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(Updates. With AP Photos.) By JOEL FOWLKS Associated Press Mike Riley thought he was missing something on the field.
Just a couple minutes after Brandin Cooks had run in a 48-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter of Oregon State's 62-14 demolition of California Saturday night, a roar went up through cold, drizzly Reser Stadium.
''I was back on the bench talking to someone and I heard the crowd go crazy,'' Riley said.
Fans were cheering not because anything was happening on the field, but because the scoreboard flashed a final from down the road in Eugene: Stanford 17, Oregon 14. The top-ranked Ducks had gone down to defeat and the stage was set for the 116th Civil War.
Oregon State (8-2, 6-2) will be hoping to knock off the Ducks for the first time in the rivalry game since an overtime thriller in 2007 at Autzen Stadium. Oregon (10-1, 7-1) needs to beat the Beavers and hope for a Stanford loss against UCLA in order to keep its hopes for a fourth-strai...
BEST OF MAXIM
Oregon State Beavers are flying high with a 62-14 victory over Cal, but there is still some quality football to be played. Sean Mannion made his 6th start this season as quarterback, tying a school record with 4 touchdowns in the first half. He threw 24-34 for 325 yards and had one interception early on, but the pick was no indicator of the final outcome of the game.
While they're still underdogs, the Oregon State Beavers certainly have more reasons to be hopeful this season heading into Saturday's Civil War against rival Oregon.
The surprising No. 16 Beavers are not only buoyed by their own dramatic turnaround but also by the vulnerabilities No. 5 Oregon showed in last weekend's loss to Stanford.
Oregon State has already defied...
California allows third-most points in school history at Oregon State, as focus shifts to upcoming meeting between head coach Jeff Tedford and athletic director Sandy Barbour.
Whether or not Jeff Tedford returns as head coach, California has plenty of work to do, as the Bears' crushing 62-14 loss at Oregon State showed.
Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic 2014 defensive lineman Connor Humphreys picked up his first Pac-12 offer when Oregon State came calling…
OREGON STATE and Oregon will come into the Civil War matchup on different paths. OSU played a complete game in its 62-14 dismantling of Cal. Oregon was upset in overtime at home against Stanford. But the Beavs will be the clear underdog this week in Corvallis.
California closes out its disappointing 2012 campaign at Oregon State, as speculation swirls about the future of Golden Bears head coach Jeff Tedford.
OREGON STATE WRAPPED it up early against Cal and embattled coach Jeff Tedford, taking a 35-7 lead into halftime and continuing to pile it on in the second half.
HAVING LOST TWO of the past three games, and with both losses coming on the road, the Beavers find themselves reeling somewhat and heading into yet another road game. The good news? This time it is in Strawberry Canyon, which has as of late been home away from home for Oregon State.
CORVALLIS -- Oregon's prolific offense was stymied this past week while Oregon State on O opened up the floodgates to full. How do the Beavs on offense match up against their defensive counterparts in the Civil War and vice versa?
Beavers finally dominate an opponent
Coming off a tough loss to Stanford in Week 11, Oregon State bounces back with some of their best football all year. The Beavs finally play a complete game, topping the Cal Golden Bears 62-14.
Running game comes alive
After a stellar game against Stanford, Storm Woods got plenty of time to rest against Cal. The starter had just 11 carries...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Just two years ago, the Pac-12 didn't come close to filling its bowl allotment, sending four teams to the postseason.
Two of those teams went to BCS bowls -- Oregon played for the national championship and Stanford played in the Orange -- but it wasn't what the conference was hoping for, even as a 10-team conference.
In its first season as the Pac-12, the...