You wanna know how Wazzu’s night is going? The Cal Golden Bears just lambasted the No. 6 Cougars, 37-3. It’s the second top-10 victory in the last 40 years for the Bears.
Those are the boring details you may or may not care about. What you definitely should care about is this incredible flipping TD run by QB Ross Bowers.
— Cal Athletics (@CalAthletics) October 14, 2017
That Tweet isn’t tongue-in-cheek either. Bowers’ mother, Joanne, used to be Washington’s gymnastics coach. Clearly, mother has taught a few of her tricks to her son.
You also definitely should care about ridiculous interception by the Cougars.
And Cal's defense just recorded the GREATEST INTERCEPTION EVER pic.twitter.com/IqXh6m86Dd
— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) October 14, 2017
This was seventh turnover by Washington State, and the fifth interception.
Cal, with first-year head coach Justin Wilcox, went to halftime leading Washington State, 17-3 at home. Luke Falk’s took nine sacks (the most by a Bears team in 12 years), and Wilcox’s defense ran around making life largely difficult for Mike Leach’s usually potent offense. The Cougars were 4-15 on third down and ran at a sub 5-yard per play clip. They were toothless all night, and never really had a shot.
The defensive effort by Cal was led by LB Jordan Kunaszyk, he did damn near everything on defense with 11 tackles; 2.5 sacks; 2.5 tackles for loss; an interception and a forced fumble.
Things were going so well for the Cougars. Two weeks ago, the program got a landmark upset over USC, and they’re riding high in the top-10 with one of the soon-to-be hottest names on the coaching carousel circuit in defensive coordinator Alex Grinch. But Grinch couldn’t scheme up a way to stop a Cal team in the second half that just kept rolling.
This game was fairly up in the air earlier today. Cal officials were adamant about playing it, but the air quality due to wildfires in Northern California put things in doubt.
— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) October 13, 2017
The game kicked off as planned, and the Bears looked like the team that was ready to play. Pac-12 after dark stays weird, and the Cougars become the second top-10 team to go down on Friday The 13th.