WTS: So about those OSU bowl plans ...

OREGON STATE's record stands at 4-3. They need only two wins in their next five games to become bowl eligible. Scribes near and far, however, were decidedly pessimistic on their chances to do that after Saturday's loss to Stanford.

With this loss, OSU is now 1-8 in its last nine Pac-12 games.
Gina Mizell, Oregonian

When the only Pac-12 opponent you beat is Colorado, you might not be the worst team in the conference, but you can see the basement.
Ken Goe, Oregonian

Beavers need two wins to become bowl eligible with Cal, Wash State, ASU, UW, and Oregon left on the schedule.
Gary Horowitz, Statesman

(The) question now likely becomes whether Beavers can scrape together enough wins for bowl candidacy.
Connor Letourneau, Oregonian

Oregon State entered Saturday's game at Stanford still in control of its destiny in the Pac-12's North Division. It left looking like a team that better worry about just becoming bowl-eligible.
Associated Press

Oregon State, meanwhile, drops to 4-3 overall and 1-3 in Pac-12 play. They're essentially eliminated from Pac-12 North competition and now face a battle to reach bowl eligibility.
David Lombardi, ESPN

One answer would be to change coaches. Clean house. Start over. It's not realistic. OSU coach Mike Riley is under contract through the 2021, the year in which Beavers linebacker Michael Doctor turns 31.
Ken Goe, Oregonian

The ball zipped down the field, touchdowns flowed and for three unprecedented hours, Stanford stopped being Stanford.
Jon Wilner, Mercury News

The Oregon State Beavers managed just 221 yards of offense on Saturday...And 88 of those offensive yards came in mop-up time.
Joel Odom, Oregonian

No one will ever mistake Stanford’s offense for Oregon’s. As an offensive strategist, head coach David Shaw is to the right of Ayn Rand. (But) sure enough, the offense opened up Saturday against Oregon State.
Tom FitzGerald, SF Gate

What was not expected, however, was the way a highly regarded OSU defense wilted against an offense that had also sputtered so far in 2014.
Gina Mizell, Oregonian

Stanford had as many/more points in the first quarter vs. Beavers (14) than in full games vs USC, UND and ASU.
Jon Wilner, Mercury News

Through seven games, Sean Mannion has passed for 1,698 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions.
Connor Letourneau, Oregonian

There were no platitudes, no way to spin it, no folksy words of wisdom when Mike Riley talked after Oregon State's 38-14 loss to the Stanford Cardinal.
Molly Blue, Oregonian

Beavers struggling from the start to stop Stanford's outside-zone running play. Every season when OSU's defense sees this play it's like the first time they've seen it. Change or die? They appear to choose: die. It's bizarre.
John Canzano during the game, Oregonian

One thing I should have mentioned in my story about the defense was the lack of pass rush. OSU tallied just one sack and is now tied for eighth in the Pac-12 with 16 sacks on the season.
Gina Mizell, Oregonian

The picture isn't pretty no matter what size lens you use.
Ken Goe, Oregonian


BeaverBlitz Top Stories