September 26, 2014
Colorado wide receiver Nelson Spruce, right, pulls in pass for touchdown as Hawaii defensive back Dee Maggitt covers during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
David Zalubowski

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Giving up five fourth-quarter touchdowns, squandering an 18-point lead and losing on a last-second desperation heave could leave a long-term hangover for many teams.

For a California team that has lost 15 straight Pac-12 games after last week's collapse at Arizona, the loss lingered only for a short time as the players decided to take the positives out of three strong quarters rather than dwell on a rough fourth.

The Golden Bears (2-1, 0-1) hope that confidence transfers over to their conference home opener on Saturday against Colorado (2-2, 0-1).

Cal has not won a conference game since winning at Washington State on Oct. 13, 2012.

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