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  SEPT 26 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER & FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Jaydn Ott, Fr., RB, California (Chino, Calif.),...Ott rewrote much of Cal's record book with his performance Saturday when he rushed for 274 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries in the Golden Bears' 49-31 home victory over Arizona...Set the Pac-12 record for rushing yards in a game by a freshman, surpassing Oregon State RB Jermar Jefferson's 254 against Arizona State in 2018. 274 yards rushing were the most in an FBS game since Oct. 16, 2021, the most by an FBS freshman since Nov. 17, 2018, and the most by an FBS true freshman since Nov. 26, 2015. It was also the third-most ever at Cal and the most ever by a Golden Bear freshman.

Ott's three touchdowns are tied for the most by a Pac-12 player in a game in 2022 both rushing and overall, while he became the first Cal player to rush for three touchdowns or more in a game since 2017 and only third Golden Bear to do it since 2011...Had touchdown runs of 73 and 72 yards to become the first Pac-12 player with two runs of 70 or more yards in a game since 2020 and the first Cal player since 2008. Ott's 73-yard touchdown run was Cal's longest since 2021 and the longest by a Cal freshman since 2013...First Cal player to win Offensive Player of the Week since QB Davis Webb in Week 5 of the 2016 season...Also nominated for Offense: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon; Travis Dye, RB, USC; Jam Griffin, RB, Oregon State; Jacob Cowing, WR, Arizona; Rome Odunze, WR, Washington; Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA; Cameron Rising, QB, Utah; Jayden de Laura, QB, Arizona...Also nominated for Freshman: Lander Barton, LB, Utah; Jordan James, RB, Oregon; Ceyair Wright, DB, USC; Carter Brown, K, Arizona State; Owen McCown, QB, Colorado. - Pac-12 Football


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  SEPT 26 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Ben Coleman, RS Jr., LT, California (Murrieta, Calif.),...Coleman played a key role in helping Jaydn Ott rewrite much of Cal's record book with Ott's performance Saturday when he rushed for 274 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries in the Golden Bears' 49-31 home victory over Arizona...Played all 70 snaps at left tackle and was the only Cal offensive lineman to start at the same position as the previous contest at Notre Dame. Coleman had three pancake blocks and his 93% grade from the Cal coaches was the highest on the offensive line....Cal's 49 points scored was their most since 2018 while their 354 yards rushing as a team was the most for the Golden Bears since 2003 and 599 yards of total offense the most since 2021. The offensive line did not allow a sack and gave up only 2.0 tackles for loss (-4 yards)...Second time Coleman has earned this honor, having been selected in Week 12 of last year. He's the only Cal player to have won this award since its inception prior to the 2019 season...Also nominated: T.J. Bass, LT, Oregon; Justin Dedich, RG, USC; Braeden Daniels, LT, Utah; Henry Bainivalu, RG, Washington. - Pac-12 Football

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  California freshman Jaydn Ott turned in the best rushing performance of the season with 274 yards and three touchdowns on just 19 carries against Arizona. Ott had TD runs of 73, 72 and 18 yards Saturday while running for the most yards since Tyrion Davis-Price of LSU went for 287 on 36 carries against Florida on Oct. 16, 2021. It was the sixth 200-yard rushing game in the Bowl Subdivision this season and Cal's top rushing total since Jahvid Best had 311 yards against Washington in 2008. - AP College Football

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  Jaydn Ott ran for 274 yards and three touchdowns and California opened Pac-12 play with a 49-31 victory over Arizona on Saturday. Ott scored on a 73-yard run on the second play from scrimmage, an improbable 18-yarder in the third quarter after he had appeared to be stopped for a short gain, and then another 72-yarder to ice it late in the fourth. Ott had the third most rushing yards in school history, trailing only Jahvid Best's 311 against Washington in 2008 and Jerry Drew's 283 against Oregon State in 1954.

Jack Plummer added three TD passes for the Golden Bears (3-1, 1-0), who won their sixth straight home game. It's their longest winning streak at Memorial Stadium since a nine-gamer in 2008-09. Cal also ended a six-game skid against Arizona (2-2, 0-1) by beating the Wildcats for the first time since 2009. Jayden de Laura threw for 401 yards and two touchdowns for the Wildcats (2-2, 0-1), who had no answers defensively and lost their 12th straight conference road game. A year after Arizona beat COVID-depleted Cal 10-3 at home for its only win in 2021, the teams exceeded that point total after both teams scored touchdowns on the opening drive. It was a back-and-forth, high-scoring affair in the first half with Ott scoring on a 73-yard run on the second play from scrimmage to set the tone. - California/AP College Football


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  The Cal Golden Bears led Notre Dame 17-14 going into the fourth quarter, but Notre Dame kicked a 47-yard field goal and backup quarterback Drew Pyne, who replaced the injured Tyler Buchner, threw a touchdown pass with 3:46 left. Final score: ND 27, Cal 17. Cal quarterback Jack Plummer, the older brother of Arizona reserve quarterback Will Plummer, completed 16 of 37 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown. Bears linebacker Trevor Sirmon had 15 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two stops for loss. - Arizona Star News

