Jake Curtis, Chronicle Staff Writer
Sunday, October 2, 2005
A half hour after rushing for 107 yards against Arizona, including one memorable 15-yard scamper of pure instinct, Marshawn Lynch gazed at his left hand while gently toying with the wad of tape that bound his ring finger to his pinkie.
He said his pinkie, which was broken three weeks ago against
However, Lynch's presence provides Cal with a dynamo, a player who can make a 5-yard run seem to last for five minutes with all his twisting, turning, cutting back and struggling before finally being dropped to the earth. "I thought he played great,"
Lynch's explanation for reversing field? "I just reacted," he said. Being able to produce that kind of something-out-of-nothing play also makes coaches live with his occasional fumble, and Lynch had given the ball away on the previous