The Oregon State Beavers have not won a conference game since they upset No.6 Arizona State in 2015. If they continue to play like they did here against Cal in the first half, that losing streak could end tonight.
The Beavers have looked good on both sides of ball, with the defense impressing early. The OSU defense held Cal to just 25-yards on its first two drive, forcing two punts.
Cal’s most promising drive came early in the second quarter when they drove all the way down the field and were looking at first and goal from inside the five-yard line. However, the OSU defense held strong and kept Cal out of the end zone. The Beavers blocked the ensuing field goal, but it had just enough juice to bounce off and over the crossbar.
Outside of that score for Cal, it was all Oregon State. That is, until Darell Garretson threw a pick-six with under a minute left in the half. The mistake, one of the few the Beavers made, gave Cal life and cut the lead to just seven points heading into the locker room.
Halftime Score: Beavers 17 – Golden Bears 10
Darell Garretson: 6-12, 52 yards, 0 touchdowns, & 1 interception
Ryan Nall: 10 attempts, 72 yards and 1 touchdown
Darell Garretson: 3 attempts, 34 yards and 1 touchdown
Victor Bolden: 3 rec, 27 yards
Seth Collins: 2 rec, 17 yards
Davis Webb: 10-18, 36 yards, touchdown, & 1 interception
Khalfani Muhammad: 7 attempts, 42 yards
Brandon Singleton: 2 rec, 14 yards