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October 11, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Two-minute drill: Shaq Thompson’s return sparks UW victory over Cal

 Shaq Thompson dodges his last Cal Bear, Darius White, and runs for 100 yards for a touchdown, scoring on a fumble recovery on the goal line. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Shaq Thompson dodges his last Cal Bear, Darius White, and runs for 100 yards for a touchdown, scoring on a fumble recovery on the goal line. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Player of the game

Receiver John Ross III had four catches for 118 yards, including an 86-yard pass play that went for a touchdown late in the first half. It was the first 100-yard receiving game of his career.

Play of the game

Linebacker Shaq Thompson struck again, this time swinging the momentum of the game early in the first quarter. With California driving on its second possession and one yard from a touchdown, Jared Goff fumbled on an attempted quarterback sneak. The ball landed in Thompson’s hands, and he ran 100 yards the other way to give the Huskies a 7-0 lead. It was his fourth touchdown scored on defense this year and fifth overall.

Turning point

Holding a 14-0 lead in the second quarter, the Huskies embarked on a 14-play, 88-yard drive that featured 10 running plays and took 5:29 off the clock. It culminated with an 11-yard TD pass from Cyler Miles to DiAndre Campbell with 5:23 to go in the first half.

By the numbers

17 — Number of points Washington scored off turnovers on Saturday.

3 — Sacks for Hau’oli Kikaha. The Huskies had four total, including one by Andrew Hudson.

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