What they're saying...

What the media are saying about Oregon State's 50-21 victory over Oregon.

Thump...no more season for the Ducks
The Oregon State Beavers completely dominated the Oregon Ducks in the 108th Civil War on Saturday by winning 50-21. The game was relatively even for the first half, but the lack of playmakers, some coaching mistakes and failing to stay competitive resulted in Oregon’s run for 11 straight winning season coming to a stop with a resounding thud.

Oregon, 5-6, 4-4 in the Pac-10, suffered its first losing season since 1993...more from Steve Summers of E-Duck.com.


Orange crush! Anderson, Beavers flatten Ducks 50-21
Oregon State is going bowling, and Oregon is going home.

The Beavers won the 108th renewal of the Civil War Saturday at Reser Stadium, and they did it in style, dominating both sides of the ball in a 50-21 victory over the Ducks...more Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


Home for the holidays: Oregon's season comes to ugly end with Civil War loss to Oregon State
This wasn't much of a war. It was hardly a battle.

Oregon State proved as dominant Saturday as the Beavers have been in 108 years of Civil War football games, putting up their highest point total ever against Oregon and winning by their widest margin since a 39-2 victory in 1942 with a 50-21 declaration of which team will be going to a bowl and which is done for 2004...more from Bob Clark of the Eugene Register Guard.


Ducks' season ends with an absolute thud
For Oregon, there's no denying this reality. No wishing it away. No excuses, no silver linings, nowhere to go but up now.

If the Ducks can figure out how...more from Ron Bellamy of the Eugene Register Guard.


Duck Mascot Goes On Defense
The number to call if you want to attend the University of Oregon is (800) BE-A-DUCK. And for a select number of students over the years, it has become a reality.

Actually being a Duck, that is. As in The Duck. Also known as "Donald," the UO's beloved mascot for more than seven decades now...more from Mark Baker of the Eugene Register Guard.


Anderson perfect in final game at Reser
Mr. Anderson, pass me that heaping dish. Go ahead and add the Scappoose signature with a giant mound of sauerkraut. I missed the festival, but it's my turn to eat crow.

In the biggest game of his college career, Derek Anderson played like a champion Saturday in the 108th edition of this nasty little neighborhood argument...more from Brian Meehan of The Oregonian.


With win, Beavers make a statement
The orange mob wanted the goal posts. It wanted to rip them out of the ground, carry them out of Reser Stadium and walk them straight through campus.

Maybe the mob would have dropped the goal posts on the steps of Oregon State's administration building. Maybe it would have marched them through downtown Corvallis. Or left them on the side of Interstate 5, where passing motorists today would be reminded which football team currently owns this state...more from John Canzano of The Oregonian.


Offensive line took it on the chin this year
The Ducks never were very happy with their offensive line this season, and here's why:

Oregon allowed seven sacks Saturday against the Beavers. That brought the total number given up by the Ducks this season to 41...more from Ryan White of  The Oregonian.


Ducks won't look back on this season
The sentiment was good. Justin Phinisee was looking forward, thinking ahead.

"I don't even think seasons past," the Oregon defensive back said...more from Ryan White of The Oregonian.


Ducks call end to streaks a 'disappointment'
The harsh reality hit Oregon's players like a blast of cold air rushing through Reser Stadium.

After a decade of winning seasons and an impressive string of bowl appearances, the Ducks found themselves in a strangely unfamiliar place Saturday night -- mired in the losers' column...more from Ron Fernas of The Oregonian.


Ducks' season never heated up
Oregon not only missed out on a chance to go to the school's eighth consecutive bowl game with its 50-21 loss Saturday to Oregon State in the 108th playing of the Civil War.

The loss dropped the Ducks' record to 5-6 overall (4-4 Pac-10), the first losing season for the team since 1993...more from Dan Itel of the Salem Statesman Journal.


Beavers bowl-bound
Amid a sea of tailgating Oregon State fans Saturday afternoon, Ryan Bodyfelt stood in the bed of a pickup truck and slammed a stuffed Oregon Duck into a steel toolbox for more than half an hour.

The 6-year-old Wilsonville boy's father couldn't have been more proud...more from Shawn Day from the Salem Statesman Journal.


Beavers likely headed to El Paso, but bowls depend on USC's wins
Oregon State's Civil War victory likely propels the Beavers into the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas on Dec. 31.

