CAL AT OREGON STATE

RECORDS: Cal 3-8, 2-6 in Pac-12; Oregon State 7-2, 5-2

KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m., Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Ore.

TV: Pac-12 Networks

RADIO: 810-AM

SERIES HISTORY: Cal leads 34-30. Cal won 23-6 in 2011, but Oregon State has won four of the past five meetings.

STORYLINES: Will this be Cal coach Jeff Tedford's final game? He is experiencing his worst season in 11 years at Berkeley, and the Bears hope to avoid becoming the first Cal team since 1984 to lose its final five games of the season. Either way, Tedford and athletic director Sandy Barbour are expected to meet Sunday to discuss the future of the program. ... Pleasanton native Sean Mannion, who passed for an OSU freshman record 3,328 yards last season, is healthy again and will start against the Bears.

INJURY UPDATE: Cal -- WR Bryce Treggs (ankle) is questionable. OT Matt Summers-Gavin (knee), QB Zach Maynard (knee/flu) and WR Keenan Allen (knee) are out. Oregon State -- LB D.J. Alexander (ribs) is probable; QB Cody Vaz (ankle) and OG Grant Enger (ankle) are out.

MATCHUP TO WATCH: Cal's running game vs. OSU's run defense. The Bears, who average 182.4 rushing yards per game, ran the ball effectively against Oregon last week and hope to once more in order to help protect inexperienced junior QB Allan Bridgford. But the Beavers are stout up front and rank second in the Pac-12 in rushing defense, allowing just 99.7 yards per game. In a nutshell: If the Bears cannot run, they're in trouble.


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STATS THAT MATTER: Oregon State's defense has allowed just one opponent to score more than 26 points. The Bears have surrendered 26 or more in seven games. ... The Bears have been outscored 150-60 during their four-game losing streak. ... Cal's RB trio of C.J. Anderson (729 yards), Isi Sofele (653) and Brendan Bigelow (412) is just 206 yards shy of reaching 2,000. ... OSU wideouts Brandin Cooks and Markus Wheaton have combined for 118 receptions.

-- JEFF FARAUDO