What they're saying...

What the media is saying about Oregon State's 30-27 victory over Boise State on Sept. 10 in Reser Stadium.

Beavers rally for 30-27 "all-timer" victory
Sometimes a team can learn a little about itself through defeat. But it's a lot more fun to do it in a victory.

"That's absolutely an all-timer," Oregon State coach Mike Riley said after the Beavers' 30-27 victory Saturday over Boise State. "I don't know where it ranks among the best wins (of his coaching career), but I'm excited to learn more about this team. It's been a mystery to me. One thing I found out today -- we have pretty good character guys. I suspected that from the work we've been getting."..more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


Hail to the victors' kicker
What's a two-touchdown deficit when you still had to look forward to a couple of fumbled kick returns, a couple of misfires on long snaps and an in-your-face hailstorm?

Less than eight minutes into Saturday's weather-pounded football game, Boise State had Oregon State down...more from Bob Rodman of the Register Guard.


First-half gamble doesn't pay
Gamblin' Dan rolled the dice again Saturday — and the strangest thing happened.

He actually crapped out...more from Chad Cripe of the Idaho Statesman.


Bronco QB stays in saddle this time
Jared Zabransky emerged from the Boise State locker room under his own will Saturday following a 30-27 loss to Oregon State at Reser Stadium, a victory in itself after an exhausting week for the embattled quarterback...more from Adam June of the Register Guard.


BSU upbeat despite second straight loss
Everyone knew this could happen.

They just didn't expect it.

Here the Boise State football team sits, two weeks into the heavily hyped 2005 season, at 0-2...more from Chad Cripe of the Idaho Statesman.


Bernard takes some heat off Beavers' running game
The poor-mouthing of Oregon State's running game probably will continue, but the Beavers started the process of quieting their critics with a decent performance against a Boise State team that puts a high premium on shutting down the run.

The Broncos outrushed OSU 149-83, but Beavers tailback Yvenson Bernard had 92 yards on 13 carries for a 7.1-yard average...more from Paul Buker and Jim Beseda of The Oregonian.


Beavers rally; Ducks roll
Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore called it the "craziest game I've ever played in my life."

There was a little bit of everything in Saturday's matchup against Boise State before a record crowd of 42,876 at Reser Stadium...more from Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal.


Hass impressive in Beavers' victory
Mike Hass had so much fun Saturday that he even danced in the end zone.

After a 22-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Matt Moore on a hitch play that tied the game at 27-27 with 9:47 left in the fourth quarter, Oregon State's senior split end did a little celebrating. It resulted in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that forced OSU to kick off from its 20...more from Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal.


Beavers storm back to bust Broncos
The Oregon State Beavers have their revenge.

Alexis Serna kicked a 29-yard field goal with 1:03 to go and Oregon State came from behind to beat Boise State 30-27 under stormy skies yesterday...more from Anne M. Peterson of the Associated Press.


Serna clutch in the end
Good news travels fast.

Alexis Serna's cell phone chirped twice as Oregon State's place-kicker sat in the interview room at the Valley Football Center, awaiting his chance to describe the 29-yard field goal with 1:03 remaining that powered Oregon State over Boise State 30-27 at Reser Stadium...more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.


Turning the tables
Coach Mike Riley wanted to see improvement from his Oregon State football team Saturday afternoon in the second week of the season.

It didn't happen in most areas, and the players even took several steps back. However, what he saw was more important...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.


Moore proves he's the man to lead the way for OSU
The ones who had to judge whether Matt Moore was startworthy weren't the Oregon State coaches.

Mike Riley anointed the UCLA transfer as the No. 1 quarterback at the end of spring practice...more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.


Beavers dig early hole, bounce back
There are character issues on the Oregon State football team.

Good ones.

Alexis Serna's 29-yard field goal with 1:03 left -- his third field goal of the game -- sent the Beavers past Boise State 30-27 on Saturday at Reser Stadium in a wild game that started with lightning and rain showers and even included a hail storm...more from Paul Buker of The Oregonian.


Beavers were confident final drive would produce win
What, Mike Hass worry?

Not with 5:34 to play in the fourth quarter and Oregon State with the ball at its 40 in a 27-27 game with Boise State at rain-soaked Reser Stadium, he wasn't...more from Jim Besda of The Oregonian.

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