Cal vs. Oregon State: Bears try to play spoiler

After a season of Pac-12 struggles, Cal heads to Corvalis to play spoiler in what has been a productive season for the 7-2 Beavers

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End of Jeff Tedford era following blowout loss?

The Cal Golden Bears suffered a blowout loss against the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday, falling by a final score of 62-14.

The Golden Bears finished the 2012 season with a 3-9 record, losing their final five games by a combined 138 points. Cal let up 559 yards of total offense to the Beavers, who had eight positional players score a touchdown.

Following the defeat, head coach Jeff Tedford finds himself firmly on the hot seat. The Cal Golden Bears blog weighed in on the future of the long-tenured coach.

The conversation may start and end with Coach Tedford being relieved of his duties as Cal football coach after 11 years on the job. After Saturday night's performance -- or non-performance -- any other outcome would appear to be an upset.

No official decision has been made on Tedford's status, but it would appear he's a longshot to return to the sidelines for the Golden Bears in 2013.

Oregon State, meanwhile, will be looking to finish their season in style with a matchup against Oregon next week followed by a game versus Nicholls State.


Beavers score 5 TDs in first half to lead 35-7

No. 15 Oregon State is not happy. After going 6-0 to start the season, the Beavers have lost two of their last three games. Their most recent loss was to the giant-killing Stanford Cardinal in a very close 23-27 game. The Beavers have decided to take their aggression out on the California Bears by scoring five touchdowns to Cal's one. At the half, Oregon State leads 35-7.

The first quarter saw the two teams stay relatively neck-and-neck. Oregon State would strike first with quarterback Sean Mannion throwing a 11-yard pass to Markus Wheaton. Three minutes later, Cal answered with a nine-yard Isi Sofele rush into the endzone, tying the game at seven apiece. Oregon State responded two minutes later with Tyler Anderson running one yard for the TD. To end the first, the Beavers had a 14-7 lead and never looked back in the second.

Oregon State scored three straight touchdowns in the second quarter. The first TD came on a 48-yard Mannion pass to Brandin Cooks. A few minutes later, Connor Hamlett caught a 14-yard toss from Manion, scoring the second touchdown. The third and final touchdown came with 15 seconds remaining in the half. Once again, a touchdown was scored from the air attack. Micah Hattfield was the recipient of a 6-yard touchdown pass.

Of Oregon State's five touchdowns, four have been from passes. In total, the Beavers have 239 passing yards to Cal's 94. If Cal has any hope of coming back, the defense must stop the pass.


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