Things could change, however, depending on whether No. 1 USC and No. 4 California remain unbeaten...more from Gary Horowitz of the Salem Statesman Journal.


Rough night for Ducks QB Clemens
It was simple enough, in Kellen Clemens mind, how crucial his three interceptions were in Oregon's 50-21 loss to Oregon State in the 108th playing of the Civil War.

"It gave them 17 points," a dejected Clemens said, "and that's huge. It not only gave them 17 points, it put our defense in bad spots."...more from Dan Itel of the Salem Statesman Journal.


Red-hot Swancutt adds to sack total
Oregon State defensive end Bill Swancutt made his home finale memorable.

Playing in his last Civil War game, Swancutt had three sacks, an interception and a forced fumble and led a defense that made life miserable for Oregon quarterback Kellen Clemens...more from Gary Horowitz of the Salem Statesman Journal.


Anderson runs wild
Derek Anderson has wheels after all.

On Oregon's State's first offensive play in the 108th Civil War, the Beavers 'quarterback scrambled for a 13-yard gain...more from Gary Horowitz of the Salem Statesman Journal.


Oregon's bowl hopes vanish with loss to Oregon State
It was a disappointing end to a season of underachievement for the Oregon football team.

The Ducks were hammered by Oregon State 50-21 Saturday during the 108th installment of the Civil War at Reser Stadium. With the loss, Oregon (5-6 overall, 4-4 Pacific-10 Conference) failed to qualify for a bowl game for the first time since 1996 and finished with its first losing season in 11 years...more from Jon Roetman of the Oregon Daily Emerald.


Sun Bowl looks promising for OSU
Now that the Oregon State football team is bowl eligible, the Beavers must wait until Dec. 4 before they know where they are going bowling.

The only bowl game representative to watch the Civil War on Saturday night was Steve DeGroat from the Sun Bowl. He would be happy to invite OSU to his Dec. 31 game, but must wait to see what UCLA and California do in their final regular season games...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Corvallis Gazette Times.


Beaver bowl
It has been a long difficult journey this season, but it couldn't have ended any better for the Oregon State football team.

The Beavers fought back from the brink of bowl extinction, and are now headed to the postseason. But most importantly on Saturday night was winning the Civil War...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Corvallis Gazette Times.


Beavers' turnaround began with 14 days in October
There was no phony enthusiasm, no hip-hip-hoorays, when Oregon State's coaches slunk into the Valley Football Center on Oct. 3.

They were still reeling from the 49-7 knockout punch California had administered the previous day. They were shell-shocked, 0-2 in the Pacific-10 Conference and at 1-4 overall, with USC, Washington and Oregon yet to come...more from Brooks Hatach of the Corvallis Gazette Times.


Hass makes a statement
Mike Hass made sure he looked up Oregon free safety J.D. Nelson during Oregon State's 50-21 win in Reser Stadium on Saturday.

Nelson was quoted during the Civil War week on the Beavers' junior receiver, and he wasn't impressed...more from Kevin Hampton of the Corvallis Gazette Times.


Vintage Swancutt
Bill Swancutt stood in front of the Oregon State student section and gave a yell as he flexed for his fans.

Although well-spoken off the field, the display was vintage Swancutt during an OSU game. The 50-21 Civil War win in hand, Swancutt was celebrating his fourth-quarter interception of Kellen Clemens' shovel pass...more from Kevin Hampton of the Corvallis Gazette Times.


Clemens: ‘The lowest thing I've experienced'
The lights in the Moshofsky Center will be off in December for the first time in eight seasons.

Oregon will not be practicing the final month of the year because the Ducks failed to reach any bowl game this season with a 5-6 record...more from Don Smalley of the Corvallis Gazette Times.


Anderson's scrambling the difference
Derek Anderson ambushed Oregon with his arm and his feet on Saturday in Oregon State's 50-21 blowout of the Ducks in the 108th Civil War.

The OSU senior torched an overmatched Oregon secondary for 351 yards and four touchdowns in another impressive home Civil War performance...more from Brooks Hatch of the Corvallis Gazette Times.


Gillett rises to occasion
George Gillett came through with a well-played game to help the Oregon State football team defeat rival Oregon 50-21 on Saturday night.

The senior wide receiver joined the Beavers as a highly regarded high school recruit, but faded over the years. He began the season as the starting flanker, but redshirt freshman Anthony Wheat-Brown took over after two games...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Corvallis Gazette Times.

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