The Beavers, led by head coach Mike Riley, snapped Oregon's four-game winning streak in the series with a thrilling 44-41 victory in double overtime in the 102nd meeting at then Parker Stadium. The win marked OSU's fifth of the season and was the springboard to the program's current success.
A running back by the name of Ken Simonton, then a freshman, rushed for 157 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winning 16-yard scamper into the south endzone. Quarterback Jonathan Smith threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns and former quarterback turned receiver Tim Alexander snagged five passes for 102 yards and a score.
The Beavers won the game despite Oregon quarterback Akili Smith passing for 430 yards and four touchdowns.
The 110th Civil War, presented by the Northwest Dodge Dealers, will air live on FSN Fri., Nov. 24 at 12:30 p.m. You can listen to Beaver play-by-play announcer Mike Parker and the gang on the Beaver Sports Radio Network or through osubeavers.com (audio) beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Also, remember Beaver Sports Talk this week at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mike Parker will be interviewing this week's Everyday Champion and several football student-athletes. The show can be heard over most of the Beaver Sports Radio Network or join the crew live at McMenamins on Monroe Street in Corvallis , right across from the OSU campus.
This week's Beavers All-Access on FSN airs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The show will feature a recap of the win over Stanford, a look forward to the Civil War, and a feature on Bryan Payton and his contributions in the Corvallis community.
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