What they're saying...

What the media, players, and coaches are saying about Oregon State's 35-21 victory over California on Saturday.

Oregon State runs over Cal

A week ago, Cal football fans clutched their ticket stubs tightly, knowing they owned a valuable souvenir following the Bears' upset of USC.

After Cal's 35-21 loss to Oregon State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, those ticket stubs had a different value -- one Western Bacon Cheeseburger...Jay Heater, Contra Costa Times

Cal rallying cry: We're ready for bye week

Overwhelmed. Everywhere it turned Saturday, the Cal football team was overwhelmed by Oregon State.

Overwhelmed by Steven Jackson, who rushed 35 times for 227 yards (a 6.5-yard average) and scored three touchdowns, nearly a carbon copy of his 239-yard rushing, three-touchdown game against Cal a year ago...Dave Newhouse, Oakland Tribune

No surprise: Beavers defense shuts down Cal

The offense that many consider to be the most innovative in the Pacific-10 Conference had absolutely no surprises for Oregon State on Saturday in the Beavers' 35-21 victory over California.

Cutting edge? The Golden Bears were dulled by a defense that surrendered only 3.8 yards per play, 237 total yards and two first downs in 14 third-down opportunities...Brooks Hatch, Gazette Times

Road Runner

James Newson reached across the concrete barrier separating the field from the Memorial Stadium grandstand, slapping the outstretched hands of jubilant Beaver fans.

Richard Seigler followed, then Dwan Edwards, then the rest of the Beavers...Brooks Hatch, Gazette Times

Beavers make statement

When coach Mike Riley took over at Oregon State this year, he told Steven Jackson he would get the ball 30 to 35 times a game. Riley has kept his word.

Jackson rushed for 227 yards on 35 carries and scored three touchdowns as the Beavers defeated California on Saturday for the fifth straight time, 35-21...Janie McCauley, Associated Press

Jackson leads the climb

Two games into the Pac-10 Conference football season, the Beavers are looking down at the league standings, not up.

As young Steven Jackson rolled up California for another 200-yard rushing day, ever-steadying quarterback Derek Anderson shook off his 11th interception of the season and the Beaver defense shelved the Cal passing game, Oregon State parlayed a 35-21 dismantling of the Bears into a front-runner role...Bob Rodman, Register Guard

Cal's passing unbearable

For Cal, the numbers were grisly. For a coach who's built his reputation in the passing game, the numbers were almost unthinkable.

"I've never seen offensive numbers like we had today," second-year Cal coach Jeff Tedford said Saturday, after Oregon State's dominating 35-21 victory over the Golden Bears in Memorial Stadium...Ron Bellamy, Register Guard

Beavers a force to reckoned with in Pac-10

Fear the Beavers.

Fast and ferocious, a load on offense and a frightening force on defense, Oregon State insinuated itself into the Pac-10 Conference championship race with a 35-21 victory over California in Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon...Ron Bellamy, Register Guard

Jackson leads Beavers to win at Cal

California's Adimchinobe Echemandu put on an impressive show Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Oregon State's Steven Jackson was even better. The All-America tailback carried 35 times for 227 yards and two touchdowns to lead Oregon State to a 35-21 victory over California.

"Steven Jackson for the Heisman (Trophy)," said California cornerback Daymeion Hughes, who returned an interception 72 yards for a touchdown. "That's the best back we've seen all year, and we have played against some good ones."...Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune

Jackson earns Cal's vote for best running back

Another hit and run.

In broad daylight.

Oregon State tailback Steven Jackson's almost-criminal abuse of the California defense continued on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, where many in the crowd of 39,150 simply moaned or said, "Oh, no!" every time No. 34 got the ball...Paul Bunker, Oregonian

Beavers put foot to the floor

After their biggest victory of the half-over season, Oregon State players filled a Memorial Stadium tunnel with echoes of triumph.

"Woo-hoo!" yelled quarterback Derek Anderson, flush from his best game of the season and pounding the railing that led to the locker room. "Get on the bus, baby!"Rachael Bachman, Oregonian

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