THE GAME: Oregon State (6-4, 2-4 Pac-10) at Stanford (2-7, 1-5), 2 p.m. Saturday, Stanford Stadium. Radio: KEX (1990 AM). TV: None.
ON THE CARDINAL: Stanford is last in the Pac-10 in scoring defense (35.1 points) and pass offense (179.6 yards). But it's the last home game for the seniors, and OSU coach Dennis Erickson is concerned that the added emotion will bolster the Cardinal's performance.
ON THE BEAVERS: This is Erickson's 200th game as a college head coach. He is 142-56-1 (.716) and is the ninth-winningest active coach. É The Beavers lead the conference in scoring defense (18.4), total defense (291.9 yards) and rushing defense (87.0 yards). James Newson is sixth in receiving (50 receptions, 864 yards, nine TDs).
ON THE WEB: Read Kerry Eggers' game story Saturday at www.portlandtribune.com.