Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Yahoo Sports: The Point After

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California was in disbelief after a last-second heave by Washington quarterback Carl Bonnell was deflected by Bears linebacker Desmond Bishop into the hands of Huskies receiver Marlon Wood for a touchdown, tying the game with no time left.  But the guy who was truly unbelievable and might have kept Jeff Tedford’s team in the Pac-10 championship and BCS hunt was running back Marshawn Lynch. Playing on two sprained ankles, Lynch rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns, the last a 22-yard run in overtime that delivered Cal (7-1, 5-0 Pac-10) to a 24-17 victory.

After the game Lynch hopped into a stadium maintenance cart and took it for a spin on the field to mark the season-preserving performance. Lynch later said he was using the cart to pick up Bishop, whose interception snuffed Washington’s upset bid.  Cal, the last Pac-10 team to beat USC, has a shot to do so again Nov. 18. Also remaining for the Bears are games against UCLA, Arizona and Stanford.  If the last few weeks of the regular season are as intense and entertaining as Saturday, it might be time to say your prayers.

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