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
Series Quick Facts
Series Record: Cal leads 33-27
Largest Cal Victory: 50-6 (1983, Tucson)
Longest Cal Winning Streak: Six games, three times (1948-54, 1977-83, 1991-98)
- 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.
2007: No. 2 Cal…