How they scored: Cal-San Diego State


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By Ted Lee
Posted Sep 12, 2015
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Jared Goff for 17-of-24 for 321 yards and three touchdowns as Cal raised its record to 2-0 with a resounding 35-7 win over San Diego State in front of 50,830 spectators at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
The Aztecs scored on their opening possession and frustrated the Cal defense with their running game.
But the Bears broke open the game with a 13-yard Goff to Maurice Harris pass with 11 seconds left in the first half and a 75-yard Goff to Trevor Davis touchdown to open the second half.
Daniel Lasco had 19 carries for 123 yards and one touchdown. 

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0 7 Brunskill – 29-yard pass from Smith, 11:14
8 plays, 71 yards, 3:46
Considering that San Diego State completed all of nine passes the previous week, it was a little bit of a surprise when Maxwell Smith went 4-of-4 for 58 yards on the opening possession. The expectation was that the Aztecs would try to wear away the Bears line with the ground game. The big shock was when on a 2nd-and-1 from the Cal 29 and the Bear defense expecting a short run, Smith found tight end Daniel Brunskill – who caught zero passes last week and only five passes in 23 games – all alone in the Cal secondary. He caught the pass and easily trotted into the end zone.

7 7 Powe – 4 yard pass from Goff, 12:22
8 plays, 78 yards, 2:27
On a 2nd-and-goal from the San Diego State 4, the Bears scored their first touchdown of the day when Jared Goff found Darius Powe, who was lined up in the right slot and ran a short slant. On that play, Kenny Lawler was lined up on the far right and ran straight up the field, while Anderson was lined up as a tight end on the right side ran to the outside. Goff threw a high pass that Powe could reach but was too high for the San Diego State defense to knock down. The big play on the drive was a 32-yard pass from Goff to Raymond Hudson on 2nd-and-10 from the San Diego State 34.
14 7 Harris – 13 yard pass from Goff, 0:11
3 plays, 65 yards, 0:52
After a Darius White interception, the Bears drove the length of the field on three plays without using a timeout. Starting from their 35 yard line, Goff threw completions of 28 yards to Bryce Treggs and 24 yards to Lawler. Facing a 1st-and-10 on the Aztec 13 with the clock running down, the Bears sensed that San Diego State was back on their heels. Goff then threw a left side slant to Maurice Harris who threaded his way to the end d zone for the touchdown.

21 7 Davis – 75-yard pass from Goff, 14:50
1 play, 75 yards, 0:10
On the first play following the kickoff, Cal had Davis and Harris lined up to the left and Anderson and Lawler lined up to the right. Davis ran a fly pattern down the field. Goff looked left by the sideline at Harris, pump-faked in his direction and threw downfield to Davis, who by then had cleared the Aztec defense. Davis caught the pass and easily scored.
28 7 Lasco – 3 yard run, 2:59
8 plays, 45 yards, 2:36
With this score, the Bears for all intents and purposes put the game beyond San Diego State's reach. On a 2nd-and-goal from the 3, Lasco took a handoff and ran behind the left side of the line. The big play of the drive was on a 4th-and-2 from the San Diego State 14, Vic Enwere took a handoff, looked like he was stopped but then dragged a pile of players from both teams several yards for a six-yard gain.

35 7 Enwere – 17 yard run, 8:07
6 plays, 73 yards, 2:06
This all-run drive was largely abetted by 30 yards of San Diego State penalties, both after the end of play for transgressions borne largely out of frustration. On a 1st-and-10 from the Aztec 17, Enwere took the handoff and didn't encounter much resistance from the San Diego State defense enroute to the end zone.
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