GAMEDAY College Football

California 42, Sacramento State 30

By JOSH DUBOW
AP Sports Writer

BERKELEY, Calif. - Chase Garbers threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns, Nikko Remiglio returned the second-half kickoff for a score and Cal beat Sacramento State 42-30 for its first win of the season.

"You never minimize a win," Wilcox said. "It's hard winning in college football, regardless of who you're playing. ... It's good to get a win. But we all know that we need to be much, much better."

The Golden Bears (1-2) had lost their first two games of the season to Nevada and TCU in tight contests but handled the FCS-level Hornets (1-2) to avoid their first 0-3 start in a full season since 2001. Cal also lost its first three games in last year's pandemic-abbreviated four-game slate.

Garbers led the Bears to TD drives on their first two possessions of the game on drives capped by 4-yard TD runs from Damien Moore.

Garbers got into the act himself when he connected on a 45-yard TD pass to Jeremiah Hunter late in the first half and a 12-yard touchdown to Trevon Clark in the third. He also ran for a 16-yard score in the fourth.

"Each and every week we have gotten better," Garbers said about Cal's offense. "We have taken steps forward. As the season goes on and weeks go on, we'll keep taking that next step."

Remiglio helped Cal take control when he took the opening kickoff of the second half back 99 yards for the score for Cal's longest kickoff return score since Trevor Davis' 100-yarder against Washington State in 2014.

Sacramento State mixed quarterbacks, using Asher O'Hara as a running option. O'Hara scored on two TD runs for the Hornets, while Jake Dunniway threw for 370 yards and two TDs as Cal struggled defensively.

"It wasn't great. It wasn't great," Wilcox said. "It was good enough to win and we always appreciate winning, but we need to be better than that."

California athletics press release


Scoring Summary
First Quarter SacCal
Cal TD 9:54 Damien Moore 4 yd run (Dario Longhetto kick) 0 7
Sac TD 5:35 Asher O'Hara 7 yd run (failed 2pt rush) 6 7
Cal TD 2:52 Damien Moore 4 yd run (Dario Longhetto kick) 6 14
Second Quarter SacCal
Cal TD 4:01 Jeremiah Hunter 45 yd pass from Chase Garbers (Dario Longhetto kick) 6 21
Third Quarter SacCal
Cal TD 14:47 Nikko Remigio 99 yd kick return (Dario Longhetto kick) 6 28
Sac TD 11:27 Asher O'Hara 2 yd run (Kyle Sentkowski kick) 13 28
Cal TD 8:54 Trevon Clark 12 yd pass from Chase Garbers (Dario Longhetto kick) 13 35
Sac TD 7:33 Marshel Martin 34 yd pass from Jake Dunniway (Kyle Sentkowski kick) 20 35
Fourth Quarter SacCal
Cal TD 12:50 Chase Garbers 16 yd run (Dario Longhetto kick) 20 42
Sac FG 9:32 Kyle Sentkowski 43 yd FG 23 42
Sac TD 1:28 Pierre Williams 9 yd pass from Jake Dunniway (Kyle Sentkowski kick) 30 42
Team Stats
  Sacramento State California
First downs 24 29
  Rushing 2 14
  Passing 18 13
  Penalty 4 2
3rd Down Efficiency 9-18, 50% 5-9, 56%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 22-59 33-246
Passing Yards 408 288
Return Yards 35 122
Completions-Attempts-Int 29-55-1 22-34-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Punts 4 2
Punts-Average 46.5 43.5
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 8-57 6-70
Time of Possession 30:14 29:31
Sacramento State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Dunniway 25 43 370 2 1
A. O'Hara 3 10 29 0 0
K. Bennett 1 1 9 0 0
L. Triplett 0 1 0 0 0
California Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Garbers 22 34 288 2 1
Sacramento State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. O'Hara 12 49 4.1 2
M. Fulcher 2 5 2.5 0
I. Gable 1 4 4.0 0
B. Perkinson 2 2 1.0 0
J. Dunniway 1 0 0.0 0
E. Dotson 4 -1 -0.3 0
California Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Moore 12 87 7.3 2
C. Garbers 4 68 17.0 1
C. Brooks 6 48 8.0 0
D. Brooks 5 39 7.8 0
M. Dancy 4 6 1.5 0
Sacramento State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
P. Williams 8 121 15.1 1
M. Martin 6 97 16.2 1
C. Miller 2 41 20.5 0
E. Dotson 5 32 6.4 0
B. Perkinson 2 32 16.0 0
P. Clayton 2 30 15.0 0
J. Gipson 1 26 26.0 0
D. Cotton 1 11 11.0 0
D. Gandy 1 9 9.0 0
A. O'Hara 1 9 9.0 0
California Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Hunter 5 78 15.6 1
T. Clark 4 70 17.5 1
J. Tonges 2 59 29.5 0
J. Baker 3 23 7.7 0
C. Brooks 3 23 7.7 0
M. Dancy 2 18 9.0 0
N. Remigio 1 18 18.0 0
M. Mangum 1 0 0.0
0
C. Moore 1 -1 -1.0 0
Sacramento State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Filer III 1 9
California Interceptions
Player Int Yards
D. Scott 1 0
Sacramento State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
S. Clark 4 186 46.5
California Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Sheahan 2 87 43.5
Sacramento State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Fulcher 1 0 0
California Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Sacramento State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Fulcher 1 26 26.0
California Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
N. Remigio 2 122 61.0
Sacramento State Missed FG
Player Length
K. Sentkowski 37
K. Sentkowski 20
California Missed FG
Player Length




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