Beaver duo captures Pac-10 honors

Seniors Derrick Doggett and Matt Sieverson are this week's Pac-10 Conference Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week, it was announced Monday by the league office. The duo led the Beavers to a 38-31 double overtime victory over Oregon at Autzen Stadium last Saturday in the 111th edition of the Civil War.

Doggett had a career-high and third-highest single game total in the Pac-10 for tackles this season with 18, 11 solos. For the second consecutive year he scored a touchdown vs. Oregon via an interceptions, returning a second quarter Duck pass for 28 yards to give the Beavers a 21-7 lead. The senior linebacker from San Diego leads the team for tackles with 85 and interceptions with four.

Sieverson, from nearby Bend, rushed for a career-high 142 yards and scored the game’s first touchdown on a 38-yard trap play. The senior was filling in for the injured Yvenson Bernard. He also corralled four Lyle Moevao passes for 16 yards in helping the Beavers compile 459 yards in total offense.

Oregon State finished the 2007 season third in the Pac-10 Conference for the second consecutive season and will begin preparations next week for its first-ever appearance in the Emerald Bowl Dec. 28 at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The Beavers will play Atlantic Coast Conference representative Maryland.

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