In one of the ugliest football games of the Pac-12 season, the California Golden Bears are playing themselves out of a crucial road match against the UCLA Bruins. Cal took advantage of an early UCLA punt return muff when Jordon James fumbled the football deep in his own territory. Zach Maynard immediately found Anthony Miller, and C.J. Anderson to punch it in to make it 17-14 Bruins.
Cal then had another offensive possession after finally forcing UCLA off the field, grinding the ball with Isi Sofele. But the drive stalled after an Anthony Miller throwback screen was blown up by Eric Kendricks and a Maynard QB keeper was stuffed. Giorgio Tavecchio then hooked that field goal just to the left to keep the Bruins up on top.
But Maynard made another critical mistake when he overthrew Miller, and the ball was intercepted and returned by Tevin McDonald to the 20. UCLA then punched it in on the next play on a rush up the middle by Derrick Coleman. UCLA is in great shape up ten early in the fourth quarter.
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