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  SEPT 12 PAC-12 FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Jaydn Ott, Fr., RB, California (Chino, Calif.),...Defending Pac-12 Freshman of the Week had yet another strong performance in his second game at Cal by becoming the first Golden Bear in three seasons to score both a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game in Cal's 20-14 win over UNLV...Scored touchdowns on Cal's first two drives with the second coming in dramatic fashion on fourth-and-two from the UNLV 12 with an acrobatic leap into the end zone after receiving a Jack Plummer pass in the flat...Finished with seven rushes for a team-high 52 yards on the ground while adding a career-high three receptions for 16 yards.

After two games, Ott is fourth in the Pac-12 in both total rushing yards (156) and rushing yards per game (78.0 ypg)...First Cal player to win this award in back-to-back weeks since it was created in 2019. Oregon's Noah Sewell won back-to-back last season and in 2020 it was Washington's Dylan Morris winning it in consecutive weeks and Utah's Ty Jordan winning it the final 3 weeks of the season. The last time Cal won any Pac-12 weekly award in back-to-back weeks was in 2015 when Kyle Kragen won Defensive Player of the Week on September 28 and Stefan McClure took it home the next week on October 5. Also nominated: Jaylon Glover, RB, Utah; Lake McRee, TE, USC; Damien Martinez, RB, Oregon State; Jalen Woods, LB, UCLA; Tetairoa McMillan, WR, Arizona. - Pac-12 Football


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  Jaydn Ott scored two touchdowns, one on the ground and one through the air, and California's defense stiffened late to lead the Bears to a 20-14 victory over UNLV on Saturday. Cal (2-0) made three fourth-down stops in the second half, including a fourth and goal opportunity for the Rebels from the Cal 8 with 2:46 remaining that preserved Cal's six-point lead. UNLV got the ball back one more time with 1:03 remaining, but Isaiah Young intercepted UNLV quarterback Doug Brumfield deep in Cal territory on the game's final play. Jack Plummer threw for 278 yards and a touchdown as the Golden Bears got off to a fast start on offense. But after taking a 20-7 lead on a Dario Longhetto field goal midway through the third quarter, Cal's offense stalled and UNLV (1-1) grabbed momentum.

Aidan Robbins rushed for 84 yards for UNLV, including a 31-yard score in the third that brought the Rebels to within 20-14. Three times Cal drove to UNLV's 10-yard line or deeper and didn't get touchdowns. The Bears settled for two field goals and Plummer was intercepted on the third drive. After being held to minus-1 yard of offense in the first quarter last week against UC Davis, the Bears got off to a fast start Saturday and led 14-0 after the first. Plummer completed his first eight passes and consistently found open receivers against a UNLV secondary that also was called for pass interference three times in the game. Ott scored on a 2-yard run and added a 12-yard touchdown catch later in the first, taking a short pass in the flat and making a leaping dive into the end zone on a fourth-and-2 play to give Cal a 14-0 lead. Kyle Williams got UNLV on the board with an 11-yard touchdown catch on the first play of the second quarter, but Dario Longhetto's 20-yard field goal gave Cal a 17-7 lead at halftime. - California/AP College Football


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  FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Jaydn Ott, Fr., RB, California (Chino, Calif.),...Ott made one of the top debuts in Cal history by rushing for 104 yards on 17 carries and adding another 26 yards on two catches including a touchdown reception in the Golden Bears' season-opening 34-13 win over UC Davis...Became the first Cal player with 100 rushing yards or more in his debut for the school since Shane Vereen had 101 in Cal's 2008 opener against Michigan State, while Ott's 130 yards from scrimmage were the most by a player in his Cal debut since Keenan Allen had 158 in his 2010 debut for the Golden Bears also against UC Davis...Came into Cal as the nation's No. 14 running back (Rivals) in the recruiting class of 2022, a consensus four-star recruit and the MaxPreps Big XIII League Back of the Year as a 2021 senior at Norco High School...First Cal player to win this award since Lu-Magia Hearns III won in Week 12 of last season and first Cal offensive player to win since the award was created in 2019. Also nominated: Tetairoa McMillan, WR, Arizona; Raleek Brown, RB, USC; Carter Brown, K, Arizona State; Damien Martinez, RB, Oregon State; Mudia Reuben, WR, Stanford. - Pac-12 Football

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  Jack Plummer threw three touchdown passes in his debut for California and Craig Woodson returned an interception for a score to lead California to a 34-13 victory over UC Davis on Saturday. The Golden Bears (1-0) shook off a rough start on offense with minus-1 yard in the first quarter to improve to 11-0 all-time against the Aggies (0-1). Plummer threw TD passes of 3 yards to Jeremiah Hunter and 8 yards Jaydn Ott in the second quarter, and a 14-yarder to Mavin Anderson in the fourth quarter of his first appearance since transferring from Purdue.

