By now, every UW fan has likely heard, or seen the game’s final play – a 1-yard touchdown bull-run off right guard for the game-winning touchdown.
It is also a season-extending sequence as well. The UW will play Washington State next weekend in Pullman for the opportunity to go to its first bowl game since 2002.
What a final drive by Jake Locker and company, on a day when little was easy in moving the ball. Locker tried two quarterback sneaks to get into the end zone, but failed. Coach Steve Sarkisian let the clock wind down to two seconds remaining before calling his final play on fourth down.
Sarkisian said he noticed the Bears defense was crowding the inside gaps, so that is why he called for a power run for Polk off the right side.
“Game’s on the line. They didn’t have anything to lose,” Cal linebacker Mike Mohamed said. “On their part it was a smart thing to do.”
The key play that set up the scoring drive was Jermaine Kearse’s 46-yard slide-on-your-butt catch at the Bears’ 20-yard line.