Cal Outlasts Hurricanes, 24-17

Jahvid Best set an Emerald Bowl record with 186 yards rushing and two touchdowns helping the California Golden Bears to a 24-17 win over the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday night in San Francisco...

  • Best was named the game's Most Outstanding Offensive Player. He broke Oregon State's Yvenson Bernard's Emerald Bowl record of 177 rushing yards set in 2007. On the night, Best set a new bowl record with a 42-yard rush. He also tied J.J. Arrington and Justin Forsett with 15 rushing touchdowns in a season. As well, he moved to second on the Golden Bears season rushing record list with 1,580 yards – surpassing Forsett's 2007 season mark of 1,546 yards. He set a Cal single season- record with 8.1 yards per carry average. Best ended the season with 698 yards rushing in the final three games.

  • Zack Follett took home the Most Outstanding Defensive Player honor after recording a game high 9 tackles – four for loss –, two sacks, and caused the game-changing fumble by sacking and stripping Jacory Harris inside the 10 yard line with 3:28 left in the game. His two sacks set a new Emerald Bowl record. He recorded 23 tackles for loss on the year, which tied Sekou Sanyika (1998) for No. 3 on Cal's single-season TFL list. Follett also moved into fifth-place on the school's career TFL list with 51.

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