Updated: Saturday, October 2, 2004 8:54 PM EDT
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(10) California 49, Oregon St 7
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CORVALLIS, Oregon (Ticker) -- Chase Lyman, J.J. Arrington and No. 10 California looked refreshed after having three weeks off.

Lyman caught three first-quarter touchdowns and Arrington rushed for 110 yards and a score as California rolled over Oregon State, 49-7, in the Pac-10 Conference opener for both teams.

The Golden Bears (3-0, 1-0 Pac-10) have outscored their three opponents, 146-35. They visit top-ranked Southern California next week.

California's game against Southern Mississippi was moved from September 16 to December 4 because of Hurricane Ivan, which created the three-week layoff.

"We were fresh coming into this game," Golden Bears coach Jeff Tedford said. "But I was a little leery of the mental aspect of this game. I think the guys stayed focused and performed well in this hostile environment."

Cal quarterback Aaron Rogers completed 12-for-16 passes for 140 yards and three touchdown passes. Rogers hit Lyman twice for scores in the first quarter and rushed for a one-yard TD in the second.

Lyman had five receptions for a career-high 176 yards. His third TD was a 79-yarder thrown by running back Terrell Williams. Lyman tied the school single-game record for TD receptions, last accomplished by Bobby Shaw in 1996.

"He's a big play guy," Tedford said. "He made some good plays on the ball and kept his concentration throughout the game."

Arrington, who entered play second in the nation in rushing at 179 yards per game, scored his touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, making the score 42-7.

Cal, which entered the game with the nation's top offense at 592 yards per game, closed out the scoring when Reggie Robertson found Byron Storer on a 58-yard TD with 2:01 remaining.

"They tried to get us with the pass," Oregon State linebacker Jonathan Pollard said. "They scouted us well from the Boise State game. They tried to replicate it and were successful."

Oregon State (1-4, 0-1), which has played four ranked teams this season, was outgained, 433-302.

"They played better than we did," Beavers coach Mike Riley said. "They made some great plays and we did not respond. They made enough plays, whether it was defensively or offensively, to really keep all the momentum in their favor."

Beavers quarterback Derek Anderson was 14-for-34 for 135 yards and two interceptions. Dwight Wright had the only TD for the Beavers on a 45-yard run in the first quarter.

Cal broke a five-game losing streak against Oregon State with its largest victory margin against the Beavers since 1992.


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