What they're saying...

What the California and Oregon media are saying about UCLA's 51-28 victory over Oregon State.

Olson, Drew riddle Beavers in 51-28 win
Maybe this guy, this remarkable football player Maurice Drew, could have defeated Oregon State on his own.

Maybe. But he didn't. Didn't even have to...more from Bob Rodman of the Register Guard.


Beavers need two victories for bowl position
Seven down and four to go.

Oregon State, after an emphatic and equally frustrating 51-28 loss to UCLA on Saturday night, remains two wins away from securing that coveted ticket to the postseason...more from Bob Rodman of the Register Guard.


Drew Crew beats Oregon State
The Drew Crew was simply too much for Oregon State Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

Quarterback Drew Olson passed for a school-record six touchdowns and tailback Maurice Drew did a little bit of everything as eighth-ranked UCLA overwhelmed the Beavers 51-28 to remain unbeaten this season...more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


UCLA pummels Oregon State
The "other" college quarterback in Los Angeles is pretty good, too.

UCLA's Drew Olson, who plays in the shadow of USC Heisman winner Matt Leinart, threw for a school record six touchdowns Saturday in a 51-28 victory against Oregon State...more from Ken Peters of the Associated Press.


Beavers can't keep up with Bruins' air show
Oregon State has waited 38 years to beat a top 10 team on the road. And the wait will continue for at least one more year.

The Beavers couldn't handle No. 8 UCLA's explosive offense and they lost 51-28 on Saturday at the Rose Bowl in a nationally televised game that served as one long infomercial for Bruins quarterback Drew Olson, shifty tailback Maurice Drew, and NFL-bound tight end Marcedes Lewis...more from Paul Buker of the Oregonian.


Bruins' Drew more than OSU's defense can handle
Oregon State needed a good punt early in the second quarter Saturday, and Sam Paulescu delivered -- a 53-yard boomer that was angled toward the right sideline and in front of the UCLA bench.

As Maurice Drew hauled in the punt at the UCLA 24-yard line, it looked as if the Beavers were in position to stop the Bruins' Mr. Do Everything in his tracks...more from Jim Beseda of the Oregonian.


UCLA offense leads to disappointment for OSU defense
Oregon State linebacker Keith Ellison said what happened in Saturday's 51-28 loss to No. 8 UCLA at the Rose Bowl wasn't necessarily a step back for the Beavers' defense. But it was far from good.

"We just didn't make any progress," Ellison said. "UCLA is a very good with a very good offense. They're No. 8 in the country for a reason."...more from the Oregonian.


UCLA gives Beavers a wake-up call they should answer
Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore jogged into the Rose Bowl wearing black shorts and a gray T-shirt before Saturday's game. Then he moseyed over to the UCLA end of the field and shook hands with former teammates and coaches. Then -- and I am not making this up -- Moore pulled his T-shirt over his eyes, left it draped over the top of his head and dropped into pass coverage smack in the middle of a Bruins passing drill...more from John Canzano of the Oregonian.


UCLA is for real, but Beavers aren’t far off
Here’s the concise version of what was evident following UCLA’s convincing 51-28 victory over Oregon State on Saturday on a hazy, lazy day of fall in the Rose Bowl...more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.


No slowing the Bruins
An assessment of the Oregon State football team’s defense Saturday night by Keith Ellison was it didn’t take a step backward, but lacked improvement.

However, the linebacker’s teammate, safety Sabby Piscitelli, was less generous, saying the defense was to blame for the loss...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.


Moore puts UCLA past in the past
Matt Moore paid no attention to the yahoos screaming insults at him as he walked off the Rose Bowl field and into the tunnel leading into the Oregon State dressing room.

After all, fans of their ilk were the same type who yelled many of the same things at UCLA coach Karl Dorrell and current Bruins quarterback Drew Olson the past two years after losses to Fresno State and Wyoming at the Silicon Valley Classic and Las Vegas bowl games...more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.


Bruins still cruisin'
UCLA players spent a week deflecting talk about former quarterback Matt Moore's return to the Rose Bowl, and among the most silent was his former roommate, Drew Olson.

Olson said very little leading up to the game, but spoke loudly with his right arm during it with the most explosive passing exhibition in school history...more from Brian Dohn of the DailyNews.com


Drew boosts Heisman hopes
Maurice Drew for Heisman?

His teammates believe it has a nice ring to it but no opponent ever will catch Drew striking the Heisman pose. UCLA already has launched its campaign but after another stellar performance, Drew avoided the subject just as easily as he does the grasp of defensive linemen, linebackers and punt-return units...more from Jill Painter of the DailyNews.com.


Olson Throws a Record Six Touchdown Passes in UCLA Victory
UCLA quarterback Drew Olson completed a school-record six touchdown passes, running back Maurice Drew scored twice and had 250 all-purpose yards and the Bruins scored more than 40 points for the sixth time this season...more from Lonnie White of the LA Times.


UCLA picks its spots against Moore
Because he started four games for them in 2003 and spent two years at UCLA, Matt Moore was no stranger to the Bruins when he led Oregon State into battle Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

That knowledge paid off during UCLA's 51-28 victory...more from Jim Thomas of the Daily Breeze.


Beavers are pelted by Bruins
Maurice Drew, in arguably the best example yet as to why the UCLA junior tailback is a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate, was on fire Saturday in the Rose Bowl.

We're talking 120 rushing yards, three catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns, a scintillating 59-yard punt return, 250 all-purpose yards on just 26 touches. The works...more from Jim Thomas of the Daily Breeze.


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