OAKLAND, Calif. — It’s early in the morning before I head over the bridge for today’s Oregon State football team’s Pacific-12 Conference game against Cal at AT&T Park.
I’ve been dreading this trip since the venue was moved from Berkeley. I’ve told the horror stories of covering the 2007 Emerald Bowl many times.
As a quick review: the view stinks, security was horrible and I nearly got arrested trying to do interviews and I was locked in stadium as I wrote my stores and needed the last concession lady in the place to show my the way out.
Let’s just hope things work out better today, especially after the trip here. See the previous blog.
Check out my main story in Saturday’s GT about OSU’s strength as a passing team vs. Cal’s strength as a pass defending team. It will be an interest game how it unfolds.
Here’s a link to my Game Day special section that looks at the series with Cal. It has been pretty good for the Beavers over the years.
Here’s a link to the players to watch. It’s both the QBs, Sean Mannion and Zach Maynard. Mannion needs to play well and the Beavers must stop Maynard’s mobility.
Other than that, if there’s was a game a running game must be found, this would be the one. I’m not sure it’s going to happen.
My pick for the game? I forgot the exact score that I put in the Game Day section, but it’s something like Cal 28, OSU 13. Note the missed extra point for OSU.
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Here’s a music video to get you ready for the game from the Bay Area Bashers. Yes, it’s in my ipod.