College Football
Oregon State at California
When: 10:30 PM ET, Saturday, November 14, 2015
Where: Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California

California would seem to have a good chance of snapping its four-game losing streak on Saturday against visiting Oregon State, which has been eliminated from bowl game contention and stands as the only winless team in Pac-12 play. After starting the season 5-0, the Golden Bears have fallen out of the conference title race and dropped to 111th nationally in total defense at an average of 458.2 yards allowed.

The Golden Bears can become bowl eligible for the first time since 2011 with a win, but they need to rediscover the formula that saw them average 43.4 points over their first five games. Quarterback Jared Goff recorded his second-worst passer rating of the season in last Saturday’s 44-28 loss at Oregon, and the defense allowed the Ducks to post a school-record 777 yards of total offense. Cal should be able to get on track against the rebuilding Beavers, who have lost 18 of their last 20 conference games. Oregon State has been outscored 223-87 in league play under first-year coach Gary Andersen, whose team hit a new low point with last week’s 41-0 home loss to UCLA.

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network. LINE: California -20.5

ABOUT OREGON STATE (2-7, 0-6 Pac-12): The Beavers have scored two touchdowns in the past three games and have averaged 14.5 points in Pac-12 play, but Andersen isn’t about to surrender. “I enjoy the fight I'm in every single day,” he told reporters. “I'll continue to bounce back. It's just a struggle right now for everybody. It's a struggle for every kid in that locker room. It's a struggle for every fan. It's a struggle for every coach.” The Beavers have holes throughout their lineup but particularly at quarterback, where Nick Mitchell and Marcus McMaryion have been ineffective in place of fellow freshman Seth Collins, who is not expected to return this season due to a knee injury.

ABOUT CAL (5-4, 2-4): Goff fell out of the Heisman Trophy race with several subpar performances, but he still ranks 12th nationally with 2,866 passing yards along with 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Wide receiver Kenny Lawler has nine touchdowns and could add to that number against an Oregon State secondary that allowed UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen to throw for 333 yards and two scores last week. Linebacker Hardy Nickerson averages a team-high 7.3 tackles and cornerback Darius White has three interceptions to lead the defense, which is tied for sixth in the nation with 14 interceptions.


1. The winning team has scored at least 45 points in each of the last three games in the series.

2. Cal is looking to snap a six-game losing streak to the Beavers in Berkeley.

3. Oregon State WR Datrin Guyton was dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules last Monday.

PREDICTION: Cal 48, Oregon State 24
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W‑L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Oregon State 2-7 L6 17.2 31.8 2-3 0-4 0-1 0-0 0-6
California 5-4 L4 34.9 28.7 3-1 2-3 0-1 0-0 2-4
Last Meeting
Oregon State California
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
11/1/14 CAL 45 ORST 31 468 148 320 546 269 277
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Oregon State S. Mannion 66.7 320 2 1
California J. Goff 51.1 277 1 0
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Oregon State S. Woods 9 78 8.7 0
California D. Lasco 30 188 6.3 3
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Oregon State J. Villamin 9 140 15.6 1
California S. Anderson 9 117 13.0 0
Touchdowns Player TD
Oregon State C. Brown 1
California D. Lasco 3
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Oregon State S. Collins 51.9 890 6 4
California J. Goff 63.7 2866 24 12
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Oregon State S. Collins 99 536 5.4 5
California K. Muhammad 66 462 7.0 1
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Oregon State J. Villamin 31 486 15.7 4
California K. Lawler 44 558 12.7 9
Touchdowns Player TD
Oregon State S. Collins 5
California K. Lawler 9
Quickchart Matchup
Oregon State Oregon State Off vs  California California Def
Oregon State 328.3 yards
California 458.2 yards
Oregon State 4.4 yards/rush
California 4.6 yards/rush
Oregon State 5.4 yards/attempt
California 7.9 yards/attempt
California California Off vs  Oregon State Oregon State Def
California 483.7 yards
Oregon State 429.1 yards
California 4.2 yards/rush
Oregon State 5 yards/rush
California 8.2 yards/attempt
Oregon State 7.4 yards/attempt