No swoon for California

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

California fans probably let out a sigh of relief with the Bears' fast start against Colorado State. Obviously, there's no post-Maryland swoon.

And talk about finding creative ways to score.

  • Blocked punt returned 30 yards for a touchdown by Bryant Nnabuife. 7-0

  • Brett Johnson, 43-yard interception return. 14-0

  • Kevin Riley 11-yard touchdown pass to Nyan Boateng. 21-0

  • Syd'Quan Thompson 73-yard punt return. 28-0.

And a shutout and four sacks from the defense (so far) is also encouraging.

Instead of being flat, the Bears are playing opportunistically, which means the Pac-10 appears on the cusp of notching its first win this season against the Mountain West Conference.

Against, er, five defeats.