Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
MINNEAPOLIS -- California star running back Jahvid Best has taken over this game, with plenty of help from his offensive line.
The Bears have dominated the line of scrimmage, piling up 274 offensive yards in the first half. Despite spying Best on every play, Minnesota has had no answer for the Heisman Trophy candidate, who already has become the first 100-yard rusher in TCF Bank Stadium history. It doesn't help that the Gophers once again have no semblance of a rushing game (56 yards so far).
Best has capitalized on every Minnesota mistake, whether it's a missed tackle in the backfield or failing to fill a gap on a run up the middle. The Gophers have no one who can catch the Bears junior, who is building his Heisman campaign today.
The only good news for Minnesota is star wide receiver Eric Decker didn't miss a single play after taking a shot on his touchdown grab.
Cal is outgaining Minnesota 274-83 with 2:24 left in the half.