Washington State bounces back, beats Cal Berkley 28-9
PULLMAN — The Washington State Cougars bounced back this week, beating the Cal Golden Bears 28-9 Saturday afternoon in Pullman.
Coming off a devastating loss against Oregon, the Cougs were looking to add another win to their season.
Playing in front of WSU’s 1997 Rose Bowl Team, this week’s game was unlike the high-scoring affair we saw last week. The two teams scored a combined 10 points in the first half, with the Cougs getting a touchdown from running back Jaylen Jenkins.
Jenkins’ rushing touchdown would be the only momentum the Cougs got running the ball. They ended the first half with zero rushing yards and 103 passing yards.
The air-raid from WSU picked up where it left off in the first half after quarterback Cam Ward threw a strike to receiver Robert Ferrel for a touchdown, giving the Cougs a 14-3 lead.
The Bears would add on a couple of field goals before the Cougs would drive 75 yards on four plays, ending with Ward throwing another touchdown pass to Renard Bell. He would add another touchdown to Billy Riviere III.
Ward had two interceptions to contrast with his three touchdown passes. He threw for 343 total yards, averaging 8.6 yards per attempt.
WSU’s defense was the main reason for today’s win, allowing only nine points and 31 rushing yards. The Cougs also had 20 fewer penalty yards than the Golden Bears.
The Cougs will head to Southern California to play USC.
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