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Cal blown out by Utah in the first half

Time for an all-defense battle.

WASHINGTON ST V UTAH Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images

The California Golden Bears travel to Rice-Eccles Stadium to face the Utah Utes for possibly the toughest game in the second half of 2019 against a spooooky defensive unit in front of a black-out crowd.

1st quarter

Cal forces a quick three-and-out on a nine-yard drive by Utah, with Evan Weaver stuffing Zack Moss on a 3rd and short.

Spencer Brasch and the Cal offense managed to pick up two first downs, but then a penalty pushed the Bears back to first and 15. The Bears could not complete some short passes and were forced to punt.

Cal managed to pin Utah deep at their own 1, but a major throw by Tyler Huntley to Brant Kuithe got the Utes out of their end zone, then a broken play a few plays later had Huntley find an open Zack Moss scampering 69 yards into the red zone. Moss punched it in to give Utah the lead.

Cal made it to close to midfield before punting again. Utah then moved it down the field for a 90 yard touchdown drive to go up 14-0.

After Brasch took a huge sack to end Cal’s next drive and force a three-and-out, Utah responded with a 13 yard, 72 play, 6 minute drive to put the Bears in a nearly impossible hole.

The same thing happened on the next drive. Cal three-and-out, long Utah touchdown drive.