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California holds off Oregon in double overtime

BERKELEY, California – Oregon and California were expected to play one of the more high-scoring games in recent college football history.

They didn’t disappoint, although it took a little overtime.

California defeated Oregon 52-49 in double overtime in a game that had a Las Vegas over-under total of 89.5 points, reported to be a sports book record.

Both teams scored touchdowns in the first overtime.

In the second OT, Cal (4-3, 2-2 Pac-12) scored on a field goal by Matt Anderson. Oregon’s Justin Herbert was intercepted by Jordan Kunaszky on a second-down pass.

Oregon (2-5, 0-4) trailed through the first three quarters before taking a 35-34 lead early in the fourth quarter on a 6-yard pass from Herbert to Charles Nelson.

Cal answered with a touchdown and two-point conversion for a 42-35 lead. The touchdown came on a 14-yard pass from Davis Webb to Tre Watson. Oregon tied the score at 42 in regulation on a 42-yard pass from Herbert to Nelson with 3:15 remaining.

Cal’s Anderson missed a 41-yard field-goal attempt on the final play of the fourth quarter.