11/24/18 Berkeley, Ca
The California Golden Bears defeated the Colorado Buffaloes 33-21 Saturday night at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. Cal was once again led by its defense – cornerback Elijah Hicks returned an interception 34-yards for a touchdown just minutes into the game. It was Hicks first career interception and touchdown and Cal’s fastest score this season. Fellow CB Ashtyn Davis followed suit with a 35-yard pick six 45 seconds after Hicks’ interception. It was Davis’ third career interception and first career pick six. The last time Cal had two pick six’s in a game was against Grambling State in 2015 when both also came in the first quarter. The Bears now have 17 interceptions on the season, the most since Cal had 24 in 2008.
Inside linebacker Evan Weaver led the team with a career-high 19 tackles. On the offensive side of the ball, Cal quarterback Chase Garbers finished 14-26 for 116 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed a career-high 12 times. Cal running back Patrick Laird reached a milestone, surpassing 2,000 career rushing yards late in the game. Colorado will head home without the bowl-eligible win they came to Cal in search of. The Buffs will begin a different search, one for a new head coach. Cal will prepare for the postponed Big Game against cross-Bay rival Stanford next Saturday.