Fresno City College found itself in an early hole and couldn't recover.
American River — ranked No. 2 in Northern California — jumped to a 10-0 lead en route to a 31-7 victory over the No. 6 Rams in a Valley Conference football game Saturday in Sacramento.
Fresno City's offense never could get going, with the Rams (4-3, 1-1) picking up only first down through the first 19 minutes of the game.
The Beavers (7-0, 2-0) went into halftime with a 17-0 lead.
Fresno City scored its only touchdown off a fake field goal with 8:02 left in the third quarter.
Sequoias 46, Delta 45: Brian Alvarado caught a short pass and took it 46 yards for a touchdown with 7:31 remaining, and the No. 7 Giants held off the No. 19 Mustangs to snap a six-game Valley Conference losing streak.
COS quarterback Raul Alvarez finished 41 of 57 for 507 yards with three touchdowns and also ran for a score.
The completions, attempts and yards were all single-game records — breaking those set by Chris Mayabb in 2009 against Delta.
COS ran 106 offensive plays, another school record.
The Giants (6-1, 1-1) trailed 45-34 with 3:20 left in the third quarter before Torry Clayton scored on a 4-yard run.
Khary Livingston-Coleman picked up his fifth interception for the Giants.
Merced 43, Reedley 28: The Blue Devils (3-5, 1-1) outscored the Tigers 20-0 in the second quarter of a Golden Gate Conference game.
The Tigers' offense got things going in the third quarter with a pair of touchdowns, pulling within 34-21.
Reedley (1-6, 0-1) got within six points in the fourth quarter when Damien Strickland scored on a 36-yard pass from Trey Mitchell.
Merced picked up a safety and a touchdown to put the game away.
Siskiyous 31, West Hills 24: The eighth-ranked Eagles (6-2) pulled out a victory against the Falcons (1-6) in a nonconference game.