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Flip out: Bowers' TD leap leads Cal past No. 8 Wash. St 37-3

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Ross Bowers found a way to overshadow California's opportunistic defense that forced seven turnovers and had nine sacks.

An acrobatic flip into the end zone will do just that.

Bowers scored on the touchdown leap and the Golden Bears used a dominant defensive performance to stun No. 8 Washington State 37-3 Friday night for their first win in 14 years against a top 10 team.

''I didn't think I could go left or right so why not over the top,'' Bowers said. ''Luckily I was able enough to land safely and all that stuff.''

Camryn Bynum had two of California's five interceptions against Luke Falk, and the Bears (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12) overwhelmed the Cougars (6-1, 3-1) for a signature win under first-year coach Justin Wilcox.

Cal was just 1-52-1 against top 10 teams since 1978 with the only win coming over No. 3 Southern California in 2003 before breaking through against mistake-prone Washington State.

''There's no bright spot. We were pathetic,'' Cougars coach Mike Leach said. ''We're a bunch of pathetic front-runners.''

The Bears used short fields on their first four scoring drives before Bowers delivered the highlight of the night with his touchdown run early in the fourth that left the crowd gasping in amazement.

Bowers scrambled and then bounded off two feet from just outside the 2. He did a front flip over Justus Rogers and fell in the end zone following the 7-yard run that made it 27-3.

''That was 11 out of 10,'' Bynum said. ''That was really nice. That's crazy.''

Bowers, whose mother used to be the gymnastics coach at Washington, had scored on a similar flip in a high school game, and his mother once again was hoping for even more.

''She said the same thing to me after the game: `Why didn't you do a double,''' Bowers said. ''It was the same thing. It's like deja vu. It keeps her coming to the games.''

The game was played in smoky conditions because of the wine country fires that had killed at least 35 people and destroyed at least 5,700 homes and businesses about 50 miles north of Cal's campus.

The tone for this game was set when Falk was intercepted on Washington State's third play from scrimmage, setting up a field goal by Matt Anderson.

The Cougars committed three turnovers in the first half, missed a field goal and had a 1-yard punt in the final minute of the half that set up a touchdown that made it 17-3 at the break.

THE TAKEAWAY

Washington State: Falk entered the game with two interceptions in 262 passes before throwing five against the Bears. He had one on his first pass, one in the end zone, another in the red zone on a botched shovel pass and two more overall. It was a rough day all around for Falk, who was repeatedly battered by Cal's rush and lost a fumble that was returned for a TD by Gerran Brown after the ninth sack of the game.

California: The Bears were held to minus-14 yards rushing in the first half before wearing down the Cougars behind bruising Vic Enwere. Enwere carried the bulk of the rushing load with Patrick Laird out with an injury and finished with 102 yards on 22 carries as Cal dominated the game in the trenches.

QUOTABLE

''Our guys just sauntered around out there on the field like we'd accomplished something, which is obviously false, and Cal certainly illustrated that,'' Leach said.

ODD SEQUENCE

Mitchell Cox's 1-yard punt led to a key stretch to close the first half. The Bears took over at the Cougars 45 and drove down to just outside the 1 with 4 seconds to play. During a stoppage, a female fan ran on the field and sat down while holding a pink, stuffed pig. After she was dragged off by security, Wilcox decided to pass up the field goal and take a shot at the end zone, which paid off when Bowers threw a TD pass to Kyle Wells.

''You could take the points there but there was no discussion,'' Wilcox said. ''I wasn't thinking any other way. It's 1 yard. We have to get a yard. Play to win the game and that was the decision.''

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Cougars, who entered the game with their highest ranking since 2003, will fall out of the top 10 next week.

UP NEXT

WASHINGTON STATE: Host Colorado next Saturday.

