Sonny Dykes San Diego State Postgame

SAN DIEGO -- Cal left too many plays on the field to win, says head coach Sonny Dykes.

SAN DIEGO -- California head coach Sonny Dykes discusses the 45-40 loss to San Diego State, talks turnovers, Patrick Mekari's ankle sprain, the play of Aaron CochranDemetris Robertson, Brandon Singleton's injury and running back Donnel Pumphrey.

"Oh, yeah, I'm always concerned about tackling, especially when you give up a lot of yards rushing," Dykes said when asked about Pumphrey, who gained 281 yards on 29 carries. "Pumphrey's a good back. He's a good running back. He makes people miss, makes everybody miss, gets yards against everybody. We've got to do a better job of tackling, and we will, but you know, he's a good back."

Robertson caught four passes for 81 yards, both career highs.

"Singleton didn't play because he's had a little bit of a shoulder injury, so it was a game-time decision on him, and we decided we're not going to play him," Dykes said. "He just hadn't had much contact this week, and thought Demetris played well."

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