What they're saying...

What the media is saying about Oregon State's humiliating 49-7 loss to Cal on Oct. 2.

No rust after rest: Cal crushes Beavers
Rust certainly was a factor Saturday. Oregon State took a week off and had a miserable first half with six penalties, including three false starts, and only seven points on the board.

Meanwhile, Cal took three weeks off and had only three first-half penalties, including no false starts, and 28 points while firing on all cylinders...more from Dave Newhouse of the Oakland Tribune.


No. 10 Cal mops up Beavers; USC awaits
Early Saturday morning at the pregame meeting in the team hotel, Cal players were shown a clip of one play from last year's game against Oregon State.

It showed then-senior Vincent Strang being flattened by a cheap shot as he was looking up in the air to field a punt in the Bears' 35-21 loss to the Beavers...more from Bruce Adams of the San Franciso Chronicle.


Cal gets some revenge
Moments after they had watched Cal humiliate their football team 49-7 on Saturday at Reser Stadium, Oregon State fans yelled an interesting comment as the Bears walked to the locker room.

"Beat USC for us," was the message...more from Jay Heater of the Contra Costa Times.


Cal win builds hype for USC game
The obliteration was complete, and now California quarterback Aaron Rodgers was basking in the warmth of Cal's 49-7 victory over Oregon State yesterday.

"Do you know," asked a reporter, "that was the most points Cal's ever scored on the road against Oregon State?"...more from Don Ryan of the Seattle Times.

Picked apart
After showing such promise early in the season, the goal going into the weekend was putting together a complete game.

Now it's avoiding complete self-destruction...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Corvallis Gazette Times | Beaver Notebook


Beavers: Bad, boring, booed
It's bad enough to be beaten. Lord knows the faithful who've marched off to Parker/Reser Stadium over the past 35 years have endured more than their fair share of Saturday punishment.

But in this era of instant gratification and the "what have you done for me lately" mindset, it's even worse to be beaten and boring. Oregon State was both on Saturday, when the (not for long) 10th-ranked California Golden Bears gave the Beavers a 49-7 pounding that reminded many of the woebegone Avezzano or Fertig eras...more from Brooks Hatch of the Corvallis Gazette Times.


OSU: 1-4 and reeling
There went another opportunity for Oregon State to beat a ranked team.

And the season with it?

Things couldn’t have looked more bleak for the Beavers after they were handled in every facet of the game by 10th-ranked California in a 49-7 loss Saturday at Reser Stadium...more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


Cal Bears Trounce Oregon State Beavers, 49-7
The Cal Bears roared loudly yesterday and I think, finally, the World of College Sports is starting to listen. The Oregon State Beavers, which just last week almost defeated the previous BCS National Champion, LSU, were trounced by the stellar Cal Bears, 49-7. The final touchdown, with only two minutes to go, was made by Cal’s Back-up quarterback, Reggie Robertson, on a 58-yard pass to Byron Storer. This capped off two touchdown catches from Rogers to Lyman, a pass from Terrell Williams to Lyman, a touchdown from Rogers himself on a keeper, one from Rogers to Manderino, and one from Cal Star Running Back, J.J. Arrington. Great, great, great...more from Tom Sparkman of ChronWatch.com.


OSU's season goes from bad to worse
Forty-nine to 7. And it wasn't that close.

Which is why, one can confidently surmise, the Reser Stadium crowd of 36,003 began leaving for less-stressful confines at halftime. The exodus continued in the third quarter...more from Bob Rodman of the Eugene Register Guard.


Those boos won't hurt Beavers as much as empty seats
They wanted touchdowns. They wanted first downs. They did not want the home team to lose by 42 points.

So on Saturday, Beaver Nation booed the Beavers...more John Canzano of The Oregonian.


State's Pac-10 football teams reach a new low
On the most beautiful Saturday of the year, disgust and frustration settled over the Willamette Valley's two Pacific-10 Conference football programs like the soft autumn evening that embraced tailgaters at Autzen Stadium.

Disgust rolled like fog over Reser Stadium in Corvallis, where the Oregon State Beavers served notice that they are for real -- a really bad football team -- in a 49-7 loss to No. 10 California...more from Brian Meehan of The Oregonian.


Cal's Rodgers hears his friends but not much else
California quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't see many of the Beaverton-area friends who came to watch him play against Oregon State at Reser Stadium on Saturday, but he heard some.

"I heard a lot of stuff -- like, 'Come back to Beaverton,' 'We miss you,' 'You're an Oregon boy' -- that kind of stuff," he said. ..more from Mike Tokito of The Oregonian.


A rare razing at Reser
Still stinging from the boos from his own student section and his benching in the fourth quarter, Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson was glassy-eyed.

"They played well," Anderson said after Saturday's 49-7 loss to No. 10 California at Reser Stadium. "And we played like garbage."..more from Paul Buker of The Oregonian.


Northwest football may be headed south
The silver lining? There must be one here somewhere. There must be one in the ashen cloud that is hovering over the Northwest's football teams.

Maybe it will prove to be in Pullman. The Cougars, after all, are 3-1. But with the victories coming against New Mexico, Idaho and Arizona, the questions continue to outnumber the answers...more from Greg Jayne of The Columbian.

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