What they're saying...

What the Oregon and California media are saying after Oregon State's 41-13 loss at the hands of California Sept. 30, 2006.

Last updated 10/1 at 2:00 p.m.

| From an Oregon State Perspective


Beavers crushed by Bears
Oregon State players left the field to a chorus of cheers after the first half of Saturday's matchup against California.

They might as well have been mock cheers.

Alexis Serna's school-record tying 58-yard field goal on the last play of the first half elicited a positive response from the fans at Reser Stadium, but it merely cut the deficit to 31-3 ... more from Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal.


Longshore proves quality QB for Bears
Perhaps the only thing that prevented California from reaching elite status last season was a quality quarterback.

That issue appears to have been remedied ... more from Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal.


California uses fast start, stout defense to take a bite out of Oregon State
His right arm bandaged and bleeding, Oregon State strong safety Sabby Piscitelli didn't seem so strong and not nearly as safe.

But that's what getting your collective football hat handed to you can do ... more from Bob Rodman of the Register Guard | Game report


Reality show the Beavers can't survive
Reality slapped Oregon State flush in the kisser Saturday afternoon in front of 39,309 at Reser Stadium.

When the Beavers look in the mirror this morning, what will they see? A team that can rebound from two blowout losses in its first four games and make something of the season, or a team that won't beat anybody in the Pacific-10 Conference except Stanford? ... more from Paul Buker of The Oregonian.


'Solid' Longshore makes it look easy for Cal
As the California Bears made their way up the ramp leading out of Reser Stadium after Saturday's 41-13 rout of Oregon State, the comments from the crowd took on a common theme.

"Beat the Ducks!" hollered one fan, looking ahead to next Saturday's Oregon-Cal game in Berkeley, Calif ... more from Jim Beseda of The Oregonian | Notebook

OSU no match for Cal
When Coach Mike Riley says “it’s the longest year in Oregon State football history,” it doesn’t mean he is predicting the Beavers to finish 2-11.

It only seemed that way after California’s 41-13 demolition of the Beavers Saturday before a Reser Stadium crowd of 39,303 ... more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


Longshore leads Bears' offense
California quarterback Nate Longshore dissected Oregon State’s secondary with precision effectiveness on Saturday and threw four touchdown passes to lead the 20th-ranked Bears to a 41-13 victory at Reser Stadium.

Longshore guided Cal (4-1, 2-0) to 31 unanswered points in its five first-half possessions and completed 13 of 20 passes for 233 yards to stake the Bears to a 31-3 intermission advantage. He added another TD pass in the fourth quarter to put the finishing touch on Cal’s fourth win in a row ... more from Brooks Hatch of the Corvallis Gazette-Times.


Defensive breakdown
This multiple personality Oregon State football team showed its dark side again.

Blowouts are the norm this season with no close outcomes in four games, and the Beavers ended up on the losing end of the latest one ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Corvallis Gazette-Times.


Numbers look good, not the outcome
The raw numbers look good.

Oregon State’s quarterbacks were a combined 23 of 34 for 244 yards, with no interceptions, and spread the football among seven different receivers. Tailback Yvenson Bernard averaged 4.4 yards a carry, and the Beavers had just one turnover ... more from Brooks Hatch of the Corvallis Gazette-Times | Report Card | Sideline Briefing

No. 20 California overwhelms Oregon St.
Nate Longshore and California have their passing game down pat.

The running game? It's pretty good, too. And Longshore predicts the best is yet to come from that part of the Bears' offense ... more from Anne M. Peterson of the Associated Press.


| From a California Perspective |

Victory is nice, but bigger test awaits
Let the celebration begin, Old Blues. OK, that's enough.

If you follow Cal coach Jeff Tedford's lead, you've already put Saturday's 41-13 mauling of Oregon State behind you and have your game face on for this week's showdown at Memorial Stadium against Oregon ... more from Eric Gilmore of the Contra Costa Times.


Longshore hits on all cylinders
In the first week of the season, Cal quarterback Nate Longshore was like a kid who was presented the keys to his dad's Corvette. He couldn't quite get it in gear.

During the Bears' 41-13 victory on Saturday at Reser Stadium, Longshore showed he might be ready for the Indy 500 ... more from Jay Heater of the Contra Costa Times.


Cal romps in Corvallis
Cal's Lavelle Hawkins chose to have his locker right next to quarterback Nate Longshore, and the junior receiver uses that proximity to constantly lobby for the football.

"I talk to Nate every day, and I tell him that I'm always open," Hawkins said. "Whenever he feels pressure, he should look my way." ... more from Rusty Simmons of the San Franciso Chronicle.


Bears make a point in Corvallis
Revenge and redemption were two popular words in the California locker room this week as the challenge was to remove all memory of a pair of blots on the Bears recent history: last year’s upset loss at home to Oregon State as well as the Bears last road game - the season opening thrashing at the hands of Tennessee.

Mission accomplished ... more from Jim McGill of BearInsider.com.


More of the Same as Cal Piles It on Oregon State
The game may have been at a different venue, but the result—and the way it was achieved—stuck to the recent script for the No. 20 Cal football team.

That is, strike early and strike fast ... more from Brian Bainum of the Daily Californian.

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