What they're saying...

What the media is saying about Oregon State's 29-14 victory over Washington on Oct. 16.

Serna helps OSU give UW the boot
Much as the Beavers died by the foot of one Alexis Serna when this struggling football season began, they lived equally as much on it on a blustery, overcast and often wet Saturday in Seattle.

Serna is the walk-on redshirt freshman raked over the national media coals after three extra-point kicks went south in a one-point loss at Louisiana State way back in September...more from Bob Rodman of the Eugene Register Guard.


Beavers, Serna kick the losing habit
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so when Oregon State looked at its 29-14 victory over Washington Saturday and declared it of Miss America quality, you have to consider the source and the circumstances.

The Beavers, 1-4 going into the game and staring a lost season in the eyes, needed a win of any kind. A win in Husky Stadium -- where they hadn't tasted victory since 1985 -- made it even sweeter...more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


Trail and error for Huskies
In a season with plenty of injuries to a team that couldn't afford many, the University of Washington football team has little margin for error.

Yet err it did Saturday, committing seven turnovers and handing a 29-14 victory to Oregon State at Husky Stadium...more from Greg Jayne of the Columbian.


Beavers fans should have learned patience by now
On a wet, cool day when the weather changed, so did the seasons of two football programs. Once-mighty Washington left no doubt it is fielding its worst football team since the bicentennial. As the gray skin of Lake Washington melted into a low, mournful sky, purple became just a very dark shade of the blues...more from Brain Meehan of the Oregonian.


Huskies reeling, but not pointing fingers after loss
There was no lack of accountability in the Washington locker room after yesterday's 29-14 loss to the Oregon State Beavers yesterday.

Player after player — from Scott White to Derrick Johnson to James Sims — met with reporters and blamed themselves...more from Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.


Getting their kicks
Records fell thanks to many strong individual performances, but the most important part of Saturday's game was the win.

The Oregon State football team traveled to Husky Stadium and defeated Washington 29-14 in a Pacific-10 Conference game before an announced crowd of 65,351...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Corvallis Gazette Times.


Beavers Batter Dawgs
The Washington Huskies’ nightmarish 2004 football season added another chapter on Saturday as Oregon State forced the Huskies into seven turnovers – two inside the Beavers five yard line - and capitalized for a 29-14 win at Husky Stadium.

It was the Beavers first win over the Huskies since 2001, and first victory in Seattle since 1985, when OSU came in as 37.5 point underdogs and pulled the 21-20 upset. It was just the Beavers third win over UW in the teams’ last 29 meetings...more from Joe Kaiser of DawgMan.com.


Beavers kicker makes a statement
The last time most of the country saw Alexis Serna, he had just missed three extra points in a one-point overtime loss to LSU.

Against Washington, all Oregon State needed was Serna’s right leg to break a 19-year curse and defeat the Huskies 29-14...more from Tim Booth of the Salem Statesman Journal.


Beavers' season gets a kick start
Before all the talk of streaks, records, forced turnovers and big defensive plays, there was this: Oregon State got a win.

That was the most important thing to happen for the Beavers at Husky Stadium, where OSU battled to a 29-14 win over Washington on Saturday...more from Mike Tokito of the Oregonian.


Anderson/Hass humble Huskies
Washington cornerback Derrick Johnson was vocal this week about how excited he was to face Beavers quarterback Derek Anderson, who had thrown eight interceptions in his two previous games against the Huskies.

But Johnson, who had intercepted passes by Anderson in 2002 and 2003, was shut out. Anderson was 26 of 40 for 286 yards with no interceptions. He had several key third-down completions that kept the UW defense backpedaling And Johnson couldn't cover OSU's Mike Hass, who had eight catches for 98 yards...more from Paul Buker of the Oregonian.


Wright's run rescues game, maybe season
The desperation was palpable on both sides at halftime Saturday as Oregon State clung to a 9-7 lead over error-prone Washington at Husky Stadium after Alexis Serna's 55-yard field goal with no time left in the second quarter.

"We couldn't go back home 1-5," OSU safety Mitch Meeuwsen said...more from Paul Buker of the Oregonian.


Beavers celebrate rare win in Seattle
Maybe they're not the Washington of yore, the all-powerful juggernaught that dominated Northwest football for two decades and made all who dared step in their path tremble with fear.

The Huskies were 1-4 entering Saturday's matinee with Oregon State, and clearly headed for their first losing season since 1976. The Beavers were 6-point favorites, and were expected to prevail, so their 29-14 triumph was ho-hum and ordinary, right?...more from Brooks Hatch of the Corvallis Gazette Times.


Meeuwsen sets record
Senior free safety Mitch Meeuwsen has been looking forward to this day all season.

He needed to wait six games to finally break the OSU career record for interceptions. It occurred Saturday in a 29-14 victory over Washington as he picked off two passes...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Corvallis Gazette Times.


Washington losing grip
Washington center Brad Vanneman began recounting all of the scoring chances the Huskies wasted on this day, then stopped.

"I can't even remember them all," Vanneman said after Washington's 29-14 loss to Oregon State yesterday, the first win for the Beavers at Husky Stadium since 1985...more from Bob Condotta of the Seatte Times.


Oregon State relishes rare victory in Seattle
The last time Oregon State won at Husky Stadium, most of the current players hadn't been born.

It was 1985 when the Beavers slapped the Huskies with a 21-20 upset victory despite being 38-point underdogs. Yesterday the Beavers beat them again, 29-14, although the two circumstances couldn't be more different...more from Bob Sherwin of the Seatte Times.


Oregon State beats UW 29-14
The Washington football team finally got its hands on a quarterback who could make all sorts of fun, unpredictable things happen, but it still couldn't hang onto the football.

As a result, the Huskies let yet another game slip through their greasy palms, losing 29-14 to the Oregon State Beavers Saturday in a Pac-10 game played on a cold, wet afternoon at a two-thirds full Husky Stadium...more from Dan Raley of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.


‘No more excuses’ for Huskies
For a while, the Washington Huskies had a spark.

For a while, they even had a couple of leads.

But over the course of 60 minutes Saturday, they also had seven turnovers – including a pair of lost fumbles in the shadow of the Oregon State goal...more from Dan Ruiz of the Tacoma New Tribune.

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