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UCLA vs. Cal 2012 final score: Bears blast through Bruins' defense, 43-17

The UCKA Bruins looked like easy favorites in their match-up against the 1-4 Cal Bears. Nobody told Cal that information and they went on to trounce the Bruins, 43-17.

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Going into Saturday's game, the Cal Bears had a 1-4 record, the exact opposite record of its opponent, the No. 25 UCLA Bruins. You couldn't tell from the scoreboard, as Cal won, 43-17.

The Bruins were up 7-3 on Cal after the first quarter. This would be the only time UCLA had a lead in the game. Cal kept UCLA out of the end zone after the Bruins first touchdown until the middle of the third quarter. While successfully holding off the Bruins offense, Cal scored 23 unanswered points.

UCLA's freshman quarterback Brent Hundley had a night he'd soon like to forget. Hundley was intercepted four times and sacked five times. When not throwing for 253 yards, he carried the ball 14 times for a total of 7 yards.

The only person that struggled tonight on Cal was the kicker, Vincenzo D'Amato. He missed two extra points and one field goal. Aside from the kicker though, Cal was stellar. C.J. Anderson lead the team in rushing with 21 carries for 152 yards and one touchdown. Leading the receivers was Richard Rogers with seven catches for 129 yards. The Bears scored a four of their six touchdowns in the air, with Keenan Allen contributing two TDs.

Box Score Hero: It was a phenomenal night for Cal quarterback Zach Maynard. He went 25-for-30 for 295 yards and four touchdowns.

Rankings Ramifications: UCLA can kiss that No. 25 ranking good-bye. Cal will remain unranked.

But Did They Cover? Not even close. UCLA was favored going into the game by one point.

For More On This Game: For more on Bruins football, visit UCLA blog Bruins Nation, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Los Angeles. For more on Golden Bears football, visit Cal blog California Golden Blogs, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Bay Area.

Next Week's Schedule: UCLA heads back to the comfy confines of the Rose Bowl to take on Utah. Cal heads up north to face Washington State.

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