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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Final: California 23, Oregon State 6

By Ted Miller

California has decided to not be fancy. And it's working.

The Bears whipped Oregon State 23-6 with a conservative plan, and they are now bowl eligible after sitting out the postseason last season.

Isi Sofele rushed for a career-high 190 yards and one touchdown, and the Bears defense yielded just 270 yards -- 27 yards rushing -- to the woeful beavers.

It was the Bears' third win in four games and it snapped a four-game losing streak to the Beavers.

On the downside for Cal: 15 penalties for 130 yards.

Cal improved to 6-4 overall and 3-4 in the Pac-12. It's at Stanford next weekend in the annual Big Game.

Oregon State fell to 2-8 and 2-5. It plays host to Washington.