Jared Goff Ties Kyle Boller For Top TD Passer in Cal History

SEATTLE -- Jared Goff tied Kyle Boller on the all-time Cal career touchdown passes list, but that's not the biggest thing that happened for the junior signal-caller on Saturday ...

SEATTLE -- California junior quarterback Jared Goff made some professional throws on Saturday against Washington, including a play-action outside-shoulder 52-yard strike to Kenny Lawler


Senior Bryce Treggs, who's been a bit hobbled with some minor injuries of late, was also a Goff target, as the unior signal-caller went off another play-action, while getting hit, to find Treggs for a touchdown, as part of a 24-0 run the Bears posted through the entire second quarter and right out of halftime, when Goff found Lawler on an eight-yard pass to finish off a quick, four-play, 62-yard drive that ate up 1:59, putting Cal up, 27-7.


That 28-yard toss to Treggs was the first passing touchdown given up by the Huskies all season.

The Bears, though, would see their 20-point lead almost entirely disappear. After a 10-play, 65-yard drive ended in a Chico McClatcher two-yard run, and cornerback Sidney Jones returned a Vic Enwere fumble 70 yards for a touchdown, the Bears were reeling, but then Goff calmly orchestrated an 11-play, 49-yard drive that horked down 5:19 of clock -- nearly half the remaining time -- as kicker Matt Anderson nailed his third straight field goal to give the Bears a 30-21 lead.

Washington, though, came right back and marched 34 yards (in part thanks to a 24-yard return by Deontae Cooper on a wind-shortened kickoff, Cal head coach Sonny Dykes said) for a field goal of their own at with 3:57 left in the game.


Goff took a sack on the next drive, as the Bears went three-and-out, unable to convert third-and-14, and the Huskies -- with all three of their time outs -- looked to be in perfect position to make a game-winning drive. Damariay Drew, though, had something to say about that, picking off a throw from Jake Browning, intended for Jaydon Mickens, vaulting high into the air to give Cal another shot at salting the game away.

Tre Watson gained two yards on a handoff, then seven on a sprint through the right A-gap, as the Bears tried to milk the clock. Washington, though, regrouped, using its final time out and then stopping Watson for a loss on third-and-two. Goff took matters into his own hands, rolling left and then making a mad dash, crossing the 30-yard line with a yard to spare, and converting fourth down into a fresh set, allowing the Bears to kneel out the clock and escape with a win.

http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1591956-postgame-video-ken... Goff did take several big hits over the course of the game, though, including from good friend Elijah Qualls, who finished the game with four tackles, including 2.0 sacks on his former seven-on-seven teammate.

Goff finished the day 24-for-40 (Dykes admitted that the completion percentage wasn't what the Bears would want it to be, given about six or seven uncharacteristic drops) with one interception, 342 yards passing and two touchdowns, though he took five sacks. Left tackle Brian Farley left after the first quarter due to an ankle injury, and Dykes said that Aaron Cochran would be Cal's left tackle moving forward. When Steven Moore went down briefly in the waning moments of the third quarter, Vince Johnson replaced him.

Goff's two touchdown passes tied him with Kyle Boller for first on Cal's all-time passing touchdown list, with 64. It is the 23rd Bears record that Goff owns outright, or shares. Last week, he broke the career passing yards mark, the total offensive yards mark and the completions record.

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