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

As usual the Oregon State Beavers jumped out to a 24-3 first quarter lead against Arizona and held onto a 31-16 victory as they picked up their first conference win of the year.

Running back Yvenson Bernard paced OSU with 140 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries while also adding five catches for 24 yards and another score. Quarterback Sean Canfield had a decent day completing 17 of 30 passes for 139 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

As usual the defense turned in a dominating performance giving up just 231 total yards, including just nine rushing yards, while sacking Willie Tuitama eight times.

Cornerbacks Keenan Lewis and Brandon Hughes each had an interception while linebacker Joey LaRocque took a tipped pass 49-yards for his first career touchdown.

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| From an Oregon State Perspective |

Arizona razed
ESPN proclaimed it "Gut-Check Saturday" in college football, and that was a perfect description of what went on at Reser Stadium in front of 40,489 fans who didn't know if Oregon State was an accident waiting to happen, or a frustrated team ready to explode.

There wasn't an ESPN camera within hundreds of miles of Corvallis, but the Beavers played the gut check angle for all it was worth in a 31-16 win over Arizona ... more from Paul Buker of The Oregonian.


Beavers get defensive -- and shut down Arizona
Oregon State’s defense has played well enough to win in every game this year, but too often it hasn’t had enough help from the offense or special teams.

On Saturday at Reser Stadium, the Beaver D wasn’t to be denied ... more from the Portland Tribune.


Beavers back on track
Oregon State offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh motivated his players in recent weeks by forcing them to wear a T-shirt with a big question mark on the chest.

He was asking them what kind of linemen they were going to be ... more from the Gazette Times | Report Card


Defensive line play keys OSU’s success
Oregon State found a way to finish this one.

Like recent games, a fast start on offense faded for the Beavers against University of Arizona on Saturday at Reser Stadium ... more from the Gazette Times | Sideline Report



| From an Arizona Perspective |

Rough day in Corvallis
Arizona was facing a first-and-10 at Oregon State's 14-yard line Saturday afternoon when Willie Tuitama stepped into the pocket, started to scramble, and fell flat on his face.

His shoe had come off. The perfect ending to a 31-16 loss ... more from the Arizona Daily Star | Report Card


Hopes fizzle after early orange crush
UA coach Mike Stoops rolled his eyes toward the gray Oregon skies and sighed.

"I don't know where to start," Stoops said ... more from the Arizona Daily Star.


It was quick and Painful
If you thought Arizona played poorly against BYU and New Mexico, and looked inept in the first half at Cal — if you thought it was not possible to play any worse than Arizona played in September — you were wrong.

New month. Same problems.Oregon State took a 31-3 lead over the Wildcats so quickly Saturday that you'd have thought the referees were awarding 15 points for touchdowns ... more from the Arizona Daily Star.


Oregon State downs Wildcats
At this point, the University of Arizona football team might want to start the season over.

At the very least, the Wildcats might just want to start games better ... more from Tucson Citizen.


Cats fail the gut check
ESPN, in its infuriating need to come up with a theme for every college football weekend, labeled this one "Gut-check Saturday."

Since it's impossible to fight the World Wide Leader in Sports, let's go with that theme, and you know where we're headed with that ... more from the Tucson Citizen.

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