Cal Bears football podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal makes the anniversary of the play proud with a comeback of their own

California linebacker Jackson Sirmon (8) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown on a recovery of a Stanford fumble on Sat Nov 19, 2022 (AP News photo)

On Cal Bears Football podcast with Morris;

#1 The Cal Bears (4-7) trailed for a majority of this game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley but held onto win it as the Bears Jackson Sirmon took advantage of a fumble and returned it for a 37 yard touchdown for a Cal 27-20 win at the Big Game.

#2 The Sirmon touchdown came after the Stanford Cardinal (3-8) fumbled two balls away after leading through three quarters 17-6. Cal started chipping away at the Stanford defense with Jack Plummer throwing to Monroe Young for a one yard touchdown to close the gap 17-12 at 11:18 left in the game.

#3 Jackson Simon scored at the goal line for Cal on a fumble recovery with 9:54 left in the game and a Jadyn Ott caught the two point conversion got Cal in front 20-17.

#4 Three plays in the next offensive series for the Bears Ott capitalized again carrying for a one yard score to put Cal on top for good with a ten point lead 27-17 with 0:58 left. Stanford Joshua Karty hit a 61 yard field goal for the Cardinal’s last score in a 27-20 final.

#5 Cal hosts the UCLA Bruins (8-3) Fri Nov 25th at 1:30pm at UC Berkeley. The Bruins have lost two games in a row and lost their last game to the USC Trojans (10-1) 48-45.

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