Gallery: UCLA football defeats California in home opener

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By Tanmay Shankar

Nov. 15th, 2020, 10:40p.m.

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(Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Per Pac-12 regulations amid the ongoing pandemic, the 2020 season’s home opener against California was played in a Rose Bowl devoid of fans.

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(Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin senior staff)

In another departure from the norm, kickoff was scheduled for an unprecedentedly early 9 a.m.

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Redshirt freshman quarterback Chase Griffin warms up on the field before the game. Griffin played the first snap of his college career late in the fourth quarter to accrue a single rushing yard.

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UCLA players warm up in the morning light before kickoff. California played its first game of the 2020-2021 season against UCLA.

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Redshirt sophomore running back Kazmeir Allen gets tackled by California safety Daniel Scott while in possession of the ball. Allen logged 2 catches for 32 receiving yards, a career high.

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Junior quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson tries to get the ball off before getting sacked by California inside linebacker Evan Tattersall. The throw was intercepted by California cornerback Camryn Bynum.

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Thompson-Robinson celebrates with redshirt freshman wide receiver Charles Njoku after connecting for a 27-yard touchdown. Njoku’s touchdown was the first of his college career.

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California quarterback Chase Garbers runs the ball while being pursued by the Bruins’ defense. The resulting touchdown was the only one scored by the Golden Bears.

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Redshirt senior running back Demetric Felton rushes the ball, fending off California safety Craig Woodson.

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Redshirt sophomore tight end Greg Dulcich holds onto the ball under attack from the Golden Bears’ defense. Dulcich clocked 80 yards over 3 receptions, a game high.

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Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Kyle Philips celebrates with sophomore tight end Mike Martinez after completing a 5-yard touchdown pass at the end of the second quarter.

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Felton posted a game-high 107 rushing yards over 25 carries.

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Graduate running back Brittain Brown breaks free from the Golden Bears’ defense to complete a 31-yard run to the end zone.

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Brown celebrates his first touchdown as a Bruin and the last scoring play of the game with his teammates.

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Thompson-Robinson clocked 248 total yards against the Golden Bears, with a pass completion rate of 53.8%.

 

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Players from both teams gather on the field at the end of the game. The Bruins last beat the Golden Bears on the road in 2018.

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