Golden Bears win battle with Cougars

Golden Bears win battle with Cougars

The No. 25 California Golden Bears outlasted the Washington State Cougars on Saturday night, picking up a 42-38 win in a high-scoring game.

The Golden Bears, however, didn’t manage to cover the 11.5-point spread in this contest. The combined score went OVER the game’s posted total (61.5).

California QB Joseph Ayoob went 19-of-35 for 274 yards in the win, tossing four TD strikes and getting intercepted twice. Lavelle Hawkins, LaReylle Cunningham, David Gray, and Chris Manderino each had TD catches. Marshawn Lynch ran for a score, and Greg Van Hoesen returned an interception for a touchdown.

For the Cougars, Alex Brink was good on 18-of-39 pass attempts for 423 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions. Jason Hill (with three), Brandon Gibson, and Chris Jordan all had TD catches in the loss.