BYU tops Cal 42-35, denying Bears bowl eligibility

Nov 29, 2014 8:41 PM

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Christian Stewart threw for 433 yards and five touchdowns, and BYU kept California from becoming bowl eligible with a 42-35 win over the Golden Bears on Saturday.

Stewart tossed a 38-yard TD pass to a wide-open Jordan Leslie with 2:39 remaining for the go-ahead score, setting off chants of "B-Y-U! B-Y-U!" at half-filled Memorial Stadium. The Cougars (8-4) stopped record-setting Cal quarterback Jared Goff one more time to finish the season with four straight victories.

Goff threw for 393 yards and four touchdowns, adding to his own school record for yards passing in a season and breaking Pat Barnes' mark of 31 TD passes in 1996. But he threw incomplete on four straight passes to the end zone as the Bears (5-7) ended the season with three losses in a row.

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