NCAAF Game Recap - California at UCLA
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:30 PM EST

TxAM
7
LSU
50
F
OHSt
56
Mich
27
F
Clem
38
SCar
3
F
UGA
52
GATec
7
F
Ala
45
Aub
48
F
Colo
15
Utah
45
F
Okla
34
OkSt
16
F
FlaSt
17
Fla
40
F
Wisc
38
Minn
17
F
Bayl
61
Kans
6
F
Rut
6
PSU
27
F
OreSt
10
Oreg
24
F
ND
45
Stan
24
F
Cin
24
Mem
34
F
Iowa
27
Neb
24
F
Boise
31
ColSt
24
F
App
48
Troy
13
F
VaTec
30
UVA
39
F
Navy
56
Hou
41
F
Ohio
52
Akr
3
F
WestMI
14
NIU
17
F
Miss
20
MisSt
21
F
Kent
34
E Mi
26
F
Toled
7
C Mi
49
F
BGSU
7
Buff
49
F
MiaOH
27
Ball
41
F
TxTch
24
Tex
49
F
Mizzu
24
Ark
14
F
WaSt
13
Wash
31
F
WVU
20
TCU
17
F
ArkSt
30
SoAl
34
F
SoFL
7
UCF
34
F
TxSt
21
CoCar
24
F
Tuls
49
ECU
24
F
NW
29
Ill
10
F
Ind
44
Purd
41
F(1OT)
FLInt
27
Marsh
30
F OT
Lou
13
KY
45
F
Wake
30
Syr
39
F OT
Wyo
6
AF
20
F
MidTN
26
W Ky
31
F
Char
38
OD
22
F
NMSt
28
Lib
49
F
UNLV
33
Nev
30
F OT
Rice
30
UTEP
16
F
UConn
17
Temp
49
F
UTSA
27
LaTec
41
F
BC
26
Pitt
19
F
MD
16
MSU
19
F
SMiss
17
FlAtl
34
F
MiaFL
17
Duke
27
F
Tul
20
SMU
37
F
UtSt
38
NM
25
F
UAB
26
NorTx
21
F
Vand
10
Tenn
28
F
GASt
10
GaSo
38
F
IASt
17
K St
27
F
UNC
41
NCSt
10
F
ULMon
30
ULLaf
31
F
BYU
3
SDSU
13
F
Ariz
14
AzSt
24
F
Cal
28
UCLA
18
F
Fres
16
SJSU
17
F
Army
31
Hawaii
52
F

California 28, UCLA 18

Nov 30, 2019, 10:30 PM EST

Final

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2

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4

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California (7-5)

7

7

7

7

28

UCLA (4-8)

7

3

8

0

18

Brown Jr. scores twice as California defeats UCLA 28-18
Sun Dec 1, 2019 3:44 AM

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Chase Garbers and California were determined not to rest on their laurels after last week’s win over Stanford in The Big Game.

The Golden Bears showed no signs of a letdown as they defeated UCLA 28-18 on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. Cal (7-5, 4-5 Pac-12) was led by Christopher Brown Jr.’s 111 yards rushing and two touchdowns while the defense had a season-high six sacks and held the Bruins to 58 rushing yards.

“Many people might have seen this as a trap game coming off the win over Stanford, but I think we came out and imposed our will on them. We had that mindset during practice all week,” said Garbers, who completed 17 of 29 passes for 230 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Brown - who had his second 100-yard game of the season - scored both of his touchdowns in the second half as the Golden Bears completed the regular season with wins in three of their last four.

Cal led 14-10 at halftime before they went up by two scores with 5:38 remaining in the third quarter on Brown’s 1-yard run up the middle. After UCLA responded with Joshua Kelley’s 1-yard TD run and Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s pass to Delon Hurt for the 2-point conversion, Brown got another huge hole and went 11 yards to give the Bears a 28-18 advantage 7 seconds into the fourth quarter.

“I thought our offense did a real nice job of getting into a rhythm. Chase did some good things with his feet,” Cal coach Justin Wilcox said. “Defensively we did enough. We got some good negative plays with the pass rush but did not tackle well in the secondary.”

UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson completed 23 of 39 passes for 278 yards with a touchdown and an interception but was sacked five times. The sophomore was forced out of the game during the fourth quarter due to a nagging ankle injury. Austin Burton was 8 of 9 for 65 yards on the final drive.

Kelley gained 76 yards on 19 carries in his final game as he became the eighth running back in school history to record back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.

“Obviously we wanted to win this game for our seniors. We don't have many of them, but we've talked about what they've done,” UCLA coach Chip Kelly said. “I thought we fought and we battled, but we didn't do enough to win.”