CALIFORNIA: Host Arizona next Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:26
9-M.Anderson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
37
Point After TD 5:26
9-M.Anderson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
37
Touchdown 5:37
4-L.Falk sacked at WST 30 for -12 yards FUMBLES (59-J.Kunaszyk). 41-G.Brown runs 26 yards for a touchdown.
0
plays
75
yds
1:04
pos
3
36
Field Goal 7:18
9-M.Anderson 41 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
29
yds
04:29
pos
3
30
Point After TD 13:10
9-M.Anderson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
27
Touchdown 13:10
3-R.Bowers runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
77
yds
02:24
pos
3
26
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:18
9-M.Anderson 48 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
7
yds
00:32
pos
3
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:01
9-M.Anderson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
17
Touchdown 0:01
3-R.Bowers complete to 87-K.Wells. 87-K.Wells runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
45
yds
00:51
pos
3
16
Field Goal 11:32
46-E.Powell 52 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
55
yds
04:20
pos
3
10
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:34
9-M.Anderson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
10
Touchdown 4:34
23-V.Enwere runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
23
yds
00:57
pos
0
9
Field Goal 11:16
9-M.Anderson 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
16
yds
02:18
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 16 18
Rushing 3 5
Passing 12 12
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 4-17 7-17
4th Down Conv 2-3 0-0
Total Net Yards 280 349
Total Plays 74 70
Avg Gain 3.8 5.0
Net Yards Rushing 23 106
Rush Attempts 26 32
Avg Rush Yards 0.9 3.3
Net Yards Passing 257 243
Comp. - Att. 32-48 21-38
Yards Per Pass 5.4 6.4
Sacked - Yards Lost 9-57 2-16
Penalties - Yards 5-50 8-75
Touchdowns 0 4
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 1
Turnovers 7 2
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 2-2
Int. Thrown 5 0
Punts - Avg 4-29.5 7-41.9
Return Yards 63 67
Punts - Returns 2-24 2-31
Kickoffs - Returns 2-39 2-36
Int. - Returns 0-0 5-0
Kicking 1/2 7/7
Extra Points 0/0 4/4
Field Goals 1/2 3/3
Safeties 0 0
1234T
8 Washington St. 6-1 03003
California 4-3 10731737
257 PASS YDS 243
23 RUSH YDS 106
280 TOTAL YDS 349
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Falk 4 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.1% 286 0 5 97.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.8% 2286 19 7 149.7
L. Falk 28/43 286 0 5
T. Hilinski 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
80% 28 0 0 127.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72.9% 380 3 2 137.0
T. Hilinski 4/5 28 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Morrow 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 51 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 339 2
J. Morrow 8 51 0 17
J. Williams 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
63 249 1
J. Williams 5 19 0 9
G. Wicks 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 119 1
G. Wicks 1 3 0 3
L. Falk 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 -50 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 -123 0
L. Falk 12 -50 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
I. Johnson-Mack 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 59 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
39 375 3
I. Johnson-Mack 6 59 0 17
K. Sweet 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 58 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 341 1
K. Sweet 3 58 0 27
J. Calvin 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 45 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 198 2
J. Calvin 4 45 0 22
J. Morrow 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 44 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 223 5
J. Morrow 4 44 0 43
T. Martin Jr. 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
37 502 7
T. Martin Jr. 3 38 0 16
J. Williams 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
46 312 3
J. Williams 5 22 0 6
R. Bell 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 389 1
R. Bell 1 15 0 15
G. Wicks 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 65 0
G. Wicks 3 14 0 6
D. Patmon 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 81 0
D. Patmon 2 11 0 9
C. Dimry 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 111 0
C. Dimry 1 8 0 8
B. Arconado 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 16 0
B. Arconado 0 0 0 0
D. Martin 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 40 0
D. Martin 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Taylor 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 2 0.0
R. Taylor 8-2 0.0 0
J. Rogers 37 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
J. Rogers 7-2 0.0 0
J. Thompson 34 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 3 0.0
J. Thompson 5-0 0.0 0
H. Mata'afa 50 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
H. Mata'afa 3-0 2.0 0
M. Pippins 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
M. Pippins 3-0 0.0 0
F. Luvu 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
F. Luvu 2-1 0.0 0
S. Harper Jr. 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
S. Harper Jr. 2-1 0.0 0
N. Oguayo 30 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
N. Oguayo 2-0 0.0 0
D. Sherman 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
D. Sherman 2-2 0.0 0
J. Woods 13 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
J. Woods 2-2 0.0 0
K. Parker 10 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
K. Parker 1-1 0.0 0
M. Strong 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
M. Strong 1-0 0.0 0
N. Begg 89 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Begg 1-0 0.0 0
D. Moore 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Moore 1-0 0.0 0
D. Hanser 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Hanser 1-1 0.0 0
H. Dale 26 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
H. Dale 1-0 0.0 0
G. McBroom 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
G. McBroom 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
E. Powell 46 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
13/15 28/28
E. Powell 1/2 52 0/0 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
E. Powell 46 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 35.5 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
14 39.6 0
E. Powell 2 35.5 0 38
