Final update 9/1/06 4:45 p.m.
Beavs fire opening salvo
A couple of minutes into the second quarter, Oregon State changed quarterbacks.
For all the right reasons.
The Beavers marched over, around and through Eastern Washington 56-17 in a season-opening football mismatch on a warm and windy Thursday night at Reser Stadium. ... more from By Bob Rodman of the Register Guard.
Eagles Open Season With Loss to Oregon State
Four early turnovers puts Eastern in 35-0 hole 19 minutes into game with Pacific 10 Conference foe
This time, the Beavers provided the wake-up call.
Four Eagle turnovers helped Oregon State open a 35-0 lead in the first half en route to an easy 56-17 non-conference football victory over Eastern Washington Thursday (Aug. 31) at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore ... more from EWU.edu
Oregon State crushes Eastern Washington
Oregon State bolted out to a 42-7 lead at halftime and coasted from there with backup QB Sean Canfield closing out the Beaver scoring with a 67-yard touchdown pass to Ruben Jackson. Yvenson Bernard ran for two scores, Matt Moore threw two touchdown passes to Joe Newton in his first game back after missing last year with an injury, and Sammie Stroughter returned a punt 51 yards for a score. EWU managed a nine-yard Ryan Cole touchdown run and a 60-yard Tony Davis punt return for a score ... more from CollegeFootballNews.com.
Eager Beavers 'were really ready,' Riley says after 56-17
win over Eastern Washington
This one didn't take long — one quarter, max.
Well before halftime, Oregon State had put Eastern Washington in its rear-view mirror en route to a 56-17 victory Thursday night in the opener for both schools ... more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.
Loomis gets kicks in opener
Kyle Loomis found out in a hurry the difference between high school and Division I college football. “Yeah, there’s a difference,” the Oregon State freshman said, smiling. “It’s a little faster. A lot, actually.”
Loomis, a two-time all-state punter at Roseburg High School, was named the Beavers’ No. 1 punter at the end of fall camp last week. And he got his first taste of live-action college football on Thursday, showing flashes of both brilliance and inexperience during OSU’s 56-17 season-opening victory over Eastern Washington ... more from Jon Mitchell of the News Review.
Newton makes immediate impact
Welcome back, Joe Newton.
“It’s great to be back,” he said.
Oregon State sure thinks so ... more from Jon Mitchell of the News Review.
Beavers cruise in opener
Perhaps it was fitting that most of the country did not see Oregon State's season opener against Eastern Washington.
This was not must-see TV ... more from Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal.
Mauled by Beavers
Think worst-case scenario for the Eastern Washington University Eagles.
It certainly was Paul Wulff's worst nightmare.
His football team got off to a bumbling, stumbling start and was destroyed 56-17 by Oregon State Thursday night before 38,071 fans at Reser Stadium and a regional television audience ... more from Dave Trimmer of the Spokesman Review.
Beavers get off to quick start
The last time Eastern Washington played at Oregon State, the Beavers' 21-19 victory over the visitors from the Big Sky Conference wasn't secure until the final play.
There was no such suspense on Thursday, however, in the Eagles' encore Reser Stadium appearance. OSU parlayed two early turnovers and a 32-yard Sammie Stroughter punt return into 21 points in the first 9:09, and the Beavers cruised from there to a 56-17 victory in their season opener ... more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.
Beavers start off on the right foot
It was the exact start to the season the Oregon State football team was looking for, and needed.
Coach Mike Riley didn't demand anything fancy. He just wanted to win the game and execute the game plan properly. The Beavers did both with ease ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.
Newton back at it
Joe Newton is back, and Oregon State's offense is immeasurably better and more productive as a result.
The senior tight end, who missed the entire 2005 season with a leg injury sustained the day before fall camp, had five receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns on Thursday in his first game in 18 months ... more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times | Notebook | Report Card
Beavers make their points
The worst thing that happened to Oregon State Thursday night against Eastern Washington might have been freshman punter Kyle Loomis' 10-yard shank late in the third quarter.
Don't worry about it, kid ... more from Paul Buker of The Oregonian | Notebook
For openers, OSU feeds on a cupcake
Let's see. They passed. They ran. They tackled. Someone shot off fireworks and the band played "Roll out the Barrel" every time Oregon State scored a touchdown.
In the third quarter, when Eastern Washington called a timeout trailing by six scores -- to think it over? -- maybe you joined Beaver Nation by closing your eyes and secretly wishing that this was a six-man football game ... more from John Canzano of The Oregonian.
Oregon St. blasts E. Washington
While Oregon State had an easy time with Eastern Washington, the Beavers also got a glimpse of next season.
Senior starter Matt Moore watched much of Thursday's 56-17 victory over the Eagles, allowing redshirt freshman Sean Canfield to get some valuable snaps ... more from Anne M. Peterson of the AP.
Looking to Boise State...
After a dominating win in their season
opener Broncos look ahead to Oregon State
The Boise State Broncos went home smiling Thursday night.
They overwhelmed Sacramento State 45-0 in the football season opener at Bronco Stadium, and looked good doing it ... more from Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman.