BERKELEY, Calif. -- California quarterback Zach Maynard tied a career high with four touchdown passes and also ran for a score as the Golden Bears upset No. 25 UCLA 43-17 Saturday. Cal intercepted UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley four times and forced six turnovers to beat the Bruins for the seventh straight time in Berkeley. Kameron Jackson had three picks for the Bears. Maynard completed 25 of 30 passes for 295 yards and one interception, which came on his first pass of the game. Tight end Richard Rodgers had career highs of seven catches for 129 yards and receiver Keenan Allen caught eight passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns. Cal snapped a three-game losing streak and beat a Football Bowl Subdivision team for the first time this year. Jackson's third interception, with 4:22 left in the game, sealed the win after the Bears took a 36-17 lead on Maynard's 1-yard run. Maynard opened the half with a 32-yard touchdown pass to electric sophomore running back Brendan Bigelow, and he also completed a 34-yard scoring pass to Allen in the third quarter. C.J. Anderson added a late 68-yard touchdown run for Cal. Cal took advantage of two second-quarter UCLA turnovers to take a 16-7 lead into halftime. UCLA freshman quarterback Brett Hundley threw a lateral that Devin Fuller couldn't handle, and Nick Forbes jumped on it for the Bears. Maynard converted that miscue into a touchdown by hitting Anderson on a quick slant for a 5-yard score and 10-7 lead. The Bears punted on their next drive, but UCLA's Steven Manfro muffed the punt and Cal's Jordan Rigsbee recovered at the Bruins' 34. Maynard later found Allen for an 8-yard touchdown pass. Vince D'Amata's PAT missed and Cal led 16-7 with 2:52 left in the half. UCLA's first points came off a Cal turnover. Andrew Abbott intercepted Maynard's first pass of the game at the Bears' 28-yard line. Seven plays later, Hundley passed to Cameron Marsh, a defensive end lined up in the backfield, for a 4-yard score and 7-0 lead. Cal followed with a 15-play drive and D'Amata kicked a 26-yard field goal. Cal survived a scare when Maynard was sacked and fumbled, but Anderson recovered. NOTES: The renovated California Memorial Stadium was rededicated during a halftime ceremony to honor all Californians who have lost their lives serving their country. The stadium was originally dedicated in 1923 to Californians who died in World War I. ... Marsh's touchdown was his first and came on his first career catch. He's the second UCLA defensive end with a touchdown catch this season, joining Datone Jones.
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By Jimmy Durkin, The Sports Xchange October 7, 2012 1:30 AM