After nearly upsetting Ohio State last week, the California Golden Bears are trailing 7-0 to the 13th-ranked USC Trojans through one quarter on Saturday. The Bears haven't fared nearly as well against USC so far, struggling on both sides of the ball.
Other than an interception of USC quarterback Matt Barkley in the red zone, California hasn't had much go right yet on Saturday. The offense has mustered just 65 total yards so far against the Trojan's defense, an average of just 4.3 yards per play.
USC, meanwhile, has ran wild against Cal's defense so far. The Trojans have carried the ball nine times for 119 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown scamper by Silas Redd that put USC ahead. Redd isn't even USC's leading rusher, as Curtis McNeal has 77 yards rushing on three carries.
Cal quarterback Zach Maynard has had mixed results, completing 5-of-8 passes for 41 yards with one interception. He did manage to lead California into the red zone on one possession, but embattled kicker Vicenzo D'Amato missed yet another field goal attempt, this time from 35 yards out.
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