What they're saying...

What the media is saying about the Beavers' 53-34 loss to Boise State on Sept. 10.

Broncos beat up Oregon State 53-34 in front of sellout crowd Boise State got the monkey off its back. After nine straight losses to Pac-10 teams, the Broncos picked up their first victory over a team in the conference thanks to an impressive 53-34 win over the Oregon State Beavers in front of a sellout crowd of 30,950.

The Broncos scored 34 unanswered points in the second quarter and part of the third quarter to erase an early 14- point deficit. The 53 points was the most a Boise State team has scored against a BCS conference school...more from BroncoSports.com.


Bombed in Boise!
Maybe Oregon State should stick to playing easier non-conference foes like Louisiana State.

The Beavers hit the blue turf at Boise State Friday night and came away red, as in bloodied if not embarrassed, after the Broncos scored 34 straight points en route to a 53-34 victory...more from Kerry Eggers of The Portland Tribune.


This orange rivalry is red-hot
The West's version of the Orange Bowl is a box-office hit.

The first two years of the four-year contract between Boise State and Oregon State attracted two sellout crowds and such intense interest that tickets landed on eBay.

The orange-and-blue Broncos and the orange-and-black Beavers met last year in Corvallis, Ore., and Friday night at Bronco Stadium...more from the Idaho Statesman.


Bronco busted
Just knowing how to win games in the clutch goes a long way, and the Boise State football team has full understanding of the concept.

The Broncos were knocked on their heels right out of the gate Friday night, but regained their composure to rally to yet another victory...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.


Boise State thumps Oregon State for first win against a Pac-10 team
Well that ought to get the nation's attention.

The Boise State football team overcame an awful first quarter Friday night at Bronco Stadium to earn the latest greatest victory in school history...more from Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman Journal.


Back to 2001: OSU implodes in second half
It's beginning to look a lot like 2001, the mysterious lost season that extinguished the glow of the Fiesta Bowl championship.

The enigma that is Derek Anderson reared its mysterious head again Friday on a beautiful September evening in Idaho's Treasure Valley...more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times | Beaver Notebook


It's an 0-2 start for Beavers
Six days after a heartbreaking loss at Louisiana State, Oregon State provided an emphatic answer to the big question: Could Mike Riley's team bounce back from one of the most disappointing defeats in school history? The answer was no. Not even close...more from Paul Buker of The Oregonian.


There's a lot
The Beavers' game plan ended after the prologue. The rest of the pages were blank. For the second consecutive week, Oregon State came out strong at an extremely hostile stadium and jumped all over a talented opponent.

Although jambalaya is as alien to Idaho as Dixieland jazz, the script Friday night was the same as in Louisiana. Boise simply became Baton Rouge redux -- but a whole lot uglier...more from Brian Meehan of The Oregonian.

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