What they're saying...

What the media is saying about Oregon State's 29-27 loss to Arizona.

| From an Oregon State perspective |

 

A nightmare game for Moore puts OSU on the bowl bubble
You watch enough football, and you'll see a quarterback, including some pretty good quarterbacks, endure a nightmare such as the one Oregon State's Matt Moore did Saturday.

Six interceptions, four with the ball snapped in Arizona territory, including once at the 15, with one returned for a touchdown...more from Ron Bellamy of the Register Guard.

 

Tuitama grows up quickly
During the week leading up to his first collegiate start, Arizona freshman Willie Tuitama spent a couple of late nights in the football offices in Tucson, studying film of Oregon State with the Wildcats' offensive coordinator, Mike Canales, who is also his position coach...more from Rob Moseley of the Register Guard.

 

Less is more for Wildcats: Arizona loses the statistical battles but uses turnovers to beat OSU
When it's not your day, it's not your day.

And on this showery, mostly overcast Saturday, it wasn't Oregon State's day. And it sure wasn't Matt Moore's, either...more from Bob Rodman of the Register Guard.

 

OSU hands Arizona ball, victory
There was nowhere for Matt Moore to hide.

Oregon State's junior quarterback threw six interceptions in Saturday's 29-27 upset loss to Arizona, and his lost fumble at the Wildcats' 19-yard line with 4:25 remaining helped seal Oregon State's fate...more from Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal.

 

Hass' special day overshadowed by loss
On a day when senior split end Mike Hass became Oregon State's all-time leader in receiving yards, he was in no mood to celebrate.

Who could blame him?...more from Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal.

 

OSU's obstacles of own making
Close wasn't good enough, not for Oregon State, not Saturday at Reser Stadium.

The Beavers supposedly were taking another step toward bowl eligibility at home against a team that hadn't beaten a Division I-A opponent in 11 months, a team giving a raw freshman quarterback his first start...more from Ken Goe of the Oregonian.

 

OSU can't get by its mistakes
Knee-deep in the worst game of his life, Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore could see redemption at hand Saturday at Reser Stadium.

Then he fumbled it away...more from Paul Buker of the Oregonian.

 

Moore at a loss to explain performance in Beavers' loss
Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore has had better days.

But has he ever had a worse one?...more from Paul Beseda of the Oregonian.

 

Loss keeps Hass from enjoying new record, fan support
Is this guy good, or what?

Oregon State split end Mike Hass has one home game left in his college career -- a Dad's Weekend matchup Nov. 12 against Stanford -- as he continues to tear up the school record books...more from the Oregonian.

 

Simply put, OSU should have defeated the Wildcats
It would be an absolute and unqualified injustice to call Oregon State’s 29-27 loss to Arizona on Saturday afternoon anything other than a complete embarrassment to a program that has experienced far more than its fair share of shame through 108 3/4 seasons of college football...more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.

 

Beavers throw one away
Matt Moore expects his thick skin to face its greatest onslaught of barbs this week.

The quarterback accepts the blame for the Oregon State football team’s latest loss, and is ready for armchair quarterbacks to tear into him...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.

 

Hass’ record day tempered by loss
The beleaguered, weary expression on Mike Hass’ face after Saturday’s shocking 29-27 loss to Arizona at Reser Stadium perfectly described how he felt about breaking Oregon State’s career record for receiving yards.

It’s not anywhere near as meaningful if winning doesn’t accompany personal accomplishment...more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.

 

Seven TOs bring down Beavers
Memo to Beaver fan: Better put a hold on those bowl game plans.

Arizona used a masterful first start from true freshman quarterback Willie Tuitama and a nightmare afternoon by his counterpart, Oregon State’s Matt Moore, to post a 29-27 victory Saturday at Reser Stadium...more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.

 

| From an Arizona perspective |

Turnovers by Beavers key to UA victory
It wasn't perfect. It wasn't pretty. But it was a win.

And if you're Arizona football - where victories are as precious as a gurgling, desert stream - you savor every sip of Saturday's 29-27 verdict over Oregon State...more from Charles Durrenberger of the Arizona Daily Star.

 

Arizona's sad days are long gone
Sounds of joy so unfamiliar in an Arizona dressing room, unmistakable sounds of singing and laughter, seeped through the cinder-block walls at old Gill Coliseum late Saturday afternoon.

"We were all in there yelling and having fun," said UA quarterback Willie Tuitama. "It's just great."...more from Greg Hansen of the Daily Star.

 

A relationship to savor
Get used to hearing "Tuitama to Thomas" for a few more years.

Receiver Mike Thomas helped ease Willie Tuitama's first start as Arizona's quarterback with four catches for 162 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown in the Wildcats' 29-27 win over Oregon State...more from Charles Durrenberger of the Daily Star | Wildcat Notebook | Notebook 2

 

'There are football gods'
The Arizona football team has talked about finding a way to win.

The Wildcats finally did that Saturday afternoon when Wilrey Fontenot intercepted a pass at the UA 10-yard-line with about a minute left in the game, and then UA held off a final desperation drive...more from John Moredich of the Tucson Citizen.

 

Behind Tuitama and turnovers, Cats hang on to beat Oregon State 29-27
The Arizona football team has talked about finding a way to win.

The Wildcats finally did that Saturday afternoon when cornerback Wilrey Fontenot intercepted a pass at the UA 10-yard-line with about a minute left in the game, and then UA held off a final desperation drive...more from John Moredich of the Tucson Citizen.

 

Big plays abound as Cats learn how to win
Victory was secondary for the Arizona football team Saturday in Corvallis, Ore.

The defensive secondary, that is...more from Corky Simpson of the Tucson Citizen.

 

UA notches season's first Pac-10 victory
Arizona coach Mike Stoops put his faith in a true freshman and Willie Tuitama delivered.

Tuitama threw for 335 yards in his first career start and Arizona won its first Pac-10 game of the season with a 29-27 victory over Oregon State on Saturday...more from the Associated Press.


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