Cal stakes Idaho to 17-0 lead, rallies to avoid upset at home, 31-17

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Sam Jackson V scampered for a 27-yard touchdown to give California its first lead early in the second half as the Golden Bears rebounded from a sluggish start to beat Idaho 31-17, avoiding what would have been their first defeat to an FCS opponent. Cal fell behind 17-0 early but rallied with 31 straight points, dominating the second half behind a strong run game and a defense that pitched a shutout after halftime. Cal finished with 256 rushing yards to Idaho’s 108.

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