California 60, Washington State 59
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[October 06, 2014]
California 60, Washington State 59:
Connor Halliday threw six touchdown passes and shattered the FBS passing
record with 734 yards but the host Cougars missed a 19-yard field goal
with 15 seconds to play and the Golden Bears escaped with a wild Pac-12
Jared Goff threw for 527 yards and five touchdown passes for
California (4-1, 2-1) and Trevor Davis scored four times as the
Bears rallied for their ninth win in the last 10 meetings in the
series. Davis returned consecutive kickoffs for touchdowns (100 and
98 yards) for the Bears as the teams combined for eight touchdowns
in the third quarter.
Halliday, who entered the contest leading the nation in virtually
every passing category, broke the mark of Houston's David Klingler
(716 passing yards in 1990 against Arizona) on the Cougars' final
drive. Halliday, who finished 49-for-70 marched Washington State
(2-4, 1-2) to the California 1-yard line setting up the potential
game-winning field goal.
A pair of Washington State running plays fell short of the goal line
before Quentin Breshears' field goal attempt sailed wide right. The
miss spoiled the record-setting night for Halliday, who threw three
scoring passes to River Cracraft, two to Isiah Myers and another to
Vince Mayle, who finished with 263 yards receiving on 11 catches.
Goff, who threw seven touchdown passes a week ago in a
double-overtime win over Colorado, also threw a pair of scoring
passes to Bryce Treggs. The teams combined for 1,401 yards of
offense and there were no turnovers.
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GAME NOTES: Halliday has thrown for 300 yards in every game this
season. ...Halliday went 58-for-89 for 557 yards in a game against
Oregon last season to set the NCAA record for attempts and tie Drew
Brees' NCAA mark for completions in a game. All three were Pac-12
records. ...The largest lead of the game was Washington's State's
24-10 advantage in the second quarter.
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