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Stanford-California Football Post-Game Notes (December 2, 2006)
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 12/03/2006

Dec. 3, 2006

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• Stanford finished its season with a 1-11 overall record and a 1-8 showing in the Pac-10, marking the first time the Cardinal had ever lost 11 or more games in a campaign.

• Stanford lost for the fifth straight time to California but still leads the all-time series, 54-44-11

• The 17 points scored by Stanford are the most the Cardinal has scored during its current five-game losing skid to the Golden Bears, while the nine-point margin of defeat is its smallest during the same period

Marcus McCutcheon returned a kickoff for 68 yards - the longest kickoff return by a Stanford player in 2006.

Richard Sherman equaled a career-best with six receptions (81 yards) and caught his team co-leading third TD pass of the season on an 8-yard strike from T.C. Ostrander with 1:12 remaining in the second quarter ... Sherman finished his rookie season by leading the Cardinal in both receptions (34) and receiving yards (581).

T.C. Ostrander tied a career-best with two TD passes and had 204 yards in the air on 15-of-31 for his second 200-yard passing game of the season and fourth of his career.

Evan Moore made a one-hand catch on a 51-yard TD reception from T.C. Ostrander that was Moore's longest catch of 2006 and gave Moore a team co-leading three TD receptions in 2006.

• Stanford's 15-play drive on the opening series of the game was the longest by the Cardinal in 2006.

Michael Okwo led the club with nine tackles (eight solo) and ended up with a team-best 95 tackles on the season despite missing the club's first two games of the campaign ... Okwo also forced his team co-leading second fumble of the season when he caused Marshawn Lynch to cough up the ball at Cal's own 14-yard line with 13:35 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Pat Maynor had a career-best six solo tackles among his eight total stops.

Bo McNally tied a career-best with six tackles (his second straight game with six tackles) while also recovering the first fumble of his career and recording his first career half-sack.

Ekom Udofia had the first sack of his career and equaled a career-best with 2.0 tackles for loss.

• Stanford (32:05) won the time of possession battle over California (27:55), marking the third time in the last four game and sixth time in 2006 the Cardinal held onto the ball longer than its opponents.

• A total of 18 Stanford seniors played in or were present for their final game for Stanford (Jon Cochran, Patrick Danahy, Jeff Edwards, Trent Edwards, Nick Frank, Brandon Harrison, Trevor Hooper, David Jackson, David Lofton, David Long, Tim Mattran, Matt McClernan, Marcus McCutcheon, Michael Okwo, Mike Silva, Ismail Simpson, Matt Traverso and Josiah Vinson).



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