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Pac-12 football: Arizona beats California, 33-28
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Berkeley, Calif. • California was so focused on containing Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey that the Golden Bears completely lost track of B.J. Denker.

The Wildcats' quarterback is a pretty decent threat on the ground as well.

Denker ran for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth, Carey went over 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season and Arizona beat California 33-28 on Saturday afternoon.

It's the fourth time this season that Denker has had multiple rushing touchdowns in a single game, enabling him to set a school record for quarterbacks with 11 overall.

"They didn't want Ka'Deem to have the ball," Denker said. "If we had a play called where I had to get him the ball, they wouldn't let him. I knew I was going to have to carry it some and take some shots."

Denker did just that.

A week after setting a school record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in one game, he managed just 44 yards on the ground but scored on runs of nine, one and 14 yards.

Arizona's third straight win improved the Wildcats to 6-2 (3-2 Pac-12) and makes them bowl eligible for the second time in two seasons under coach Rich Rodriguez.

Carey, the nation's leading rusher, topped the century mark for the 11th consecutive game with 152 yards on 32 carries.

Cal freshman quarterback Jared Goff passed for four touchdowns but was intercepted twice in the second half.

No. 17 UCLA 45, Colorado 23 • In Pasadena, Brett Hundley threw two touchdown passes and rushed for two more scores, Devin Fuller scored three touchdowns, and UCLA shook off back-to-back losses with a victory over Colorado.

Damien Thigpen also ran for a touchdown for the Bruins (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12), who rebounded from road defeats at Stanford and Oregon despite a sluggish start in their homecoming game.

Fuller caught a 76-yard TD pass for the Bruins' first score and added a rushing TD with 3:36 to play. Hundley passed for 273 yards and scored on runs of 11 and 1 yards. —

Standings

Conference All Games

W L PF PA W L PF PA

North

Oregon 5 0 261 108 8 0 445 135

Stanford 5 1 193 122 7 1 261 155

Oregon St. 4 2 222 157 6 3 335 250

Washington 2 3 148 159 5 3 276 189

Wash. St. 2 4 154 253 4 5 268 294

California 0 6 110 259 1 8 211 385

South

Ariz. St. 4 1 252 141 6 2 373 208

Arizona 3 2 156 141 6 2 287 167

UCLA 3 2 140 126 6 2 298 180

Southern Cal 3 2 136 120 6 3 228 168

Utah 1 4 129 160 4 4 249 206

Colorado 0 4 89 144 3 5 211 305

Thursdays's game

Arizona State 55, Washington State 21

Fridays's game

Southern Cal 31, Oregon St. 14

Saturday's games

Arizona 33, California 28

UCLA 45, Colorado 23

Denker accounts for four touchdowns in Wildcats' win.
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