| From an Oregon State Perspective |
From the 'ashes' to a bowl — Oregon State gets
its seventh win
Yvenson Bernard ran, Alexis Serna kicked and Oregon State's defense took care of business Saturday as the Beavers secured a third bowl appearance in four years with a 30-7 victory over Stanford.
Bernard carried 39 times for 168 yards, Serna kicked three short-range field goals and the OSU defense held the Cardinal to 210 yards total offense in a workmanlike performance ... more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.
Beavers breathe sigh of relief
Oregon State coach Mike Riley's motivation to win comes out of fear.
After his team beat Stanford on Saturday, 30-7, he no longer needs to worry about one thing. The Beavers will be going to a bowl game no matter what happens over the next two weeks ... more from Rick Eymer of the Mail Tribune.
Beavers take care of business
The two-year wait is over.
The meltdown of last season's try for the postseason is history.
Oregon State's football team is bowl bound ... more from Bob Rodman of the Register Guard.
Beavers roll past Stanford, earn bowl bid
Matt Moore reminded himself to play with poise and execute Oregon State's offense the way he knows how: with simplicity.
This time, the Beavers didn't let Stanford put a damper on their bowl hopes ... more from Janie McCauley of the Associated Press.
Bernard-led Beavers get bowl berth
- The chant began in one corner of Stanford Stadium, as Oregon State football players celebrated Saturday's 30-7 win over Stanford.
"Beat them Ducks!"
"Beat them Ducks!" ... more from Paul Buker of the Oregonian.
Moore leads nation: 117 passes without interception
Oregon State's march to bowl eligibility has been full of surprises.
Among the latest stunners to come out of the 30-7 victory over Stanford on Saturday at Stanford Stadium: Beavers quarterback Matt Moore extending his string of consecutive passes without an interception to 117 attempts ... more from The Oregonian.
This year, Moore hot for Civil War
Oregon State quarterback Matt Moore had a skip in his step as he came off the field after Saturday's 30-7 victory over Stanford at Stanford Stadium.
Why so giddy? ... more from Jim Beseda of the Oregonian.
Complete effort brings its reward
A complete, solid effort was all the Oregon State football team needed to overcome Stanford on Saturday afternoon in Stanford Stadium.
However, it took the Cardinal showing they would put up a fight by scoring first before the Beavers gained control of the game ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.
A time for joy
A sense of relief was evident after the game from everyone by how they carried themselves.
It went beyond confidence. The pressure of big-money college football was put on hold and became fun again, at least for a moment ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.
Bernard the key to the game plan
When Oregon State football coach Mike Riley decided on a game plan for Stanford, he needed running back Yvenson Bernard to play an important role.
| From a Stanford Perspective |
Stanford knocked back down
It was another emotional postgame locker room for Stanford on Saturday. But unlike a week earlier, when players slapped high-fives and chanted and smiled after the team's first victory in 364 days, the Cardinal couldn't stop the tears.
Senior Day brought more anguish for this troubled team. Not even the best start of the season — a touchdown on Stanford's first series — prevented the inevitable ... more from Darren Sabedra of the Mercury News.
Stanford finishes 0-for-'06 at home
The break from disappointment and frustration that Stanford got by winning at Washington the previous Saturday turned out to be a brief respite.
Seven days after a celebration and a renewal of hope, the Cardinal were yanked back into the version of their season that includes being overmatched and overrun by a deeper, stronger, superior opponent ... more from Michelle Smith of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The beat goes on for bruised and battered Ostrander
T.C. Ostrander has been Stanford's starting quarterback for the past four games, and he's got the bruises to prove it.
Ostrander took a vicious shot to the ribs in the first half of Stanford's 30-7 loss to Oregon State on Saturday and then took four more sacks in the second half, but stayed in the game. Stanford has given up more sacks (46) than any team in the Pac-10 this season and leads that category by a wide margin ... more from Michelle Smith of the San Francisco Chronicle.