California 50, Southern Utah 31

Date - Saturday, September 8, 2012 3:00 PM
Location - AT&T Park
Attendance - 57745

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Southern Utah 3 7 7 14 31
California 0 20 0 30 50

Recap


California 50, Southern Utah 31: Keenan Allen scored two touchdowns as the host Bears broke open a close game by scoring 24 points in the first 7:32 of the fourth quarter.

The Golden Bears (1-1), clinging to a 20-17 lead to start the fourth quarter, got a 19-yard touchdown catch and a 69-yard punt return for a score from Allen to avoid their second straight home loss.

Brad Sorensen threw four touchdown passes for Southern Utah (0-2), an FCS school from the Big Sky Conference which was playing a Pac-12 school for the first time.

California looked to have the game in hand late in the first half with a 20-3 lead. Southern Utah, though, scored on a Hail Mary on the final play of the second quarter when Sorensen hit Cameron Morgan for 37 yards to cut the deficit to 20-10.

The Thunderbirds took the opening kickoff in the second half and went 75 yards in 12 plays, capped by a 5-yard touchdown pass from Sorensen to Henna Brown.

Allen's TD reception from quarterback Zach Maynard extended the lead to 27-17 on the first play of the fourth quarter, and the Bears got a 61-yard interception return for a touchdown by Marc Anthony before Allen sealed the game when he returned a punt 69 yards for a score after fumbling the kick.

Sorensen completed 31 of 45 passes for 292 yards.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Tailback Isi Sofele, who had four 100-yard games last year for California, had 104 yards on 19 carries with a touchdown. ... The Bears outgained Southern Utah 353-83 in total yards in the first half, but two turnovers and 10 penalties killed several scoring chances. ... The Golden Bears are 6-0 all-time against FCS members. ... California is 62-5 under coach Jeff Tedford when scoring more than 30 points.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 0:22
Southern Utah   FG  California 0 - Southern Utah 3
2nd Quarter - 13:23
California   FG  California 3 - Southern Utah 3
2nd Quarter - 9:40
California   TD  California 10 - Southern Utah 3
2nd Quarter - 5:22
California   TD  California 17 - Southern Utah 3
2nd Quarter - 0:25
California   FG  California 20 - Southern Utah 3
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Southern Utah   TD  California 20 - Southern Utah 10
3rd Quarter - 8:27
Southern Utah   TD  California 20 - Southern Utah 17
4th Quarter - 14:54
California   TD  California 27 - Southern Utah 17
4th Quarter - 10:47
California   TD  California 34 - Southern Utah 17
4th Quarter - 9:22
California   FG  California 37 - Southern Utah 17
4th Quarter - 7:28
California   TD  California 44 - Southern Utah 17
4th Quarter - 4:48
Southern Utah   TD  California 44 - Southern Utah 24
4th Quarter - 3:21
California   TD  California 50 - Southern Utah 24
4th Quarter - 0:42
Southern Utah   TD  California 50 - Southern Utah 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  Southern Utah California
W/L 0 - 2 - 0 1 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Southern Utah California
Score 31 50
First Downs 18 20
3rd Down Efficiency 10-for-20
50%
5-for-11
45%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 371 518
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 34-79 38-289
Average/Rush 2.3 7.6
Passing
Comp-Att 31-45 17-23
Passing Yards 292 229
Average/Pass Play 5.8 9.5
Penalties-Yards 7-56 12-106
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 35:55 24:05

PLAYER STATS

Southern Utah (0 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Sorensen 31/45 292 4 1
California (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Maynard 17/23 229 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Wilson 17 74 4.4 0
M. Crawford-Harris 4 28 7.0 0
L. Ika 2 6 3.0 0
M. Brown 1 0 0.0 0
H. Brown 2 -8 -4.0 0
B. Sorensen 8 -21 -2.6 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
I. Sofele 19 104 5.5 1
D. Lasco 2 74 37.0 1
C. Anderson 5 46 9.2 1
Z. Maynard 6 39 6.5 0
B. Bigelow 1 12 12.0 0
E. Stevens 3 12 4.0 0
K. Allen 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
F. Moala 9 85 9.4 1
H. Brown 6 48 8.0 1
C. Morgan 3 42 14.0 1
C. Morgan 1 40 40.0 0
M. Crawford-Harris 3 18 6.0 0
E. Pedersen 1 17 17.0 0
B. Wilson 3 15 5.0 1
G. McNabb 3 14 4.7 0
J. Smith 1 7 7.0 0
M. Tagliaferri 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Harper 7 94 13.4 0
K. Allen 5 69 13.8 1
B. Treggs 3 38 12.7 0
R. Rodgers 1 14 14.0 0
I. Sofele 1 14 14.0 0