Cal quarterback Jared Goff set a new personal best for passing yards in a single game against Arizona State

Jared Goff talks about his record-setting performance and Cal's 21-point comeback win over Arizona State, plus comments from Arizona State head coach Todd Graham ...

Postgame: Cal Quarterback Jared Goff

Stat line: 30-of-51, 542 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INT; 3 rushes for 31 yards

On the locker room scene

“It’s a once in a lifetime thing right there, the locker room scene right now. It doesn’t get much better than that. It’s the last game at home for a lot of the guys on the team (and) it was a good way to send them out. I’ll remember this for the rest of my life, that’s for sure. (Matt) Anderson came up huge.”

On Arizona State’s 21-point lead in the second quarter…

“We weren’t doing what we were supposed to be doing on offense and we knew it. Coach [Sonny] Dykes talked to us at halftime and said (Arizona State) isn’t stopping us; we are stopping ourselves. And we really were. We were getting stopped by penalties and bad balls, missing assignments, little things, and that was the reason they really were able to take such a big lead. But, we knew that if we do what we were supposed to do, they wouldn’t be able to stop us, and that sure is what happened. I don’t know how many points we scored in the second half, but it was a lot. We knew that, for the most part, teams aren’t going to stop our offense; we are going to stop ourselves. They (Arizona State) have got a hell of a defense over there but we were just clicking very well the entire game, except for the first quarter and a bit into the second. We knew we were killing ourselves, and we knew if we fixed that, we would be fine, and sure enough we scored 38 points in the second half.”

Arizona State Head Coach Todd Graham

General Comments:

“First of all, I want to congratulate Coach Dykes. He did a heck of a job. Jared Goff was about as good as we’ve played against. You have to give them a lot of credit. Their receivers and quarterback, we just couldn’t stop them. You can’t play defense like that and have a chance to win. They deserve the credit because they did a great job executing. It was a heck of a ball game. Our guys gave everything they had. I thought we played well enough on special teams to win. Zane Gonzalez (6-for-6) was phenomenal with six field goals, a school record. Matt Haack was phenomenal punting the ball. We had a couple of coverage issues, but other than that I thought we played good enough to win.”

“The story tonight was Jared Goff and their passing game. We absolutely knew exactly what they were doing and couldn’t stop it. It’s very frustrating. Congratulations to Coach Dykes. Coach Dykes is first class and their kids did a great job. They deserve a lot of credit.”

On trying to stop the Cal offense:

“We tried everything humanly possible. They have to be pretty good when we knew exactly what they were going to do and could not stop it. The last play we called timeout and told (our team) exactly what the play was going to be, and (Cal) executed it. You have to give them a lot of credit. It’s pretty dang frustrating.”


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