The California Golden Bears had their home opener Saturday and it was a spectacular home opener. Cal started off the year with a week 1 win over Northwestern, tying their record from last season. They hoped to double their wins from 2013 and they did just that. Cal went on to dominate Sacramento State 55-14.
Cal's Jared Goff threw for an efficient 17 of 22 for 229 yards and 4 touchdowns. Kenny Lawler caught two touchdown passes form Goff -- including a leaping one-handed grab -- while Maurice Harris and Darius Powe also scored on touchdown receptions. Lawler had 3 catches for 34 yards in addition to the two touchdown grabs.
Daniel Lasco added a 50-yard scoring run as the Golden Bears raced to a 42-0 lead midway through the second quarter then coasted to its most lopsided win since beating Presbyterian 63-12 in 2011. He totaled with 94 rushing yards.
It's the first time Cal has opened with back-to-back victories since winning its first three games in 2011. Cal went 7-6 in the 2011 season. The Bears went 1-11 last year in coach Sonny Dykes' first season.
Sacramento State had their hands full coming into Berkeley to take on a resurging Golden Bears team. Cal held Sacramento State to -12 rushing yards by the end of the first half. Cal has a bye week coming up then will head to Arizona to take on the Wildcats on September 20th.