October 23, 2011 in Sports

Golden Bears collect first Pac-12 win of season

Associated Press
 

Zach Maynard threw for one touchdown and ran for another and California’s defense completely shut down Utah’s offense in San Francisco to help the Golden Bears get their first Pac-12 win of the season, 34-10 over the Utes on Saturday.

Isi Sofele ran for 84 yards and a score, Keenan Allen caught a TD pass and Josh Hill returned an interception 32 yards for a score as the Bears (4-3, 1-3) controlled the game.

Jon Hays threw three interceptions and lost a fumble and Utah (3-4, 0-4) had just 57 yards of offense in the first three quarters as the rough introduction to the new conference continues.

The Utes and fellow Pac-12 newcomer Colorado are the only teams in the conference without a Pac-12 win. Utah has lost its first four conference games for the first time since 2002, when it resided in the Mountain West.

Oregon 45, Colorado 2: Playing without Darron Thomas and LaMichael James, the No. 9 Ducks (6-1, 4-0) bulldozed the injury-riddled Buffaloes (1-7, 0-4) in Boulder, Colo.

The Ducks lost none of their quick-strike scoring ability without their injured quarterback and running back. Thomas was out with a knee injury and James missed his second straight game while recovering from a dislocated elbow.

With Bryan Bennett under center and Kenjon Barner at tailback, the Ducks used four drives that averaged 1:36 each to build a 29-0 lead after one quarter.

Barner reeled off touchdown runs of 4 and 84 yards and Bennett found running back De’Anthony Thomas for a 14-yard TD and tight end David Paulson from 31 yards out.

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