Beavers Fall 16-14

What the media is saying about Oregon State's 16-14 loss at the hands of Fresno State Friday night.

Blundering Beavers fall in final seconds at Fresno State, 16-14
There probably hasn't been a more erratic OSU offensive performance since the Jerry Pettibone era. The Beavers squandered timeouts, used poor clock management, blew opportunities with costly penalties and other mistakes and still had the lead going into the game's final minute...Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune


Bulldogs bite error-prone Beavers
Too many mistakes. Too much misfortune. Too bad. The Beavers fought Fresno State as much as themselves, almost survived but did not...Bob Rodman, Register Guard


At a loss
Fresno may forever remain the Bermuda Triangle for the Oregon State football program.  Fresno State's Brett Visintainer drilled a 47-yard field goal with 31 seconds remaining Friday night and the Bulldogs ripped the heart right out of the Beavers with a stunning 16-14 victory before an ecstatic crowd of 35,553...Brooks Hatch, Gazette Times.


Beavers throw one away
Oregon State looked as if it might stash its mistakes like dirty laundry in a closet. The Beavers clung to a one-point lead in the fourth quarter, teetering on the edge of victory over their nonconference nemesis...Rachel Bachman, Oregonian.


'Dogs show they have real grit
This isn't how 8 1/2-point underdogs are supposed to act.
The Fresno State Bulldogs, a red-clad mound of grit, hung a 16-14 shocker Friday night on mistake-prone Oregon State...Ron Agostini, Modesto Bee


Beauty with a twist of hideous
Midway through the second quarter of a game looking oh-so familiar, a police helicopter circled over Bulldog Stadium, a searchlight aimed to the ground.  It was, certainly, helping to locate Fresno State's offense...John Branch, Fresno Bee


Dogs find their footing
All week, Fresno State coach Pat Hill challenged his team to establish its personality.
For most of Friday's home opener, the Bulldogs exhibited all the characteristics of a split personality. In the end, they were Type A all the way...Marek Warszawski, Fresno Bee


Defense gives 'Dogs offense early lift
With its offense sputtering early Friday, Fresno State's defense tightened on two fronts to remain in the game in the first half: The Bulldogs forced Oregon State into several third-and-long plays. And Fresno State negated the Beavers' most potent weapon, junior running back Steven Jackson...Eric Prisbell and David White, Fresno Bee.


Fresno St. 16, Oregon St. 14
When Jeff Grady got pounded to the turf early in the first half, Fresno State thought its quarterback was finished for the day. Grady stayed in -- and after playing hurt and showing it, he led one last improbable drive to victory...Greg Beacham, Associated Press.

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