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Cal tries to end home skid vs. Oregon State

Oct 13, 2007 - 10:50 AM Oregon State (3-3) at No. 2 California (5-0) 7:00 pm EDT

BERKELEY, California (Ticker) -- For whatever reason, California has not had any success in recent years at home against Oregon State.

DeSean Jackson and the second-ranked Golden Bears try to end their home woes against the Beavers when the Pac-10 Conference rivals meet on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Cal (5-0, 2-0 Pac-10) has not beaten Oregon State in Berkeley since 1997. The last time the teams met here, in 2005, the Beavers posted a 23-20 win.

The Bears did, however, exact a measure of revenge last year, trouncing the Beavers in Corvallis, 41-13.

Cal should be well-rested, as it has not played since edging then-No. 11 Oregon in Eugene, 31-24, on September 29.

The Golden Bears moved up to No. 3 in the media poll following that victory, then moved up another spot after Pac-10 rival Southern California was stunned at home by Stanford last Saturday.

A star wideout and return man, Jackson bolstered his Heisman Trophy hopes with 11 catches for 161 yards - both career highs - and two touchdowns for the Bears, who had not won in Eugene in 20 years.

The Bears have not started 6-0 since 1950, when the team went 9-0-1 in the regular season before losing to Michigan in the Rose Bowl.

Oregon State (3-3, 1-2) earned its first Pac-10 win of the season with a 31-16 home victory over Arizona last Saturday.

Yvenson Bernard ran for 140 yards and two scores and had a TD reception for the Beavers, who held a 24-3 lead after the first quarter and cruised thereafter.