| November 17, 1990 • California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, CA • •
The Cardinal scored nine points in the final 12 seconds to pull out an improbable 27-25 victory. Quarterback Jason Palumbis connected with wide receiver Ed McCaffrey on a 19-yard TD with 12 seconds on the clock, lifting the Cardinal to within a point of Cal at 25-24. A two-point conversion, however, failed and the Bears celebrated a certain victory. But, Stanford recovered the ensuing onside kick and Cal was penalized 15 yards on the first play, setting the Cardinal up at the Bears' 22-yard line. Stanford kicker John Hopkins came on to hit a 37-yard field goal as time ran out and Stanford began celebrating its 27-25 win.
CAL: Keen 50 yard field goal
STAN: Hopkins 26 yard field goal
CAL: White 2 yard run (Keen kick)
CAL: Dawkins 15 yard pass from Pawlowski (Keen kick)
STAN: Hopkins 29 yard field goal
STAN: Hopkins 47 yard field goal
STAN: Milburn 53 yard run (run failed)
STAN: Hopkins 32 yard field goal
CAL: White 8 yard run (Pawlowski to Zomalt pass)
STAN: McCaffery 19 yard pass from Palumbis (pass failed)
STAN: Hopkins 39 yard field goal
- Eugene Register-Guard. 18 Nov 1990.
- Stanford Big Game history