News, notes and stats

There were a lot of subplots in the Arizona/Oregon State game. Here are some news, notes and stats from the Beavers' 17-10 win.

LUCKY NO. 5?
Anthony Johnson became the fifth different starting quarterback in the Mike Stoops era and the eighth since 2001. He joins Kris Heavner, Richard Kovalcheck, Willie Tuitama and Adam Austin as signal callers to start in the last two and a half seasons.

A TALE OF TWO QUARTERS
OSU had 171 yards of offense on 22 plays in the first quarter, but had just 19 yards on nine plays in the second. Conversely, the Wildcats had just 28 yards on nine plays in the first quarter, but gained 84 yards on 21 plays in the second.

FIRST QUARTER BLUES:
The Oregon State offense has scored more points in the first quarter than any team not named LSU. BYU, SFA, USC, Washington, UCLA and Stanford COMBINED to score 14 first quarter points.

ROUGH START:
Kris Heavner completed all four of his pass attempts against Stanford last week, but started this week's game by missing his first two attempts and did not complete his first pass until the second quarter.

OFFENSIVE WOES:
Arizona had the ball inside OSU territory six times in the game and had just thee points to show for it. In fact the Wildcats drove all three fourth quarter possessions into Oregon State territory but did not score.

SPECIAL TEAMS:
The Wildcats ran just nine plays in the third quarter and gained minus seven yards, but outscored OSU 7-0 thanks to the Steptoe punt return.

THE STREAK CONTINUES:
Syndric Steptoe has now caught a pass in 25 consecutive games. It trails only Dwayne Jarrett's current Pac-10 streak of 30. Dennis Northcutt holds the school record with 42 straight. Steptoe is a senior and the best he can do is make it 29 before he graduates. Conceivably, he could extend it to 30 if the Cats somehow earned a bowl big.

IT ONLY GETS TOUGHER:
Arizona's final four opponents have a combined record of 21-9

A STREAK:
Arizona is 11-3 all time at home against Oregon State, but has lost the last three. In fact the Wildcats have lost seven of the last eight against OSU after winning 19 of the first 23 meetings.

Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER OSU UA
TD 8:18 Sammie Stroughter 34 yard TD pass from Matt Moore (Alexis Serna Extra Point) 7 0
TD 0:12 Matt Moore 1 yard TD run (Alexis Serna Extra Point) 14 0
SECOND QUARTER OSU UA
FG 0:03 Nicholas Folk 30 yard field goal 14 3
THIRD QUARTER OSU UA
TD 6:40 Syndric Steptoe 34 yard punt return for TD (Nicholas Folk Extra Point) 14 10
FOURTH QUARTER OSU UA
FG 7:26 Alexis Serna 18 yard field goal 17 10
Team Stat Comparison
 
1st Downs 20 13
3rd down efficiency
4-10 2-11
4th down efficiency
0-0 2-3
Total Yards 332 183
Passing 181 161
Comp-Att
16-22 17-27
Yards per pass
8.2 5.4
Rushing 151 22
Rushing Attempts
38 28
Yards per rush
4.0 .8
Penalties 3-25 3-30
Turnovers 3 3
Fumbles lost
1 1
Interceptions thrown
2 2
Oregon State Passing
  C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Matt Moore 16/22 181 8.2 1 2
Team 16/22 181 8.2 -- --
Arizona Passing
  C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Kris Heavner 17/26 161 6.2 0 2
Anthony Johnson 0/1 0 0.0 0 0
Team 17/27 161 5.4 -- --
Oregon State Rushing
  CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Yvenson Bernard 26 107 4.1 0 18
Matt Moore 6 19 3.2 1 9
Ruben Jackson 1 11 11.0 0 11
Clinton Polk 4 8 2.0 0 4
Anthony Wheat-Brown 1 6 6.0 0 6
Team 38 151 4.0 -- --
Arizona Rushing
  CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Chris Henry 9 19 2.1 0 14
Syndric Steptoe 1 11 11.0 0 11
Chris Jennings 7 4 0.6 0 13
Anthony Johnson 1 4 4.0 0 4
Kris Heavner 10 -16 -1.6 0 6
Team 28 22 .8 -- --
Oregon State Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD LG
Sammie Stroughter 5 91 18.2 1 34
Yvenson Bernard 5 27 5.4 0 17
Anthony Wheat-Brown 3 35 11.7 0 23
Joe Newton 2 27 13.5 0 22
Brandon Powers 1 1 1.0 0 1
Team 16 181 8.2 -- --
Arizona Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD LG
Chris Henry 8 87 10.9 0 29
Michael Thomas 4 23 5.8 0 13
Syndric Steptoe 2 24 12.0 0 22
Brandyn McCall 1 13 13.0 0 13
Earl Mitchell 1 12 12.0 0 12
Chris Jennings 1 2 2.0 0 2
Team 17 161 5.4 -- --
Oregon State Kickoff Returns
  NO YDS AVG LG TD
Returns Not Available
Team 0 0 0 -- --
Arizona Kickoff Returns
  NO YDS AVG LG TD
Returns Not Available
Team 0 0 0 -- --
Oregon State Punt Returns
  NO YDS AVG LG TD
Sammie Stroughter 2 21 10.5 14 0
Team 2 21 10.5 -- --
Arizona Punt Returns
  NO YDS AVG LG TD
Syndric Steptoe 3 72 24.0 67 1
Team 3 72 24.0 -- --
Oregon State Punting
  NO YDS AVG LG
Kyle Loomis 5 200 40 44
Team 5 200 40.0 --
Arizona Punting
  NO YDS AVG LG
Nicholas Folk 6 293 48.8 78
Team 6 293 48.8 --

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