The Pac-12 has ruled that Cal defensive end Chris McCain should not be suspended for the first half this week because a failure of the instant replay process led to his incorrect ejection.

McCain was ejected in the fourth quarter Saturday against No. 22 Northwestern for targeting. Because the penalty came in the second half, McCain was supposed to miss the first half of the upcoming game against Portland State.

But the Pac-12 said Monday that because of a technical failure of the replay process, the play was never reviewed. Therefore, the Pac-12 was allowed to look at the play and determined McCain should not have been ejected.

  • Cal's Vincenzo D'Amato was named the Pac-12 special teams player of the week for his performance against Northwestern. The senior made all three of his field goal attempts, three PATs and threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to holder Jackson Bouza on a fake field goal.

    Golf

    Defending champion Brandon Hagy and Cal teammate Joël Stalter both reached a three-way playoff at the 89th California State Fair Men's Amateur Championship before settling for a second-place tie. Cody Paladino won the playoff after the three tied at 14-under 202 over three rounds at the Alister MacKenzie Golf Course at Haggin Oaks in Sacramento. Cody Blick (Danville, San Jose State) tied for seventh after a 69 for a 206 total, and Cal's Cameron Shaw (69) tied for ninth at 207.