WSU vs. Cal

  • Friday, September 29, 2000 9:00pm
  • Sports

Herald Staff

  • Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. today at Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, Calif.

  • TV, radio: no live TV, KJR radio (950 AM).

  • Washington State: 1-2, 0-1 in Pacific-10 Conference play.

  • Cal: 1-2, 0-0 in Pacific-10 Conference play.

  • Washington State: Mike Price, 106-112 in his 19th year, 60-68 in his 12th year at WSU.

  • Cal: Tom Holmoe, 13-23-0 in his fourth.

  • Washington State: Deon Burnett and Dave Minnich have been a steady 1-2 combo in the Cougars’ running game. Quarterback Jason Gesser has been efficient, with six TD passes and just two interceptions. Flanker Milton Wynn is seventh in the nation in receiving yards at 106.7 yards a game. Strong safety Billy Newman and middle linebacker Melvin Simmons are among the conference’s leaders in tackles.

  • Cal: Coach Tom Holmoe has simplified the offense for quarterback Kyle Boller, who, despite his struggles, is a diamond in the rough. Punter Nick Harris had five punts downed inside the 5-yard line at Illinois and two inside the 5 at Fresno State. Andre Carter is an NFL-caliber defensive end.

  • Washington State: DB Eric Coleman (groin) is probable; SS Billy Newman (hamstring) is probable; FS Lamont Thompson (neck) is out; WR Farwan Zubedi (knee) is questionable; K Nick Lambert (quad) is doubtful; DB Wendell Smith (shoulder) is out; LB Ing Aleaga (foot) is out; OL Sam Lightbody (thumb) is out; S Ira Davis (knee) is out.

  • Cal: DT tackle Jonathan Giesel (biceps) is out; WR Derek Swafford (back) is probable.

  • Washington State: Get a running game going and set up play-action passes. Balance is the key, and it starts with Burnett and Minnich.

  • Cal: Give Boller some confidence with short passes and try to run the ball with Joe Igber. If the Bears don’t get something, anything out of their offense, it’s going to be a long day.

  • Bottom line: In a game that pits the two worst teams in the conference, don’t underestimate the home field.

  • Pick: Cal, 17-16.

    Talk to us

  • More in Sports

    Everett Community College has hired longtime assistant coach Daniel Thompson (middle) as its new head men's basketball coach. (EvCC Athletics photo)
    EvCC names Thompson new men’s basketball head coach

    Thompson, 35, has been an assistant with the Trojans for 9 seasons and takes over for Mike Trautman, who stepped down in April.

    X
    Spring 2023 All-Wesco teams

    Note: All-Wesco teams are chosen by the league’s coaches. For any misspellings… Continue reading

    Hammer throw.
    Local trio shines in high school hammer throw finals

    Adrianna Coleman and Kimberly Beard place 1-2 in the women’s portion, and Calvin Gutierrez takes 2nd in the men’s championship.

    Washington celebrates a home run by Rylee Holtorf (3) at home plate during the second inning of an NCAA softball Women's College World Series game against Utah Friday, June 2, 2023, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Nate Billings)
    UW opens Women’s College World Series with key win over Utah

    After being rained out on Thursday, Washington beats Utah 4-1 to advance into the winner’s bracket.

    X
    Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for May 22-28

    The Athlete of the Week nominees for May 22-28 Voting closes at… Continue reading

    X
    Hops rally in 9th inning to sink AquaSox

    Reid VanScoter turns in an impressive outing, but Everett’s bullpen falters late in a 4-3 defeat.

    Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (left) reaches down to tag out the Mariners’ Teoscar Hernande, who was trying to stretch a single into a double during the third inning of a game Friday in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
    Mariners’ bats silent in shutout by Rangers

    Seattle’s offense musters just three hits in the 2-0 defeat.

    X
    AquaSox can’t make huge rally hold, lose to Hops

    Everett takes the lead with six runs in the eighth, but allows two runs back in the ninth and falls 13-12 to Hillsboro.

    The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team practices Sunday morning at Harbour Pointe Middle School in Mukilteo, Washington on January 16, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
    Community roundup: 3 Jackson grads to D-I baseball tournament

    Plus, Jayden White is headed back to the NCAA track and field nationals, the Silvertips sign their first-round picks and more.

    Most Read