WTS: Oh, those missed opportunities

IT WAS A case of missed opportunities for Oregon State, says the Oregon media contingent. The Boise State media says the victory wasn't perfect, but a win is a win. And which longtime scribe, during the game on his blog, wrote; "Dirty play by BSU highlighted the drive. Some flags thrown, but not enough."

| From an Oregon State Perspective |

Beavs can’t keep pace with No. 3 BSU
WHEN JAMES RODGERS, who had scored the only OSU touchdown to that point, was knocked out of the game in the third quarter, and with the Beavs down by 14 to the nation's No. 3 team on the road, any comeback prospects looked dim. But Oregon State did come back, cutting the lead to a single digit on two occasions. Alas, they just couldn’t come all the way back.

Penalties and questionable non-calls from this game will be talked about -- they were in significant supply on Saturday. And seeing one of the Beavs' most dynamic and well-liked players get knocked out of the game on a controversial non-call, well that tends to get the blood boiling. But none of that is why the Beavers lost on Saturday ... more from BF.C.


COMMENTARY: Defense needs to flip the switch
If Saturday night’s loss to No. 3 Boise State proved anything, it was how much work the Oregon State defense needs if they’re to make an impact this season. All week, media outlets and fans thought Boise State was going to take care of the Beavers handily. After Saturday’s 37-24 loss, I now understand why.

The Beaver Defense ...more from BF.C.


Failure to execute bites OSU again
The Oregon State football team put forth a good effort, but it didn't compensate for the lack of execution.

The 24th-ranked Beavers battled No. 3 Boise State in an intense game before a record-crowd of 34,137 at Bronco Stadium ... more from the Gazette Times | Report card | Sideline briefing


Upset averted
The noise was everywhere for Boise State. The Broncos faced another so-called statement game on national television, this time with the pregame show held right on their blue turf.

The distractions didn't get to Kellen Moore, who showed that with him at the helm the No. 3 Broncos can overcome a flawed performance. Especially at home ... more from the Associated Press.


Beavers lack knockout punch
A few minutes after Oregon State's players walked through what around here they now call "the LeGarrette Blount tunnel" Oregon State coach Mike Riley was asked this question:

If No. 3 Boise State is a championship-caliber team -- and the Broncos didn't look like it Saturday night despite a 37-24 victory over No. 24 OSU -- how close are the Beavers? ... more from The Oregonian.


Oregon State secondary has nightmare game against Boise State star Kellen Moore
Three games into the season, it's fair to say that Oregon State does not have the best reputation, defensively speaking.

The rush defense that was ranked a ghastly 110th nationally at 221.5 yards coming into Saturday's showdown with No. 3 Boise State? It got a bit better, giving up just 175 yards on the ground ... more from The Oregonian.


Boise State leaves Beavers blue over lack of execution
There was no back-down from Oregon State on the blue turf at Bronco Stadium Saturday night.

There was no colossal upset, either ... more from The Portland Tribune.


Oregon State loses an opportunity against Boise State
Been here before, Oregon State?

It was another road loss to another top-10 team Saturday night for the Beavers, this time when third-ranked Boise State held OSU at bay for a 37-24 victory before 34,137 in sold-out Bronco Stadium and a national television audience ... more from the Register Guard.


OSU football sent packing in Boise
After weeks of anticipation and buildup, No. 24 Oregon State University met head-on with No. 3 Boise State University at the famed blue field and limped out of Idaho with a 24-37 loss; the Beavers' second of the season.

With ESPN College GameDay igniting the Boise fire early Saturday morning, the Broncos and all their supporters may have pushed a message into the ears of Beaver fans and the entire nation: BSU is a championship-worthy team. Holding a capable OSU offense to 237 total yards and pummeling the defense with 469 yards of their own in front of a school-record 34,137 people, they continued to prove their case ... more from the Barometer.


| From a Boise State Perspective |

Worth the wait
Boise State’s 37-24 win over Oregon State on Saturday night at Bronco Stadium seemed like a long time in the making.

The No. 3 Broncos were welcoming ESPN’s College GameDay for the first time, and with that, a national television audience on ABC. All week, the hype machine roared ... more from the Idaho Press-Tribune.


Martin mashes another foe
Boise State’s final scoring drive Saturday night seemed tailor-made for Doug Martin.

The 5-foot-9, 200-pound amalgam of speed and power punished the Oregon State defense on a drive that covered 67 yards in 7 minutes, 17 seconds, resulting in a field goal with just more than two minutes to play in the 37-24 win ... more from the Idaho Press-Tribune.


College GameDay a hit with ESPN, Boise State
Picabo Street is no stranger to performing on a big stage — and the adrenaline rush that comes with it.

The Sun Valley, Idaho native won a gold medal in downhill skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics and a silver at the 1994 games ... more from the Idaho Press-Tribune.


Boise State caps crazy week with gritty win over Oregon State on national stage
That might have been the longest day in Boise State football history.

And this the longest month ... more from the Idaho Statesman.


Moore shows flamboyant side - on the football field
A quarterback smart enough to know where all 11 defenders are at all times - and aware enough to avoid them even when he doesn't see them - certainly knows when the television cameras will be trained upon him.

And so there must be a reason Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, so calm at all times, turns into an emoticon when he tosses a touchdown pass. There is ... more from the Idaho Statesman.


Bronco defense dominates trenches
Boise State’s ability to take away the Oregon State running attack was key to its 37-24 victory Saturday night. The Beavers dress one the country’s best backs in Jacquizz Rodgers who averaged more than 100 yards a game with three scores in two games this season.

The Bronco defense had already faced a top-notch running attack in Virginia Tech, and there were two people to worry about on that squad. After victories against VT and Wyoming, BSU had only allowed 107 yards on the ground total, averaging 1.5 a carry and 53.5 yards a game ... more from The Arbiter.

Cliff: BSU game thread
THIRD QUARTER: OSU makes a crucial defensive stop, and score a hard-fought TD. Rodgers was shaken up while throwing a block and was hit helmet-to-helmet.

WAC officials just lost control of the game. No flag of throwing Quizz down with no helmet. Almost turned into a fight.

RB Jacquizz Rodgers scored on a 4-yard TD. That capped off a 14-play, 81-yard drive. Dirty play by BSU highlighted the drive. Some flags thrown, but not enough. ... more from The Gazette Times blog entry.

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