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

What the California and Oregon media are saying after UCLA's 40-14 come from behind victory over Oregon State Sept. 29.

| From an Oregon State Perspective |

Bruins wore down Beaver defense
The hero of the day for UCLA may have been freshman kicker Kai Forbath.

With Oregon State up by two touchdowns early, field goals from 37 and 28 yards out in the second quarter kept the Beavers from running away with a victory. The result was the UCLA offense eventually wearing down the OSU defense and turning a potential nail-biter into a blowout ... more from the Portland Tribune.


All Bruins down the stretch; UCLA clubs Oregon State 40-14
A strong defense can win a game if it gets a little help from other areas. When that doesn’t happen, look out.

Oregon State found out the hard way Saturday night at Reser Stadium, its offense and special teams costing the Beavers big-time in a demoralizing 40-14 loss to UCLA ... more from the Portland Tribune.


Oregon State notes
The Oregon State defense must be kicking itself right now.

It spent most of the four quarters Saturday against UCLA dominating a veteran offensive squad ... more from the Statesman Journal.


It was a very long three minutes for Beavers
Within a span of less than three minutes, the Oregon State football team saw its 14-12 lead turn into a 33-14 deficit. OSU went onto lose 40-14 to UCLA on Saturday at Reser Stadium and fall to 2-3 on the season.

"We disintegrated," said OSU coach Mike Riley. "It feels somewhat like last week. It was a good football game, and then we made a series of blunders and mistakes ... more from the Mail Tribune.


Bruins have fourth-quarter feeding frenzy on Beaver mistakes
At least nobody wasted any words.

Opportunities, yes. Possession of the football, surely.

A chance at a victory? Oh, that, too was certainly lost by Oregon State on Saturday as UCLA scored 28 points in a span of exactly seven minutes of the fourth quarter for a 40-14 romp over the Beavers before an announced turnout of 41,137 in Reser Stadium ... more from the Eugene Register Guard | Game Report


Colossal meltdown
If the Oregon State football team fails to make a bowl game this season, Saturday’s game may be looked back upon with questions of what might have been.

The Beavers should have won the game, plain and simple ... more from Corvallis Gazette Times | Quarter recap


Laybourn shines in loss to Bruins
Last week, Greg Laybourn found out he was going on scholarship for the Oregon State football team.

Laybourn worked his way to second string strong safety behind Daniel Drayton. The coaches liked what they saw out of the 5-foot-10, 201-pound junior well enough to set him up with the financial help ... more from the Corvallis Gazette Times | Report card | Sideline briefing


Long day of short punts for Serna
Alexis Serna, still wearing his helmet and seemingly in a daze, walked toward the entrance to Oregon State's locker room after the Beavers' 40-14 defeat by UCLA at Reser Stadium on Saturday.

A reporter approached him, but Serna quickly shook his head and held his hand up. Without saying a word, Serna kept walking ... more from the Oregonian.


Touchdowns, then implosion
It was surreal, watching what happened to Oregon State on Saturday against UCLA.

Two more interceptions thrown by sophomore quarterback Sean Canfield ... more from the Oregonian.


| From an UCLA Perspective |

Bruins' victory is a real pick-me-up
Brandon Breazell put this one in writing.

The moment that turned UCLA's struggles into a 40-14 victory over Oregon State on Saturday had been prophesied 24 hours earlier, when receivers coach Eric Scott asked his players to write an essay about the game ... more from the Los Angeles Times.


Dorrell shows some real mettle
For a while there it looked like maybe Ben Olson's mission work wasn't done, and maybe he should think about hitting the road again.

As badly as it was going, UCLA down, 14-0, in the first quarter, it could have been twice as lopsided, and I was starting to look forward to "Big Brother 10." ... more from the Los Angeles Times.


Fumbles just a drop in bucket for UCLA's Bell
Where the football went, Kahlil Bell didn't know. UCLA quarterback Ben Olson had put it in his midsection, Bell said. Then the football was gone and Oregon State's Al Afalava had recovered.

First play of the game and Bell fumbled ... more from the Los Angeles Times.


Defense comes alive at the right time
DeWayne Walker, UCLA's defensive coordinator, had been waiting for this to happen all season.

The Bruins' defense, dominating at times a year ago, on Saturday finally flexed its muscles during a 40-14 victory over Oregon State ... more from the Los Angeles Times.


Bringing down Oregon State
Don't let the final score fool you, UCLA was very much in danger of losing at Oregon State. UCLA's offense came alive late and scored 28 points in the fourth quarter for a 40-14 win at Reser Stadium.

UCLA (4-1) improved to 3-0 in the Pac-10 Conference. The Bruins were down 14-0, then UCLA scored 40 consecutive points to win. Ben Olson completed 16 of 28 passes for 221 yards, two touchdowns and one interception ... more from the Los Angles Daily News.


UCLA roars past Oregon State
They were stumbling and bumbling along, and only the defense, stellar again, kept UCLA from completely crumbling.

But after fumbling away the football on their first two plays from scrimmage and crushing their own drives with mistakes, a lack of execution and three turnovers, the Bruins righted themselves in the final 10 minutes and raced out of Reser Stadium on Saturday with an offense that looked much better than it played and a 40-14 victory over Oregon State ... more from the Orange County Register.


Breazell passes all his tests
Friday night, there are positional meetings. And in those meetings, short quizzes are given to the players.

Receivers' coach Eric Scott decided, this week, that test would be in the form of an essay. Needless to say, Brandon Breazell nailed his treatise ... more from the Orange County Register.


Bell's 2 TDs ring true after early fumbles
As Kahlil Bell walked to the sideline after his second carry of the game on Saturday, he shook his head in frustration.

On both of UCLA's first two offensive plays, Bell had taken a handoff and almost immediately fumbled. This time, it was returned 33 yards for a touchdown and Bell was met at the sidelines by almost every member of the Bruins roster, telling him not to worry ... more from the Press Enterprise.


Breazell sparks offense
Brandon Breazell knew that by the end of the game he would have his chances to make an impact for the UCLA offense.

It just took nearly that long for the rest of UCLA's offense to get him involved ...more from the Press Enterprise.

Bruins break out late with 40 straight points
As he jogged off the field and toward the visitors locker room on Saturday, UCLA cornerback Rodney Van gestured toward a group of Oregon State fans and put his hands to his ears.

"I can't hear you," Van said. "Who's talking now?" ... more from the Press Enterprise.

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