November 22, 1969 • Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA • no TV • 1:30 p.m. PST
California Golden Bears 72nd Big Game 13 Stanford Indians
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Team 1 2 3 4 Totals
Golden Bears 7 7 0 14 28
Indians 17 3 0 9 29
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Summary[edit | edit source]

Stanford jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first 6:30 of the game, scoring on their first three possessions as Jim Plunkett passed for 200 yards in the first quarter. With less than two minutes gone, Plunkett hit FB Howie Williams at the 25 and he dashed for the score.

The Bears' fumbles set up the next two scores, a pass from Plunkett to Jack Lasater, and the first of three field goals by Steve Horowitz.

Cal QB Dave Penhall led his team to two touchdowns in the final period, including a scoring pass to Jim Fraser with 9:23 left.

Plunkett moved Stanford 80 yards and Williams went over with four minutes left. Plunkett tried to pass for two but it went out of the end zone.

The Tribe forced a punt on the next series but Cal got the ball back for one more chance when Stanford had to punt from its own end zone. Penhall threw four incompletions and Stanford ran out the clock.

Scoring[edit | edit source]

1st Quarter

STAN: Williams 47 yard pass from Plunkett (Horowitz kick)

STAN: Lasater 72 yard pass from Plunkett (Horowitz kick)

STAN: Horowitz 25 yard field goal

CAL: Penhall 1 yard run (Wersching kick)

2nd Quarter

CAL: Fowler 4 yard run (Wersching kick)

STAN: Horowitz 34 yard field goal

3rd Quarter

No Scoring

4th Quarter

STAN: Horowitz 25 yard field goal

CAL: Penhall 4 yard run (Wersching kick)

CAL: Fraser 37 yard pass from Penhall (Wersching kick)

STAN: Williams 4 yard run (pass failed)

Stats[edit | edit source]

Team

First Downs: CAL 29, STAN 26

Rushing: CAL 143, STAN 182

Passing: CAL 23/36/321/1, STAN 22/42/361/2

Punts: CAL 40, STAN 43

Fumbles Lost: CAL 4, STAN 1

Penalty Yards: CAL 38?, STAN 46

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Plunkett set two more Pac-8 records (single season completions, career passing yards breaking records of Cal's Craig Morton) to add to the three records he set (conference passing, conference total offense and touchdown passes) the previous week.

References[edit | edit source]

  • "Plunkett's heroics provide Stanford with win over Cal." Eugene Register-Guard. 23 Nov 1969.
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