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BERKELEY - California conducted an hour-and-a-half scrimmage during its training camp workout at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday as the Golden Bears ran through a series of potential game situations during the session.
All five touchdowns in the scrimmage were scored on passes by either Kevin Riley was (8-16, 134 yards, 2 TDs) or Brock Mansion (14-21, 132 yards, 3 TDs). Riley found Jarrett Spikes for a 30-yard score and hit Jeremy Ross from 15 yards out. Mansion hooked up with Covaughn DeBoskie-Johnson on a 13-yarder that was the first score of the scrimmage and capped an 11-play, 80-yard drive that was the longest of the day. Mansion later hooked up with Will Kapp from 19 yards away and Charles Satchell with a 20-yard scoring strike.
Cal's quarterbacks, which also included Beau Sweeney (4-8, 35 yards), completed passes to a total of 14 different receivers that were led by Isi Sofele with four receptions (19 yards) and Anthony Miller's 31 yards receiving on a pair of catches. On the ground, the team's top ball carriers were DeBoskie-Johnson (9-38) and Dasarte Yarnway (10-36).
Defensively, Charles Johnson had a game-high eight tackles and Robert Mullins collected six. The Bears recorded five sacks with newcomer Austin Clark's sack and a half leading the way. Others to record single sacks were both Charles and Brett Johnson, Solomona Aigamaua and Jesse Brooks with Deandre Coleman assisting on Clark's half-sack.
"Today's scrimmage is what you would typically see," said head coach Jeff Tedford. "We played a lot of young guys today to get them some scrimmage time. This is a chance to see some of these guys and evaluate what they can do."
Cal is in the midst of its 2009 training camp that continues through August 29 with that day's practice followed by Fan Appreciation Day at Memorial Stadium from noon-2 p.m. All practices are closed to the public.
The Bears begin their 2009 campaign with a nationally televised ESPN2 contest against Maryland at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 5 (7 p.m.). Cal fans are encouraged to participate in a Blue Out in the season-opener. The best way to show your support is to pick up the CalBears.com/Blueout.
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