Huskies beat Cal on last play

first_imgBERKELEY, Calif. — Chris Polk scored on a 1-yard run as time expired, and Washington denied California bowl eligibility while keeping its own postseason hopes alive with a thrilling 16-13 victory Saturday.Quarterback Jake Locker, who threw an earlier 80-yard touchdown pass, was stopped on consecutive sneak attempts on second and third down from the 1 before Polk came through for the Huskies. The winning touchdown set of a celebratory pileup behind the end zone, and the players danced near their contingent of fans well after the game ended.Washington (5-6, 4-4 Pac-10) still needs a victory in next weekend’s Apple Cup rivalry game at Washington State to reach its first bowl since 2002.NEXT GAMEWashington at Washington State, 4 p.m. Saturday.TV: VERSUS (cable Channel 32).Radio: AM 1330 (WSU broadcast)Cal (5-7, 3-6), playing in a downpour for much of the final game at Memorial Stadium before the 87-year-old venue undergoes a major renovation, lost its third straight and couldn’t rebound from an embarrassing rout by rival Stanford in last week’s Big Game. The Golden Bears’ postseason streak is over after a seven-year run.Locker — still playing with a broken rib — went 17 for 27 for 237 yards and was sacked three times. He set up the winning score with a 46-yard completion to a diving Jermaine Kearse.last_img

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