Golden Bears win Las Vegas Bowl

Golden Bears win Las Vegas Bowl

Marshawn Lynch rushed for 195 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 24 carries Thursday night as the California Golden Bears defeated the BYU Cougars in the Las Vegas Bowl.

The Bears had been favored by 8.5-points in the game, but could not cover the spread. The combined score was OVER the night’s posted over/under total (59.5).

Bears’ quarterback Steve Levy completed 16-of-23 passes for 223 yards with two touchdowns. DeSean Jackson caught six passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

Joseph Beck completed 35-of-53 passes for 354 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Nathan Meikle hauled in 12 passes for 94 yards.