The Cal Bears’ road woes continued again today against Oregon State. After the Bears rolled over Arizona State in Berkley last weekend, they travelled to Corvallis and laid an egg against the Beavers, losing 35-7. The biggest loss for the Bears, however, didn’t come on the scoreboard. Starting quarterback Kevin Riley left the game on a cart with an apparent knee injury. His status is still unknown.
Jacquizz Rodgers had another outstanding day, rushing for 119 yards and three touchdowns while also completing one pass for a touchdown. Quarterback Ryan Katz managed the game well, throwing for 185 yards and a touchdown.
In place of the injured Riley, Brock Mansion threw for 138 yards and a touchdown. Shane Vereen paced the Cal running backs, but had a slow day, rushing for 53 yards. Cal’s only touchdown came late in the fourth quarter when Mansion hit Anthony Miller for a 45-yard touchdown.
Cal falls to 4-5 with the loss and Oregon State improves to 5-3. The Bears travel to Pullman next week to take on the Washington State Cougars. Oregon State travels to Pasedena to take on the UCLA Bruins next Saturday.