LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Mark Sanchez threw two touchdown passes Saturday to lead sixth-ranked Southern Cal to a 17-3 win over 22nd-ranked California.
Sanchez threw for 238 yards on 18-of-29 attempts, while Patrick Turner and Ronald Johnson each caught a touchdown pass for USC (8-1, 6-1 Pac-10), which moved closer to capturing an unprecedented seventh consecutive Pac-10 championship.
Since losing to Oregon State in late September, the Trojans have posted six straight wins, outscoring their opponents 231-23 during that stretch.
Giorgio Tavecchio gave the Bears their only score with a first-quarter field goal.
Nate Longshore was 11-of-15 for 79 yards before being replaced in the second half by Kevin Riley, who completed only four passes on 16 attempts for 59 yards with an interception for the Bears (6-3, 4-2).