WTS: Something has to change at OSU

NEED TO RELIVE the misery that was the Civil War blowout loss? Here's what they're saying about the Beavers after their hopes for bowl eligibility died quickly in the first half.

It's been a campaign littered with missed tackles, blown assignments and clunky offense. And every issue that has plagued the Beavers throughout the year seemed to surface in a 47-19 blowout loss... Gina Mizell, Oregonian

This was a total system failure. The Oregon Ducks beat the Beavers in every phase of the game. They embarrassed themselves.
Ken Goe, Oregonian

The Civil War, once the gateway to every place Oregon wanted to go, is nothing more than a way station now.
Austin Meek, Register Guard

No one was immune from shortcomings.
Connor Letourneau, Oregonian

The Oregon State student section was handed white T-shirts before kickoff that read, "Fight! Fight! Fight!" on the front, but should have pleaded, "Stay! Stay! Stay!"
John Canzano, Oregonian

The Beavers were a step slow early and undisciplined late...
Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune

It was Oregon’s seventh straight win overall and seventh in the series against the rival Beavers (5-7, 2-7), who lost six of their last seven games and failed to become bowl eligible.
Associated Press

Despite the lopsided score, Oregon State never abandoned the run...The Beavers had 32 rushes to 43 pass attempts in the game, gaining 146 yards on the ground and 199 through the air.
Bob Lundeberg, Albany Democrat-Herald

In a clear and cold Reser Stadium, the chainsaw's roar was heard most often on third down Saturday evening... Instead, it was the Ducks who put the Beavers through a wood chipper.
Andrew Greif, Oregonian

The season is finished for Oregon State but where the Beavers go from here is up to the players. That was the locker room message delivered by standout senior defensive end Dylan Wynn...
Chris Hansen, Register Guard

Riley and the Beavers' old-school, pro-style offense have been subjects of fan discontent as the season has dragged on. But Riley isn't going anywhere unless he chooses to leave. His contract extends through 2021. And OSU's offense made steady improvement as the season went on.
Ken Goe, Oregonian

Last season (it)came down to a memorable late game connection between Marcus Mariota and Josh Huff, but tonight, that wasn’t necessary.
Hayden Kim, Daily Emerald

This time, it went exactly as predicted.
Lindsay Schnell, Sports Illustrated

South Dakota gave Oregon a better first half.
Ken Goe, Oregonian

Oregon State showed enough life in the second half to avoid making this the worst Civil War blowout on record. But the game was never competitive, never entertaining and never meaningful except as a scheduling formality.
Austin Meek, Register Guard

So what comes next? That was the gist of a number of questions Oregon State head coach Mike Riley faced Saturday night.
Kip Carlson, Mail Tribune

Riley brushed aside a question about possible staff changes. "It's way too soon for me to say anything like that right now," he said. At this point, all options — scheme and staff alike — need to be on the table.
Ken Goe, Oregonian

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