BY Steven Dunst
Tailback Marshawn Lynch, the preseason Heisman hopeful and the face of the No. 21 Cal football team, accumulated 157 total yards and scored a touchdown. His performance did not even earn him any interviews after the game. Cal displayed so much speed and playmaking ability in their surprisingly easy 49-21 stomping of Arizona State Saturday that even Lynch-the same Lynch who is widely regarded as the most sensational offensive threat in Berkeley-got lost in the shuffle. The defense and special teams combined for as many touchdowns as the Sun Devils managed the whole game, turning the offensive unit into gleeful spectators.
Cornerback Daymeion Hughes jumped in front of his man for his fourth interception of the season. Linebacker Mickey Pimentel tipped a pass on a blitz and came up with an improbable pick of his own, taking it to the house. Then there was Hughes again, bringing an interception back for a touchdown and stepping on Sun Devils quarterback Rudy Carpenter in the process.
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