What they're saying...

What the media, coaches and players are saying about the Beavers' 38-0 victory over Idaho on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Beavs blank Vandals in Erickson's return
Dennis Erickson returned to Reser Stadium only to get blanked by his former team.

Yvenson Bernard ran for 117 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Erickson's old team, Oregon State beat his new one, Idaho, 38-0, on Saturday night ... more from Anne M Peterson | Notebook


Happy returns for Beavers
If winning was the point, then the Beavers made one.

Bogged down by a still stinging loss at Boise State and a bye that extended its idle time between football games to 16 days, Oregon State dispensed with Idaho 38-0 on a warm Saturday night, making former OSU coach Dennis Erickson's return to Reser Stadium considerably less than satisfying ... more from Bob Rodman of the Register Guard.


Erickson visit reminds OSU where bar sits
They met at midfield, shook hands and talked, 35 minutes before kickoff, Dennis Erickson and Mike Riley, coaches in the spotlight.

A few TV cameras crowded close to record the moment, before Erickson shooed them away, and the coaches had their own private chat in the middle of Reser Stadium ... more from Ron Bellamy of the Register Guard.


Vandals have no answer for Beavers
Oregon State made sure there would be no celebrating for former coach Dennis Erickson on his return to Reser Stadium.

In the first year of his second stint at Idaho, Erickson's Vandals had no response Saturday against the Beavers' defense. And OSU did more than enough offensively to produce a 38-0 victory before a crowd of 40,317 ... more from Gary Horowitz the the Statesman Journal.


'Job well done' by defense carries Beavers past Erickson's Vandals 38-0
Oregon State put up decent offensive numbers Saturday night, but the Beavers’ defense gets the credit for a 38-0 victory over Idaho.

The Beavers stuffed Idaho’s offense, forced six turnovers and paved the way for an easy intersectional victory over former OSU coach Dennis Erickson on his return to Corvallis ... more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


Fast start helps power Beavers
Oregon State’s defense threw a thick, wet blanket on Dennis Erickson’s return to Reser Stadium on Saturday night, but the Beavers didn’t look overly impressive in their final tune-up for Pacific-10 Conference play.

OSU was favored by more than 20 points and its workmanlike 38-0 victory before an announced crowd of 40,317 on a warm autumn evening was never in doubt ... more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.


OSU gets defensive in win over Vandals
Must-win games don’t usually come this early in the season, but that was the situation Saturday night for the Oregon State football team.

Forget the Mike Riley vs. Dennis Erickson coaching comparison stuff for now, the Beavers needed a victory. Not only that, but playing well was just as important ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.

Fans welcome Erickson at Reser
Many citizens of Beaver Nation were thrilled to welcome Dennis Erickson back to Oregon State on Saturday night.

Some fans wore specially-made “I tailgate for Erickson” tee-shirts as they celebrated the return to town of the coach who took the Beavers to three bowl games and a Pacific-10 Conference co-championship during his four-year tenure (1999-2002) here ... more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times | Notebook


For Erickson, this was Code Orange . . . and Black?
It was game day, so state troopers Dan Hermensen and Frank Hagen reported for work at Reser Stadium at 6 o'clock Saturday night. They carried guns. They wore bullet-proof vests. These were the men charged with protecting Dennis Erickson from Oregon State fans while he walked to and from the visiting locker room.

Hey, don't giggle. Security is a serious issue, even in an Oregon State 38-0 victory over Idaho ... more from John Canzano of The Oregonian.


A shutout for Beavers*
Dennis Erickson's return to Reser Stadium won't go down as one of his fondest coaching memories. The former Oregon State football coach watched glumly from the sideline Saturday night as his former team pounded his current team, the Idaho Vandals, 38-0.

It was the first shutout for Oregon State since the infamous 0-0 tie with Oregon in the 1983 Civil War game, and the first shutout for the Beavers at home since a 7-0 win over Washington State in 1975 ... more from Paul Buker of The Oregonian.


Suspensions delayed, officials work OSU game
Line judge Manuel Alonzo, back judge Steve Hudson and field judge Daniel Spriesterbach worked Saturday night's Oregon State-Idaho game at Reser Stadium even though all three drew one-game suspensions from the Pacific-10 Conference for their work in last week's Oregon-Oklahoma game in Eugene.

A Pac-10 spokesman said this week that there wasn't enough time to rearrange schedules and find replacements, and that the officials in question will serve their suspensions later this season ... more from Jim Beseda of The Oregonian.

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