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Pac-10: Cal gets some revenge against Maryland

The Golden Bears, evening the score for a shocking early-season loss to the Terrapins last year, roll to a 52-13 victory at Berkeley.

September 06, 2009|Associated Press

Jahvid Best and his California teammates were wide awake from the start of their rematch against Maryland.

Best ran 73 yards for one of his two first-quarter touchdowns and the 12th-ranked Golden Bears opened their season by avenging a September loss to the Terrapins last year with a 52-13 victory Saturday night at Berkeley.

Kevin Riley added a career-high four touchdown passes for the Bears, who jumped on top, 45-6, in a drastic turnabout from last year's meeting won by Maryland 35-27.

That game was played in East Coast humidity with a noon start and the Cal players looked half asleep at the start, falling behind 21-3 early in the second quarter and never recovering.

No. 11 Louisiana State 31, Washington 23: Jordan Jefferson threw three touchdown passes to help the Tigers overcome a slow start and hand the Huskies their 15th consecutive loss in Coach Steve Sarkisian's debut.

Jefferson's third touchdown pass, six yards to a wide-open Brandon LaFell with 1:54 left, sealed it for the Tigers, though Jake Locker threw a touchdown pass to Kavario Middleton on the final play.

The Huskies are one loss from tying Oregon State's Pac-10 record for consecutive losses.

Stanford 39, at Washington State 13: Freshman quarterback Andrew Luck made an impressive debut, passing for 193 yards, and Toby Gerhart and Chris Owusu each scored two touchdowns as the Cardinal opened with a conference win.

Stanford took control early in the second quarter and led, 22-3, at halftime.

at Arizona State 50, Idaho State 3: Mike Nixon returned one of his three interceptions for a touchdown and blocked a punt to lead the Sun Devils.

The senior linebacker became the first Sun Devil with three interceptions in a game in 20 years, and Thomas Weber tied an Arizona State record with five field goals, all inside of 30 yards.

at Arizona 19, Central Michigan 6: Nic Grigsby ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, Alex Zendejas Jr. matched a school record with four field goals and the Wildcats won a game that delayed 43 minutes by lightning.

at Oregon State 34, Portland State 7: Jacquizz Rodgers, last year's Pac-10 offensive player of the year, ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns and his older brother James caught two passes for 95 yards and a touchdown for the Beavers. The brothers combined for 253 yards of offense.

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