What they're saying...

What the media, players, and coaches are saying about the Beavers 43-3 victory over Stanford on Saturday, November 15.

Stanford walloped again in Oregon
Stanford shuffled out of town Saturday evening toting another lopsided defeat and one of the worst offensive performances in school history.

But there were two pieces of good news for the Cardinal. It won't play another game in this state until 2005, and it wasn't eliminated from bowl contention despite gaining 133 total yards and rushing for minus-12 yards, the second- and fifth-lowest totals in school history, respectively...Jon Wilner, Contra Costa Times


Card bulldozzed by Beavs
Hmm, any votes for staying out of the state of Oregon next year? The Card dropped another stinker in the Beaver State, this time to the tune of 43-3. The running game was completely stuffed for Stanford while Steven Jackson ran free against the Cardinal defense. But the bombs tossed by Derek Anderson were the daggers that hurt the worst. For a recap of this untelevised affair, read on...Tree Boy, TheBootleg.com


Beavers blowout Stanford
It was Senior Day at Oregon State, but underclassmen stole the show as the Beavers routed Stanford and clinched a bowl appearance.

It was a successful final home appearance for 18 OSU seniors, who played their part in the Beavers' 43-3 victory before an appreciative sellout Reser Stadium crowd of 36,251.

But junior quarterback Derek Anderson, sophomore receiver Mike Hass and junior Steven Jackson grabbed the headlines as Oregon State (7-3 overall, 4-2 Pac-10) put the hurt on a Stanford team (4-5, 2-5) that came into the game off back-to-back wins over UCLA and Arizona State...Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune


Oregon State trounces Stanford, looks ahead
A little rain and wind wasn’t about to put a damper on the final home appearance Saturday for Oregon State’s senior class at Reser Stadium.

The Beavers, showing no rust from a two-week layoff, were dominant from the outset in a 43-3 victory against Stanford before a sellout crowd of 36,251.

OSU’s offense amassed 663 total yards and held the Cardinal to 133 yards, including minus-12 on the ground...Gary Horowitz, Statesman Journal


Beavers take starch out of Stanford streak
It was supposed to be easy.

A Stanford outfit had won two straight games before blowing into Corvallis on Saturday with the wind and rain, but its credentials were no match for Oregon State.

And the lads dressed in black were not about to take a post-bye week nosedive. Not again. Not with a bowl bid on the line. And not with the Civil War and the smash-mouth date with Oregon a week away...Bob Rodman, Register Guard


Senior bash
Oregon State held a going-away party for its 18 departing seniors and a 50th anniversary bash for Reser Stadium on Saturday.

Stanford came dressed as a cardinal-and-white pinata.

Brimming with confidence after successive victories, the Cardinal sulked out of Corvallis in serious disrepair after absorbing a 43-3 beating from the Beavers (7-3, 4-2 Pac-10) that clinched OSU's fourth postseason appearance in the past five seasons...Brooks Hatch, Gazette Times


Beavers have day in the sun
Richard Seigler passed Max Weber and Chris Mott in the hallway outside the Mendenhall Theater on Saturday and noted their jackets.

Oregon State's senior linebacker asked where the two gentlemen were from.

They said they were from El Paso, Texas, and were checking out the Beavers as possible representatives at the Sun Bowl...Aaron Yost, Gazette Times


Beavers seniors will have fond memories of final home game
Saturday's Oregon State-Stanford game was the last chance for 18 OSU seniors to play at Reser Stadium, and several underclassmen made sure their elders went out with a big home win.

Sophomore Mike Hass had the second-most productive day by a receiver in Beavers history, junior quarterback Derek Anderson had his second consecutive strong game and freshman cornerback Brandon Browner made a key early interception as the Beavers defeated Stanford 43-3...Mike Tokito, Oregonian


Two wins dress up Civil War
During a week when the biggest news on campus was a world-record pillow fight and the 50th anniversary of Parker/Reser Stadium, the Oregon State football team had to do something spectacular to steal the spotlight.

The Beavers did, taking a pillowy-soft Stanford team to the woodshed Saturday in a 43-3 rout that could have been worse if OSU coach Mike Riley had wanted to rub it in. Riley doesn't have a Stanford education, but he's far too smart for that...Paul Bunker, Oregonian


Oregon State humbles Stanford
Oregon State didn't plan to throw at Mike Hass, and Stanford clearly didn't plan to defend him.

It just worked out that way, as Hass caught eight passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, and Oregon State routed the Cardinal, 43-3, at Corvallis, Ore.

"I couldn't have guessed that I'd have this many yards and catches," the sophomore receiver said. "It just worked out that way."..Associated Press

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