Beavers Prepare For Contest Against Cal

Oct. 14, 2002

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CROWD: Reser Stadium (35,362) is sold out on a season basis and Oregon State is expecting a crowd of over 36,000 for its 14th straight sellout.

TELEVISION: The game will be rebroadcast on Fox Sports Net NW on Sunday (Oct. 27) from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m., with Scott Lynn (play-by-play), Steve Preece (analyst) and Todd McKim (analyst) calling the action.

OSU STREAKS: Oregon State is on a three-game losing streak overall. The Beavers have a one-game losing streak at Reser Stadium, afour-game Pacific-10 Conference losing streak and a two-game road losing streak. Oregon State is 28-14 (.667) in its last 42 games and has won19 of its last 22 (.864) home games. The Beavers' 6-0 record at Reser Stadium in 2000 is the most wins ever in one season at home. OSU was 5-1 at Reser Stadium in 1999, 4-1 in 2001 and 3-1 so far in 2002. Oregon State is 20-10 (.667) in the current decade. The Beavers did not win 20games in the 1990s until October 3, 1998.

RADIO: Oregon State will have a 29-station radio network for the 2002 season. The Beavers' football network is produced by BeaverSports Properties, a division of Learfield Communications. Mike Parker and Bob Grim will call the action from the booth and Michael Converyof KEX will continue as the sideline reporter. The entire network pregame show will air two hours prior to kickoff, home and away. Thepregame show will start two hours prior to kickoff with Scott Lynn (KEX Sports Director) hosting the show. In addition, KEJO (1240 AM)radio in Corvallis will also host a pregame show from Reser Stadium starting four hours prior to kickoff for home games and four hours prior toroad games from the studio with Doug Blair and Jon Warren announcing. The games can also be heard over OSU's website.

ERICKSON RADIO SHOW: A total of 17 stations on the Beaver Sports Network will carry the weekly Dennis Erickson coachesradio show, which airs live every Tuesday night (7-8:00 p.m.) from the Headline Cafe in downtown Corvallis. Mike Parker, OSU football play-by-play announcer, is the host of the show. Fans can ask Coach Erickson questions by calling 1-877-600-6433, or on a Cellular One phone byhitting pound BSP for a free call. The 17 stations carrying the show include-Albany-Corvallis (KEJO, 1240 AM); Bend (KICE, 940 AM);Brookings (KURY, 910 AM); Cottage Grove (KCGR, 100.5 FM); Enterprise (KWVR, 92.1 FM/1340 AM); Eugene (KKNX (840 AM); Florence(KCST, 1250 AM); Klamath Falls (KKJX, 960 AM); Lakeview (KOIK, 1230 AM); Medford (KMED, 1440 AM); Newport (KNPT, 1310 AM);Ontario (KSRV, 1380 AM); Portland (KEX, 1190 AM); Prineville (KRCO, 690 AM); Roseburg (KRNR, 1490 AM); and The Dalles (KODL, 1440AM).

OSU GAMES ON TEAMLINE/TRZ: Fans can hear the live play-by-play of all Oregon State football games in 2002. Just callTEAMLINE at 1-800-846-4700 and enter 5921 for OSU's access code and enter a credit card number when prompted.

OSU RELEASE ONLINE: Oregon State's official web site is part of the Official College Sports Network (formerly FansOnly) and canbe found at Updated releases, player bios, statistics and other information can be accessed from OSU's web site.Game broadcasts and live stats are also available on the site. The Pac-10 Conference official web site is located at

OSU INJURY REPORT: (OUT)-Henry Anderson, DT (broken right forearm); Dan Rothwell, DE (left knee surgery, ACL, MCL);Brian Kilkenny, LT (left fibular fracture); Lee Davis, LT (ACL, right knee); Deondre Alexander, WR (right shoulder) and Mitch Meeuwsen, SS(MCL sprain right knee). (Questionable)-Ryan Cozzetto, FS (concussion).

OSU-CALIFORNIA SERIES: There have been a total of 54 games played in the series with California holding a 31-23 advantage.Oregon State currently has a three-game winning streak in the series as a result of winning 17-7 at Corvallis in 1999, 38-32 at Berkeley in 2000and 19-10 at Corvallis last year. The Bears' last victory in the series was 20-19 at Corvallis in 1998.

