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

What the Oregon and Hawaii media are saying about OSU's thrilling 35-32 victory over the Warriors Dec. 2.

| From an Oregon State Perspective |


Wild one in the islands: Beavers hold off Hawaii 35-32
Sabby Piscitelli smiled broadly Saturday night when asked how it felt to face a Hawaii offense that rolls up numbers like a slot machine.

"I loved it, man," Oregon State's senior safety said. "I live for an offense that spreads it out and throws like that. It was a good opportunity for our defense to make some plays." ... more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.


Beavers get ninth win with victory in the islands
Matt Moore passed for three touchdowns and Sabby Piscitelli had two interceptions as Oregon State defeated No. 24 Hawaii 35-32 on Saturday night.

The Beavers (9-4) snapped the Warriors’ winning streak at nine and became the first team to beat Hawaii (10-3) since Boise State on Sept. 23 ... more from Jaymes Song of the Associated Press.


OSU wins a chess match with Hawaii
It was the game of chess played on the football field which made the outcome one of the season’s most satisfying for the Oregon State football team.

The Beavers went into Saturday night’s nonconference game against No. 24 Hawaii in Aloha Stadium with a game plan, but changed it to stay a step ahead of the Warriors ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.


Beavers feel at home
Maybe it’s the island air or the wild atmosphere, but the Oregon State football team showed it can play WAC football with the best.

The Beavers felt at home with the wide-open offense and big-plays on special teams ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.


Happy return for Hawaiians
It was a happy homecoming Saturday night for the Hawaiians on the Oregon State football team.

Three of the five on the active roster started, and one played a key reserve role in the 35-32 win over Hawaii in a sold out Aloha Stadium ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.


Reflections on a season worth remembering
Don’t call the Hawaii trip a vacation, but there was plenty of time for reflection between business.

Soothing sounds of the waves crashing onto the North Shore and palm trees leaning in the wind set the backdrop to where the Oregon State football team stayed in preparation for a game. It was a quiet getaway to take a deep breath ... more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.


Riley, Oregon State look long term
When Mike Riley says he wants to remain at Oregon State for the rest of his career, he means it.

Before the Beavers took on No. 24 Hawaii on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium, the Oregon State football coach said he was thrilled that the school has started preliminary discussions about extending his contract ... more from Paul Buker of the Oregonian.


Beavers don't fall on trip
In a late-late game on ESPN that served as the final NCAA Division I-A game of the college football regular season, Oregon State held off a furious Hawaii rally and upset the No. 24 Warriors 35-32 on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.

It was after midnight Pacific time when Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan's fourth-and-14 pass from the OSU 26-yard line was low and outside. Hawaii, out of timeouts, didn't get the ball back until the final two seconds, and this time there was no comeback magic for coach June Jones' team ... more from Paul Buker of the Oregonian.


Riley did great job, but OSU must go slow
I know. I know. After a shaky start to the Oregon State football season, I hopped off coach Mike Riley's "Happy Wagon." I criticized his coaching style, his team's lack of discipline, his "neat deal" sayings, and I declared the Beavers toast by questioning the unacceptable direction of the program, along with the university's chief booster.

Then, I pretty much sat back and watched Riley save the season and earn a Sun Bowl berth. And for that, I owe the man a public slap on the back ... more from John Canzano of the Oregonian.


| From a Hawaii Perspective |


UH’s magic runs out
Everything was set up for another magical finish for Hawaii last night.

The Warriors weathered a storm of BCS talent to still be in the game in the fourth quarter. A huge crowd of 46,683 at Aloha Stadium had their back. Colt Brennan led a late touchdown drive to put UH within a score ... more from Dave Reardon of the Star Bulletin.


Bess plays to the crowd
As the ball fell into Davone Bess' hands, Chinell Carpenter was among those in Aloha Stadium hoping to be a witness to something special.

"I thought he was going to bring it all the way, that's what I was praying for anyway," said Bess' mother ... more from Jason Kaneshiro of the Star Bulletin.


Beavers prove something to themselves
Oregon State coach Mike Riley was as relaxed as a pro golfer ready to tee off after the Beavers' 35-32 upset of No. 24 Hawaii in a pressure-packed football game at Aloha Stadium.

Not every coach smiles as broadly as Riley did after playing the Warriors here. In fact, most coaches don't smile at all, and that's because all season no other team could beat UH on its home turf ... more from Nick Abramo of the Star Bulletin.


Dickerson tries new role
As expected, the seniors carried the rushing load for Hawaii last night. But the Warriors did throw in a new wrinkle for their regular-season finale.

Ross Dickerson came out for senior night with a new look and a new position against Oregon State ... more from the Star Bulletin.


Warriors fall short in regular-season finale
For the University of Hawai'i football team, the good times come with an expiration date.

And on Senior Night, in the NCAA's last regular-season game of 2006, the Warriors ran out of comebacks in a 35-32 loss to Oregon State at Aloha Stadium ... more from Stephen Tsai of the Honolulu Adverister.


One was numbing number
One second-half touchdown.

As the confetti whirled around a slow-to-empty sold-out Aloha Stadium and the tempered Senior Night celebration wound down, it was the incongruity of that lone second-half TD on the scoreboard that stuck with you the most in Oregon State's 35-32 victory over the University of Hawai'i last night ... more from Ferd Lewis of the the Honolulu Adverister.


Beavers played UH's game
The University of Hawai'i football team — known for quick scores and plenty of points — did something it normally doesn't do — dominated the time of possession.

The big plays came from Oregon State last night in a 35-32 victory over Hawai'i at Aloha Stadium, ending the Warriors' nine-game winning streak ... more from Kyle Sakamoto of the the Honolulu Adverister.


Special night for Warriors' Bess not enough
A special game for No. 23 Hawai'i — it was Senior Night — turned out to be a tale of two specialists in Hawai'i's Davone Bess and Oregon State's Gerard Lawson.

The Beaver, it turned out, came out on the better end of a 35 ... more from Stacy Kaneshiro of the the Honolulu Adverister.

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