Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
Jahvid Best is no longer a throw-in for the Heisman Trophy race.
He scored all five of California's touchdowns in the Bears 35-21 win at Minnesota, rushing for 131 yards on 26 carries.
He did most of his damage -- almost all, in fact -- in the first half, but it's hard to argue with five touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter to break a 21-21 deadlock.
The Bears ended a four-game losing streak on the road.
Next week, they can start a road winning streak -- they head to Oregon for a critical Pac-10 showdown.