Bears Come Up Short in Big Game

Chris Lewis threw for 390 yards and four touchdowns as 13th-ranked Stanford won its seventh straight Big Game, beating winless Bay Area rival Cal 35-28 on Saturday.

Even though Stanford racked up 568 total yards against one of the nation's poorest defenses, the game wasn't decided until Cal quarterback Kyle Boller's Hail Mary toss from midfield was batted down in the end zone as time expired.

Lewis was 20-of-38 passing, but also threw three interceptions -- one that was returned for a 16-yard score by Nnamdi Asomugha. Boller threw two interceptions and fumbled.

Stanford running back Kenneth Tolon ran for 82 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown. Cal was led by LaShaun Ward, who had five receptions for 86 yards, catching a 48-yard TD pass from Boller, who was 20-of-46 for 278 yards.

The Bears (0-10, 0-8 Pac-10) now have just one game remaining at Rutgers on Friday to try and avoid the school's first winless season since 1897. Stanford (7-2, 6-2) closes with a home game versus Notre Dame and a trip to San Jose State.

1234 FINAL
CAL 10378=28
STAN 71477=35

STAN-Powell 29-yd pass from Lewis (Biselli kick), 5:31 1st
CAL-Jensen 43-yd FG, 3:25 1st
CAL-Asomugha 16-yd interception return (Jensen kick), 3:01 1st
STAN-Tolon 29-yd run (Biselli kick), 13:34 2nd CAL-Jensen 30-yd FG, 7:14 2nd
STAN-Pierce 45-yd pass from Lewis (Biselli kick), 5:58 2nd
CAL-T.Williams 1-yd run (Jensen kick), 8:05 3rd
STAN-Powell 79-yd pass from Lewis (Biselli kick), 7:08 3rd
STAN-T.Johnson 31-yd pass from Lewis (Biselli kick), 14:24 4th
CAL-Ward 48-yd pass from Boller (Hunter pass from Sugarman), 13:01 4th



CAL - T.Williams 19-66, Boller 6-17, Sparks 1-(-1).
STAN - Tolon 12-82, Faust 10-42, Allen 13-25, Moore 4-21, Fasani 1-14, Lewis 5-(-6).
CAL - Boller 20-47-2-278.
STAN - Lewis 20-38-3-390, E.Johnson 0-1-0-0.
CAL - Arnold 8-90, Ward 5-86, Lyman 3-22, Fields 2-57, Hunter 1-17, T.Williams 1-6.
STAN - T.Johnson 6-84, Powell 5-152, Wells 4-48, Pierce 2-68, Naatjes 1-32, Tolon 1-5, Moore 1-1.
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