Los Angeles Teams

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Sonny Dykes on Cal's scheduling disadvantage vs USC: "We looked like a tired beat up football team and we were. I said it last week. It's a travesty whoever scheduled this game to schedule us back-to-back weekday games on six days rest to play a team on the road on an open day. I hope the Pac-12 doesn't do this again to another school. It's not right for the kids. It's not right for the players. They've had to miss a bunch of class. Everyone talks about student-athlete welfare and didn't put their money where their mouth is on that one."

Griffin shows off all the skills in Portland (0:53)
Postgame Breakdown of USC's 45-24 victory over California (1:39)
CP3, Griffin lead Clippers past Blazers (2:06)
USC quarterback Sam Darnold rates his performance as average despite 5 TD passes (1:11)
USC head coach Clay Helton proud of defense holding explosive Cal offense in check (0:55)
Carter's OT goal lifts Kings past Predators (0:27)

Cal keeps fighting in the fourth quarter

Davis Webb connects with Melquise Stovall in the end zone to cut USC's lead over the Golden Bears to 42-24.

CP3 drains big 3-pointer late (0:25)

Darnold makes it five touchdown passes

Sam Darnold's massive night continues as he throws his fifth TD, this one to Daniel Imatorbhebhe from 17 yards out to push the USC lead to 42-17 over Cal.

Darnold makes it five TDs as USC continues to roll (0:27)

Jones II increases USC's lead with rushing TD

This 37-yard score was the first rushing touchdown of the game for Ronald Jones II. He has 12 carries for 203 yards midway through the third quarter against Cal.


Webb scores Cal's second touchdown

Cal QB Davis Webb runs it in from a yard out to cut into USC's lead over the Golden Bears.

Harkless connects with Plumlee for alley-oop (0:20)
California head coach Sonny Dykes discusses his team's adjustments to make in the 2nd half (0:43)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC had 451 yards of offense in the first half against Cal. That's the most yards a Pac-12 team has registered in a half this season. The last time a Pac-12 team went for more: Cal vs Arizona State last year (458).

USC head coach Clay Helton discusses play of his redshirt freshman quarterback (0:33)

Darnold throws fourth TD pass of half

Sam Darnold hits Darreus Rogers from 20 yards out for Rogers' second touchdown catch of the night. The Trojans have a 28-10 lead over Cal at halftime.

Griffin rises up for huge block (0:18)

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

When USC's Ronald Jones has 8 carries for 149 yards (18.6 per carry), Cal's hope lies in forcing turnovers.


Cal strikes back quickly for first TD

After recovering a fumble in USC territory, Cal converts it into points three plays later when Davis Webb finds Tre Watson from 22 yards out to cut into USC's lead.