Brown's 197 Rushing Yards Leads Cal Past UC Davis 27-13

Bears win despite 4 turnovers

Will Darkins
August 31, 2019 - 9:50 pm

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Christopher Brown Jr. rushed for a career-high 197 yards and a touchdown in his first start, and California overcame a sloppy first half and beat UC Davis 27-13 on Saturday.

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Chase Garbers shrugged off two turnovers and completed 16 of 28 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns, both to Kekoa Crawford. Greg Thomas kicked a pair of field goals, including a career-best 47-yarder, as the Golden Bears won their third consecutive opener under coach Justin Wilcox.

California won despite four turnovers including a fumble by Ashtyn Davis on the opening kickoff. That set up a short touchdown run by Ulonzo Gilliam Jr. and the Aggies went up 10-0 on a field goal by Max O'Rourke before the Bears rallied.

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