff Down

Goff exits Big Game after record-setting throw, Kline enters to finish off 116th edition.

UPDATE (5:38 PM): Goff said that he suffered the initial injury (a separated shoulder), he felt, on a previous hit by Skov. He told the staff that he wanted to go back in and play, and that was when he took the blow by Skov that sent him landing on his throwing shoulder. He attended the post-game conference in a sling.

Stanford, Calif. -- California true freshman quarterback Jared Goff left Saturday's game against Stanford with 7:06 left in the first half after taking a hard hit from Cardinal linebacker Shayne Skov while throwing a 62-yard pass to inside receiver Richard Rodgers.

Goff was on the turf for several minutes before being walked into the locker room as redshirt freshman Zach Kline warmed up on the sidelines.

Goff was 4-for-4 on the opening scoring drive for 50 yards, and before exiting, was 10-for-20 for 194 yards and one touchdown. His performance gave him 3.508 yards for the season passing, to break a school single-season record set by Pat Barnes (3,499 set in 1996). Goff also set the record for total offense (3,446 yards) in a single season with that throw.

Cal representatives told BearTerritory that Goff sustained a right shoulder injury, and would miss the rest of the game. Top Stories