Nov. 12, 2011
BERKELEY - Saturday's win snapped Cal's four-game losing streak against Oregon State. The Golden Bears are 3-7 against the Beavers in the Jeff Tedford era. Cal holds a 34-30 lead in the all-time series that began in 1905. Including the win in the 2008 Emerald Bowl at AT&T Park, Tedford now claims an all-time record of 5-1 at AT&T Park.
With today's victory over the Beavers, Cal became bowl eligible for the eighth time in the last nine seasons.
Cal had three 90-plus-yard scoring drives in the game, including Cal's longest drive of the season (9:05, 16-96). They were Cal's fourth, fifth and sixth 90-plus-yard drives in 2011. The first two went for touchdowns and the third a field goal. On the night, Cal boasted a time of possession of 36:24 to Oregon State's 23:36.
Isi Sofele rushed for a career high in rushing yards in the second straight game, this time for 190 yards, including a career-high 56-yard run in the first quarter. He broke 1,000 yards on the season, becoming Cal's ninth 1,000-yard rusher in the past 10 years. He currently has 1,029 yards on the season. That 56-yard run was also Cal's longest run of the season, surpassing Will Kapp's 43-yard touchdown run last week. He also notched his eighth touchdown of the season and topped 100 yards for the fourth time in 2011.
This is the third time Cal has rushed for over 200 yards as a team this season, and for the second consecutive game. Last week, Cal rushed for 292 yards against Washington State along with tonight's 296. The last time the Bears ran for 200 yards in back-to-back games was in 2009 at UCLA (289) and vs. Washington State (309).
C.J. Anderson posted his career-best rushing total of 96 yards. He also notched his third career catch for a career-high 22 yards.
The six points allowed tonight were the fewest allowed by Cal all season.
Keenan Allen finished the night with three catches for 29 yards. Allen moved up on Cal's single-season top-10 lists in two categories - receptions (78, 3rd) and yards (1,103, 3rd). He also extended his streak of consecutive games with a catch to 21, all his games at Cal.
Marvin Jones extended his streak of games with at least one catch to 35 consecutive contests. Jones is Cal's active career leader in receptions (140), receiving yards (2,076) and receiving touchdowns (13). The 140 receptions rank eighth all-time in school history and the 2,076 receiving yards rank 10th all-time at Cal.
Zach Maynard completed 13 of his 19 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown pass to Michael Calvin. He also secured his third rushing touchdown of the season with one minute left in the second quarter.
D.J. Campbell garnered his second career interception on a deflected pass in the third quarter. His first INT came at Oregon.
Sean Cattouse picked up his second career fumble recovery in the fourth quarter. His other fumble recovery came at Washington.
With his field goal and two extra points, Giorgio Tavecchio has 227 career points that ranks eighth all time at Cal, surpassing Chuck Muncie (224). Tavecchio has been good on 13 of his 16 field goal attempts this season after going one-for-one on Saturday.
Bryan Anger booted a 54-yarder to give him 15 punts of 50 or more yards on the year and four of 60 or more yards, and he also placed his 16th and 17th punts inside the 20-yard line this season.
Trevor Guyton tied his season high with two tackles for loss in the first half. His efforts on the defensive line helped Cal hold the Beavers to just five yards rushing in the first half.
Today's game marked the final home game for the Bears' 21 seniors - Bryan Anger, Michael Calvin, D.J. Campbell, Sean Cattouse, Justin Cheadle, Ryan Davis, Coleman Edmond, Justin Gates, Trevor Guyton, D.J. Holt, Marvin Jones, Will Kapp, Mychal Kendricks, Brock Mansion, Anthony Miller, C.J. Moncrease Robert Mullins, Ernest Owusu, Mitchell Schwartz, Giorgio Tavecchio and John Tyndall.