Derrick Hill had the first forced fumble of his career and the first fumble recovery of his career. As he chose to recover that ball in the end zone, Hill also just scored the first touchdown of his career.
Cal down by just two, 15-13 with just over nine minutes left in the third quarter.
Actually, this is the fourth game that Oregon has trailed this season. They previously trailed Tennessee 6-3, Stanford 21-3, and USC 10-8.They trail Cal 7-0 in the second quarter.
Shane Vereens' five consecutive rushes put Cal in the end zone and gave the Bears a 7-0lead. Vereen took a second-down hand-off 31 yards to start the drive (his 4th longest rush of the season). He followed with a 9 yarder, two fours, and a one-yard jump into theend zone for Cal's 7-0 first quarter lead.
Keenan Allen ran a kickoff back 98 yards for what seemed to be a score. An illegal block in the back sent it back to the 44-yard line, still giving Allen a 61-yard return, the longest kickoff return of the season for the Bears (previous best was 41 by Sofele at USC).
The illegal block in the back penalty was the first flag thrown against Cal in the game.
Cal settled for three points with the possession capped by a 26-yard Tavecchio field goal.
Chris Conte just blocked the ASU punt, recovered the fumble, and then ran the ball in for a touchdown. It is the first time since 2008 that Cal has returned a blocked punt for a touchdown.
Cal's up 40-3.
Shane Vereen takes the direct snap in for a five-yard TD run. It capped a 51-yard, 6-play drive to open the second half. The Bears now lead this one 33-3.
FYI: The Bears record (under Tedford) when they score 30 or more points is 54-5.
The rains seem to be making an impact as the slippery pigskin just evaded several players (both Sun Devils and Bears) on the ensuing kickoff, before ASU finally landed on it on the three.
Cal starts the first half with a 26-3 advantage.
Marvin Jones has 101 receiving yards in the first half. It was the third 100-yard receiving game of his career.
Riley logged his 50th career TD.
Unfortunately, the second half is going to be starting just as the rain is beginning to fall. It held off for the entire first half.
Ball is on the tee. Allen and Sofele are back to receive. Here we go...
Marvin Jones pulled in a career-long 52 yard touchdown reception to put the Bears up 23-3.
It was not the longest Riley-to-Jones of the season. That was a 62-yard pass play against Colorado.
The catch was Jones' 10th TD reception of his career.
Keenan Allen grabbed a four-yard Riley toss to put the Bears up 16-3. The extra point was blocked by the Sun Devils, snapping a string of 26-straight extra points converted by Tavecchio.
Allen's grab was his team-leading fifth touchdown reception of the year.
The scoring opportunity was set up by a 32-yard pass from Riley to Jeremy Ross, the longest reception play of the season for Ross.
Shane Vereen rushed eight yards into the end zone to give the Bears their first lead of the game, 10-3 with 2:05 left in the first quarter. It was Vereen's ninth touchdown of the season. He came into the game fourth in the nation in scoring (12.0 points per game), which also ties him for first place in the Pac-10.
The drive was set up by a 28-yard punt return by Jeremy Ross. Ross came into the game 17th in the nation in punt return average (12.2 yards per return).
A 40-yard field goal from Giorgio Tavecchio ties the game 3-3. 40-yards ties Tavecchio's longest FG of the season.
The table was set by a 39-yard kickoff return by freshman receiver Keenan Allen. It was the second longest return of the season for the Bears and Allen's longest to date.