Terrapins Drop Opener to Golden Bears

Sept. 6, 2009

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BERKELEY, Calif.-- Da'Rel Scott ran for 90 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, while Chris Turner threw for 167 yards as No. 12 California beat Maryland, 52-13, in the season opener for both teams.

Scott went 39 yards for the Terrapins' touchdown with 7:29 remaining in the third quarter.

Turner went 17-for-30 passing in making his 13th consecutive start at quarterback for Maryland.

Adrian Cannon led the Terrapins with five catches for 30 yards.

California's offense was led by Heisman Trophy candidate Jahvid Best, who had 137 yards rushing on 10 carries and a pair of touchdowns. His first, a 73-yard scamper, came with 9:54 left in the first quarter.

Following a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, Best added a 2-yard score to put the Bears up 14-0.

Nick Ferrara, a true freshman who won the kicking job for Maryland, hit a pair of field goals to bring the Terps within 14-6 with 12:28 left in the first half.

The Bears scored 17 unanswered points, including a pair of touchdown passes from Kevin Riley, to take 31-6 halftime lead.

Riley hit on his third TD pass of the night with 9:53 left in the third quarter to build the Cal lead to 45-6 before Scott's touchdown for the Terrapins.