McCaffrey helps No. 15 Stanford run past California 35-22

Nov 22, 2015 2:34 AM by Associated Press

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Christian McCaffrey ran around and through the California defense on a 49-yard touchdown catch and also scored on a 98-yard kickoff return to help No. 15 Stanford clinch a spot in the Pac-12 championship game by winning the Big Game 35-22 on Saturday night.

McCaffrey ran for 192 yards and gained a school-record 389 all-purpose yards in another highlight-reel performance that gave the Cardinal (9-2, 8-1, No. 11 CFP) their sixth straight win over the Golden Bears (6-5, 3-5).

Remound Wright ran for two short touchdowns and Bryce Love added a 48-yard scoring run for Stanford, which clinched the Pac-12 North with the win. The Cardinal will play the winner of next week's game between UCLA and Southern California for the Pac-12 title on Dec. 5 in Santa Clara.

But before that, the Cardinal host No. 5 Notre Dame next week in a game that could boost their playoff chances that looked dire after last week's loss to Oregon.

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