The Oregon State Beavers started out strong but allowed a late touchdown in the first quarter on Saturday to give the Cal Golden Bears a 7-3 heading into the game's second period. Oregon State begins the second quarter with possession.
The Beavers capitalized on the first drive of the game. Malcolm Agnew and Markus Wheaton kept the chains moving as Oregon State marched down the field, and kicker Trevor Romaine capped off the drive with a 32-yard field goal to give the Beavers an early lead.
The Beavers defense made a stamp on the game on the following possession after the Golden Bears received the ball. Lance Mitchell intercepted Golden Bears quarterback Zach Maynard to the Beavers 39-yard line for 11 yards, but the Beavers offense could not piece together a sustained drive and instead had to punt.
Maynard countered his early interception with a touchdown pass with just over a minute left. Maynard found Michael Calvin for a 19-yard score to put the Golden Bears up 7-3 by the end of the period.