What They're Saying...

What the media is saying about the Beavers performance in Philadelphia against the Temple Owls Thursday night.

Anderson on target
In just his second start, Derek Anderson has learned to take advantage of a defense.

Anderson threw for 286 yards and four touchdowns, including two to James Newson, in Oregon State’s 35-3 victory over Temple on Thursday night in the first meeting between the schools...Gazette-Times



Anderson faces another test
Class is in session for Derek Anderson.

Although Anderson won't be attending the first classes of his sophomore year at Oregon State until September 30, he has been wading through football homework for several weeks...Gazette-Times



Penalty flags still flying for Beavers
On Thursday, the trend continued for the Beavers, who were penalized 11 times for 128 yards.

The Beavers were flagged for excessive celebration and a few defensive holds. But it was a couple of late hit calls that had coach Dennis Erickson shaking his head.

“The penalties trouble me, but they can be corrected,” Erickson said. “I’ve got to take a look (at the game film). Some of them I just don’t understand.”..Gazette-Times



OSU puts a shine on its win
The game began as another one of Oregon State's grungy nonconference affairs, the kind the Beavers would rather have swept into a corner before someone noticed it. But by the end, Oregon State had spiffed it up, and it became just another blowout.

The Beavers overcame a sluggish first half to beat Temple 35-3 on Thursday night at Franklin Field. As most of the crowd of 20,162 could attest, the game was much closer. Yet, all that anyone will remember is that the Beavers took a 3,000-mile trip and made it count...Oregonian


Owl Gridders fall to Oregon State
“This game was closer than the final score would indicate.” It may be an old cliché, but it best describes Temple’s 35-3 loss to visiting Oregon State Thursday night at Franklin Field. After all, the Owls trailed just 14-3 with four minutes to play in the third quarter.

Temple (1-1) made a valiant effort defensively, but failed to make the big plays when it counted most. A sluggish Owl offense produced just 222 yards on 69 plays and could not score a touchdown against an opportune and athletic OSU defense. Temple managed 18 first downs for the game, but seven of those were courtesy of Beaver penalties. The Owls also committed three turnovers on untimely interceptions...OwlSports.com


Beavers eager to erase pain of past
Despite winning its season opener by 39 points, the Oregon State University football team still keeps hearing about last year.

The Beavers went from being contenders for a national championship to finishing with a losing record last season. They hope to shift the focus off that disappointment with a victory over Temple on tonight...The News Review



New offense fails to get in gear as Owls tumble to Oregon State
Both teams employed spread offenses last night when Temple hosted Oregon State in a nonleague game at Franklin Field.

The only one that was productive, however, belonged to the visitors.

With Temple quarterback Mike McGann, a sophomore, obviously still trying to grasp what is a good throw and what is a bad one in his first year in the Owls' new system, Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson made just enough plays to lead the Beavers to a 35-3 victory before a crowd of 20,162...Philadelphia Inquirer

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