What they're saying...

Sporting black tops and orange bottoms, the Beavers crushed the Wildcats 52-23 in front of yet another orange and black sellout. Here is what the media, coaches, and players had to say about Saturday's game.

Beavers paddle hapless Wildcats
If you think it can't get worse for the University of Arizona football team, think again.

The Wildcats have gone from bad, to awful, to downright scary.

The season can't end quick enough for UA after a 52-23 defeat at Reser Stadium to Oregon State on Saturday...John Moredich, Tucson Citizen

 

Gnawing feeling
Need the perfect antidote for a losing streak? Just dial 1-800-WILDCAT.

In successive weeks, Pac-10 foes California and Oregon State have reversed two-game losing skids with runaway victories over hapless Arizona.

Saturday's 52-23 loss to the Beavers (6-3, 3-2 Pac-10) was the eighth consecutive defeat for the Wildcats (1-8, 0-5) - a school record...Charles Durrenberger, Arizona Daily Star

 

Beavers roll over Arizona
Arizona, the perfect antidote for an opponent on a slide, didn't disappoint Oregon State Saturday at Reser Stadium.

OSU erased a two-game losing streak with a 52-23 victory over the Wildcats that couldn't have been more decisive.

Derek Anderson threw for four touchdowns and Steven Jackson scored four more as the Beavers (6-3 overall, 3-2 in Pac-10 play) steam-rolled the out-manned visitors from Tucson (1-8, 0-5)...Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune

 

Totally inept Wildcats bring back the '80s
Reser Stadium oozed nostalgia on Homecoming Saturday, warts and all.

The '60s and '70s were back with each Jumbotron showing of the late, great Dee Andros, whose memory was celebrated with a pregame moment of silence and decals on Oregon State's football helmets.

The '90s returned in the form of OSU's orange pants, which were banished by former coach Dennis Erickson after the Oahu Bowl loss in 1999, never to be seen again until the players voted Friday to make a fashion statement...Jeff Welsch, Gazette Times

 

No contest
Arizona was at the wrong place at the wrong time on Saturday and paid dearly for its misfortune.

An Oregon State team that was prepared, focused and anxious to bury the memory of successive losses to the Washington schools pounded the short-handed Wildcats 52-23 at Reser Stadium in a Pacific-10 Conference blowout that wasn't anywhere near as close as the 29-point margin...Brooks Hatch, Gazette Times

 

This is the way the Beavers are supposed to play
Derek Anderson had time to throw against Arizona on Saturday. Steven Jackson had some holes through which he could run. James Newson and the rest of the Oregon State receivers had the chance to run around in Arizona's secondary until they got open.

Those events had one major thing in common, and everybody who went into the interview room after OSU's 52-23 win mentioned it without being prompted: The Beavers' offensive line controlled the game, perhaps as well as it has all year...Norm Maves Jr., Oregonian

 

Just what the Beavers needed
Oregon State made its statement Saturday, highlighted in audacious orange.

The Beavers pounded on a sacrificial Arizona team, beating the Wildcats 52-23 in front of 36,178 at Reser Stadium. The win -- it wasn't as close as the score -- wiped out the bad taste of a two-game losing streak and recovered some of the swagger Oregon State players said they will need to finish the season successfully...Abby Haight, Oregonian

 

Beavers roll easily past Arizona
Derek Anderson was smiling again. It’s been a long time coming.

Not only was he pleased with Oregon State’s performance Saturday in a 52-23 rout of Arizona, but also he liked the new threads the Beavers wore before a sellout crowd of 36,178 at Reser Stadium.

OSU donned orange pants for the first time since the 1999 season, and for the first time at home since the Kip Taylor coached the Beavers from 1949-54...Gary Horowitz, Statesman Journal


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