BY Stephen Chen
Daily Cal Staff Writer
Marshawn Lynch’s 22-yard touchdown run on the second play in overtime capped a day where the junior tailback—injured ankle and all—carried the No. 11 Cal football team. Even after Desmond Bishop intercepted Carl Bonnell’s pass to seal the Bears’ thrilling 31-24 win at Memorial Stadium, Lynch wasn’t done. He hopped on a cart and drove across the field looking to give Bishop a ride back to the locker room. “Marshawn’s our spark, our inspiration,” Bishop said. “When we’re down a little bit, he busts a big run to give everybody hope, and for him to do it while he’s hurt is huge. We look to him for leadership on and off the field.”
The game was sent into overtime when Bonnell’s Hail Mary was batted by a trio of Bears defenders into the hands of Marlon Wood, who dove for a touchdown just as the clock expired.