Woodson helped take control of the game when he intercepted Miles Hastings on the opening drive of the second half and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown that made it 24-7. Plummer finished 23 for 35 for 268 yards. Ott ran for 104 yards to go along with his TD catch. Hastings threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Chaz Davis in the first quarter Ulonzo Gilliam Jr. scored on a 60-yard run in the third quarter for the Aggies. Hastings finished 32 for 50 for 242 yards with two interceptions. - California/AP College Football


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  California defensive lineman Brett Johnson will miss a second straight season after going down with a lower-body injury. Coach Justin Wilcox said Saturday that Johnson got hurt in practice on Thursday and will miss the entire season. Cal said the injury is unrelated to the broken hip Johnson suffered in a car accident that forced him to miss the 2021 season. "Brett is one of the toughest and most dedicated football players I have ever been around," Wilcox said. "Although this is a difficult situation for him, I am confident that he will return to the field in 2023. He has the unwavering support of all his coaches, teammates and everyone in our football program. It is important for us to rally around each other as a team and respond positively to this adversity." Johnson was a preseason pick for the Pac-12 second team by the coaches. He has 46 tackles, six tackles for loss and three sacks in 17 career games since arriving at Cal in 2019. - AP College Football

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  2022 PRESEASON ALLSTATE AFCA GOOD WORKS TEAM NOMINEE: Trey Paster, University of California,...Paster has established the non-profit Seven Pillars Foundation to inspire and teach others about the traits that could be carried out and applied through all aspects of life and to help people in different communities, students, student-athletes and anyone with the desire to achieve higher goals and be successful...One of four Cal student-athletes in 2021-22 to earn The Walter A. Haas Jr. Community Service Award given annually to a student-athlete for his or her outstanding contribution to community service to honor Walter A. Haas Jr. for his commitment and service to the University and larger community. - Cal Football

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  2022 PRESEASON WUERFFEL TROPHY (COMMUNITY SERVICE) WATCHLIST: Trey Paster, Cal, Jr., LB,...Cal's nominee for the prestigious Allstate AFCA Good Works Team prior to his 2022 junior campaign for his work in the Bay Area community and in his hometown of Merced, Calif...Has established the non-profit Seven Pillars Foundation to inspire and teach others about the traits that could be carried out and applied through all aspects of life and to help people in different communities, students, student-athletes and anyone with the desire to achieve higher goals and be successful...One of four Cal student-athletes in 2021-22 to earn The Walter A. Haas Jr. Community Service Award given annually to a student-athlete for his or her outstanding contribution to community service to honor Walter A. Haas Jr. for his commitment and service to the University and larger community. - California Football

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  2022 PRESEASON WUERFFEL TROPHY (COMMUNITY SERVICE) WATCHLIST: Matthew Cindric, Cal, Sr., OL,...Picked up Cal's Frank Schlessinger Coaches Award for his outstanding athletic ability and academic success as both a 2019 redshirt freshman and 2021 junior when he also added COSIDA Academic-All District 8 honors...A member of Cal's player leadership council and involved in a multitude of campus and community activities and groups including Athletes In Action and the Cameron Institute...Graduated from Cal's Haas School of Business in May of 2022 and is enrolled in a master's degree program in Cal's Graduate School of Education. - California Football

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  2022 PRESEASON PATRICK MANNELLY AWARD WATCHLIST: Slater Zellers, California,...No. 1 draft-eligible long snapper for the 2023 NFL Draft according to Phil Steele...A member of the Patrick Mannelly Long Snapper Award Preseason Watch List for the first time in his career prior to his 2022 senior campaign...Has played in each of the past 29 Cal games over the last three campaigns after redshirting as a 2018 true freshman...Has made every snap on punts during the timeframe and on field goals and PATs in 26 of those contests. - California Football

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  2022 PRESEASON RAY GUY WATCHLIST: Jamieson Sheahan - Cal,... Sheahan (6-0, 205) played in 16 career games and is averaging 42.1 yards per punt that is sixth on Cal's all-time list on 72 punts covering 3030 yards while forcing opponents into 36 fair catches, pinning them inside their 20-yard line 12 times with only two touchbacks and recording a career-long punt of 64 yards among his 11 punts of 50 or more yards. Posted all of his career highs as a 2021 senior when he played in all 12 games and averaged 43.1 yards per punt that is fourth on Cal's all-time single-season list on 53 punts for 2284 yards while forcing opponents into 27 fair catches and pinning them inside their 20-yard line on 10 occasions with only two touchbacks, and recording a career long punt of 64 yards among his seven punts of 50 or more yards. Holder on all 61 field goal (20) and PAT (41) attempts by Cal during his 2020 junior and 2021 seasons. - Cal Football

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