The Bears worked their way into UNC territory but Matt Anderson could not convert the 45 yard field goal attempt. The offense missed the opportunity to go-ahead, and that resulted in UNC knocking in a go-ahead 39 yard field goal.
Ross Bowers also threw his first INT on a broken play. The Tar Heels then punched it in from 9 yards out on a option pitch to Michael Carter again.
The Cal offense sputtered. The Cal defense looked gassed.
But one targeting call and a 67 yard BOMB to Vic Wharton III from Ross Bowers, changed the momentum of the game back to Cal. UNC then marched down the field but was PICKED OFF BY DEVANTE DOWNS to end the half.
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