What they're saying...

What the media is saying about Oregon State's 42-24 loss to Arizona State in Corvallis.

| From an Oregon State perspective |

Arizona State stomps Oregon State
Derek Hagan's record setting day was one to remember.

The Arizona State receiver had 11 receptions for 193 yards, all career highs, with two touchdowns in becoming the Sun Devils all-time leading receiver and sending his team to a 42-24 victory Saturday against Oregon State in front of 41,374 spectators at Reser Stadium...more from Dan Itel of the Statesman Journal.


Third Quarter Onslaught Nets ASU Pac-10 Opener Win
Coming into tonight’s game at Oregon State, all the talk about ASU surrounded its unstoppable offense. A 28-point explosion in the third quarter will obviously not harm that reputation.

Nevertheless, the Sun Devils defense played one of its best games in recent memory as they caused the Beavers to commit six turnovers, recorded eight sacks, and were just as instrumental in the 42-24 win in Corvallis on Saturday night...more from DevilsDigest.com.


Third quarter be-Devils Beavers
Things can get ugly rather quickly when a team faces Arizona State’s offense, and Oregon State was on the receiving end of a pounding Saturday night at Reser Stadium.

The 18th-ranked Sun Devils (3-1), who piled up a school-record 773 yards total offense in a 52-21 romp past Northwestern a week ago, churned out four touchdowns in a five-minute, five-second span of the third quarter and went on to bury the Beavers 42-24...more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


Beavers cough up another
Oregon State torpedoed its own boat on Saturday night, throwing three interceptions and fumbling three times, and Arizona State was more than willing to help sink that ship.

The Sun Devils turned four of those six OSU mistakes into 28 points en route to a 42-24 beating of the Beavers at Reser Stadium in the Pac-10 Conference football opener for both teams...more from Bob Rodman of the Register Guard.


OSU assistant deals with a wide range of emotions
Offensive linemen tend to develop a "family" atmosphere as much as, or more so, than any other positional group. They're together much of the time, communication is a key to their cohesion, and they often are overlooked -- except when they make mistakes...more from Jim Beseda of The Oregonian. | more from The Register Guard


Beavers give Sun Devils a victory
Arizona State quarterback Sam Keller passed for 365 yards and four touchdowns as the 18th-ranked Sun Devils rolled over mistake-prone Oregon State 42-24 on Saturday night in front of 41,374 fans at Reser Stadium and a national audience on TBS...more from Paul Buker of The Oregonian.


Beavers struggle in Pac-10 openers
There have been two consistent rites of fall in Corvallis since the Pacific-10 Conference expanded to its current 10-team format for the 1978 season.

First, there's the Fall Festival. The annual arts, crafts and music celebration first graced Central Park in 1979...more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.


Arizona State pulls away in second half for easy win
There were several areas of improvement, but the Oregon State football team ran into another hot team moving up the rankings.

No. 18 Arizona State had too much offense for the Beavers, exploiting their defensive problems. That forced OSU to play catchup throughout the night...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.


| From an Arizona State perspective |


Devils light it up again
Sam Keller stood up to the first pounding of his college career Saturday night.

The junior quarterback threw for three of Arizona State's four third-quarter touchdowns as the Sun Devils put away Oregon State 42-24 at Reser Stadium...more from Jeff Metcalfe of the Arizona Republic.


Devils ‘D’ comes to play
Keith Jackson, come on down!

Arizona State and Southern California each did their parts to give ABC’s top college football voice a matchup worthy of a "Whoa, Nelly!" by kicking off the Pac-10 portions of their schedules with wins Saturday...more from Matt Simpson of the East Valley Tribune.


Hagan wins receiver duel with Hass
Two of the top college receivers in all the land met up Saturday night at Oregon State’s Reser Stadium and neither disappointed in Arizona State’s win.

ASU’s Derek Hagan and OSU’s Mike Hass entered the game ranked first and second, respectively, on the NCAA list for most career receiving yards among active players...more from Matt Simpson of the East Valley Tribune.

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