September 30, 2006
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CORVALLIS, Ore. -Nate Longshore threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Marshawn Lynch, and No. 20 California defeated Oregon State 41-13 on Saturday.
Lynch finished with three touchdowns for the Bears (4-1, 2-0 Pac-10), running 15 yards for another score.
For Oregon (2-2, 0-1), Alexis Serna hit field goals of 58 and 40 yards.
Longshore's 39-yard TD pass to Lavelle Hawkins gave Cal the early lead. Before the first quarter was over, Longshore found DeSean Jackson with a 27-yard scoring pass and Lynch's TD run made it 21-0.
Lynch had his second touchdown reception of the season, a 27-yard pass from Longshore, midway through the second quarter.
Tom Schneider kicked a 37-yard field goal to make it 31-0, before Serna, last season's Lou Groza award winner for the nation's top kicker, hit a 58-yarder to make it 31-3 at the half.
The kick match the school record set by Chris Mangold against San Jose State in 1982.
After Serna added a 40-yard field goal, Lynch caught a 28-yard scoring pass from Longshore.
The Beavers rallied in the fourth quarter, capitalizing on Sabby Piscitelli's interception followed by Yvenson Bernard's 5-yard scoring run. The series was marked by the replacement of starter Matt Moore with backup Sean Canfield.
Moore completed 18 of 27 passes for 187 yards, while Canfield was 5-of-7 for 57 yards.
Cal closed scoring with Schneider's 42-yard field goal.
Hawkins had 128 yards receiving for the Bears. Longshore completed 22 of 31 passes with one interception.
California has won four straight after a season-opening loss at Tennessee, when the Bears were ranked No. 9.
For more coverage of the California Golden Bears, visit BearTerritory.net; for more on the Oregon State Beavers, visit BeaverBlitz.com.
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