Last season, Oregon State rolled over Cal after Bears' star running back Jahvid Best suffered a concussion while leaping into the end zone. The brothers' tandem of James and Jacquizz Rodgers had a career day, and will look to do so again this Saturday.
Both teams will enter Reser Stadium looking to define their seasons with success, having experience both successes and epic failures along the way.
The Beavers will enter the game having suffered their first conference loss in a double-overtime thriller against the Washington Huskies in Seattle. Cal will be coming off a decisive win against Arizona State, a team Oregon State defeated by just a field goal.
With all the momentum seemingly heading the Bears' way, here are three reasons Oregon State will steal the show on Homecoming afternoon.