BERKELEY, California (Ticker) -- Joe Igber scored on a four-yard run early in the fourth quarter, giving California a 17-12 Pac-10 Conference victory over UCLA.
Igber rushed for 55 yards on 20 carries. His TD snapped a 10-10 tie with 12:08 remaining.
California's defense dominated throughout, holding UCLA (4-3, 1-2 Pac-10) to just 228 total yards and only 29 on the ground. The Golden Bears blanked the Bruins over the final 26 minutes until conceding a safety on the game's final play.
The Golden Bears (5-3, 2-2), who finished just 1-10 a year ago, are gunning for a winning season in Jeff Tedford's first year as coach. California rebounded from last week's 30-28 setback to Southern California.
Kyle Boller completed just 13-of-30 passes for 133 yards but tossed a 24-yard TD strike to Tom Swoboda to give the Golden Bears a 10-3 lead with 10:01 left in the second period.
UCLA tied it four minutes into the second half on Tyler Ebell's 11-yard TD run.
Cory Paus completed just 10-of-15 passes for 129 yards for the Bruins before suffering a fractured right ankle early in the third quarter. Ebell rushed for 102 yards on 28 carries.
The Bruins were coming off a 31-30 defeat to Oregon.
California avenged a 56-17 loss last year and cut UCLA's lead in the all-time series to 46-26-1. Boller did not play in last season's contest due to a sore back.