By the time the California Golden Bears and the Arizona St. Sun Devils kicked off on Friday evening, the Sun Devils had already lost out on a chance to win the Pac-12 South division. As a result of the Colorado Buffaloes defeating the Utah Utes, the UCLA Bruins captured the title and a spot on the Pac-12 championship game.
Even if Utah had won, the Sun Devils wouldn't have still been in the race on Saturday because they fell to Cal, 47-38. Cal junior running back C.J. Anderson had two rushing touchdowns and a 64-yard touchdown reception to dominate the game. Isi Sofele had 145 yards on 21 carries to lead the rushing attack. Giorgio Tavecchio kicked four field goals for the Bears.