In yet another manifestation of the old saw about upsets coming early in tournament play, California's Golden Bear ruggers were knocked out of the CRC 7s championship by a determined Utah squad.
It's the second consecutive defeat of the Bears at the hands of the Utes in CRC championship play. Last year, Utah edged Cal 26-31 in a sudden death final match.
The Utes came out swinging. It took just two minutes for scrumhalf Don Pati to dot down his first try of the day. Blake Miller's conversion put the Utes ahead 7-0, taking away the momentum that usually falls
The Utes opened the second frame as determined as the they did the first. Don Pati nabbed his second try in the eighth minute. A conversion tipped the balance 21-0 to
The Bears leave this year's CRC with a 3-1 record, having amassed 93 total points and conceding 28.