Cheez-It Bowl – Dec 26
California Golden Bears (7-5) vs
Coach: Justin Wilcox
California Players to watch:
*Junior FS/RS Ashtyn Davis (6-1/190)
Davis started all 12 games and registered career highs of 45 tackles, a team-high four interceptions that he has returned for 59 yards and his first career pick-six as well as five pass breakups. He also returned 24 kicks for 629 yards.
*Junior LB Evan Weaver (6-3/240)
Weaver started all 12 games and recorded career highs of 143 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss (-42 yards), 4.5 sacks (-28 yards), two interceptions that he has returned for 47 yards and his lone career touchdown, six pass breakups and one quarterback hurry.
**Sophomore CB Camryn Bynum (6-0/180)
Bynum started all 12 games and recorded 43 tackles as well as a career-high nine pass breakups, a career-high-tying two interceptions and 1.0 tackle for loss.
Senior LB Jordan Kunaszyk (6-3/235)
Kunaszyk had a ridiculous 22 tackles against UCLA, the most by a Cal player since 1993 as well as the most by a Pac-12 player, and tied for the fifth most nationally in 2018.
Coach: Gary Patterson
Texas Christian Players to watch:
Senior DE Ben Banogu (6-4/245)
The senior from McKinney, Texas, has a team-high 17.0 tackles for loss, which place second in the Big 12, and 7.5 sacks. He also tops TCU with eight quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Senior DE L.J. Collier (6-4/270)
TCU is known to bring the pressure with Banogu and L.J. Collier. Collier is second to Banogu on TCU with his 9.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks. He adds five quarterback hurries and four pass breakups.
*Junior CB Jeff Gladney (6-0/187)
Gladney is third in the Big 12 this season with a team-best 14 passes defended. He had four PBUs and a pick in the 31-24 victory over Oklahoma State to send the Horned Frogs to their 19th bowl game in 21 seasons.
**Sophomore WR Jalen Reagor (5-11/185)
Reagor has a team-best 72 receptions for 1,061 yards and nine touchdowns. He set a TCU record with a touchdown catch in seven consecutive games this year.
TCU 10, California 7 (OT)