Washington State beats California 44-22Washington State wide receiver Vince Mayle (1) catches a touchdown pass against California defensive back Isaac Lapite (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Connor Halliday threw for 521 yards and three touchdowns and Washington State used its highest scoring conference game in 10 years to snap an eight-game skid against California with a 44-22 victory Saturday.
Vince Mayle caught two TD passes and Teondray Caldwell, Jeremiah Laufasa and Marcus Mason also scored touchdowns for the Cougars (4-2, 2-1 Pac-12), who last beat the Golden Bears (1-4, 0-2) in 2002.
Freshman Jared Goff threw for 489 yards and two touchdowns for his third 400-yard passing game already this season and Chris Harper had 13 catches for 216 yards and a score. But it wasn't enough to give coach Sonny Dykes his first win against an FBS opponent in a disappointing debut season with the Bears.
Cal's only win this season is against lower-division Portland State and the Bears current nine-game losing streak to FBS opponents since beating Washington State Oct. 13, 2012, is the longest of any team in a BCS conference.