Scores

Final

California 31

(3-4, 2-2 Pac-12)

Washington St 17

(2-5, 0-4 Pac-12)

Coverage: Pac-12 Network

10:30 PM ET, October 13, 2012

Martin Stadium, PULLMAN, WA

1 2 3 4 T
CAL 7 7 10 731
WSU 0 3 7 717

Top Performers

Passing: J. Tuel (WSU) - 320 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Anderson (CAL) - 15 CAR, 112 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Allen (CAL) - 11 REC, 166 YDS, 1 TD

Cal earns eighth straight win over Washington State

Associated Press

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Quarterback Zach Maynard threw for a touchdown and ran for another as California beat Washington State 31-17 on Saturday night.

C.J. Anderson rushed for two touchdowns as the Golden Bears (3-4, 2-2 Pac-12) earned their eighth straight win over the Cougars.

Washington State (2-5, 0-4) has lost four in a row, and new coach Mike Leach is still looking for his first Pac-12 win.

Cal got a balanced ground attack from Anderson, Brendan Bigelow and Maynard, who each rushed for more than 50 yards.

Washington State continued to suffer offensive woes, switching quarterbacks in the first quarter. The Cougars had trouble punching the ball into the end zone when they got into scoring position.

The Bears scored first, after Michael Lowe's interception gave Cal the ball on its own 25. On the third play, Maynard connected with his brother, Keenan Allen, on a short pass that turned into a 69-yard touchdown reception and a 7-0 Bears lead late in the first quarter.

On its next possession, Cal drove to WSU's 10 before Maynard was intercepted by Anthony Carpenter. Jeff Tuel, who replaced Connor Halliday at quarterback after Halliday was intercepted twice, then led WSU 86 yards to the 3. But two incomplete passes and a short run made them settle for Andrew Furney's 20-yard field goal to cut Cal's lead to 7-3 in the second quarter.

Cal responded with a 75-yard drive, and Anderson ran over from the 4 to give the Bears a 14-3 lead that they held at the end of the first half.

WSU receiver Marquess Wilson, who caught four passes for 87 yards in the first half, was injured late in the half and did not return.

Cal marched 71 yards on the opening drive of the second half, with Maynard running over from the 1-yard line for a 21-3 lead.

Washington State came back with a 75-yard drive, with Tuel passing 8 yards to Brett Bartolone for a touchdown to narrow Cal's lead to 21-10 with 6:42 left in the third. That broke a string of six quarters in which WSU had not scored a touchdown.

Vincenzo D'Amato hit a 52-yard field goal to lift Cal to a 24-10 lead with 2:02 left in the third. Furney missed a 43-yarder for WSU early in the fourth quarter.

Anderson added a 29-yard touchdown run for a 31-10 lead

Bartolone caught a touchdown pass from Tuel midway through the fourth quarter to complete the scoring.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CAL
WSU
1st Downs2523
Total Yards507420
Passing189384
Rushing31836
Penalties8-915-30
3rd Down Conversions6-125-16
4th Down Conversions0-02-4
Turnovers22
Possession30:5929:01

Passing Leaders

CaliforniaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Maynard14/231898.212
Washington StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tuel30/533206.020

Rushing Leaders

CaliforniaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson151127.5229
Maynard10787.8114
Washington StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brooks14040.0040
Caldwell4246.009

Receiving Leaders

CaliforniaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Allen1116615.1169
Harper199.009
Washington StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Myers810813.5036
Wilson48721.8040

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCALWSU
TD05:55Keenan Allen 69 Yd Pass From Zach Maynard (Vincenzo D'Amato Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERCALWSU
FG10:14Andrew Furney 20 Yd 73
TD06:35C.J. Anderson 4 Yd Run (Vincenzo D'Amato Kick) 143
THIRD QUARTERCALWSU
TD10:58Zach Maynard 1 Yd Run (Vincenzo D'Amato Kick) 213
TD06:42Brett Bartolone 8 Yd Pass From Jeff Tuel (Andrew Furney Kick) 2110
FG02:02Vincenzo D'Amato 52 Yd 2410
FOURTH QUARTERCALWSU
TD10:27C.J. Anderson 29 Yd Run (Vincenzo D'Amato Kick) 3110
TD07:09Brett Bartolone 6 Yd Pass From Jeff Tuel (Andrew Furney Kick) 3117