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

What the Oregon and Arizona media are saying after Oregon State's 44-10 victory over Arizona State Nov. 4.

| From an Oregon State perspective |

'Complete' Beavers crush Sun Devils 44-10
It was a nasty day at Reser Stadium Saturday, unless you were a Beaver.

Oregon State dominated Arizona State from start to finish, rolling to a 44-10 victory as a wind-blown, rain-soaked crowd of 38,274 roared its approval ... more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


No signs of letdown as Beavers dance past ASU
No letdown, no turnovers, no mercy and now there's no telling what they can do.

After dancing across the national stage with last week's dismantling of powerful USC, the Beavers sashayed past Arizona State on Saturday ... more from Bob Rodman of the Register Guard.


OSU backs up USC win with easy victory
There was no letdown.

Oregon State, fresh off a landmark upset of then- No. 3 USC, stayed in the moment Saturday with an impressive 44-10 rout of Arizona State .. more from Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal.


Moore shows off his wheels in victory
Everyone knew Matt Moore could pass. But Oregon State's senior quarterback showed another dimension in Saturday's 44-10 victory against Arizona State.

Moore rushed for 44 yards on five carries and scored on a 5-yard run in the second quarter to give the Beavers a 31-7 lead ... more from Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal.


Fast start ignites big win over ASU
Oregon State had no letdown or turnovers.

Add 31 first-half points and a second half downpour and it spelled a miserable day for Arizona State. The Beavers thoroughly thrashed their long-time nemesis 44-10 on Saturday before 38,274 at Reser Stadium for their fourth consecutive Pacific-10 Conference victory ... more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times.


No letdown for Beavers
A decade from now there will be no ESPN special that resembles more of a VH1 Behind the Music on a one-hit-wonder from the Willamette Valley.

There won’t be a heart-felt story about that Oregon State football team from the fall of 2006 that upset the third-ranked team in the country and jumped onto the national stage, only to fade away into obscurity ... Cliff Kirkpatrick from the Gazette Times.


Bernard comes up clutch for Beavers
Junior tailback Yvenson Bernard said his injured right ankle was a 7 on a scale of 10 during Saturday’s 44-10 victory over Arizona at Reser Stadium.

If you’re scoring at home, that’s a C+. But considering he graded his health a 5 on Oct. 28, when he sat out OSU’s 33-31 victory over USC, Bernard’s team-high 66 yards and two touchdowns enabled OSU to establish a solid running game that helped its passing game click at an efficient pace ... more from Brooks Hatch of the Gazette Times | Sideline Report


Beavers full speed ahead
Forget the idea that Oregon State might let down against Arizona State one week after knocking off USC. The Beavers not only didn't let up, they stepped on the gas Saturday against the beleaguered Sun Devils team and said "See ya" without so much as a look in the rearview mirror.

"You can just tell," said tailback Yvenson Bernard after OSU's runaway 44-10 victory, "we have a swagger right now." ... more from Paul Buker of the Oregonian.


Bernard returns and plays through 'a little pain'
Oregon State tailback Yvenson Bernard has had better days running the ball, but he wasn't about to complain as the Beavers extended their winning streak to four games with a 44-10 victory over Arizona State.

"A win is a win," said Bernard, who had 66 yards on 24 carries and scored two touchdowns after sitting out last week's game against USC with a sprained right ankle ... more from The Oregonian.


Pre-game incident inspires Coker, Beavers
Oregon State defensive tackle Curtis Coker had a chance Saturday to verbally joust with Arizona State quarterback Rudy Carpenter, so he took it.

He felt obligated, even if it was before the game at Reser Stadium ... more from Jim Beseda of the Oregonian.


OSU adds to list of believers
It's that time of year, when the clouds hang low and dark over the Willamette Valley and the cold rain gets blown sideways, when the injuries mount and college football becomes a test of will.

Which is why Oregon State's chances of a strong finish, a national ranking, a Civil War victory and a decent bowl game look better with each succeeding week ... more from Ken Goe of the Oregonian.


| From an Arizona State perspective |


Clobbered in Corvallis
Oregon State, following its win over USC, had a much bigger reason to have a letdown this weekend than their opponent Arizona State. Alas, it was the visitors from Tempe who came out flat out of the gates and never recovered, falling 44-10 on Saturday afternoon in Corvallis.

The writing was on the wall early. Oregon State (6-3, 4-2 Pac-10) scored on its first five possessions, and rattled off 17 straight points before Arizona State (5-4, 2-4) answered with a 40-yard touchdown run by Keegan Herring. The Beavers scored twice more in the half, taking advantage of two Rudy Carpenter interceptions, and ended the first thirty minutes with a commanding 31-10 margin ... more from


Washed away
Watching Arizona State football players carefully negotiate 14 steep, wet stairs down to their locker room without falling here Saturday was a microcosm of their 44-10 loss to Oregon State.

The Sun Devils were at risk of losing their footing even before kickoff when wide receiver Jamaal Lewis (suspension) and linebacker Robert James (concussion) joined the missing list. They didn't make the trip along with starting cornerback Rudy Burgess (ankle), kick return leader Terry Richardson (knee) and starting offensive linemen Stephen Berg and Andrew Carnahan, both out for the season with knee injuries ... more from Jeff Metcalfe of the Arizona Republic.


ASU air attack isn't passing the test
It didn't just rain on Arizona State's players Saturday, it rained on their parade. Any hope that they could exit from this schizophrenic season gracefully was quelled by the reality that their passing game strikes fear in the hearts of, well, no one.

"Who were those receivers?" Oregon State safety Sabby Piscitelli said ... more from Paoloa Boivin of the Arizona Republic.


Moore mature: Beavers QB hurts ASU
When Arizona State visited Reser Stadium a year ago, Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore was a highly touted transfer who was playing inside a pressure cooker.

The Sun Devils took advantage of the ex-UCLA signal caller, as he threw three interceptions. Moore finished the season with 19 passes picked off, tied for the most in Division I-A ... more from Dan Zeiger of the East Valley Tribune | Notebook


Oregon State crushes Arizona State, 44-10
At this time of year, Reser Stadium is surrounded by gorgeous fall foliage, a sight that on Saturday was blighted only by the leaden sky and dreary rain that fell for most of the afternoon. The image was an appropriate metaphor for the Arizona State football team.

But the Sun Devils took a step back after getting buried in a downpour of misfortune in a 44-10 loss against Oregon State ... more from Dan Zeiger of the East Valley Tribune.

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