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Cal finally gives it away

9/19/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

MINNEAPOLIS -- After going two and a half games without a turnover, Cal finally gave one away.

And while no turnovers are easy to watch, Cal's first giveaway had to be especially frustrating for head coach Jeff Tedford. Cal held Minnesota to three-and-out on the first possession of the second half, but a short punt hit Cal's Charles Satchell and Minnesota's Nick Tow-Arnett recovered.

The Bears were one of six FBS teams that entered Saturday without a turnover on the season.

With a great chance to grab momentum, Minnesota mirrored Cal and give the ball back as Hayo Carpenter fumbled in Bears territory.

On the plus side for Minnesota, senior wideout Eric Decker recored his 200th career reception. Decker broke Ron Johnson's school record for receptions with his second touchdown catch in the first half.