RECAPS: What they're saying...WSU at OSU

What the Oregon and Washington media is saying about the Cougars 13-6 victory over the Beavers on Oct. 7, 2006.

| From an Oregon State Perspective |

Oregon State can't find end zone in ugly loss
It had been less than a year since an Oregon State football team had failed to score a touchdown in a game.

But the Beavers won that one.

On this Saturday night in early October, they were not so lucky ... more from Bob Rodman of the Register Guard.


Ice-cold offense, turnovers cost OSU
There was no blowout loss. No halftime exit by fans looking for another form of entertainment on a sun-baked afternoon under clear blue skies.

But Oregon State received another dose of reality Saturday ... more from Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal.


Split end Stroughter shines in loss
The numbers look impressive. Six receptions for 124 yards, and four punt returns for 100 yards.

Oregon State split end Sammie Stroughter is the Beavers' potential game-breaker on offense. But his performance wasn't enough Saturday to prevent a 13-6 loss to Washington State ... more from Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal.


Oregon State: No touchdowns, no victory
Oregon State’s defense answered the bell Saturday, but its offense wasn’t up to the challenge.

It added up to another loss against a quality opponent as the Beavers (2-3 overall, 0-2 in Pac-10 play) failed to score a touchdown in a 13-6 loss to Washington State ... more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


Beavers lose sloppy game
This time, no one was accusing Oregon State of playing like it didn't care.

"There was a different passion out there," said Beavers coach Mike Riley, "and I could see it coming.

"Everybody knows we played hard and we competed. . . . I wish we could have been rewarded but that's tough. That's life." ... more from Paul Buker of The Oregonian.


Moore hears complaints, keeps mind in game
Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore came off the field with less than two minutes remaining, turned to the student section and vented some of his frustration on a heckler in the third row.

"Come down here and say that!" Moore hollered. "Yeah, you in the green hat! Don't hide!" ... more from Jim Beseda of The Oregonian | Notebook


Can Riley still drive OSU though dark fall?
On a perfect football Saturday, the October sun cast a golden light over Reser Stadium as Mike Riley's football team played for redemption.

It's ironic that such sparkling fall weather would envelop a day when the home crowd of 42,951 was more in the mood to sing a dirge for the head coach ... more from Brian Meehan of The Oregonian.


Offense stalls in loss to Cougars
Oregon State’s home Pacific-10 Conference losing streak stretched to four games on Saturday when the offense flatlined in a 13-6 loss to Washington State.

The Beavers (2-3, 0-2) were restricted to 287 total yards, the second-fewest in the 41-game Mike Riley II coaching era.That offensive ineptitude squandered an outstanding effort from a defense that bounced back from a fiasco against California with an inspired, emotional performance ... more from Brooks Hatch of the Corvallis Gazette-Times.


A punchless offense
So much for the preseason expectations of the offense carrying the Oregon State football team until the young defense comes of age.

After dealing with the second lopsided defeat of the season last weekend, the defense responded with a valiant effort Saturday afternoon, and the special teams came through with better field position ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Corvallis Gazette-Times.

Defense does 180 against Cougars
The fire and snarl that’s characterized Oregon State defenses since the Rocky Long era in the early 1990s returned to Reser Stadium on Saturday in a bitter 13-6 loss to Washington State.

“You could feel there was a different passion out there than a week ago,” OSU coach Mike Riley said. “There was a great enthusiasm ... more from Brooks Hatch of the Corvallis Gazette-Times | Report Card | Who's Hot


| From a Washington State Perspective |


It's ugly, but Cougs win in Corvallis
Washington State and Oregon State, to borrow a phrase used in these parts once before, set the game of football back about 100 years on Saturday. In one of the ugliest – and largely boring – contests this side of the Willamette Valley Paint Drying Festival, WSU prevailed 13-6.

This one was so ugly that the teams traded fumbles on three consecutive possessions in the second quarter. It was so ugly that WSU’s leading rusher for much of the game was punter Darryl Blunt ... more from


Cougars stagger to unglamorous victory, ending a long drought in Corvallis
Let's be clear about this: Ugly doesn't equal inconsequential. Unseemly doesn't equate to insignificant.

Keep that in mind if you're struggling to come to grips with Washington State's unsettling 13-6 victory here Saturday over Oregon State ... more from Bud Withers of the Seattle Times.


Coug defense saves day at Oregon State
On a day when the Washington State offense managed to score only one touchdown and the miscues included a missed 25-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, the Cougars kept Oregon State out of the end zone and beat the Beavers 13-6 Saturday in front of 42,951 in Reser Stadium.

Senior linebacker Scott Davis sacked Matt Moore twice on Oregon State's final possession, the last one for a 10-yard loss with 1:49 to play that gave the Cougars the ball at their own 33 ... more from Craig Smith of the Seattle Times.


Hill grabs WSU mark
Leaning against a wall adjoining the Washington State locker room here, Jason Hill could finally afford to exhale. It hadn't been his best day — after all, he left with four minutes remaining in the third quarter because of a shoulder bruise — but overall, life was good.

Hill ended an eventful week Saturday against Oregon State, catching five passes for 121 yards and the game's only touchdown. In the process, he reached the 2,504-yard mark for career receiving, bettering Hugh Campbell's (1960-62) WSU standard of 2,452 ... more from Craig Smith of the Seattle Times.


Cougars beat Beavers 13-6 in Corvallis
The WSU Cougars beat the Oregon State Beavers 13-6, winning their first game in October since 2003.

It was a picturesque fall day at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore., as the WSU Cougars met the Oregon State Beavers for the 91st time in school history ... more from Jesse Geleynse the Daily Evergreen.

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