Recap: California vs. Colorado
Berkeley, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jared Goff threw for 449 yards and seven touchdowns as the California Golden Bears edged the Colorado Buffaloes, 59-56, in a double overtime Pac-12 Conference clash at Memorial Stadium.
Goff connected on 23-of-41 pass attempts and was intercepted once for the Golden Bears (3-1, 1-1 Pac-12). Stephen Anderson finished with 136 yards receiving and a touchdown, while Kenny Lawler added 59 yards and two touchdowns on three grabs.
As for the Buffaloes (2-3, 0-2), Sefo Liufau threw for 449 yards and seven touchdowns as well as an interception, while completing a program record 46 pass attempts. Nelson Spruce contributed 176 yards receiving and three touchdowns on a school-record 19 receptions.
The Buffaloes jumped out to a 14-0 lead following two touchdown passes from Liufau. First he hit Sean Irwin from 22 yards out and then he connected with George Frazier from two yards out.
California cut the lead to 14-7 when Goff threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Lucus Gingold two minutes later.
Liufau connected with D.D. Goodson for a two-yard touchdown toss, which gave Colorado a 21-7 lead with 1:35 left to play in the first quarter.
Goff answered with a 92-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Lasco, cutting the lead to 21-14 with 10:02 left in the second quarter.
Frazier capped off a 10-play, 68-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run to extend the California lead to 28-14 at intermission.
The Golden Bears scored on their first two drives of the second half. First, Goff hooked up with Lawler for a 26-yard touchdown pass and Khalfani Muhammad ran into the end zone from 10 yards out to tie the score at 28-28.
Goff gave California their first lead, 35-28, with a five-yard touchdown pass to Lawler with just under five minutes to play in the third quarter.
Liufau answered back with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Spruce late in the third quarter to tie the game at 35-35.
The scoring slowed in the fourth quarter until, with 3:23 left to play in the game, Liufau connected with Spruce on a six-yard touchdown pass to give Colorado a 42-35 lead.
The Golden Bears would strike back with two touchdowns in 27 seconds. First, Goff threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Anderson. The second was to Chris Harper from 40 yards out, which gave California a 49-42 lead with 2:29 left to play.
Liufau would answer, throwing a 30-yard touchdown pass to Bryce Bobo with 21 seconds remaining to even the score and send the game to overtime.
Goff connected with Bryce Treggs from 25 yards out to give California a 56-49 lead on the first over time possession.
Colorado responded when Liufau threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Spruce, forcing a second overtime.
In the second extra period, Colorado got the ball first and drove to the 1- yard line, but failed to score in four tries. California then won the game on a 34-yard field goal from James Langford.
With the win California snapped a 15-game Pac-12 losing streak.Game Notes