November 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) C.J. Spencer threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another as UC Davis controlled from the outset to beat Sacramento State 35-21 on Saturday night.

Spencer's 13-yard run put UC Davis (2-9, 2-6 Big Sky Conference) up 7-0 halfway through the first quarter.

In the second, Spencer threw 8- and 3-yard scoring passes to Atlas Smith and Manusamoa Luuga for a 21-0 intermission lead.

Sacramento State (2-9, 1-7) battled to cut the lead to 21-14 when Nate Ketteringham threw 7 yards to Shane Harrison, and Tyler Meeter returned a punt blocked by teammate Garrett Steele 43 yards to score.

But Spencer responded to orchestrate a five-play, 95-yard drive in a little more than two minutes. He completed passes of 31, 23, 22 and his 18-yard touchdown pass to Nehemiah Winston made it 28-14, effectively ending the Hornets' threat.

Ketteringham finished with 296 yards passing and two touchdowns.

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