What they're saying...

What the media in Oregon and Washington are saying about Oregon State's 18-10 victory the Washington Huskies.

| From a Beaver Perspective |

 

Serna’s six field goals sink Huskies
The smallest guy on the field packed the biggest punch Saturday at Husky Stadium.

Alexis Serna, Oregon State’s 5-7, 155-pound sophomore placekicker, went six for six on field-goal attempts to provide all the scoring in the Beavers’ 18-10 victory over Washington...more from Kerry Egers of the Portland Tribune.

 

Beavers get a leg up on Huskies
The cold, the rain and the wind never let up. Neither did the Beavers.

On a day unfit for man or "Dawg," Oregon State proved to be weather-beaters as well as Washington-beaters, parlaying Alexis Serna's six field goals into an 18-10 Pac-10 Conference football victory...more from Bob Rodman of the Eugene Register Guard.

 

True Beavers fans brave the elements
Bandwagon Beavers need not apply for membership in the hearty group of orange-clad supporters whose perseverance on a miserable Saturday night at Husky Stadium was rewarded in the best way possible...more from Brooks Hatch the Corvallis Gazette Times.

 

Piling on the dawgs
Mark Banker described his job of defensive coordinator as a bottom line business this week.

And it held true Saturday afternoon...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.

 

Serna enjoys kicking at Husky Stadium
Alexis Serna has found his home away from home, in the unlikeliest of places.

Oregon State’s sophomore place-kicker continued his Husky Stadium magic on Saturday by kicking six consecutive field goals to provide all of the Beavers’ offense in their 18-10 victory over Washington...more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.

 

Serna's hot right foot takes some of the chill out of Seattle
The conditions were miserable.

Biting cold.

Rain coming down sideways...more from Paul Buker of the Oregonian.

 

Serna does his job in record fashion with a heavy foot
Alexis Serna's right leg felt heavy, probably because his socks and shoes were soaked. Oregon State's sophomore kicker said he changed his socks and shoes at halftime, "but it's hard to swing with what is more or less a club foot."... more from the Oregonian.

 

When Beavers turn to Bernard, the tailback delivers
Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore noticed that Yvenson Bernard was a little slow getting up from the pile and wondered if the sophomore tailback wasn't trying to take on more than he could handle Saturday at Husky Stadium...more from Jim Beseda of the Oregonian.

 

Serna kicks Beavers to victory
The last time Alexis Serna rose to college football prominence was 14 months ago. The Oregon State kicker was an image of pity on national cable television, standing in the middle of LSU's rain-soaked Tiger Stadium with his head bowed dejectedly...more from the Associated Press.

 

| From a Husky Perspective |

 

Beavers hand Huskies 14th straight Pac-10 loss
They used to celebrate when rainstorms blew through Husky Stadium, figuring it was yet another weapon that the home team could throw at jittery opponents. Not Saturday.

"It just made it seem even more kind of down," said Washington tailback James Sims...more from Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.

 

Beavers' Serna gives UW boot
The ball felt like a boulder and his leg was heavier than a club.

No worries. Oregon State kicker Alexis Serna changed socks and shoes at halftime to dry out from the icy rain and went on to tie a Pac-10 record for field goals with the ease of a sunny day...more from Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times.

 

Willingham's half-hearted QB audition is all wet
Auditions shouldn't be held on a day like this.

Not when a chilling rain is blowing sideways. Not when icy zephyrs are howling off Lake Washington playing havoc with every ball that is launched. Not on a day so bad seagulls are swirling around Husky Stadium like vultures...more from Steve Kelley of the Seattle Times.

 

Huskies suffer 14th consecutive Pac-10 loss
A quarterback switch couldn't change the Huskies' fortunes as Oregon State handed Washington its 14th consecutive Pac-10 loss in an 18-10 defeat.

After putting together a scoreless first half under Isaiah Stanback, the Washington offense turned to backup Johnny DuRocher, but the move provided neither a spark nor any sort of change in momentum...more from Molly Yanity of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

 

Finding new QB is least of Huskies' worries
Surely this must be the bottom of the Montlake misery well. Certainly the Husky football program can't limbo any lower than this. Can it?

For the University of Washington, losing a football game to Oregon State used to be an abomination. Now it's an assumption, given the Beavers' ho-hum approach to knocking off the Dawgs 18-10 in a near-empty Husky Stadium...more from Greg Johns of the King County Journal.

 

QB Change Doesn't Help Huskies' Fortunes
In a game perhaps only Pele and slugs could love, the misery for the University of Washington football team continued.

Despite an outstanding effort by the Husky defense, which held Oregon State without a touchdown, an inept offense combined with six Alexis Serna field goals sent Washington to an 18-10 loss in front of an announced crowd of 60,717 (but appeared much smaller) at Husky Stadium Saturday...more from Mike Allende of the Kitsap Sun.

 

Offense is Dawg-gone awful
Through most of this losing season, the University of Washington defense has given up yards and points in big bunches.

UW quarterback Johnny DuRocher makes a face on the sideline after fumbling the ball in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game.
So on a day they kept visiting Oregon State University out of the end zone, the Huskies had a terrific chance to snag their first Pacific-10 Conference victory in two years...more from Rich Myhre of the Everett Herald.


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