California loses to Oregon State, 10-38, wins lost football season

Jeremiah Earby scored California’s only touchdown against Oregon State. (Courtesy of Cal Athletics)

The California Golden Bears (3-7, 1-6 Pac-12) suffered a loss in their 10-38 shellacking in Corvallis, Oregon against the football season Oregon State Beaver (7-3, 4-3 Pac-12) Saturday night.

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The last time California had a successful football season was 2019 when it went 8-5, including wins at Ole Miss, No. 14 Washington, Stanford and USC.

“It’s very difficult – I understand that – but the performance is unacceptable,” said California head coach Justin Wilcox at the post-game press conference. “We cannot accept that.”

The California offense failed to sustain meaningful trips and was a non-factor versus Oregon State.

In 23 minutes and 22 seconds of possession, the Golden Bears only amassed 160 yards of offense, including measly rushing yards overall.

The California star is running back Jaydn Ott only had eight rushes, enough to contribute just 20 rushing yards.

quarterback Jack Plummer managed to pass for 151 yards and went 22-for-34, including an interception.

After the game, coach Wilcox told reporters that he plans to seed Kai Mueller in the fourth quarter. However, the defense couldn’t hold the Beavers back to give the backup play caller a play chance.

“He [Millner] went into the next series and we didn’t stop them. In order to get the offensive onto the field, we have to stop it, ”explained Coach Wilcox, looking at the insult beavers. “We didn’t do that.”

California’s only touchdown came from a cornerback scoop-and-score Jeremiah Earby with 2:33 remaining in the second quarter. Earby returned the Oregon State fumble 33 yards to reduce the deficit to 7-21.

The Golden Bears’ other result was a 36-yard field goal from a backup kicker Michael Luckhorst. The first-year shoe brought the score to 10-31 with 12:30 remaining in play.

Luckhurst scored his first career field goal after first-string kicker Dario Longhetto missed a 48-yard field goal 8:21 in the third quarter.

California has now lost its sixth game in a row.

“We didn’t play the standard we set ourselves as a team. We didn’t train well enough. We didn’t play well enough,” commented coach Wilcox. “It’s just completely unacceptable. I don’t know what else to say.”

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