UCLA got the Beaver off its back, beating Oregon State for the first time in three years, and quite decisively, 38-7, in Corvallis, Oregon.
The Bruins were led by DeShaun Foster, who ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns, while Cory Paus connected on two touchdown passes to Brian Poli-Dixon, and the Bruin offense racked up 496 total yards.
UCLA's defense had another excellent showing, dominating Oregon State by clamping down on their running game and rattling OSU quarterback Jonathan Smith. Oregon State's high-octane offense gained a total of only 220 yards, and 63 of those came on a 4th quarter touchdown run after UCLA had sat its first-string defense. Smith was 11 of 32 for 106 yards and threw one interception, and Pac-10 rushing champ Ken Simonton was held to a career-low 26 yards on 13 carries.