UCLA (4-8, 4-5) got on the board first when Thompson-Robinson found Jaylen Erwin for a 19-yard touchdown with 8:26 remaining in the first quarter. Cal went three-and-out on its first two drives before getting touchdowns on its next two. Makai Polk tied it when he caught a screen pass from Garbers and went 44 yards with 3:04 remaining in the first.

The Golden Bears then took a 14-7 lead with 9:56 remaining in the second quarter on Garbers’ 1-yard sneak. JJ Molson brought the Bruins within 14-10 at halftime with a 31-yard field goal on the last play of the first half.

RECORD WATCH

Cal linebacker Evan Weaver had nine tackles and broke the school’s single-season record that had stood for 34 years. Weaver, a finalist for the Butkus Award, finished with 173 tackles during the regular season, surpassing Hardy Nickerson’s mark of 167 set in 1985.

Weaver leads the nation in tackles and has reached double digits in 17 of his last 19 games. The senior has 403 career tackles and is the fourth player in school history to have 400 or more.

MILESTONE RUN

Kelley went over the 1,000-yard mark for the season by hurdling over Cal safety Jaylinn Hawkins for a 20-yard gain during the first quarter. That run made him the first Bruins back since Paul Perkins in 2015 to record consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

“It feels pretty cool, because there's been so many incredible running backs here. Maybe something I can reflect about,” Kelley said. “For me individual-wise, I think it's humbling, but it showed anybody can come in here and do it.”

THE TAKEAWAY

California: With Saturday’s win and a 15-14 victory at USC last year, the Bears have won games at the Southern California schools in back-to-back years for the first time since the 1970-71 seasons.

“Growing up I watched games at the Coliseum and the Rose Bowl. To get wins at both places is big,” said sophomore wide receiver Nikko Remigio, one of many Southern California natives on the roster.

UCLA: The Bruins appeared to be making progress with three straight wins at midseason, but they end the year with three straight losses. Chip Kelly is 7-17 in two seasons leading the program.

Rumors are swirling about Kelly’s future in Westwood, but he said he emphatically denied that he is seeking an exit.

“My commitment level is the same since I've been here. It's been 100%. We go to work every day and give everything we have to this program,” he said.

UP NEXT

California: Will play in a bowl game for the third straight year.

UCLA: Opens the 2020 season against New Mexico State on Aug. 29.

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Passing

Cal Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Garbers 29 17 58.6 1 230 44 1 81.1
UCLA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Thompson-Robinson 39 23 59.0 1 278 39 1 78.8
A. Burton 9 8 88.9 0 65 14 0 96.8

Rushing

Cal Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Brown Jr. 18 111 6.2 38 2
C. Garbers 8 40 5.0 17 1
UCLA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Kelley 19 76 4.0 20 1
A. Burton 3 11 3.7 5 0

Receiving

Cal Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Polk 4 78 19.5 44 1
N. Remigio 5 58 11.6 29 0
UCLA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Asiasi 8 99 12.4 21 0
C. Cota 6 70 11.7 21 0

Fumbles

UCLA F FL
D. Thompson-Robinson 1 0

Returning

Cal KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
N. Remigio 0 - 0 0 1 3.0 0 3
UCLA KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Felton 3 22.0 0 25 0 - 0 0

Punting

Cal Punt Yds Avg LgPu
S. Coutts 4 173 43.3 49
UCLA Punt Yds Avg LgPu
W. Lees 5 220 44.0 54

Takeaways

Cal Int Yds InTD
A. Davis 1 0 0
UCLA Int Yds InTD
D. Holmes 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Cal UCLA
Points For 28 18
Total Yards 412 401
Rushing Yards 182 58
Passing Yards 230 343
Passing Completions / Attempts 17/29 31/48
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/0
First Downs 22 24
Penalties - Yards 4/50 5/46
Time Of Possession 38:38 22:22
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/10 5/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 2/4
Punts - Average Yards 4/43 5/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Cal UCLA
UCLA 6:34 TD Jaylen Erwin 19 yd pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (JJ Molson kick) 0 7
Cal 11:56 TD Makai Polk 44 yd pass from Chase Garbers (Greg Thomas kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter Cal UCLA
Cal 5:04 TD Chase Garbers 1 yd run (Greg Thomas kick) 14 7
UCLA 15:00 FG JJ Molson 31 yd FG 14 10
3rd Quarter Cal UCLA
Cal 9:22 TD Christopher Brown Jr. 1 yd run (Greg Thomas kick) 21 10
UCLA 12:34 TD Joshua Kelley 1 yd run (Delon Hurt 2pt pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson) 21 18
4th Quarter Cal UCLA
Cal 0:07 TD Christopher Brown Jr. 10 yd run (Greg Thomas kick) 28 18

Game Information

Stadium: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Attendance: 38,102
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