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

What the California and Oregon media are saying after Oregon State's 25-7 loss to UCLA Nov. 11.

| From an Oregon State Perspective |

Beavers' win streak slips out of their grasp
- When it finally rained, it really poured.

Oregon State had rocked its way to four straight wins, including a nation-shaking victory over powerful USC, but on Saturday night nothing came up roses for the Beavers in the Rose Bowl ... more from Bob Rodman of the Register Guard.


Beavers fumble away their winning streak
Four fumbles, three by quarterback Matt Moore. Two failed field-goal attempts. An opponent desperate to keep its bowl-eligibility hopes alive.

It added up to a 25-7 Oregon State loss to UCLA Saturday at the Rose Bowl, ending the Beavers' four-game win streak ... more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


Beavers bungle their way to defeat
Please pardon the tantalizing thought: bowl eligibility. Don't suggest it, don't even murmur it.

Not yet.

Not after the Oregon State Beavers rolled down to the Rose Bowl only to be bowled over by the UCLA Bruins Saturday, 25-7. The Beavers watched ball after ball slip from their grips ... more from Anthony Stitt of the Mail Tribune.

OSU gives game (and more) away
To err is human, but Oregon State completely self-destructed Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

The Beavers not only lost 25-7, but they also set up all but three of UCLA's points with blunders -- four fumbles and one coaching decision -- and blew a chance to stay near the top of the Pacific-10 Conference standings ... more from Ken Goe of The Oregonian.


Beavers fumble away their chance
Four fumbles led to the demise of the Oregon State football team Saturday night.

Quarterback Matt Moore lost the ball three times and running back Clinton Polk once as UCLA defeated the Beavers 25-7 in a Pacific-10 Conference game before a crowd of 67,532 in the Rose Bowl ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.


Pasadena pounding
A stunned, but not rattled, Oregon State football team left the Rose Bowl on Saturday night.

Yelling wasn't heard from the locker room or equipment being thrown about. No one was down on themselves ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.


Pivotal moment came at midfield
One play made the difference in winning and losing.

The Oregon State football team lost control of Saturday's game early in the third quarter after being stopped on downs at midfield on its first drive ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times | Report Card


Beavers endure 'bitter' loss
If Saturday proved anything, it's that nothing can be taken for granted in the Pacific-10 Conference. And if there are Oregon State fans out there who think there is absolutely no way the Beavers can lose at Stanford this week, think again.

OSU's four-game winning streak went poof Saturday, shocking a team that hadn't lost since Oct. 7, a team that had been doing almost everything right for more than a month ... Paul Buker of The Oregonian.


Riley rolls the dice, and it's a 7 for UCLA
Be honest. How many were saying, "Punt!" when Oregon State faced a fourth-and-one from its 48-yard line early in the third quarter Saturday night?

And that means before the play ... Jim Beseda of The Oregonian | Notebook


OSU falls flat to UCLA, has to wait for bowl bid
Call Patrick Cowan the 15-second man.

That's how long the UCLA quarterback needed to throw the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter, helping the Bruins defeat Oregon State 25-7 Saturday night and keep their bowl hopes alive ... more from Beth Harris of the Associated Press.



| From an UCLA Perspective |

Bruins kick off their 'new season' with rout
Don't throw dirt on UCLA's football season just yet.

The Bruins played their most complete game in more than a month to defeat Oregon State, 25-7, Saturday in front of 67,532 at the Rose Bowl to end a four-game losing streak and keep alive their hopes for a bowl game bid ... more form Lonnie White of the LA Times.


Cowan can take a breath
The first half was for those head-slapping plays. That's when UCLA quarterback Patrick Cowan would aim the ball toward the first row of the end zone. Or the ground, when the officials would throw a flag, huddle, then announce that they thought about calling intentional grounding but, wait, there was a receiver in the area.

The second half was for the hand-clapping plays ... more from Diane Pucin of the LA Times.

Moore's former team shuts him down
For the second year in a row, Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore was humbled by his former UCLA teammates, who forced him into three fumbles and held him to only 175 yards passing without a touchdown in the Bruins' 25-7 victory Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

Moore, who transferred from UCLA in 2003, had a rough day against the Bruins last year when they defeated Oregon State, 51-28 ... more from the LA Times.


UCLA trash-talks way back into win column
UCLA coach Karl Dorrell sat atop the postgame press conference podium, relieved about his first win in more than a month, but plenty agitated with an abhorrently unusual amount of penalties.

A few moments later, though, Bruins linebacker Christian Taylor grinned, and took the blame for many of them. It was Taylor, UCLA's defensive leader, who implored his teammates to get down and dirty, nasty and, at times, naughty ... more from Brian Dohn of the Daily News.


Taylor plays through pain
The ice bag on Christian Taylor's left ankle numbed the pain, but only temporarily.

Taylor figures to still be in a lot of pain today as he recovers after UCLA's 25-7 defeat of Oregon State at the Rose Bowl ... more from Brian Dohn of the Daily News.


Half as good, but Cowan will take it
Patrick Cowan threw a pass at the feet of tailback Chris Markey in the flat. He threw behind tight end Logan Paulsen. He threw to no one in particular on another play. He threw an interception, too.

It was just that kind of half for the UCLA quarterback ... more from Jill Painter of the Daily News.


Bruins stoked after finding their fire, beating Beavers
Well, what do you know. There's some life left in UCLA's football team after all.

The Bruins ended their four-game losing streak and Oregon State's four-game winning streak in stunning fashion Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, outscoring the Beavers, 19-0, in the second half for a 25-7 morale-boosting victory ... more from Jim Thomas of the Daily Breeze.


OSU's Moore loses his grip on ball, game
Former UCLA quarterback Matt Moore, who transferred to Oregon State in 2004, couldn't believe how his second game back in the Rose Bowl turned out on Saturday.

The lanky 6-foot-4 senior lost three fumbles and didn't get much done in the passing game, completing 17 of 29 passes for 175 yards while being sacked five times ... more from Jim Thomas of the Daily Breeze.

Winning ugly OK for UCLA
At the end, the home fans were booing the coach's conservatism.

On their next-to-last offensive play, they were called for unsportsmanlike conduct ... more from Jeff Miller of the OC Register.

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