California football recap: Bears beat UC Davis in opener

Cal overcame a terrible start in which it was minus-15 yards on its first two possessions to beat UC Davis 34-13 in the Bears’ season opener Saturday afternoon in Berkeley.

The star of the game was freshman running back Jayden Ott, who was a non-starter but finished with 104 yards rushing and 26 yards receiving and a touchdown catch in his college debut.

Jack Plummer started the game 0-for-3 with interceptions, but finished 23-for-35 for 268 yards, three touchdowns, one interception and a 152.6 passer rating in his first game as Cal’s quarterback.

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