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

What the Oregon and Washington media are saying about OSU's 27-17 victory over UW Oct. 14.

Moore leads embattled Beavers past Huskies 27-17
The first half, Oregon State established the run. The second half, the Beavers went to the pass — the long pass.

When the smoke had cleared Saturday, the embattled visitors rolled out of Husky Stadium with a 27-17 victory over Washington that will at least temporarily silence the critics who said the Men in Orange were going nowhere fast ... more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


Beavers' offense clicks into winning gear
This time, the Beavers did not need all those Alexis Serna field goals.

This time, the Beavers beat the Huskies in a more conventional way.

With touchdowns ... more from Bob Rodman of the Register Guard.


Beavers overcome
Here was Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore, yelling at a group of OSU fans at Husky Stadium on Saturday.

But this was nothing like last week, when Moore went after the student section at Reser Stadium in one of the darker moments of a 13-6 loss to Washington State ... more from Paul Buker of The Oregonian


OSU's Doggett helps keep Stanback in check
Who says college students don't read the newspaper? Oregon State outside linebacker Derrick Doggett said a story that ran in The Oregonian on Wednesday gave him some extra incentive against Washington quarterback Isaiah Stanback in Saturday's game at Husky Stadium.

"I saw in the paper that he was the fastest player on the field, faster than me," said Doggett, who seemed to either be on Stanback's heels, or dragging him down for losses, much of the afternoon. "I felt like that was disrespecting me. I felt like I had to go out there and prove that I was the fastest guy on the field." ... more from The Oregonian.


OSU should stay the course
The quick fix seldom works in college football, which might come as news to people who bookmarked the Web site, or the Oregon State students who have been holding up the block-letter signs to spell out "CANFIELD" at Reser Stadium.

If the block letters made it to Husky Stadium on Saturday, they disappeared early. One hopes they've been put away for the season ... more from Ken Goe of The Oregonian.


Shared quarterback duties don't last long
So much for Oregon State having a quarterback controversy.

Senior starter Matt Moore silenced most of the critics who had been calling for redshirt freshman Sean Canfield to take charge of the offense as he rallied the Beavers to an impressive 27-17 victory over Washington before a crowd of 62,656 at Husky Stadium ... more from Jem Beseda of The Oregonian.


Doggett’s twins provide motivation
Oregon State linebacker Derrick Doggett was getting tired as the mid-October twilight enveloped Husky Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Chasing fleet Washington quarterback Isaiah Stanback all over the field will do that to you. But every time Doggett needed a spark, some inspiration, he looked at the names “Akayla” and “Akyla,” written in black ink on the white tape that encircled each wrist ... more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.


Moore, Beavers down Huskies
Senior Matt Moore played his finest game as Oregon State’s quarterback on Saturday and the Beavers completed a rare hat trick at Washington with a convincing 27-17 victory over the Huskies.

Most in the crowd of 62,656 arrived at Husky Stadium expecting Washington to continue a renaissance that’s seen the Huskies (4-3, 2-2) move into bowl contention after winning just three games the past two seasons. Instead, the Beavers (3-3, 1-2) turned the tables with an inspired effort that resulted in their third consecutive victory here ... more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.


Feel good game
Matt Moore finally shrugged off a season-long burden.

It went beyond statistics and success. Moore was thrilled to put to rest any quarterback controversy in the mind of the public — at least for now ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times | Sideline Report | Report Card


Beavers get first Pac-10 victory
It's better than screaming at them in anger.

A week after getting booed at home, Moore was outstanding, throwing for 308 yards and a touchdown to lead Oregon State to a 27-17 win Saturday against Washington ... more from Tim Booth of the Associated Press.



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Season on the brink
Things couldn't have gotten much worse for the Washington football team Saturday, at least, until they did.

Already unable to take advantage of an Oregon State team that was begging them to take control of the game, the Huskies watched as the future of their season became a huge question mark ... more from Mike Allende of the Herald.


Loss doubly costly to UW
Washington’s upbeat season of resurrection was jolted Saturday in a sobering defeat that included both insult and injury.

The insult was a physical manhandling by Oregon State, which rolled past the Huskies, 27-17, at Husky Stadium ... more from Dan Ruiz of the News Review.


