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UCLA 35, California 28

(AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

By JOE STIGLICH
Associated Press

BERKELEY, Calif. - Dorian Thompson-Robinson ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as No. 17 UCLA rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat California 35-28.

The Bruins (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12, No. 16 CFP) racked up 541 yards of offense, including 352 on the ground, and rebounded from a narrow defeat to USC the previous week that eliminated them from league title contention.

Thompson-Robinson passed for 189 yards and gained another 88 on the ground. Zach Charbonnet rushed for 119 yards and a score, and he converted a fourth-and-2 run in Cal territory late in the game that chewed up valuable time. TJ Harden added 89 yards rushing on 12 carries for the Bruins.

The Bears (4-8, 2-7) got a fourth-down stop that gave them the ball back trailing 35-28 with 1:58 remaining. But Jaydn Ott fumbled after a fourth-down reception that would have converted a first down, and Carl Jones Jr. recovered to ice the game for UCLA.

Cal's Jack Plummer threw for 294 yards and four touchdowns. Jeremiah Hunter had eight catches for 153 yards and two scores.

UCLA trailed 21-10 with 58 seconds left before halftime. But Thompson-Robinson led his team on a 75-yard drive that took 40 seconds, capping it with a 19-yard touchdown scramble that brought UCLA within 21-17 at the intermission.

UCLA scored on its first possession of the second half to take the lead. But Plummer hit Ott for an 8-yard touchdown that put Cal up 28-27 with 11:16 remaining.

Then Thompson-Robinson engineered a 73-yard scoring drive capped by Charbonnet's 5-yard touchdown. A 2-point conversion pass to Jake Bobo gave UCLA a 35-28 lead.

UCLA had 113 rushing yards in the first quarter alone and moved the ball at will. But Nicholas Barr-Mira missed a 33-yard field goal, and penalties forced the Bruins to settle for a field goal on another drive. They led 10-7 midway through the second quarter.

That gave Plummer time to find his rhythm. The transfer from Purdue threw three first-half touchdown passes, including two to Jeremiah Hunter, who beat one-on-one coverage for 38- and 22-yard scores.

THE TAKEAWAY

UCLA: The Bruins kept their poise and leaned on their ground game, ultimately wearing down an opponent that couldn't match up on paper.

California: The Bears had control of the game late in the first half, but allowing the Bruins to score quickly before halftime snatched away what momentum they had built.

November 25, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UCLACal
UCLA TD 7:04 Jake Bobo 5 yd pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (Nicholas Barr-Mira kick) 7 0
Cal TD 0:16 J.Michael Sturdivant 46 yd pass from Jack Plummer (Dario Longhetto kick) 7 7
Second Quarter UCLACal
UCLA FG 9:33 Nicholas Barr-Mira 23 yd FG 10 7
Cal TD 4:37 Jeremiah Hunter 38 yd pass from Jack Plummer (Dario Longhetto kick) 10 14
Cal TD 0:58 Jeremiah Hunter 22 yd pass from Jack Plummer (Dario Longhetto kick) 10 21
UCLA TD 0:18 Dorian Thompson-Robinson 19 yd run (Nicholas Barr-Mira kick) 17 21
Third Quarter UCLACal
UCLA TD 7:06 Dorian Thompson-Robinson 14 yd run (Nicholas Barr-Mira kick) 24 21
Fourth Quarter UCLACal
UCLA FG 14:01 Nicholas Barr-Mira 26 yd FG 27 21
Cal TD 11:16 Jaydn Ott 8 yd pass from Jack Plummer (Dario Longhetto kick) 27 28
UCLA TD 7:53 Zach Charbonnet 5 yd run (Jake Bobo 2pt pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson) 35 28
Team Stats
  UCLA California
First downs 33 15
  Rushing 23 2
  Passing 10 12
  Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Efficiency 7-17, 41% 3-10, 30%
4th down efficiency 2-3, 67% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 64-352 18-67
Passing Yards 189 294
Return Yards 67 85
Completions-Attempts-Int 21-30-0 24-34-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--9 0-0
Punts 3 5
Punts-Average 45.7 43.2
Fumbles Lost 1-0 3-2
Penalties - Yards 7-45 5-34
Time of Possession 36:50 23:10
UCLA Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Thompson-Robinson 21 30 189 1 0
California Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Plummer 24 34 294 4 0
UCLA Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
Z. Charbonnet 24 119 5.0 1
T. Harden 12 89 7.4 0
D. Thompson-Robinson 14 88 6.3 2
C. Yankoff 11 59 5.4 0
California Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Ott 13 55 4.2 0
D. Brooks 2 9 4.5 0
J. Plummer 1 2 2.0 0
J. Sirmon 1 2 2.0 0
UCLA Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Bobo 7 62 8.9 1
T. Mokiao-Atimalala 2 39 19.5 0
Z. Charbonnet 4 22 5.5 0
T. Harden 2 19 9.5 0
K. Brown 1 17 17.0 0
C. Yankoff 1 11 11.0 0
H. Habermehl 1 9 9.0 0
J. Norwood 1 6 6.0 0
L. Loya 1 4 4.0 0
K. Allen 1 0 0.0
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California Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Hunter 8 153 19.1 2
J. Sturdivant 5 70 14.0 1
J. Ott 8 51 6.4 1
M. Young 2 18 9.0 0
E. Mojarro 1 2 2.0 0
UCLA Interceptions
Player Int Yards
California Interceptions
Player Int Yards
UCLA Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
N. Barr-Mira 3 137 45.7
California Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Sheahan 5 216 43.2
UCLA Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
California Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Hunter 2 27 13.5
UCLA Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Allen 2 42 21.0
J. Marshall 1 25 25.0
California Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Hayes 3 58 19.3
UCLA Missed FG
Player Length
N. Barr-Mira 33
California Missed FG
Player Length




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