They're undisciplined. The starting quarterback is on crutches. And their coach is woefully unaware of his role in where things have gone wrong with the program.
The score Saturday: Stanford 20, Oregon State 17...more from John Canzano of the Oregonian.
Penalties, kicking game seal Beaver defeat
Going ... Oregon States bowl chances. Going .... Alexis Sernas placekicking magic. Gone ... quarterback Matt Moore, probably for the season.
Those were the facts of life for the Beavers Saturday as they fell to Stanford 20-17, enacting a sad state of affairs for a record Reser Stadium crowd of 42,960...more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.
OSU suffers costly loss
It has come down to one game for Oregon State. Win the Civil War or look forward to next season.
The Beavers did not want to be in this predicament, but that's the situation OSU faces after falling 20-17 to Stanford on Saturday before a record crowd of 42,960 at Reser Stadium...more from Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal.
Beavers fall just short in key loss to Cardinal
And then they added all that insult to injury.
First the Beavers' quarterback goes down and out with an injured knee...more from Bob Rodman of the Register Guard.
OSU quickly goes from high to low
Four weeks ago Oregon States football team charged up the tunnel and into their Memorial Stadium locker room on a high, fresh from a 23-20 victory over California that seemed to set the table for a unexpectedly spectacular season...more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.
Beavers come up short
If the Twilight Zone was still in production, a perfect script was played out on a cold rainy night in the Willamette Valley.
A bizarre set of twists left the Oregon State football team stunned without any answers, with its postseason hopes swaying in the wind...more from Clif Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.
Beavers hurt by penalties of all kinds
Oregon States staggering total of 11 penalties for 123 yards played a pivotal role in a 20-17 loss to Stanford on Saturday that put a major, major crimp in the Beavers hopes of reaching a bowl game for the fourth season in a row...more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.
Too many misses, mistakes for OSU
Oregon State kicker Alexis Serna already had missed two field goals when he lined up to try a 52-yarder with time running out Saturday at Reser Stadium and the bent-on-destruction Beavers trailing Stanford 20-17 in front of a record crowd of 42,960.
Did OSU even deserve to be in the game?...more from Paul Buker of the Oregonian.
Gunderson is ready to take over
An emotional Ryan Gunderson already was preparing himself for the Civil War game against Oregon in the moments after Oregon State's depressing 20-17 loss to Stanford on Saturday...more from the Oregonian.
Penalties (123 yards of them) hurt OSU's chances
Left to its own devices Saturday, Stanford probably wouldn't have won at Reser Stadium.
The Cardinal needed help from Oregon State...more from Jim Beseda of the Oregonian.
| From a Stanford perspective |
Stanford is alive with win No. 5
The Stanford defense knocked Oregon State's starting quarterback out of the game in the second quarter. The Beavers hurt their own cause repeatedly with costly penalties. And OSU's solid-gold placekicker, who had missed just two kicks all year, missed three in this game...more from Michelle Smith of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Stanford absorbs the hits, and wins
When a desperation pass in the closing minutes Saturday night deflected off Oregon State receiver Anthony Wheat-Brown and into teammate Dan Haines' hands for a first down in Stanford territory, Cardinal Coach Walt Harris simply asked, ``Why now?"...more from Darren Sabedra of the Mercury News.