What They're Saying...

What the media is saying about the Beavers' 22-21 overtime loss to LSU on Saturday, Sept. 4.

Kicking away an upset
The Oregon State Beavers were not willing to accept a moral victory Saturday.

Not after playing a gutsy, hard-fought game that was decided by a missed extra point...more from Mike Tokito from the Oregonian | Fans enjoy unplanned pregame show | In Baghdad, OSU fans get to watch game live | Tigers' Randall gets a chance to play closer, too


Game's fans friendly; result isn't for OSU
BA monsoon, lightning and more than 60 minutes of gripping football Saturday left Oregon State and Louisiana State fans wringing wet on a crazy night on the Bayou...more from Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal. | More


Tigers celebrating after Beavers don't get their kicks
The poor kid's number said it all: 13. Freshman Alexis Serna is down on the field kneeling, pounding the Tiger Stadium turf. He wanted to hide. But couldn't find a place. There was that face of classic frustration, a young man who had just left a packed house of 91,828 in a state of joyous disbelief and left an Oregon State football team in a state of utter bewilderment...more from Peter Finney of the Time Picayune.


Tigers notch wild overtime win
Nobody should have been surprised the season opener in Tiger Stadium needed overtime for resolution. This football game had everything else you could want -- and certainly a few things you wouldn't...more from Carl Dubois of The Advocate.


LSU escapes Oregon State upset bid in overtime
The third time was the charm.

Oregon State's Alexis Serna missed his third consecutive extra point to help No. 3 LSU to a 22-21 overtime victory over 18-point underdog Oregon State Saturday night before a thrilled 91,828 at Tiger Stadium...more from the Lafayette Advertiser. | Angry Tigers' booster renews | Fans overcome construction


No. 4 LSU Edges Oregon State 22-21 in OT
LSU can thank an Oregon State kicker who could not make extra points for its season-opening victory. Alexis Serna missed three extra points Saturday night, including one that would have forced a second overtime, and No. 4 LSU escaped with a 22-21 victory over the Beavers...more from Mary Foster of the Associated Press.


Serna part of kicking lore after missed PATs, loss to LSU
All Alexis Serna had to do was make one kick, one lousy extra point, and Oregon State's upset for the ages would have been complete. Those stereotypes about the Pac-10 not being able to muscle up to the likes of LSU would have been busted.

What the BCS couldn't put together (Southern California-Louisiana State), Serna could have ripped apart with one swing of the leg. With the world watching, Serna couldn't make a simple kick that would have brought Southern football to its knees...more from Dennis Dodd of SportsLine.com.


Beaver believers get an earful
It's 8 a.m. Saturday morning, and three Oregon State alums are gathered around the ESPN "College Gameday" stage on the LSU campus.

As they walk up to the growing crowd of about 500 people, they are serenaded with the chants of "Tiger bait!" After the show, they were offered beer and barbecue...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.


Instant Analysis: Oregon State at LSU
If you're a romantic who thinks about sports the way Grantland Rice wrote about the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame, this exhausting, wrenching battle between Oregon State and Louisiana State represented everything that makes college football a supreme sporting spectacle and a national treasure that we in America are incredibly lucky to have...more from Matthew Zemek of CollegeFootballNews.com.


Beavers' blow three extra-points in heartbreaking loss on the Bayou
For nearly 59 minutes, Oregon State had Louisiana State by the throat, its national championship of a year ago a distant memory.

And then what would have been the biggest regular-season victory in OSU history slipped away...more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


Foot fault
Being so close made the loss even more painful.

Unranked and 18-point underdogs, Oregon State came into Death Valley and nearly shocked the nation Saturday night...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times. | OSU notebook

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