On a night that has already seen three winning teams score at least 40 points, Cal and Arizona State look determined to have a race to about 20 points to determine a winner. No. 15 Cal and Arizona State are tied at 7-7 after one half of play in Berkley. Cal quarterback Chase Garbers left the game in the second quarter after a hard fall on his right shoulder at the end of a run.
Garbers left the sideline shortly before halftime to go to the locker room. Whether that was just to get a head start in the locker room before halftime with no chance of getting back on the field before halftime or because of a more severe diagnosis remains unknown.
Both teams got in the end zone in the first quarter. After exchanging punts to start the game, Arizona State struck first with Eno Benjamin running for an 11-yard touchdown. Cal answered with Garbers completing a 16-yard pass to Trevon Clark to tie the game up. Arizona State has had chances to tack on more points, but two missed field goals have kept the game tied.
Cal also had a chance to get to halftime with a lead, but backup quarterback Devon Modster was picked off in the end zone late in the second quarter.
Cal is the last undefeated team left standing in the Pac-12. Will they remain undefeated? We’ll have to stay up late to find out.