BERKELEY (AP) — As soon as Nelson Agholor raced through the California punt coverage unit for a touchdown the first time Southern California touched the ball, he knew the Trojans would have a shot at another return touchdown.
They got two more, in fact, on a record-tying day by the USC special teams.
Agholor had two of USC’s three punt returns for touchdowns and Javorius Allen scored three times on seven touches to help the Trojans beat California for the 10th straight time, 62-28 on Saturday.
“The best thing about getting that first return is it gave the rest of the guys confidence that they know they could block the same way,” Agholor said. “They knew we were going to return another one. That’s how I felt. We returned one and they were like, ‘Let’s do it again.’ Everybody wants to do it.”
The Trojans had far too much speed for the Golden Bears (1-9, 0-7) to handle as Allen scored on runs of 43 and 79 yards and a 57-yard screen pass from Cody Kessler to extend USC’s dominance over Cal.
uNO. 17 FRESNO STATE BEATS WYOMING 48-10: LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Fresno State failed to score in the first quarter for the first time this season. Then the Bulldogs more than made up for it the rest of the game.
Derek Carr threw for 366 yards and four touchdowns, Josh Quezada rushed for 105 yards and a score, and No. 17 Fresno State scored 48 unanswered points in beating Wyoming 48-10 Saturday night.
Fresno State (9-0, 6-0 Mountain West) is one of six undefeated Top 25 teams. The Bulldogs, seeking a coveted BCS bowl, are joined by No. 22 Northern Illinois as the only ranked and unbeaten teams not in the Top 5 where Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State and Baylor reside.
Carr completed 33 of 46 passes with no interceptions before being pulled for the night with 9:45 left and the game well in hand. He has gone 229 pass attempts without an interception.
Fresno State has gained more than 500 yards in seven games and at least 600 four times this season.
uSAN DIEGO ST COMEBACK BEATS SAN JOSE ST 34-30: SAN JOSE (AP) — San Diego State used a 22-point fourth quarter to score a come-from-behind, 34-30 win over San Jose State Saturday night.
Trailing 23-12 going into the final period, the Aztecs got a 34-yard touchdown run from Donnel Pumphrey and a two-point conversion pass from Quinn Kaehler to Dylan Denso to cut the lead San Jose State lead to three, 23-20.
The Spartans (5-4, 4-2 Mountain West) countered quickly. David Fales fired a 12-yard pass to Tim Crawley to push the lead to 10, 30-20.
Adam Roberts bulled in from the 1 and Adam Muerma scored his second touchdown of the game on a 12-yard run to give the Aztecs (5-4, 4-1 Mountain West) the win.
uCAL POLY DOMINATES SACRAMENTO ST. FOR A 42-7 WIN: SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) — Chris Brown completed just 6 of 10 passes but four were for touchdowns as Cal Poly dominated Sacramento State 42-7 Saturday night.
The Mustangs (5-5, 4-2 Big Sky) rolled up 424 yards on the ground as Sacramento State (4-6, 3-3) had no answers. Akaninyene Umoh finished with 129 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries while Kristaan Ivory added 118 on 11. Brown also pitched in 57 yards on 16 carries.