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Up Next, a Pretty Good Team

Here is the AP story on Cal's big win at Washington State. Obviously Maryland will have its hands full. Do the Terps have any chance?

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP)—Jahvid Best ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns Saturday and California blasted Washington State 66-3, spoiling coach Paul Wulff’s first game back in Pullman since he was a star player in the late 1980s.

Best made his first career start and California (2-0, 1-0) produced 505 yards to help Cal hand Washington State the biggest loss in the history of the program that dates to 1894.

Washington State (0-2, 0-1), picked for last in the Pac-10, looked inept for the second week in a row and suffered its worst loss since at least a 62-3 drubbing at UCLA in 1976. The Cougars lost 39-13 to Oklahoma State last week.

Best rushed 14 times for an average of 14.3 yards per carry. The 5-foot-10, 193-pound speedster earned the start by rushing for what had been a career-high 111 yards last week against Michigan State. The Bears finished with 391 yards rushing, including runs of 80 and 86 yards by Best.

Wulff, hired in December, is the first WSU alum to lead the team since Phil Sarboe in 1949. Washington State opened the season with two losses for the first time since 1999.

Washington State mustered only 167 yards of total offense, and barely preserved their string of scoring in 275 consecutive games, second longest streak in the nation after Michigan’s 300 straight. They have not been shut out since 1984.
Washington State head coach Paul Wulff coaches from the sidelines in an NCAA college football game against California Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. California won 66-3 in Wulff's home opener as head coach. It was Washington State's worst loss at Martin Stadium since a 55-0 loss to UCLA in 1955.
Washington State head coach Pa…
AP - Sep 6, 11:13 pm EDT

This game was over early as Cal scored on its first three possessions and piled up 171 yards to take a 21-3 lead after one quarter.

By Eric Prisbell  |  September 7, 2008; 11:30 AM ET
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Comments

There's an extremely small chance we could win this game. And that's only because we usually get all juiced up for big games. And wouldn't it be MD fashion to lose to MTSU but then beat Cal?

But the reality is that Cal's RB will probably rush for 300 yards and 4 TD's, and their QB will probably be 20-20 for 300 yds and 4 TD's. Our defense is a joke.

This could be ugly...

Posted by: Sam | September 7, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

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