BERKELEY, California (Ticker) -- In trying to erase the memory of Tom Holmoe's last season, Jeff Tedford is conjuring memories of Holmoe's first.
Kyle Boller passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as California coasted to a 34-13 triumph over New Mexico State and its first 2-0 start in five years.
The former offensive coordinator at Oregon, Tedford took over at California after a 1-10 season. Decisive victories over Baylor and New Mexico State have the Golden Bears at 2-0 for the first time since 1997 - Holmoe's first season on the Berkeley campus.
Boller completed 19-of-32 passes for 180 yards, including a 15-yard scoring strike to Lashaun Ward just over two minutes into the game that put California ahead for good.
Boller also connected with tight end Tom Swoboda on a six-yard TD and gave the Golden Bears a 34-6 lead late in the fourth quarter when he scored on a one-yard keeper.
Joe Igber rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and Mark Jensen kicked a pair of 22-yard field goals for Cal, which has won two in a row at Memorial Stadium following an eight-game home losing streak.
New Mexico State (0-2) outgained California, 330 yards to 300, and held the ball for more than 34 minutes. But the Aggies fumbled twice and botched an onside kickoff to start the game.