Scores

Final

California 23

(6-5, 3-5 Pac-12)

Washington 37

(4-7, 2-6 Pac-12)

Coverage: ABC

3:30 PM ET, November 17, 2007

Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA

1 2 3 4 T
CAL 6 14 3 023
WASH 14 14 6 337

Top Performers

Passing: N. Longshore (CAL) - 236 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: L. Rankin (WASH) - 21 CAR, 224 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Jordan (CAL) - 4 REC, 71 YDS

Washington 37, California 23

Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington didn't need Jake Locker, after all. They didn't even need backup quarterback Carl Bonnell.

Louis Rankin ran 21 times for 224 yards and a touchdown in less than three quarters as the Huskies shook off not having their team leader Locker and upset California 37-23 on Saturday, the Bears' fifth loss in six games.

Rankin's second 200-yard day in three weeks for Washington (4-7, 2-6 Pac-10) came despite not playing the final 1 1/2 quarters because of a hip pointer that he called minor. His backup, freshman Brandon Johnson, ran for 121 yards on 23 carries.

Justin Forsett ran for 141 yards for the Bears (6-5, 3-5). Cal's Nate Longshore, the target of intense criticism after completing less than 50 percent of his passes and committing three turnovers in last week's loss to USC, completed 20 of 28 throws for 236 yards with three first-half touchdowns and one interception.

Since Oct. 13, Cal has dropped from No. 2 in the country with realistic hopes for the BCS title game to seventh in the Pac-10, clinging to one of the Pac-10's final spots in a minor bowl. This is Cal's worst stretch since it lost its first 10 games in 2001. That got coach Tom Holmoe fired and brought Jeff Tedford to Berkeley.

One week after USC rolled to 239 yards rushing against the Bears, Washington stomped on Cal for 334. Most came on runs between the tackles by Rankin, who eclipsed 200 yards on a 46-yard run on the opening drive of the second half. That set up a 45-yard field goal Ryan Perkins for a 31-20 lead.

Bonnell was making his first start this season because Locker was in uniform but out with a sprained neck sustained in last week's loss at Oregon State, which eliminated Washington from bowl consideration. The fifth-year senior completed just 7 of 19 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown.

Locker tossed warm-up throws with Bonnell and stayed close to the field, often stepping onto it to cheer and encourage his offense. Afterward, Washington offensive coordinator Tim Lappano said his dynamic redshirt freshman will return to start next week's Apple Cup against Washington State.

Two close calls in favor of the Huskies gave them a 34-23 lead after three quarters.

With Washington leading 31-23 in the third quarter, Bonnell was tossed around by Zack Follett while trying to throw the ball away. His pass flopped two yards behind where he threw it, but referee Jay Stricherz called Bonnell for intentional grounding a forward pass. On the next play, 3rd-and-24, Bonnell found Cody Ellis down the sideline for a 51-yard pass. Perkins then kicked a 30-yard field goal.

An overturned call by a replay review allowed Washington to take a 28-20 lead into halftime. Cal's Brandon Hampton, back to return a punt because dangerous DeSean Jackson was on the bench with a bruised thigh, tried a fair catch. Washington's Chris Stevens shoved Cal's Cameron Morrah into Hampton, causing a muff that UW's Joshua Gage recovered at the Cal 21 with 35 second left in the half. Officials initially ruled Hampton had not touched the ball, but a review by television replay reversed that.

Marcus Reece then jumped inside Chris Conte and made a leaping catch of Bonnell's 12-yard pass for a touchdown 12 seconds before halftime.

Washington took a 14-0 lead by running 16 times on its first 18 plays, with the Bears looking overwhelmed on defense. Rankin ran for 125 yards in the first quarter, including a 5-yard touchdown run. After Rankin's 28-yard run on which he cut back across the entire field, Johnson ran for another 5-yard score.

Longshore completed his first nine passes and got the Bears back in the game with three touchdown passes in the first half, 19 yarders to tight ends Morrah and Craig Stevens plus a 14-yard lob to James Montgomery.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CAL
WASH
1st Downs1620
Total Yards383442
Passing236108
Rushing147334
Penalties6-547-55
3rd Down Conversions4-116-15
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers30
Possession26:1833:42

Passing Leaders

CaliforniaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Longshore20/282368.431
WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bonnell7/191085.710

Rushing Leaders

CaliforniaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Forsett221416.4058
Hawkins155.005
WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rankin2122410.7146
Johnson231215.3118

Receiving Leaders

CaliforniaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jordan47117.8042
Hawkins6589.7017
WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ellis15151.0051
Russo3268.7012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCALWASH
TD12:50Louis Rankin 5 Yd Run (Ryan Perkins Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 71 yds, 2:10
07
TD05:27Brandon Johnson 5 Yd Run (Ryan Perkins Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 87 yds, 6:08
014
TD01:40Cameron Morrah 19 Yd Pass From Nate Longshore (Pat Failed)
Drive: 9 plays, 74 yds, 3:39
614
SECOND QUARTERCALWASH
TD09:14Craig Stevens 16 Yd Pass From Nate Longshore (Jordan Kay Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 81 yds, 6:15
1314
TD07:23Luke Kravitz 1 Yd Run (Ryan Perkins Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 32 yds, :30
1321
TD01:25James Montgomery 14 Yd Pass From Nate Longshore (Jordan Kay Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 76 yds, 1:39
2021
TD00:12Marcel Reece 12 Yd Pass From Carl Bonnell (Ryan Perkins Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 21 yds, :23
2028
THIRD QUARTERCALWASH
FG11:41Ryan Perkins 45 Yd
Drive: 6 plays, 46 yds, 3:10
2031
FG08:29Jordan Kay 21 Yd
Drive: 7 plays, 55 yds, 3:00
2331
FG00:13Ryan Perkins 29 Yd
Drive: 12 plays, 68 yds, 5:25
2334
FOURTH QUARTERCALWASH
FG07:54Ryan Perkins 19 Yd
Drive: 4 plays, 9 yds, 2:06
2337