RECAPS: Stanford at Oregon State

Oregon State defeated Stanford for the sixth time in seven tries as the Beavers moved above five hundred in conference (5-3, 3-2) play for the first time this year while the Cardinal dropped to 2-4, 3-5 overall.

| From an Oregon State Perspective |

D carries the day
Oregon State’s defense came up big again Saturday, providing the foundation of a much-needed 23-6 victory over Stanford at Reser Stadium.

But the big-picture news concerned the health of tailback Yvenson Bernard, who left the game late in the second quarter with a left shoulder injury and didn’t return ... more from The Portland Tribune.


Beavers prove they have a backup plan
Even with starting tailback Yvenson Bernard being added to the list of injured offensive players during Saturday's game, Oregon State continued to find ways to grind out another conference win.

Led by another stellar performance by the defense and a seldom used running back in Matt Sieverson, the Beavers shut down an improving Stanford squad, 23-6, on homecoming weekend at Reser Stadium ... more from the Mail Tribune.


Getting the job done
Ever since training camp opened in August, depth was supposed to be the strength of the Oregon State football team.

Players and coaches kept saying that if someone were to go down, there would be someone to step in and keep the Beavers moving forward ... more from the Gazette Times | Sideline Report


Sieverson steps up for injured Bernard
Sean Canfield didn’t know the Oregon State football team had lost starting running back Yvenson Bernard until he was in the huddle late in the second quarter of the Beavers’ 23-6 win over Stanford on Saturday afternoon.

Canfield looked to his right and there was Matt Sieverson instead of Bernard ... more from the Gazette Times | Report Card


Beavers use defense to fill the gaps against Cardinal
It’s how Oregon State has to do it these days.

Minus its leading rusher after Yvenson Bernard went out with a shoulder injury, with a patched-together offensive line and inexperienced receivers, the Beavers didn’t ask their offense to do too much, and it provided just enough for a 23-6 thumping of Stanford on Saturday at Reser Stadium ... more from the Register Guard | Game Report


A win and loss: Bernard out with injury
Players keep falling by the wayside at Oregon State, for various reasons, but it doesn't seem to matter. Somebody steps up, rises to the occasion, and the Beavers charge forward.

When the unthinkable happened Saturday against Stanford -- almost indispensable tailback Yvenson Bernard was knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury -- little-used senior Matt Sieverson stepped in and helped OSU get an important 23-6 Pacific-10 Conference victory in front of an announced crowd of 42,089 at Reser Stadium ... more from The Oregonian.


Sieverson ready for USC if Bernard out
Just before halftime of Oregon State's game against Stanford on Saturday, Matt Sieverson was on the sideline, casually down on one knee, when he got the call:

Get in the game ... more from The Oregonian.


Beavers get costly win against Stanford
The Pac-10 Conference's two giant killers got together to produce mostly a thud with no national ranking in the matchup line.

The loudest and hardest in Oregon State's 23-6 win Saturday against Stanford would be the loss of star running back Yvenson Bernard to an shoulder injury that makes his status for next week's game at USC uncertain ... more from the Statesman Journal.


Doggett dogs Stanford
Oregon State's stellar defensive performance Saturday in its 23-6 win against Stanford could be summed up by one player -- Derrick Doggett.

The senior linebacker filled up the stat sheet in just about every facet possible ... more from the Statesman Journal.


| From a Stanford Perspective |

Stanford football falls to Oregon State, 23-6
The importance of a running game was demonstrated in vivid Technicolor on Saturday as Stanford fell to host Oregon State, 23-6, in a Pac-10 Conference contest.

The Beavers had a running game; the Cardinal (2-4, 3-5) did not. Oregon State got into the end zone twice; Stanford not at all ... more from


Negative experience for Stanford
Stanford's postseason hopes took a severe hit Saturday against Oregon State because the Cardinal had one of its all-time worst rushing days and made too many turnovers.

It was that simple ... more from Mercury News.


Freshman fullback gets first carries
Owen Marecic has started every game in his freshman season and has been touted by his coaches as a terrific blocker.

But the Stanford fullback had not been asked to run the ball — until Saturday ... more from Mercury News.


Road warriors no longer
Maybe Stanford's Pac-10 road magic ran dry. Or maybe it was just too hard, too unrealistic to sustain it in the face of injuries, mistakes and an Oregon State defense that just kept coming.

The hard-charging Beavers, two weeks removed from their upset of Cal in Berkeley, pounced on the ailing Cardinal and made sure there would be no upset this time. They clamped down on the Stanford run game and kept the Cardinal out of the end zone by pressuring them into big mistakes ... more from the San Franciso Chronicle.


Freshman Marecic in plus yards
Owen Marecic touched the ball for the first time in his college career Saturday night at Reser Stadium, but it was a bittersweet experience.

Marecic, the true freshman from Tigard, Ore., has been Stanford's starting fullback this season and served only in a blocking role thus far. But he had his number called out of necessity against the Beavers. With injuries piling up among the tailbacks, and starter Jeremy Stewart nursing a shoulder injury, the Cardinal needed healthy bodies in the backfield ... more from the San Franciso Chronicle.

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