BERKELEY, Calif. -- Kevin Riley threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns in just more than a half of work, Jeff Tedford became California`s winningest coach in the modern era and the Golden Bears beat UC Davis 52-3 on Saturday for a sixth win their last seven season openers.

Shane Vereen ran for two scores and caught a touchdown pass, all in the first half. Freshman Keenan Allen ran 18 yards for a second-quarter touchdown, then caught a 48-yard TD pass from Riley to start Cal`s second-half scoring.

"He made some big plays. He can do almost anything, I think. He`s a great athlete," Tedford said. "I would assume he`s going to be able to compete on any stage. He`s kind of unflappable. I don`t think he`s caught up on the big stage at all. He has a lot of confidence in his ability, but he`s very low key about it."

As excited as everybody is about Allen`s potential, it gets a lot harder from here. Colorado comes to town next Saturday.

"He`s going to make plays, but you`ve got to think we`re going to be playing better competition and it`s not going to be as easy," Riley said. "You can tell he`s a football player. We had good moments and bad moments. We`d like to be more consistent on some things."

Marvin Jones made a 13-yard TD reception for Cal, which jumped out to a big lead early to avoid becoming an upset victim by the Aggies, the way Stanford did five years ago during Davis` last visit to a Pac-10 school.

California 52, UC Davis 3

UC Davis 0 0 3 0-- 3

California 7 28 14 3--52

First Quarter

Cal -- Vereen 23 pass from Riley (Tavecchio kick), 4:11.

Second Quarter

Cal -- Jones 13 pass from Riley (Tavecchio kick), 14:26.

Cal -- Allen 18 run (Tavecchio kick), 12:34.

Cal -- Vereen 7 run (Tavecchio kick), 2:13.

Cal -- Vereen 7 run (Tavecchio kick), 1:20.

Third Quarter

Cal -- Allen 48 pass from Riley (Tavecchio kick), 13:42.

UCDa -- FG Kelley 43, 10:24.

Cal -- Sweeney 4 run (Tavecchio kick), :13.

Fourth Quarter

Cal -- FG Tavecchio 23, 1:37.

A -- 58,040.

UCDa Cal

First downs 4 26

Rushes-yards 19-14 47-230

Passing 67 287

Comp-Att-Int 9-25-0 20-28-0

Return Yards 3 55

Punts-Avg. 10-40.6 3-49.0

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1

Penalties-Yards 2-14 4-30

Time of Possession 21:34 38:26

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING -- UC Davis, Cutshaw 2-9, Reese 9-8, Tucker 3-4, Rogers 1-3, Wright 3-(minus 3), Heyworth 1-(minus 7). California, Vereen 14-67, Sofele 9-52, Allen 3-38, Sweeney 6-34, Yarnway 5-22, DeBoskie-Johnson 7-21, Mansion 1-0, Kapp 1-(minus 1), Riley 1-(minus 3).

PASSING -- UC Davis, Wright 8-22-0-57, Heyworth 1-3-0-10. California, Riley 14-20-0-258, Sweeney 6-8-0-29.

RECEIVING -- UC Davis, Reese 3-15, Rogers 2-24, Soto 2-10, Sentance 1-15, Creadick 1-3. California, Jones 5-81, Allen 4-120, Vereen 2-28, Ross 2-18, Stevens 1-11, Aigamaua 1-7, Miller 1-7, J.Tyndall 1-6, Wark 1-5, DeBoskie-Johnson 1-4, Edmond 1-0.