My pre-game concern was that the Beavers would be looking past UNLV to Fresno State, but one defensive and one offensive series into the game and I knew that wouldn't be a problem. The Beaver defense and offense made their UNLV counterparts look more confused than a Floridian at a voter's booth.">
My pre-game concern was that the Beavers would be looking past UNLV to Fresno State, but one defensive and one offensive series into the game and I knew that wouldn't be a problem. The Beaver defense and offense made their UNLV counterparts look more confused than a Floridian at a voter's booth.">

Observations from the UNLV Game

I thought that OSU would win the football game, but WOW!!! "That was as sound a butt-thumpin' as I've ever seen." B. Carpenter, football expert. <br><br> My pre-game concern was that the Beavers would be looking past UNLV to Fresno State, but one defensive and one offensive series into the game and I knew that wouldn't be a problem. The Beaver defense and offense made their UNLV counterparts look more confused than a Floridian at a voter's booth.

That was absolutely the most jacked up, pre-game, non-PAC10-game crowd I have ever seen in Corvallis. Next week, it will be the second most jacked up, pre-game, non-PAC10-game crowd I have ever seen in Corvallis.

Bang sticks are great noisemakers and…great entertainment for kids who get tired of watching the game after mid-third quarter. Kids can use them for sword fighting, torturing siblings, batting around peanut hulls, and every now and then for cheering. I was watching one little boy banging his sticks together non-stop for about 5 minutes. His mom suddenly turned to him, shot laser beams with her eyes, and said, "ENOUGH!"

Many players stayed around a long time after the game. They signed autographs, posed for pictures, and handed out their dirty sweaty disgusting wrist bands/head bands/elbow guards to any kids who asked for them.

Is it me, or does it seem like a team should change its defense when it allows three touchdowns in one quarter? The UNLV defensive scheme had less of chance of stopping the Beavers than the NOW does scheduling its next convention at the clubhouse at Augusta National.

Let's figure out a way to keep Richard Seigler agitated at the opposition. Perhaps we can keep him agitated with this note from a well-known football fan. "Dear Richard, Not only did UNLV not recruit you, all of the rest of the teams you will play in your college career did not recruit you. I promise." Kenneth Lay

I sure like those little passes in the flat to Steven Jackson. It's kind of like running a sweep without running a sweep and it gives Steven the chance to avoid or run over (his choice) 1 to 3 defensive backs.


Rodney Landingham sporting those nice orange shoes.

It was good to see the two quarterback keepers. There was good blocking on both plays and good reads by Derek Anderson. Notice I say quarterback keepers. I have never understood why that play is sometimes called a quarterback sneak. There is nothing sneaky about the play; it's just hike the ball and shove.

The post-game interview with Dennis Erickson was a classic. I think that Coach Erickson and the team are looking forward to next week's game even more than the Oregon Legislature is looking forward to their next session (if that's possible).

No article about the UNLV game would be complete without mentioning Rodney Landingham's shoes. Ooh, those orange shoes!

Join my family and I at next week's game. Let's be loud, very loud. Let's show Fresno State players, coaches, and fans that we know how to win, and know how to win with class.


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