Good Cal is back. Bad Washington State is, too.
The confounding Bears, a week after getting poleaxed by UCLA, whipped Washington State 30-7, making the Cougars look like the 2008-09 vintage, instead of the improved crew that looked ready to save coach Paul Wulff's job.
Cal outgained the Cougars 411-252. Isi Sofele rushed for 138 of the Bears' 288 yards rushing.
California (5-4, 2-4) needs one win to become bowl eligible. It plays host to Oregon State on Saturday.
Washington State (3-6, 1-5) needs to win its final three games to become bowl eligible. It plays host to Arizona State on Saturday.