ERICKSON VS. CALIFORNIA: Dennis Erickson has a 6-0-1 record as a head coach against California. Erickson is a perfect 3-0 vs.the Bears as the Beavers' head coach. Erickson was 1-0-1 against California as Washington State's head coach and 2-0 vs. the Bears as headcoach at Miami. California Head Coach Jeff Tedford will be coaching his first game against the Beavers.

OSU-CAL CONNECTIONS: There are several connections on the football front between Oregon State and California. Threecurrent Beaver assistant coaches were former assistants for the Bears-offensive coordinator Tim Lappano (1992-95), tight ends/offensive linecoach Dan Cozzetto (1990-92) and secondary coach Al Simmons (1998-2000). Current California offensive line coach Jim Michalczik wasOSU's special teams/tight ends coach the past three years under Dennis Erickson. There are some other staff crossovers as well. OSU SportsInformation Director Hal Cowan was assistant SID at Cal (1965-66) and Scott Ball, current assistant SID for the Bears is an OSU graduate and former assistant in Beavers' SID office. Jualeah Woods, OSU women's assistant basketball coach, was also an assistant at California beforejoining the Oregon State staff.

DENNIS ERICKSON SEVENTH ON ACTIVE WINNING LIST: Dennis Erickson, Montana State, '69, is in his fourthseason as Oregon State's head coach. He posted a 7-5 record in his first year, 1999, stopping a 28-year string of losing seasons for theBeavers. He led OSU to an 11-1 record in 2000, the best record in school history. His record was 5-6 in 2001 and he is 4-3 so far in 2002. The2001 season amounted to only Erickson's second losing season in 16 years as a collegiate head coach. In four seasons, he has produced arecord of 27-15 (.643) in his Beaver career. Erickson is 12-1 at OSU in regular season non-conference games. Erickson ranks seventh as thewinningest Division 1-A active college head coach with five or more years of service as a head coach. As a collegiate head coach, Erickson is14-3 in season openers. He has a winning percentage of .717 (140-55-1). He is seventh on the all-time active coaches winning percentage listat .717, just slightly behind No. 6, R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M (.735). Erickson is ninth among active Division 1-A college coaches for totalvictories with 140. Erickson produced a 32-15 record in four years as head coach at Idaho (1982-85); 6-6 as head coach at Wyoming (1986); 12-10-1 in two years at Washington State (1987-88); 63-9-0 in six years at Miami (1989-94) and now 27-15 at Oregon State. Dennis was headcoach of the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL (1995-98) and produced a four-year record of 31-33-0. Erickson has been named Coach of the Year inthree of the four conferences he has coached in--Big Sky, Pac-10 and Big East. He was named Coach of the Year in the Pac-10 for the 2000season, making him one of two coaches in conference history to win the honor at two different schools (he also won the award at WSU in1988). Erickson was named national Coach of the Year by the Sporting News following the 2000 season. He also was one of three finalists forthe Football Writers Association Coach of the Year Award and one of six finalists for the Paul 'Bear' Bryant Coach of the Year Award in 2000.He was selected Coach of the Year by and by in 2000. Erickson was one of five finalists for Coach of the Yearhonors by The Football News in 1999 and one of 16 finalist for national Coach of the Year honors by the Associated Press.

SEIGLER TOP POINT PRODUCER AMONG DEFENSIVE STARTERS: Junior linebacker Richard Seigler is the topcareer point producer among the OSU defensive starters with 816 � points, which currently ranks 13 th on the Beavers' career list. After 42 games in his career, Dennis Weathersby has broken up 49 passes, which is an OSU career record. Weathersby broke up 17 passes as afreshman when he named a freshman All-American. He broke up 13 passes as a sophomore, 14 as a junior in 2001 and five so far in 2002.Weathersby was a preseason Playboy All-American heading into the 2001 season and was selected second team All-American by TheSporting News.

BIG PLAY BEAVERS: Oregon State has certainly brought the 'Big Play' back to the Beavers' arsenal in 2002. OSU accounted for plays of over 25 yards against Eastern Kentucky in OSU's season opener. The Beavers produced nine 'Big Plays' against UNLV and 10against Fresno State. OSU had three such plays at USC, five vs. UCLA and five against Arizona State. Tailback Steven Jackson had a career-long80-yard TD run vs. the Bruins. Derek Anderson was involved in six of the big plays against the Colonels and seven vs. the Rebels. Hehad an 80-yard TD pass to slot receiver Kenny Farley against Eastern Kentucky. Oregon State did not generate a 'Big Play' in the victoryover Temple as the Owls' defense was particularly designed to stop long pass plays by the Beavers.

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