Cal (19-0, 3-0) remains at the top of the College Premier Division's Pacific Conference standings after a 44-14 win over Central Washington University on Saturday.
The Bears met the Wildcats on hostile turf in Ellensburg, Wash. after securing a fifth consecutive World Cup from the University of British Columbia on Thursday.
Coach Jack Clark seeded his starting line-up with a number of reserves in the CWU match, in particular freshman fullback Jake Anderson and sophomore outside center Jared Braun. Both underclassmen touched down a pair of tries, adding to those scored by freshman scrumhalf Paul Bosco, sophomore wing Josh Tucker and junior eight man Danny Barrett.
Junior flyhalf Alex Aronson successfully booted three of seven conversions.
In Week 4 of the College Premier Division, the Bears are 3-0, matching the win/loss record of second-place St Mary's. Cal's 231-point CPD score differential puts the Bears well ahead of the Gaels who've amassed a 132-point edge over their opponents. Overall, Cal's hung 1,227 points on its rivals and ceded only 90 this year.
In other Pacific Conference action this weekend, St Mary's shut out Claremont 44-0, San Diego State upset Cal Poly SLO 38-22 and UCLA got by winless UC Davis 14-5.
College Premier Division - Pacific Conference (Week 4)
St Mary's 3-0
Central Washington 2-1
San Diego State 2-2
Cal Poly SLO 1-2
UC Davis 0-3
Next up for the Bears is a trip down south for CPD contests against UCLA and Claremont Apr. 2-3.