WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: Katz was spectacular

RYAN KATZ'S PERFORMANCE was on the minds of both Oregon and Arizona media members alike as BF.C scoured the web in search for what the media had to say about Oregon State's 29-27 win over No. 9 Arizona Saturday, Oct. 9.

| From an Oregon State Perspective |

Beavs win instant classic over No. 9 Arizona
SUNLIGHT AND SHADOW. There was plenty of both in Oregon State's nail biting thrill-ride of a victory over No. 9 Arizona on Saturday night.

The highest highs. The lowest of lows. And just about everything in between. Oregon State never trailed in this game, but it sure as hell didn't feel like it once it was finally over ... more from BF.C.


Beavers pass test, await exam
Is it oh, boy, or uh-oh?

Oregon State had both a big win and a big loss Saturday night, knocking off ninth-ranked Arizona, 29-27, but losing James Rodgers to what seems likely to be a serious knee injury ... more from the Register Guard.


Katz comes alive as Beavers upset Arizona 29-277
Talk about overcoming adversity.

Oregon State had the corner on the market on a warm Saturday night at Arizona Stadium ... more from The Portland Tribune.


Beavers bond after big injury, pull out big victory
You would think Oregon State and Arizona could not possibly top what happened in 2008, when the Beavers won on Justin Kahut's last-second field goal to stay in the Rose Bowl race on a night that star tailback Jacquizz Rodgers was knocked out of the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury.

But as if on cue, the battle-tested Beavers and the No. 9 Wildcats went toe-to-toe in another great football game, with OSU taking a hair-raising 29-27 victory as darkness fell, this time with wide receiver/kick returner James Rodgers watching in street clothes -- on crutches, after suffering a potentially season-ending knee injury in the second quarter ... more from The Oregonian.


 James Rodgers, after another questionable hit, might be lost for the season
In the middle of Oregon State's 29-27 upset win at No. 9 Arizona on Saturday, a dark cloud floated over the Oregon State sideline: James Rodgers, the Beavers senior flanker who coach Mike Riley considers "a heart a soul guy," got hurt. And it looked very, very bad.

With 5:07 to go in the first half and Oregon State trying to break open a 17-7 lead, Rodgers snagged a 56-yard pass from Ryan Katz but was brought down in the end zone by Arizona safety Adam Hall. The touchdown was negated by a penalty and as he fell, Rodgers grotesquely twisted his left knee ... more from The Oregonian.


Beavers hold off Arizona as Katz takes charge
Ryan Katz came of age at the right time.

The first-year starting quarterback carried the Oregon State football team to a 29-27 upset victory over ninth-ranked Arizona on Saturday night before a crowd of 56,054 in Arizona Stadium ... more from the Gazette Times | Report card


James Rodgers' first half is spectacular, shortened by injury
James Rodgers was making a triumphant comeback after missing Oregon State's last game because of a concussion.

He caught seven passes for 102 yards with a 33-yard touchdown reception to ignite the scoring in the Beavers' 29-27 upset of No. 9 Arizona on Saturday night ... more from the Gazette Times | Sideline briefing



| From an Arizona Perspective |

It's Katz, not Cats
For the first month of their charmed season, the Arizona Wildcats played stout defense, made wise decisions and summoned just enough fourth-quarter magic to win close games.

Saturday night, they went 0 for 3 - and paid for it ... more from the Arizona Daily Star | Report card


Cats pass coverage needs help
Cornerbacks and baseball umpires should go to group therapy together.

Both have the hardest of sports tasks - they're rarely discussed when they're doing their jobs. When they're not, they're skewered ... more from the Arizona Daily Star.


Quick react: Arizona 27 vs. Oregon State 29
What in the word just happened! Zendejas with a missed FG in the 2nd half is what happened.

Arizona was getting absolutely owned by Ryan Katz and James Rodgers in the first half.  Unfortunately for Rodgers, he exited after a brutal injury to his left knee ... more from AZDesertSwarm.com..


Chandler native lifts OSU
Oregon State's top receiver was knocked out of the game shortly before halftime.

But instead of folding, the Beavers found other options - including Chandler native Markus Wheaton - and held on for a 29-27 upset of No. 9 Arizona ... more from the Arizona Daily Star.


| From a National Media |

Arizona Wildcats get upset by Oregon State Beavers
Add Ryan Katz to the list of impressive Pac-10 quarterbacks.

Oregon State coaches kept things somewhat conservative early in his first season as a starter, then unleashed his strong, accurate arm, along with his elusive scrambling against No. 9 Arizona ... more from the Associated Press.


Katz, Oregon State click at Arizona
It is a fabrication to say there was an audible click -- click! -- and Oregon State's Ryan Katz became a good quarterback. But if you watched Katz run away from Arizona pressure and effortlessly send a ball 48 yards for a touchdown with a casual flick of his wrist, it certainly felt like something electric happened.

Of course, that might have just been friction created by the frustrated deflation of the 'Zona Zoo, which watched its ninth-ranked Wildcats lose 29-27 against the rejuvenated Beavers ... more from ESPN.com.

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