In a game plagued by turnovers and penalties the Beavers' offensive line paved the way in the second half as the defense shut down the vaunted Cal rushing attack forcing five turnovers.
PLAYERS OF THE GAME:
Defense - LB Keith Ellison and DT's Alvin Smith and Sir Henry Anderson
Special teams - Sam Paulescu and gunners Gerard Lawson and Patrick Fuller
Beavers upset Cal
The run is back at Oregon State. At least it was Saturday at Memorial Stadium, as the Beavers ran the ball down California's throats in a 23-20 victory that sends the two programs off in different directions.
Yvenson Bernard carried 42 times for 194 yards -- both career highs -- and two touchdowns in leading Oregon State to the upset of the Bears, who came into the game 16-point favorites and ranked 16th and 18th in the two national polls...more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.
Beavers stifle Cal's powerful running attack to get a win
Mike Riley jumping into Jeremy Perry's arms at midfield told the story Saturday afternoon.
The Oregon State football coach was celebrating with his players in Memorial Stadium after the Beavers had upset a ranked team on the road, displaying how far this group has come after earlier blowout losses...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.
Often-criticized offensive line comes of age for Oregon
The numbers on the scoreboards bookending Memorial Stadium — Beavers 23, Bears 20 — explained why several thousand orange-clad spectators were going absolutely bonkers in the late Saturday afternoon sunshine that bathed picturesque Strawberry Canyon with an ethereal glow...more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.
Ellison, Beavers harass Cal's offense
Mike Riley calls Keith Ellison the best outside linebacker in the Pacific-10 Conference.
On Saturday, Ellison demonstrated he's worthy of that high praise...more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.
Beavers cut down Bears
The scoreboard never reflected Oregon State's domination, so coach Mike Riley couldn't enjoy an impressive upset until California made its final mistakes.
Yvenson Bernard rushed for a career-high 187 yards and the go-ahead touchdown with 6:41 to play, and Oregon State snapped No. 18 Cal's 10-game home winning streak in a 23-20 victory yesterday...more from Greg Beacham of the Associated Press.
Beavers Deal Bears First Home Loss in Two Years
In its first six games of the season, the Cal football team was able to bank on a stout rushing attack to churn out the majority of its offense.
In the Bears' 23-20 loss to Oregon State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, that running game, along with Cal's 10-game home winning streak, disappeared into thin air...more from Brain Bainum of the Daily Californian.
Turnovers doom Cal
Senior rover Donnie McCleskey was the picture of quiet confidence, saying Cal's football team would be just fine.
That was in contrast to his demeanor shortly after the Bears' first home loss in two years when he asked the coaches to leave the locker room so he could address the team in private...more from Bruce Adams of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Oregon State too big and too physical for Cal
Maybe it was like this when Oregon State's Giant Killers knocked off USC in 1967, but nobody around the OSU program could remember a wilder locker room celebration.
The scoreboard offered proof that unranked, unloved, unappreciated 16-point underdog Oregon State had 23, and No. 18 Cal had 20...more from Paul Buker of the Oregonian.
Aggressive OSU stands on 18
Contrary to popular opinion, the Oregon State Beavers do have a running game.
The proof came Saturday at Memorial Stadium as Yvenson Bernard broke loose for a career-high 194 yards and two second-half touchdowns, leading the Beavers to a 23-20 victory over No. 18 California...more from Jim Beseda of the Oregonian