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Arizona holds off California in double overtime

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Arizona running back Zach Green couldn't bring himself to watch California's two-point conversion attempt in overtime and instead stared at his helmet.

Tight end Bryce Wolma tried to look away, too, but forced himself to take a peek - just in time to see freshman linebacker Colin Schooler's game-saving deflection.

''I was looking at the scoreboard throughout overtime when we were on defense,'' said Wolma, whose touchdown moments earlier put the Wildcats ahead. ''The very last played I turned. I'm like, `I have to watch this.' I'm glad I did.''

Quarterback Khalil Tate ran for 137 yards and a touchdown and passed for two more, including a 22-yarder to Wolma in the second overtime, and Arizona held on to beat California 45-44 on Saturday night.

The two teams combined for 984 yards of offense but it was Schooler's defensive play that made the difference.

Green scored the Wildcats touchdown in the first overtime and had a 3-yard run to open the second extra period before Tate scrambled in the backfield to avoid a sack and found Wolma open near the goal line for the game-winner.

California answered with Vic Enwere's 1-yard touchdown run but came up short on the two-point conversion try when Schooler knocked away Ross Bowers' pass intended for Jordan Duncan near the back of the end zone.

''We felt like the overtime two-point was that our best chance to win,'' Cal coach Justin Wilcox said. ''It was my call. We were playing to win the game and that's what I felt like was the best.''

That the Bears went for two instead of trying to force a third overtime rankled some of the Wildcats defenders.

''We took it kind of personally how they thought that they could go for two when they didn't need to,'' Schooler said. ''Luckily they didn't get it.''

Bowers completed 29 of 49 throws for 301 yards and two touchdowns, one in the first overtime, but was intercepted twice.

The Wildcats (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) wasted leads of 21-7 and 28-14 before holding off the Bears (4-4, 1-4).

That bodes well for coach Rich Rodriguez's team, which is heading into the meaty portion of its schedule. Arizona next plays No. 15 Washington State in Tucson followed by a road game at No. 11 Southern California on Nov. 4.

''The difference at the end just came down to making plays,'' Rodriguez said. ''They had a good play called. We just had a freshman step up and make a big play.''

Tate continued to give Arizona's offense a lift. The Wildcats sophomore quarterback has rushed for 694 yards and passed for 468 in three games since replacing Brandon Dawkins.

Arizona outrushed California 345-172, a big chunk coming on Tate's 76-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The Wildcats did so despite losing running back J.J. Taylor to an ejection in the first half.

California tied the game in the fourth on Patrick Laird's 8-yard touchdown run with 5:07 remaining in regulation. The two teams then exchanged field goals before Arizona missed a chance to win in regulation when Tate's deep throw was intercepted by Ashtyn Davis at the California 1.

TAMING TATE

Like Colorado and UCLA before them, the Bears tried loading the box in order to limit Tate's scrambling. While he easily eclipsed the 150-yard mark for the third consecutive game, Tate's rushing yards were his fewest since taking over at quarterback.

''They didn't like just all of a sudden Cal started loading the box up or bringing safeties down fast,'' Rodriguez said. ''(Defenses) have been doing this for 2-3 weeks now.''

MEMORIES

Before Saturday, Arizona last played California in 2014 when the Wildcats won on a Hail Mary pass as time expired.

''Coming here I was aware of (that) Hail Mary pass,'' Tate said. ''Being in this game kind of made it seem like it's something that Cal and Arizona is destined to do.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Arizona: This was a big win for Rodriguez's team. The Wildcats had two players ejected and lost linebacker Tony Fields to an injury in the fourth quarter but hung on for the win. They did it after twice blowing 14-point leads. With the next two games coming against ranked opponents, Arizona has a chance to prove its worth in the Pac-12.

California: The Bears put up a gutsy effort but couldn't carry over the momentum from their first win over a Top 10 team since 2003. The loss definitely stings, especially because Cal's defense was coming off its best game of the season. The offense had four scoring drives of 11 plays or longer that helped make up for the issues on defense, but it wasn't enough.

