What They're Saying...

What the media, players, and coaches are saying about the Beavers blowout of Fresno State on Saturday.

OSU takes it out on Fresno State
What went around finally came around on a warm and windy Saturday.

Oregon State exacted from Fresno State what it wanted - be it revenge, a fourth straight win, a personal beating or whatever - in a 59-19 college football number on the Bulldogs...Boib Rodman, Register Guard



OSU flexes its muscles
IN WHAT became an utterly dominant victory by the best college football team in this state right now - an onslaught of touchdowns and powerful runs and crushing tackles and interceptions being run into the end zone - you must remember this one moment, this single remarkable play.

It meant a lot to the Beavers here Saturday evening, more than would be suggested by the final score: Oregon State 59, Fresno State 19, at Reser Stadium. It might mean even more in the bigger picture, as a vivid example of what this talented, potentially scary-good team can do...Ron Bellamy, Register Guard



A little more than a year after suffering a stunning 44-24 loss in Fresno that left Oregon State football players and fans bitter, the Beavers got their chance at the Bulldogs in Corvallis.

The Beavers made the most of the opportunity, storming to a 59-19 win before 36,457 at Reser Stadium...Kevin Hampton, Mid Valley Sunday



Erickson's long year has happy ending
Unlike some in his profession, Dennis Erickson isn't in love with the sound of his own voice; he has met a microphone or a television camera he doesn't like.

He seldom says anything for effect. He won't fill a reporter's notebooks with idle chatter and he won't use 100 words when 15 or 20 will suffice...Brooks Hatch, Mid Valley Sunday



The word on quiet Bulldogs: Scoreboard
There was little to say for Pat Hill, the sixth-year coach of the Fresno State Bulldogs.

The scoreboard at Reser Stadium said it all for him and his players: OSU 59, FSU 19.

Never in Hill's time as the head coach had the Bulldogs been beaten so badly. His first season they lost twice by 38 points, but neither was as severe a clubbing as they received on Saturday from Oregon State...Aaron Yost, Mid Valley Sunday



OSU gets its shot at Fresno punt returner
There was another big hit on a punt return during Oregon State's 59-19 win over Fresno State at Reser Stadium, but this year it was the Beavers who made the play. And took the penalty.

Aric Williams charged through the imaginary halo and slammed into the Bulldogs' return man just as the ball arrived...Kevin Hampton, Mid Valley Sunday



Oregon State gets revenge and bonus ranking
The Oregon State Beavers got revenge. Then they got ranked.

After the 59-19 thumping of Fresno State on Saturday, undefeated Oregon State (4-0) broke into the Top 25 Sunday at the No. 23 spot...Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press



Fresno State concedes Beavers are better
There were no ifs or buts from Fresno State's players and coaches Saturday night.

There was no second-guessing, no mystery about what happened.

"We got beat in all three phases, starting with the head coach," Fresno State coach Pat Hill said, sifting through the wreckage of a 59-19 loss to Oregon State at Reser Stadium...Ken Goe, Oregonian



OSU's revenge is superlative
Four Oregon State games have passed, and already the superlatives are exhausted.

On Saturday, the Beavers bludgeoned Fresno State, banging with their defense then hammering with their offense -- even bashing with their special teams. The result was a 59-19 victory in front of 36,457 at Reser Stadium, the most lopsided of Oregon State coach Dennis Erickson's 31/2-year Beavers career...Rachel Bachman, Oregonian



Beavers Storm Past Fresno State, 59-19
Steven Jackson helped Oregon State get some payback for its embarrassing loss to Fresno State last year, running for 227 yards and two touchdowns to help the Beavers win 59-19 Saturday night.

Derek Anderson added 214 yards passing and three TDs for the Beaver (4-0), who were picked by Sports Illustrated to win the national title last season, only to comply with the magazine's supposed cover jinx by getting humiliated by the Bulldogs 44-24 in Fresno...Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press



Beavers send a message, 59-19  
Maybe this will get the attention of the pollsters. There should be a few more Beaver believers from coast to coast after Oregon State's vengeful 59-19 victory over Fresno State Saturday at Reser Stadium. After three wins against overmatched opponents, unimpressed voters in the national polls failed to rank the Beavers. The

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