M. Cox 94 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 1.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
6 26.0 0
M. Cox 1 1.0 0 1
K. Sweet 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 46.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
10 37.7 0
K. Sweet 1 46.0 0 46
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Taylor 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 20.0 20 0
R. Taylor 1 20.0 20 0
R. Bell 81 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 18.3 19 0
R. Bell 1 19.0 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Morrow 25 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 12.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 5.4 16 0
J. Morrow 2 12.0 16 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Bowers 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.3% 259 1 0 121.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.8% 1696 10 8 117.1
R. Bowers 21/38 259 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
V. Enwere 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
22 102 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
73 275 3
V. Enwere 22 102 1 26
D. Clark 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 45 0
D. Clark 3 12 0 9
Z. Echols 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 13 0
Z. Echols 3 6 0 3
V. Wharton III 17 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -5 0
V. Wharton III 1 -5 0 -5
R. Bowers 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -9 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 -117 1
R. Bowers 3 -9 1 7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Noa 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 95 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 468 1
K. Noa 6 95 0 27
V. Wharton III 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 59 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 456 3
V. Wharton III 4 59 0 33
J. Veasy 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 226 3
J. Veasy 3 36 0 19
G. Reinwald 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 34 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 104 0
G. Reinwald 4 34 0 17
V. Enwere 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 29 0
V. Enwere 2 28 0 19
J. Duncan 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 54 1
J. Duncan 1 5 0 5
K. Wells 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 2 1
K. Wells 1 2 1 2
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Kunaszyk 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-4 1 2.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 2 2.5
J. Kunaszyk 7-4 2.5 1
G. Brown 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
G. Brown 5-0 1.0 0
D. Downs 1 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 2 0.0
D. Downs 4-1 0.0 0
Ja. Hawkins 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
Ja. Hawkins 4-0 0.0 0
E. Hicks 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
E. Hicks 4-0 0.0 0
D. Allensworth 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
D. Allensworth 4-0 1.0 0
T. Beck 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. Beck 3-0 0.0 0
A. Davis 27 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
A. Davis 3-1 0.0 0
T. Mekari 97 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Mekari 2-0 0.0 0
E. Weaver 89 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
E. Weaver 2-0 0.0 0
J. Looney 9 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.5
J. Looney 2-1 1.5 0
T. Paul 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
T. Paul 2-1 0.0 0
M. Franklin Jr. 18 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Franklin Jr. 2-0 0.0 0
C. Goode 19 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 1.5
C. Goode 2-1 1.5 0
R. Davison 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 1 0.0
R. Davison 1-2 0.0 1
M. Psalms 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Psalms 1-0 0.0 0
Q. Tartabull 28 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 1 0.0
Q. Tartabull 1-2 0.0 1
D. Grace 34 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Grace 1-0 0.0 0
L. Bequette 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
L. Bequette 1-1 1.5 0
C. Udeogu 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Udeogu 1-0 0.0 0
J. Drayden 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
J. Drayden 1-0 0.0 0
C. Bynum 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
C. Bynum 0-0 0.0 2
A. Funches 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Funches 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Anderson 9 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 4/4
SEASON FG XP
10/15 21/22
M. Anderson 3/3 48 4/4 13
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Klumph 42 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 42.3 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
32 42.9 2
D. Klumph 6 42.3 2 48
R. Bowers 3 QB
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 39.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
2 32.0 0
R. Bowers 1 39.0 0 39
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Davis 27 S
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 18.0 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
26 21.0 25 0
A. Davis 2 18.0 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
V. Wharton III 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 15.5 31 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 8.2 31 0
V. Wharton III 2 15.5 31 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:46 WASHST 10 1:06 3 70 INT
11:12 WASHST 25 1:54 7 43 FG Miss
8:46 WASHST 42 0:00 1 10 Fumble
7:18 WASHST 20 1:35 3 -4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
4:34 WASHST 25 4:20 15 58 FG
8:53 WASHST 20 5:28 13 69 INT
2:06 WASHST 19 1:06 4 25 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:50 WASHST 20 1:01 4 -6 INT
9:13 WASHST 2 3:07 6 26 INT
5:07 WASHST 21 2:07 4 7 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:10 WASHST 25 1:11 3 -5 Fumble
7:13 WASHST 25 1:36 6 75 TD
5:26 WASHST 25 1:39 4 -7 INT
0:51 CAL 48 0:48 5 18 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:34 WASHST 20 2:18 7 11 FG
9:12 CAL 32 0:14 3 0 Punt
8:36 WASHST 48 1:10 3 0 Punt
5:31 WASHST 23 0:57 3 23 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:19 CAL 31 2:19 8 30 Punt
3:19 CAL 20 1:03 4 21 Punt
0:52 WASHST 45 0:51 8 45 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 CAL 11 1:58 6 46 Punt
11:45 CAL 14 2:20 10 45 Punt
5:50 WASHST 38 0:32 3 7 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:49 CAL 23 2:24 10 77 TD
11:47 CAL 47 4:29 8 29 FG
3:37 CAL 18 2:34 4 -4 Punt