With today’s 49-17 victory by Oregon State over California, the Golden Bears now lead the all-time series, 34-32. The Beavers have won five of the last six meetings, with the only Cal win being a 23-6 victory at AT&T Park in San Francisco in 2011. Cal has not defeated the Beavers at Memorial Stadium since 1997.
Jared Goff completed 21 of 31 passes for 220 yards and an interception. Zach Kline replaced Goff in the third quarter and completed 11 of 16 passes for 71 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Chris Harper led Cal in receiving with seven catches for 93 yards. One of Harper’s catches was good for 45 yards from Goff.
Darren Ervin scored his first career touchdown on a seven-yard pass from Kline. It was Kline’s second passing touchdown of the season. Ervin was Cal’s leading rusher on the night with 11 carries for 40 yards, both career highs.
Khalfani Muhammad garnered a personal-best 52-yard kick return in the third quarter. Entering the contest tied for fourth in the conference in kick returns, Muhammad had five returns for 148 yards.
In the fourth quarter, Kline secured his second touchdown pass of the night, third of his career, to Jacob Wark. The touchdown reception was the first TD in Wark’s career.
Cameron Walker paced the Bears in tackles, picking up a personal best for the second straight week. Walker tallied nine takedowns against the Beavers after totaling eight last week at UCLA. Walker also notched two pass breakups.
Puka Lopa picked up his first career forced fumble, second career sack and fourth career pass breakup – first of this season. Lopa’s forced fumble was recovered by Michael Lowe, his second career fumble recovery.
Viliami Moala notched his first career sack in the second quarter, and Chad Whitener notched his first career fumble recovery in the fourth quarter.
Vincenzo D’Amato was good on a 22-yd field goal in the first quarter, ending the night going 1-for-2. He is now 13-for-15 on the season.
Brian Farley made his first start in his first appearance at right tackle.
Tonight’s attendance was 44,671.