How they scored: Cougs vs. Bears

TURNOVER AND an inability to capitalize on No. 24 California’s mistakes undid Washington State’s upset bid as the Cougars suffered a 34-28 setback Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Sophomore quarterback Luke Falk completed 35 of 49 passes for 389 yards, but threw an interception on WSU’s second to last possession to end the comeback effort.

First Quarter

WSU 7-0 at 5:03 mark: River Cracraft 4-yard pass from Luke Falk (Erik Powell kick)
Key play: Gabe Marks hauled in a 21-yard pass from Falk on third-and-12 to California’s 21-yard line.
Drive length: 9 plays, 71 yards; Drive Time: 3:34

7-7 at 1:48 mark: Bryce Treggs 34-yard pass from Jared Goff (Matt Anderson kick)
Key play: On third-and-13 from his own 32, Goff found Darius Powe for a 14-yard completion.
Drive length: 8 plays, 79 yards; Drive Time: 3:15

Second Quarter

WSU 14-7 at 10:24 mark: Gerard Wicks 7-yard run (Powell kick)
Key plays: Kyrin Priester took a pitch 24 yards to the Cal 19. Three plays later, Wicks converted on third-and-1 with a 3-yard carry to the Bears’ 7.
Drive length: 10 plays, 85 yards; Drive Time: 3:23

WSU 21-7 at 2:31 mark: Falk 1-yard run (Powell kick)
Key plays: Falk hit Marks for a 16-yard completion on third-and-8 to Cal’s 29. Three plays later, Falk converted on third-and-9 when he connected with Cracraft for a 17-yard completion to the Bears’ 11.
Drive length: 13 plays, 47 yards; Drive Time: 5:53

WSU 21-13 at 0:34 mark: Kenny Lawler 9-yard pass from Goff (kick failed)
Key play: Goff found Kenny Lawler for a 40-yard completion to open the drive to WSU’s 40.
Drive length: 5 plays, 80 yards; Drive Time: 1:57

Third Quarter

WSU 21-20 at 12:46 mark: Stefan McClure 45-yard fumble return (Anderson kick)
Drive length: 0 plays, 0 yards; Drive Time: 0:00

WSU 28-20 at 6:29 mark: Marks 4-yard pass from Falk (Powell kick)
Key plays: The Cougars converted four third downs during the drive, including the scoring play, which came on a fade route. The most impressive of the group might have been third-and-16 from WSU’s own 25 when Falk, who was aided by excellent protection, found Marks for a 19-yard completion.
Drive length: 15 plays, 79 yards; Drive Time: 6:17

WSU 28-26 at 2:21 mark: Lawler 20-yard pass from Goff (pass failed)
Drive length: 6 plays, 77 yards; Drive Time: 1:53

CAL 34-28 at 0:42 mark: Maurice Harris 24-yard pass from Goff (Goff pass to Treggs)
Key play: The Bears recovered an onside kick at WSU’s 48.
Drive length: 4 plays, 48 yards; Drive Time: 1:39

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