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Bears Rally to 20-19 Victory Against Oregon State

Douglas catches school-record 15 passes for 140 yards.

October 31, 1998


Associated Press Writer

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Dameane Douglas caught a school-record 15 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown and California forced six Oregon State turnovers as the Bears rallied for a 20-19 Pac-10 victory on Saturday.

Cal (5-3 overall, 3-2 Pac-10) took a 20-19 lead on Ignacio Brache's 45-yard field goal with 11:01 to play. The kick tied a career long for Brache, who also converted from 29 yards for his only two field goals in six attempts this season.

Justin Vedder completed 29-of-46 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns with an interception for the Bears, who were errorless in the second half after committing four turnovers in the first half.

Jose Cortez had four field goals for Oregon State (4-5, 1-5), but the Beavers couldn't keep the momentum after taking a 19-10 halftime lead.

The Beavers, who face No. 2 UCLA and No. 12 Oregon in their final two games, are all but assured of a losing record for the 28th straight season.

Oregon State drove to the Cal 26 midway through the fourth quarter, but Roddy Tompkins fumbled after catching a pass and the Bears' Matt Beck recovered to end the Beavers' last threat.

Douglas broke the Cal record of 13 set by Jack Schraub against Illinois in 1964 and tied by Iheanyl Uwaezuoke against Washington in 1994. Douglas has 71 catches this season, four short of Bobby Shaw's school record set last season.

Oregon State took a 19-10 halftime lead on a 10-yard touchdown run by Jason Dandridge and field goals of 30, 55, 21 and 46 yards by Cortez. The 55-yarder was the Beavers' longest since Chris Mangold's 58-yarder against San Jose State in 1982.

Jonathan Smith, who passed for a school-record 469 yards in last week's 35-34 loss to Washington, was just 17-of-58 for 252 yards. He had three intercepted and also lost two fumbles.