Corvallis, OR- California Golden Bears took out their frustrations on Oregon State Beavers only allowing on scoring drive for the game.
Cal senior running back Patrick Laird led a scoring barrage with three touchdowns defeating the Beavers 49-7 for their first road win in PAC-12 in three seasons.
“It was emotional,” Laird said. “I think that team meeting is going to be an important part of the season.”
The Beavers had to rely on backup quarterback Jack Colletto after Conner Blount went down late in the first half.
There was no stopping the Cal who amassed 539 total yards offensively with a balance attack.
Chase Garbers returned back as the starting quarterback just in time to throw for 234 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions connecting on 17/26 attempts.
“No (PAC-12) road wins in three years, that’s a long time,” Garbers said. “Checking off that box says a lot about this team.”
Garbers and Laired almost look like they were playing against air, as they dominated the Beavers.
“That was painful,” Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith said. “I don’t really know any other way to describe it.”
Artavis Pierce try to help his team get the running game established buy was only able to gain 44 yards on 13 attempts. While Laird on the ground rushed for 193 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
Cal team on both side of the ball just look fresher and faster all game long, sealing the deal with a pick six for 54 yards by Josh Drayden.
Cal defense also stepped up hold the PAC-12 No 1 rushing team to only 95 yards and one touchdown which was a quarterback sneak.
“We knew there would be a challenge there,” Wilcox said. “I thought our guys really showed up and responded.”
The Beavers will travel to Folsom Field to face the Colorado Buffaloes who are looking to bounce back in the win column.