What they're saying...

What the media is saying about the renovated Reser Stardium and the Beavers' 2005 home opener.

Big start in bigger venue
New stadium. New season. New beginning.

Before a record crowd of 42,263 on a sunny day at expanded Reser Stadium, and with Matt Moore taking his first snaps as Oregon State's quarterback, the Beavers opened the 2005 season in style with a 41-14 victory Saturday against Portland State...more from Gary Horowitz of the Salem Statesman Journal.


Opening Reser in style
After the Reser Stadium grand opening party Saturday afternoon, it was the Oregon State football team's responsibility to put the icing on the cake that evening.

And the Beavers didn't disappoint the record crowd of 42,263 that watched the first game in the rebuilt stadium...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.


Beavers get ‘W,’ but work to do
The margin of victory was acceptable, and the christening before a record crowd of revamped Reser Stadium made it a special Saturday. But Oregon State’s performance in its 41-14 season-opening win over Portland State left plenty of room for improvement...more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


Beavers sputter, then turn it on
He dropped back and threw completions.

He scrambled left and threw completions.

He scrambled right and threw completions...more from Paul Buker of The Oregonian.


As promised, busy beginning for Bernard
Oregon State coach Mike Riley told starting tailback Yvenson Bernard there was a good chance he would have a busy day in Saturday's opener against Portland State at Reser Stadium.

Riley wasn't joking...more from Jim Beseda of The Oregonian.


Beavers Beat Vikings in Renovated Reser Stadium Debut
Matt Moore debuted with 367 yards passing and four touchdown passes, leading Oregon State to a 41-14 victory over Portland State on Saturday.

Mike Hass had nine catches for 155 yards, while Alexis Serna kicked field goals of 19 and 24 yards for Oregon State, which had 479 yards of total offense against the Division I-AA Vikings...more from Anne M. Peterson of the Associated Press.


Players enjoy new field
Yvenson Bernard shouldn't have any trouble recalling his first start for the Oregon State football team.

Bernard said he was jittery before taking the field at tailback against Portland State on Saturday at Reser Stadium, but looking up at the fans in the new east grandstand eased his nerves...more from Kevin Hampton of the Corvallis Gazette Times.


Bring on Boise State
With one State on the field and another State in mind, the Beavers anointed their renovated Reser Stadium in their football season opener just about as everyone expected.

They battered Portland State into submission 41-14 on a warm Saturday in front of a record crowd of 42,263 and now wait for the arrival next weekend of Boise State, which bludgeoned Oregon State 53-34 a year ago...more from Bod Rodman of the Register Guard.


OSU's Lewis, Christopher find refuge at Reser
On a day Oregon State celebrated a new football season and a renovated home field, the shadow of one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history creased the minds of two players roaming the new green playing surface at Reser Stadium...more from Bill Monroe of The Oregonian.



Reser Stadium stands up to play-by-play
When I was a kid growing up here, I once built a balsa wood model of how I thought Oregon State's Parker (now Reser) Stadium should look.

After four decades, the Beavers finally built it. And after experiencing the revamped Reser on Saturday in OSU's win over Portland State, here's my take on it...more from Bob Welch of the Eugene Register Guard.


Oregon State building a big, bright future
Such is the quality of Oregon State's new East Grandstand at Reser Stadium that if you magically transported it to virtually any college football stadium in the country, the fans there would applaud it and be proud of it.

The $80 million addition is that good, that classy...more from Ron Bellamy of the Register Guard.


Beavers past, present, rich and poor share credit for rebuilt Reser
The sea of orange that filled Parker Plaza on Saturday wasn't anywhere near as large as the ocean of orange that inundated Sun Devil Stadium on Jan. 1, 2001.

But the reason for the assemblage was every bit as important, every bit as monumental, as it was more than four years ago when Beaver Nation partied late into the night after the benchmark rout of Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl...more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazete Times.


Beavers fans like it all at shiny new Reser Stadium
Halftime was in full swing Saturday when a fairly well-oiled Oregon State football fan stumbled into the men's room behind Section 113 of the snazzy new east grandstand at Reser Stadium and announced the obvious:

"Space!" he blurted out...more from Norm Maves Jr. of The Oregonian.

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