Cats hit new low in loss vs. Oregon State

Last year the Wildcats hit rock bottom with their 38-3 loss at Oregon State. This season things look even more bleak as the Cats fell in Corvallis for the second straight year 38-3.

For the third straight season the Cats could do nothing against the Beavers. The offensive line could do nothing to protect the passer or open holes for the young running backs. The Wildcats gained just 93 yards of total offense, while Jason Johnson was sacked six times.

Dennis Weathersby and the Beaver defense did a great job limiting Bobby Wade. Wade managed just 34 yards on four catches, but couldn't get loose for a big play.

The Wildcats had no answer for Oregon State running back Steven Jackson. With his 134 yards Jackson served notice to the rest of the Pac-10 that he is a running back to watch.

Much maligned quarterback Derek Anderson added 239 yards on 12-of-28 passing. It was his best game in the conference all year.

Oregon State took advantage of great field position to jump out to a 14-0 lead. They started out at their own 35-yard line on their first possession and used a number of third down conversion to march down the field and allow Jackson to cap the drive with a five-yard scoring run.

Their next scoring possession started at the Arizona 48 and they easily marched down the field. The Cats force a third and goal from the one, but Derek Anderson's second effort got the Beaver's their second score.

Even without good field position the Beavers proved they could score. The Cats punted from midfield forcing the Beavers to start at their own 16. Without hesitation Oregon State went to the air on first down and Anderson found James Newsome on an 86-yard pass.

The Beavers got on the board one more time before half time and them played fairly conservatively in the second half, scoring just 10 points in the second 30 minutes of play.

Arizona finally got on the board late in the third quarter when Bobby Gill connected on a field goal to cut the lead to 31-3. Nic Costa came in to try to spark the offense, but was ineffective for the most part, throwing for only 11 yards on one of five passing.


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