What They're Saying...

What the media is saying about the Beavers dominating performance against the Running Rebels on Saturday.

Anderson navigates win over Rebels
Oregon State's well-documented defense finally yielded a touchdown.

It was the first since last December and on Saturday, in front of a sold-out Reser Stadium crowd of 36,121 and amid a six-touchdown show by OSU quarterback Derek Anderson, that touchdown UNLV scratched out meant absolutely nothing...Bob Rodman, Register Guard


Beavers quickly stomp UNLV's hopes
UNLV figured to have a difficult time against Oregon State on Saturday.

The Rebels, after all, went off as 17-point underdogs.

But this much difficulty?

Oregon State had the victory well in hand after the first quarter and eventually embarrassed the Rebels 47-17 before an announced sellout crowd of 36,121 at Reser Stadium...Mark Anderson, Las Vegas Review-Journal


SHODDY DEFENSE: Secondary gets burned
If Oregon State wins the Pacific-10 Conference title, defense probably will be the primary reason.

The Beavers' defense lived up to its billing in Saturday's 47-17 victory over UNLV. But it was Oregon State's offense that made the Rebels -- especially their secondary -- look confused and almost always a step behind...Mark Anderson, Las Vegas Review-Journal


Anderson leads Beavers in season-opening rout
After Oregon State's 47-17 thrashing of Nevada-Las Vegas, only one question remains: How bad must Kansas be?
Nevada-Las Vegas beat the Jayhawks 31-20 the week before, and anyone who saw the Beavers' pummeling of the Rebels has to wonder if it might be time for the folks in the Land of Oz to give up football for good...Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune

Beavers in a runaway
The outlook has been bright among the Beaver faithful this season. But they were still looking for a game to point to as evidence that the Beavers have regained the winning edge they lost between the 2001 Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame and the first snap of this season.

On Saturday afternoon, it arrived in a 47-17 win over University of Nevada-Las Vegas in front of a sellout Reser Stadium crowd of 35,362...Kevin Hampton, Mid Valley Sunday


OSU takes UNLV to woodshed
The best term to describe what transpired at Reser Stadium on Saturday can't be used in a family newspaper.

So just call Oregon State's 47-17 romp over UNLV a thorough you-know-what-kicking. It was the absolute domination of an average Mountain West Conference team that may not go bowling but won't become a 1-10 or 2-9 embarrassment like some of the old Beaver units that once inhabited these here parts...Brooks Hatch, Mid Valley Sunday


Vegas Beavers put on a show
All week long the Oregon State football team got an extra boost in practice from the players who call Las Vegas home.

Steven Jackson, Richard Seigler, Lawrence Turner and Jonathan Pollard all hail from Las Vegas and played in the Beavers' 47-17 win over UNLV.

Tight end Tim Euhus said linebacker Richard Seigler, who was not recruited by the Rebels out of high school, was particularly vocal...Kevin Hampton, Mid Valley Sunday


OSU's start puts Rebels in hole they can't escape
UNLV's first series on offense resulted in three-downs-and-out. The Rebels were called for holding on their first defensive play. A UNLV defensive back was left wondering what city he was visiting after colliding with Oregon State tailback Steven Jackson two plays later.

It was pretty much downhill from there for the Rebels...Geoffrey C. Arnold, Oregonian


Anderson ties OSU records in short order
The second half had just begun, but Derek Anderson already had an OSU record. His 40-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Kintner on the fifth play of the half gave the sophomore quarterback five touchdown passes in the game. That tied Oregon State's record, set by Erik Wilhelm in 1987 against Akron.

For good measure, Anderson ran for a touchdown, too -- a one-yard sneak in the first quarter...Rachael Bachman, Oregonian


Anderson puts his arm, Beavers in motion
The game began, and 36,121 jawbones bumped the floor of Reser Stadium. Oregon State took a 37-0 lead. The Beavers ushered six players into the end zone. And OSU quarterback Derek Anderson made UNLV look like a red carpet.

Anderson, starting his third college game, passed for a school record-tying five touchdowns and ran for another Saturday as Oregon State beat the Rebels 47-17. The 6-foot-6 sophomore completed 20 of 26 passes for 356 yards with no interceptions in the most convincing performance of his career...Rachel Bachman, Oregonian


Beavers Rout UNLV Behind Anderson's Five TD Passes
Derek Anderson matched a school record with five touchdown passes as Oregon State routed UNLV 47-17 Saturday.

Anderson, a sophomore in his first season as the Beavers' starter, completed 20 of 26 passes for 356 yards. His five TD passes tied the mark set by Erik Wilhelm against Akron in 1987...Anne M. Peterson, OSUBeavers.com


Beavers send Rebels packing
UNLV was supposed to provide the first real test of the season for Oregon State.

The Beavers (3-0) remain untested, underrated or both.
Derek Anderson threw four touchdown passes in the first half Saturday as the unranked Beavers rolled to a 37-0 lead en route to a convincing 47-17 victory at sold-out Reser Stadium...Gary Howowitz, Statesman Journal

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