(Saturday, September 27th)
Final Score: California 42, Colorado State 7
Berkeley, CA (Sports Network) - The California Golden Bears turned in an all- around effort, as they downed the Colorado State Rams 42-7 in a non-league bout at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley
The Bears (3-1) received a pair of touchdowns from the special teams and another from the defense, while their offense did its part with 348 yards and three scores. Nate Longshore and Kevin Riley combined for 159 yards and three touchdowns on 15-of-26 pass attempts, and Jahvid Best paced the ground attack with 85 yards on 11 carries.
Billy Farris had a rough game under center for the Rams (2-2), as he completed just 12-of-25 pass attempts for only 96 yards and two interceptions. He was also sacked four times. Rashaun Greer had three catches for 95 yards for Colorado State, which had its two-game win streak snapped.
With just under five minutes remaining in the opening quarter, Cal blocked a punt and Bryant Nnabuife returned it 30 yards for a touchdown.
The Bears struck just 49 seconds later, as Brett Johnson picked off a pass and took it back 43 yards for a score.
An 11-yard touchdown pass from Riley to Nyan Boateng late in the first half gave Cal a 21-0 advantage at the intermission.
The special teams struck again for the Bears, as Syd'Quan Thompson returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown just over two minutes into the third quarter.
The Bears continued to pour it on with a 14-yard scoring strike from Longshore to Jeremy Ross midway through the final frame.
With just over five minutes left in the game, the Rams got on the board, as John Mosure plunged one yard for a touchdown.
Longshore threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Morrah late in the final stanza, putting the final score at 42-7.
The Bears racked up 189 yards on the ground behind a 6.3 yard per carry average.
09/27 22:01:46 ET