Derrick Johnson placed a friendly wager with teammates Chris Massey and Nate Robinson. The Washington defensive backs wanted to see who could get the most interceptions.
"They both owe me $5," Johnson said, smiling.
Johnson had two of Washington's five interceptions, returning one for a 42-yard touchdown, as the Huskies snapped a three-game losing streak with a 41-29 victory against Oregon State on Saturday...Tim Korte, Statesman Journal
Huskies' defense finds a few words to live by
When a football team is feeling down and out, there's nothing like a little disrespect and bulletin board material to get it fired up.
Oregon State linebacker Richard Seigler provided the words, and the Washington Huskies used them to snap out of their funk and end their three-game losing streak Saturday with a 41-29 victory over the Beavers.
Seigler had expressed confidence going into the game that the Beavers would defeat the Huskies. Among his comments: "Their face is in the mud, and we are trying to push it even further in the mud."...Geoffrey Arnold, Oregonian
Huskies do a high-five on OSU
If an evil football god concocted a Nightmare Game, it could not have been much worse than what befell Derek Anderson on Saturday.
Anderson, Oregon State's sophomore quarterback, threw five interceptions, two for back-to-back touchdowns. Then, with less than a minute left, a Washington player tackled Anderson facemask-first, buckling his knees and spraining his left ankle.
Anderson sat on the bench, bobbing his body when the pain hit. As the final seconds ticked away, he hobbled onto a cart and rode off Husky Stadium's field, rain beginning to fall and 72,557 cheering the 41-29 Huskies victory born in great measure of Anderson's mistakes...Rachael Bachman, Oregonian
OSU's mistakes help Huskies cause
It's called the First Law of Holes ... when you're in a hole, stop digging. Oregon State violated it. Big time.
The Beavers threw one, then two and finally five interceptions in Saturday's wind-driven Pac-10 Conference football game against Washington in front of a chilled Husky Stadium crowd announced at 72,557.
Two of those picks delivered by struggling OSU quarterback Derek Anderson led to 14 of the Huskies' first 24 points. A third led to a UW field goal...Bob Rodman, Register Guard
Beavers turn one over to Huskies
Cody Pickett threw for 262 yards to become Washington's career passing leader, and Derrick Johnson had two of the Huskies' five interceptions in a 41-29 victory Saturday over Oregon State.
Johnson returned one interceptions 42 yards for a TD, and Chris Massey took another 25 yards into the end zone. The Beavers (6-4, 2-4) hurt themselves with mistakes and sustained a setback in their bid for a bowl game...OSUBeavers.com
Some college football traditions die hard.
While University of Washington's home win streak over Oregon State isn't as impressive as USC's — the Trojans haven't lost to the Beavers since 1960 — the Huskies were working on a nice little run since 1985.
There was wide-spread belief that the streak would die Saturday. The Beavers entered the game as favorites, a true rarity in this series, and Washington wasn't just struggling, it was reeling at the end of a three-game losing streak...Kevin Hampton, Mid Valley Sunday
OSU can't beat tradition
It's hard to win when you play poorly and throw five interceptions, as Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson did Saturday.
It's tougher yet when you chuck the loss of poise and discipline into the mix, as the Beaver defense did at least twice with third-down personal fouls on one of the most important possessions in the game.
And it's impossible when you commit those transgressions against a proud, prepared, highly motivated team that in a sense was playing not only for itself but, in a sense, for the preceding 26 teams that somehow made it though a regular season with a winning record...Brooks Hatch, Mid Valley Sunday
Beaver QB off target
All quarterbacks have their highs and ebbs.
It's safe to say that Derek Anderson probably will avoid the valley he reached Saturday when he tossed five interceptions, two returned for touchdowns, and completed 15 of 40 passes in Oregon State's 41-29 loss to Washington at Husky Stadium.
Anderson said he simply missed a few throws...Kevin Hampton, Mid Valley Sunday
Huskies silence Beavers
Reggie Williams paused, then lifted a towel to his brow.
"I'm still wiping the mud from my face," Williams said with a smile after Washington's 41-29 victory over Oregon State yesterday.
The statement was a mocking reference to quotes earlier in the week from Oregon State linebacker Richard Seigler that the Beavers were confident of victory and intent on pushing Washington deeper into the mud when the teams met at Husky Stadium...Bob Condotta, Seattle Times
OSU sophomore QB throws 5 interceptions
When Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson entered Husk