UP NEXT

Arizona: Returns to Tucson to host No. 15 Washington State on Oct. 28. The Wildcats have dropped two straight and three of four to the Cougars.

California: The Bears play three of their final four regular season games on the road, beginning at Colorado on Oct. 28.

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Scoring Summary
2nd Overtime
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion
3-R.Bowers incomplete. Intended for 9-K.Noa.
plays
yds
pos
45
44
Touchdown
23-V.Enwere runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
7
plays
25
yds
pos
45
44
Point After TD
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
45
38
Touchdown
14-K.Tate complete to 81-B.Wolma. 81-B.Wolma runs 22 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
25
yds
pos
44
38
Overtime
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
38
38
Touchdown
34-Z.Green runs 25 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
50
yds
pos
37
38
Point After TD
9-M.Anderson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
31
38
Touchdown
3-R.Bowers complete to 9-K.Noa. 9-K.Noa runs 13 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
25
yds
pos
31
37
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:46
9-M.Anderson 52 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
38
yds
03:16
pos
31
31
Field Goal 5:11
30-J.Pollack 36 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
63
yds
05:19
pos
31
28
Point After TD 10:36
9-M.Anderson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
28
Touchdown 10:36
28-P.Laird runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
95
yds
03:07
pos
28
27
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:42
9-M.Anderson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
21
Touchdown 2:42
3-R.Bowers runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
71
yds
04:41
pos
28
20
Point After TD 7:32
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
14
Touchdown 7:32
14-K.Tate complete to 6-S.Brown. 6-S.Brown runs 56 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
71
yds
01:28
pos
27
14
Point After TD 9:00
9-M.Anderson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
14
Touchdown 9:00
3-R.Bowers complete to 99-M.McMorris. 99-M.McMorris runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
84
yds
05:54
pos
21
13
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 11:20
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
7
Touchdown 11:20
34-Z.Green runs 13 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
89
yds
02:21
pos
20
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:22
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 3:22
14-K.Tate runs 76 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
80
yds
00:37
pos
13
7
Point After TD 7:32
30-J.Pollack extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 7:32
21-J.Taylor runs 30 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
75
yds
01:19
pos
6
7
Point After TD 8:51
9-M.Anderson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 8:51
28-P.Laird runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
71
yds
04:25
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 24 31
Rushing 15 9
Passing 7 17
Penalty 2 5
3rd Down Conv 4-10 13-19
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-1
Total Net Yards 511 466
Total Plays 61 96
Avg Gain 8.4 4.9
Net Yards Rushing 345 172
Rush Attempts 46 47
Avg Rush Yards 7.5 3.7
Net Yards Passing 166 294
Comp. - Att. 10-15 29-49
Yards Per Pass 11.1 6.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 1-7
Penalties - Yards 8-88 7-58
Touchdowns 6 6
Rushing TDs 4 4
Passing TDs 2 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 2
Punts - Avg 3-33.7 3-32.3
Return Yards 39 126
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-10
Kickoffs - Returns 1-18 4-85
Int. - Returns 2-21 1-31
Kicking 7/8 6/6
Extra Points 6/6 5/5
Field Goals 1/2 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234 OT OT2T
Arizona 5-2 147737745
California 4-4 7014107644
166 PASS YDS 294
345 RUSH YDS 172
511 TOTAL YDS 466
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Tate 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 166 2 1 190.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72% 509 4 2 175.9
K. Tate 10/15 166 2 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Tate 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 137 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
56 780 7
K. Tate 17 137 1 76
Z. Green 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 130 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
47 266 5
Z. Green 20 130 2 25
J. Taylor 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 44 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
78 366 2
J. Taylor 4 44 1 30
T. Johnson 2 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 21 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 79 1
T. Johnson 1 21 0 21
B. Leon 38 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 67 1
B. Leon 2 8 0 4
N. Wilson 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
69 353 3
N. Wilson 2 5 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. Brown 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 57 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 336 3
S. Brown 2 57 1 56
B. Wolma 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 51 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 192 2
