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Slovis’ 4 TD passes lead USC past California 41-17

Nov. 17, 2019 3:08 AM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The matchup between Southern California’s dynamic passing game and California’s stingy pass defense was a mismatch and so was the game between the Trojans and Golden Bears. Kedon Slovis had his third 400-yard passing game in the past four weeks and threw four touchdown...

USC’s passing game looking to test stingy Cal secondary

Nov. 15, 2019 4:09 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — For a team that has historically produced a bevy of talented, top-tier running backs, USC has had a lot of success this season throwing the ball. The Trojans have the second-most prolific passing game in the Pac-12, and freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis has had multiple touchdown...

Modster has 4 touchdowns in return, Cal holds off WSU 33-20

Nov. 10, 2019 12:10 AM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Devon Modster wasn't too impressed with the best game of his career. That it helped stop California's four-game losing streak was much more important to the Golden Bears quarterback. Modster passed for a career-high three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth in his first game back...

Cal's Evan Weaver wants more than individual honors

Nov. 8, 2019 2:58 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California linebacker Evan Weaver received word this week that he's among 12 semifinalists for the Dick Butkus award. That came after Weaver got invited to the Senior Bowl. It's the latest in a long line of honors for the Golden Bears defensive captain and emotional leader....

Around the Pac-12: Verdell turns heads among Pac-12 RBs

Oct. 29, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

In a lot of ways, CJ Verdell is like Oregon predecessor LaMichael James: What he lacks in size he makes up for with toughness and speed. The Ducks sophomore has emerged as a running back to watch with a record-setting performance against Washington State, joining Utah's Zack Moss and UCLA's Joshua Kelley among...

Moss sets more rushing records as No. 12 Utah routs Cal 35-0

Oct. 27, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — No one knew for sure if an ailing Tyler Huntley was going to play for No. 12 Utah until pregame warmups. Seeing the quarterback's determination inspired Zack Moss and the rest of the Utes to a record-setting performance Saturday night in their 35-0 rout of California. Huntley, who has...

No. 12 Utah's defense standing apart with elite play

Oct. 25, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — No. 12 Utah heads into its game against California on Saturday on a defensive roll. Utah has allowed just 10 points through its last 10 quarters of football and has outscored opponents 111-23 during the team's current three-game winning streak. It has allowed the Utes to stake a claim...

Oregon State blows lead, comes back to beat Cal 21-17

Oct. 19, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Having seen his team dominate California all game, Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith felt it was appropriate that linebacker Hamilcar Rashed Jr. put an emphatic stamp on the day with with a game-ending sack. It was the season-high ninth sack by Smith's defense and helped erase any...

California tries to get back on track against Oregon State

Oct. 18, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California safety Trey Turner III realizes time is running out for the up-and-down Golden Bears to make their mark in the Pac-12 this season. After starting the season 4-0, including road wins at Washington and Mississippi, Cal has stumbled in consecutive losses to Arizona State and...

Around the Pac-12: Injuries lead to shuffling QBs

Oct. 8, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

The nickname Conference of Quarterbacks has taken on a new meaning as injuries have led to a revolving door between starters and backups for many Pac-12 teams. From USC reaching down into its depth chart, to the absences of established veterans K.J. Costello at Stanford and Khalil Tate at Arizona, this has been a...