California Bears

Series History

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The California Bears and Oregon State Beavers first met in 1905 Berkeley with the Bears blanking the Beavers 10-0. Cal won the next four matchups before OSU picked up their first win in the series on the road in 1926.

Currently (2007), Cal holds a 33-27 overall advantage, a 19-14 lead in Berkeley and a 3-2 lead in Portland. The teams are an even 11-11 in Corvallis.

The Bears are the only team in the Pac-10 that Oregon State never tied a game with. OSU is just six wins away from breaking even in the series.

Historically the series has been a series of winning streaks with Cal winning six consecutive games three times and the Beavers winning four straight games four times.

Recently, OSU has dominated the series winning seven of the last ten while having great success on the road winning their last four tilts in Memorial Stadium. In fact the road team has won the last four games.


Last 10 Matchups


Year Result Score Site
2007 W 31-28 Berkeley
2006 L 13-41 Corvallis
2005 W 23-20 Berkeley
2004 L 7-49 Corvallis
2003 W 35-21 Berkeley
2002 W 24-13 Corvallis
2001 W 19-10 Corvallis
2000 W 38-32 Berkeley
1999 W 17-7 Corvallis
1998 L 19-20 Corvallis

Series Quick Facts

Series Record: Cal leads 33-27

Largest Cal Victory: 50-6 (1983, Tucson)
Largest OSU Victory: 38-3 (2002, Corvallis)

Longest Cal Winning Streak: Six games, three times (1948-54, 1977-83, 1991-98)
Longest OSU Winning Streak: Five games, four times (1939-46, 1955-59, 1984-89, 1999-2003)

- Cal is the only Pac-10 team Oregon State has never tied with.

- The Bears have shutout OSU nine times, including three straight times from 1948-50; The Beavers have shutout Cal just once, a 6-0 victory in 1941.

Notable Games

2007: No. 2 Cal…

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