B. Wolma 3 51 1 22
T. Ellison 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 329 2
T. Ellison 3 28 0 13
S. Poindexter 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 88 0
S. Poindexter 1 25 0 25
J. Taylor 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 17 1
J. Taylor 1 5 0 5
Defense T-A SACK INT
L. Bruno 60 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Bruno 1-0 0.0 0
C. Schooler 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
C. Schooler 1-0 0.0 0
F. Connolly 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
F. Connolly 1-0 1.0 0
J. Wallace 3 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
J. Wallace 0-0 0.0 1
L. Burns 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
L. Burns 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Pollack 30 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 6/6
SEASON FG XP
8/12 36/38
J. Pollack 1/2 36 6/6 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Glatting 16 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 33.7 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
19 36.5 0
J. Glatting 3 33.7 0 35
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Johnson 2 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 18.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 26.3 18 0
T. Johnson 1 18.0 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Bowers 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.2% 301 2 2 116.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.3% 1997 12 10 116.9
R. Bowers 29/49 301 2 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
P. Laird 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
28 130 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
93 530 6
P. Laird 28 130 2 18
V. Enwere 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 29 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
86 304 4
V. Enwere 13 29 1 8
R. Bowers 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 11 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
44 -106 2
R. Bowers 5 11 1 11
M. McMorris 99 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 6 0
M. McMorris 1 2 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
V. Wharton III 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 96 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
39 552 3
V. Wharton III 8 96 0 36
K. Noa 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 79 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
36 547 2
K. Noa 6 79 1 19
P. Laird 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 42 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
26 191 1
P. Laird 5 42 0 15
B. Singleton 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 32 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 107 0
B. Singleton 3 32 0 13
J. Duncan 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 72 1
J. Duncan 1 18 0 18
M. McMorris 99 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 40 1
M. McMorris 2 17 1 9
J. Veasy 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 236 3
J. Veasy 2 10 0 7
Z. Echols 4 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 15 0
Z. Echols 2 7 0 6
G. Reinwald 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 104 0
G. Reinwald 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Davis 27 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
A. Davis 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Anderson 9 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 5/5
SEASON FG XP
11/16 26/27
M. Anderson 1/1 52 5/5 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Klumph 42 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 32.3 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
35 42.0 0
D. Klumph 3 32.3 0 38
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Davis 27 S
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 27.7 44 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
29 21.7 44 0
A. Davis 3 27.7 44 0
F. Hale 34 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
F. Hale 1 2.0 2 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
V. Wharton III 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 8.5 10 0
V. Wharton III 1 10.0 10 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARIZ 25 1:37 4 9 Punt
8:51 ARIZ 25 1:19 5 75 TD
3:59 ARIZ 20 0:37 2 80 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:54 ARIZ 50 1:40 6 0 Punt
13:41 ARIZ 31 2:21 7 69 TD
4:40 ARIZ 20 4:37 10 54 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:00 ARIZ 29 1:28 4 71 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:42 ARIZ 25 2:25 8 21 Punt
10:30 ARIZ 18 5:19 10 63 FG
1:41 ARIZ 25 0:58 6 7 INT
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
CAL 25 3 50 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:16 CAL 34 4:25 12 66 TD
7:32 CAL 25 3:26 8 33 Punt
3:22 CAL 25 1:18 4 25 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:46 CAL 25 0:58 3 7 Punt
11:13 CAL 18 6:27 17 75 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 CAL 21 5:54 14 79 TD
7:23 CAL 44 4:41 14 56 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:43 CAL 20 3:07 13 80 TD
5:02 CAL 27 3:16 7 38 FG
0:26 CAL 32 0:17 3 5 Punt
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
ARIZ 25 5 25 TD
2OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
ARIZ 25 7 25 Game