(Saturday, October 25th)
Final Score: California 41, UCLA 20
Berkeley, CA (Sports Network) - Kevin Riley threw two touchdowns and Cal's defense added two more scores, as the Golden Bears rolled to a 41-20 win over the UCLA Bruins in a Pac-10 matchup at Memorial Stadium.
Cal (5-2, 3-1 Pac-10) had a big day on the ground, with Jahvid Best leading the way with 115 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. He was complemented by Shane Vereen, who carried 14 times for 99 yards.
UCLA (3-5, 2-3) quarterback Kevin Craft was intercepted four times, including two that were returned the other way for touchdowns.
Giorgio Tavecchio put Cal on the board first with a 26-yard field goal at the 9:50 mark of the opening quarter.
On the first play of the second quarter, UCLA's Glenn Love recovered a blocked punt in the end zone to give the Bruins a 7-3 lead.
On Cal's next possession, Best broke free for a 34-yard touchdown run to reclaim the lead.
The Bears added to their lead midway through the quarter, when Marcus Ezeff scored on a 69-yard interception return.
UCLA kicker Kai Forbath made it a 17-10 game with a 23-yard field goal just before the half.
Forbath's 38-yarder accounted for the only points of the third quarter.
But the Bears broke the game open with a big fourth quarter. Tavecchio got things started with a 42-yard field goal to give Cal a 20-13 lead with 12:26 to play.
At the 9:48 mark, Riley connected with Nyan Boateng for a 53-yard scoring strike.
On the third play of the ensuing possession, Craft was intercepted by Michael Mohamed, who returned it 19 yards to pay dirt and put Cal ahead comfortably, 34-13.
The Bears added another touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Riley to Cameron Morrah with just under two minutes to play.
The Bruins scored their final touchdown on a nine-yard pass from Chris Forcier to Dominique Johnson.
In addition to the turnovers, the Bruins offense sputtered on the ground, managing just 16 yards (0.7 ypc) as a team.
10/25 21:13:19 ET