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Redbox Bowl Notes, Quotes, Videos and Tweets

December 30, 2019

Redbox Bowl Postgame Notes:

  • With the 35-20 victory, Cal completed the season at 8-5 and improved its all-time bowl record to 12-11-1.
  • The Most Outstanding Players of the game were QB Chase Garbers (offense) and DE Zeandae Johnson (defense).
  • Cal has increased its win total in all three years under head coach Justin Wilcox – 5 in 2017, 7 in 2018 and 8 in 2018.
  • Garbers completed 22-of-31 passes for 272 yards and 4 touchdowns. He tied his career high with the four TD passes (also at Ole Miss), while his rating of 187.3 is the highest of his career (previous: 186.86 vs. Idaho State in 2018).
  • Garbers also scored his third rushing TD of the year on a 1-yard run in the second quarter, which marked his third straight game with a rushing touchdown (also at Stanford and at UCLA).
  • RB Christopher Brown Jr.'s run of 54 yards in the first quarter was a career long and the longest rush by a Golden Bear this season (previous: 38 yards by Brown at UCLA). It was also the longest run in Redbox Bowl history.
  • Brown finished with 20 carries for 120 yards, his third 100-yard game of the season (also 197 vs. UC Davis and 111 at UCLA).
  • Brown also caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from QB Chase Garbers, his team-leading fourth of the season.
  • TE Collin Moore caught a 4-yard TD pass from QB Chase Garbers in the first quarter, his first career touchdown and second career catch.
  • With a team-high 9 tackles, LB Evan Weaver extended his school season record to 182. He moved up to fifth on the NCAA all-time list (since 2000) and most for a Pac-12 player since 2000. He finished his career with 412 tackles, which ranks fourth all-time at Cal.
  • WR Makai Polk finished with 5 catches for a career-high 105 yards.
  • TE Jake Tonges tied a career high with 3 catches.
  • S  Scott and CB Chigozie Anuseium both had their first career starts.
  • Cal's final drive of the second quarter – 97 yards – was its longest of the season.
  • Cal's 35 points were its highest total of the season (previous: 33 vs. Washington State).
  • Cal improved to 4-7 all-time against Illinois and has won the last three games vs. the Illini (also 2003, 2005).
  • Cal has now allowed fewer than 25 points in 22 of its past 26 games.
  • Cal improved to 13-2 when Chase Garbers plays more than a half at quarterback, including 7-0 this season.

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Quotes to come...

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