Moore gets bit of redemption
Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore never saw the two plays that changed Saturday’s football game against Washington.

On the third-quarter play that put the Beavers back in front, an 80-yard touchdown pass to Sammie Stroughter, Moore was buried in an avalanche of blitzing Huskies ... more from Darrien Beene of the News Review.


Huskies’ season might rest in Bonnell’s hands
Just as a football game got so bleak for the Washington Huskies it looked like nothing else could go wrong, something went very wrong Saturday.

Isaiah Stanback, owner of the Huskies’ strongest arm, quickest feet, fastest legs and most magnetic presence – “the captain of our ship,” coach Tyrone Willingham called him – appeared to lean one way on a quarterback scramble, and his right ankle went the other ... more from John McGrath of the News Tribune.


Beavers' victory over Dawgs began up front
Derrick Doggett had a point to prove.

The Oregon State strongside linebacker had read all week that Washington quarterback Isaiah Stanback would be the fastest man on the field Saturday. Doggett, 6-foot-3, 220 pounds of flash flood, took it with him into Husky Stadium and helped hang a 27-17 loss on Washington ... more from John Sleeper of the Herald.


Beavers run over, away from Dawgs
Oregon State could barely find a way to move the ball, much less score. The Beavers had been shut down by California and Washington State in back-to-back weeks, managing just one touchdown in their last eight quarters.

Washington, meanwhile, had allowed just three touchdowns in its last 11 quarters. The Huskies had stood up to USC's offense, shut down Arizona and stopped UCLA for three quarters ... more from Mike Allende of the Herald.


UW gambles, OSU scores on 80-yard TD pass
If there was a turning point in Saturday's game at Husky Stadium, it occurred midway through the third quarter with the University of Washington holding to a 17-13 lead.

On a first-down play after a UW punt for a touchback, Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore dropped back to pass. The Huskies were blitzing, but the extra pass rushers were picked up by the Beavers offensive line, giving Moore time to wait for a receiver to come open down the field ... more from Mike Allende and Rich Myhre of the Herald.


Is Stanback's season over?
Final word is not due for another day or two, but it seems likely that University of Washington quarterback Isaiah Stanback will miss next week's game at California and maybe even the rest of the season.

Stanback, a fifth-year senior, was helped off the field early in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against Oregon State after suffering an apparently severe foot injury. He was injured on a third-and-26 play when he scrambled for 24 yards, evidently as he turned his foot while trying to cut in the final few steps before being tackled ... more from Rich Myhre of the Herald.


Stanback, UW down and out
On the first play Saturday, Isaiah Stanback completed the longest pass of the season for the Huskies.

By the last play, Stanback was sitting in a cart, his right foot encased in ice.

In between, the Washington Huskies' season took a turn as gloomy as the weather, with the forecast for the future even murkier ... more from Bob Condotta of the Seatte Times | Notebook


Moore's resolve never wavers for Oregon St.
All week, the Beavers' faithful had been calling for Matt Moore's head. The season's ills, from Oregon State's losses to the lackluster downfield passing game, was piled on the senior quarterback.

Even his coach's faith was wavering, with Mike Riley making the decision before the game to give backup Sean Canfield, a redshirt freshman, some snaps in the second quarter ... more from Michael Ko of the Seatte Times.


This defeat could leave UW reeling
And in the seventh game, it all came apart.

This Washington football team had been solid, even inspiring, during the season's first six games. It had shown indisputable progress. It had created a buzz ... more from Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times.


Huskies get beaten up by Beavers at home
The Washington football team left the Husky Stadium field battered and bruised following a thorough 27-17 trouncing at the hands of the Oregon State Beavers and their season hopes of going to a bowl game may have gone down in flames as well when QB Isaiah Stanback appeared to seriously injure his right ankle.

It didn’t start of poorly for the Huskies as they got off to a quick start when Stanback hit WR Anthony Russo on a deep slant that covered 56 yards all the way down to the Oregon State 20, but the Huskies were unable to capitalize, settling for a career-long 46-yard field goal by Michael Braunstein ... more from Scott Eklund of

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