UCLA started the 3rd quarter with pretty good field position after another squib kick. But the Bruins couldn’t do anything with it and got stuffed on 4th and 1 at the Cal 46.
The Bears went to work almost immediately. Jared Goff found Kenny Lawler down the sidelines for a 49 yard catch, and Daniel Lasco plunged it in for a two yard score to cut the UCLA lead to 24-21.
UCLA took advantage of a huge kickoff return by Mossi Johnson to put the Bruins immediately in the red zone. But the Cal defense stepped up, forced a field goal, then stopped the Bruins on their next two drives.
The Bears then were able to patch together a drive thanks to a kick catch interference penalty, a few good connections between Bryce Treggs and Stephen Anderson, a Kenny Lawler pass interference penalty, and an amazing Trevor Davis touchdown grab that involved two UCLA penalties.
UCLA marched right back down the field though, took advantage of poor Cal tackling, and Brett Hundley walked into the end zone near the end of the 3rd quarter.
This is the biggest quarter of the season for the Bears.