Cal-USC Game Notes
Michael Mohamed recorded his second sack of the season in the first quarter, to stop a USC drive in Cal territory, while Cameron Jordan recorded his fourth sack of the season on the last play of the first half. Tyson Alualu had a sack in the third quarter for the Bears as well - just the 12th sack given up by USC this season.
Giorgio Tavecchio connected on a 35-yard field goal in the second quarter to tie the game at 3-3 ... he has hit 6 of his last 7 field goal attempts. Cal's drive for the score covered 63 yards in 12 plays and took 8:10 off the clock. It was just the 10th drive of 50 or more yards allowed by USC this season.
In addition to Cal's 63-yard drive for the field goal, the Bears marched 69 yards on their first drive of the second half (drive ended with a USC interception on a tipped pass).
In the first half, not only did Cal have an 8:10 drive, they held on to the ball for 18:03 total in the first half.
Ta'ufo'ou had a career-long 21-yard rush in the third quarter to extend a drive.