forced four turnovers and finally recorded its first Pac-12 victory of the
season by posting a dominating 34-10 win over visiting Utah
Zach Maynard passed for and rushed for another as the Golden Bears (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12)
scored 34 unanswered points while snapping a three-game losing skid.
California broke the game open with 20 second-quarter points
as Golden Bears coach Jeff Tedford avoided the first four-game losing streak of
his 10-year tenure.Isi Sofele started Cal’s uprising with a 5-yard scoring run
and Giorgio Tavecchio added field goals of 35 and 37 yards to make it 13-0.
Mychal Kendricks intercepted the pass of Utes quarterback Jon Hays late in the
half and returned it 32 yards
to the Utah 42-yard line. Two
plays later, Keenan Allen caught a screen pass from Maynard and scored from 12 yards out 27 seconds before
Maynard scored on a 4-yard run with left in the third quarter to boost the lead to 27-0.
White scored Utah’s lone
touchdown on a 14-yard run with
left in the game.
The Golden Bears had three interceptions, and Utah
(3-4, 0-4 Pac-12) totaled just 177
yards, including 12 on the ground.