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Golden Bears fight off Illinois

The No.15 California Golden Bears scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter and defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini 35-20 on Saturday.

The Golden Bears were listed as 7-point favorites at home and made good on covering the spread. The combined score of 55 points fell just UNDER the posted over/under (55.5).

Justin Forsett ran for 193 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries for California, while quarterback Joseph Ayoob threw for 131 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Tim Brasic completed 20-of-36 passes for 222 yards and carried the ball 18 times for 28 yards and a touchdown for Illinois in the loss.