Bernard rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns, and caught eight passes for 53 yards in Oregon State’s 31-28 upset of No. 2 California at Berkeley last Saturday. His 1-yard touchdown lunge in the final quarter on fourth-and-goal put the Beavers ahead to stay as the team improved to 4-3 for the season.
Bernard now has 3,400 career rushing yards, third at OSU all-time and 14th in Pac-10 history. He needs 225 yards to catch former Beaver Steven Jackson, who is 10th all-time in the conference. Bernard in on pace to finish the regular season with 1,289 rushing yards which would give him the sixth-highest overall total in league history with 3,937.
This is the first time this year an Oregon State player and the first time in Bernard's career that he has been named a conference Player of the Week. Linebacker Alan Darlin and kicker/punter Alexis Serna were also nominated for the honor on defense and special teams, respectively.