MATCHUP NOTEBOOK: Oregon State at Utah

THE ANNUALS SHOW Oregon State holding a 9-4-1 advantage in the series including a 4-2 record in Salt Lake City. The teams have split the last six contests and in last year's meeting the Beavers knocked out two of the Utes best players in QB Brain Johnson and RB Matt Asiata as OSU rode RB Yvenson Bernard to a 24-7 season opening victory.

Last time Oregon State and Utah met...
Aug. 30, 2007 in Corvallis - Oregon State 24, Utah 7
Yvenson Bernard ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns and Oregon State opened the season with a 24-7 victory over Utah on Thursday night.

Sophomore Sean Canfield completed eight of 19 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown for the Beavers (1-0). Canfield is in competition with Lyle Moevao to become Oregon State's starter ... more from BF.com.

Beavers at Utes

Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium
Capacity:
45,017 (FieldTurf)
When:
6:00 PM PT
Line: Utah by 11
TV: Versus
Radio: OSU Radio Network
Series: OSU leads 9-4-1

COACHES

Head coach: Mike Riley
(8th season)
Career: 49-40 | At OSU: Same | vs. Utah.: 1-0
Current ranking: NR
Current record: 2-2
Streak: Two game winning streak

Head coach: Greg McMackinm (4th season)
Career: 29-14 | At Utah: Same | vs. OSU: 0-1
Current ranking: #15
Current record: 5-0
Streak: Six game winning streak dating back to last year


TEAM CAPTAINS

OSU: WR Sammie Stroughter (2nd year), DE Victor Butler, OT Andy Levitre and CB Brandon Hughes. Riley also announces a team captain for each game.


Utah: QB Brain Johnson, OG Robert Conley, LB Stevenson Sylvester and CB Brice McCain.


ON WATCH LISTS

OSU: DE Victor Butler (Ted Hendricks), CB Brandon Hughes (Lott & Jim Thorpe), OT Andy Levitre (Outland & Lombardi) and OG Jeremy Perry (Outland & Lombardi).

UH: K Louie Sakoda (Ray Guy Lou Groza).

 

Last time Oregon State played in Logan...
Sept. 26, 1992 in Utah - Utah 42, Oregon State 9
Frank Dolce, now Utah’s radio color commentator, passed for three touchdowns in the first half en route to a 42-9 Utah victory in Salt Lake City in 1992. Utah’s final score came when current Ute safeties coach Derrick Odum recovered a blocked punt in the end zone.

Utah out-gained OSU 527-312 in total offense.

 

Last time Utah played...
Sept. 27, 2008 in Salt Lake City - No. 17 Utah 37, Weber State 21
Louie Sakoda kicked three field goals and four extra points to become the leading scorer in Utah history and the No. 17 Utes welcomed back Weber State coach Ron McBride with a 37-21 win Saturday night.

Bryan Johnson passed for two touchdowns and Matt Asiata ran for two scores for the Utes (5-0), who avoided any hiccups against their Championship Subdivision neighbors and remained unbeaten for Thursday night's home game against Oregon State, which upset top-ranked Southern California on Thursday night ... more from UtahUtes.com.

 

Last time Oregon State played...
Sept. 25, 2008 in Corvallis - Oregon State 27, No. 1 USC 21
IT WAS A first half clinic. A beat down. And an eardrum-busting anthem of black and orange pride. Oregon State came out and punished the No. 1 team in the land, dominating the battle in the trenches on both lines. But the second half was a nerve-jangling roller coaster, with USC storming back and the Beaver Nation was on pins and needles until the very end.

It was a glorious first half. And after USC came out of the locker room firing on all cylinders, the Beavs did enough down the stretch to turn the tide and send the Trojans packing on the short end ... more from BF.com.

 

Series history (Oregon State leads 9-4-1, leads in Salt Lake City 4-2).
Oregon State and Utah have met 14 times since 1931 with the Beavers holding a 9-4-1 advantage. Three games have been played in Portland.

The longest winning streak belongs to OSU who won six consectuive games from 1949-1968. The teams have split the last six games.

Oregon State currently holds a one game winning streak over Utah after defeating them a year ago in Reser Stadium 24-7. Before that Utah held a two game winning streak, their longest in the series, defeating the Men in Black in Oregon in 1991 and in Utah in 1992.

The last time OSU won at Utah was in 1968 when they defeated the Utes 24-21.

Throwing out two blowouts, a 42-9 drubbing by Utah in 1992 and a 61-28 win by OSU in 1951, the record book shows tightly contested games with eight contests being decided by 14 or fewer points.

A couple of Beaver teams set school records against the Utes that still stand today. The 1951 team racked up a school best 703 total yards while Bill “Earthquake” Enyart’s 299 rushing yards in 1968 is still tops in Corvallis.

 

The last 10 OSU/Utah  matchups.

 

Utah connections.
None. Utah does not have a player from Oregon on its roster. OSU DT Sioeli Nau played his junior college ball at Utah's Snow College and his prep ball at Spanish Fork.

 

2008 statistical leaders.

OSU
Rushing
Jacquizz Rodgers ... 99 att, 460 yds, 6 TD
Ryan McCants ... 22 att, 85 yds, 0 TD
Passing
Lyle Moevao ... 97 of 157, 1089, 8 TD, 4 INT
Justin Engstrom ... 0 of 2, 0, 0 TD, 0 INT
Receiving
Shane Morales ... 25 rec, 319 yds, 2 TD
Sammie Stroughter ... 24 rec, 297 yds, 3 TD
James Rodgers ... 19 rec, 195 yds, 3 TD
Scoring
Jacquizz Rodgers ... 6 TD, 36 pts
Sammie Stroughter ... 3 TD, 18 pts
Tackles
Greg Laybourn ... 16 (s), 20 (a), 36 tot, .5 TFL
Keaton Kristick ... 12 (s), 13 (a), 25 tot, 5 TFL
Victor Butler ... 5 (s), 12 (a), 17 tot, 3 TFL
Interceptions
Greg Laybourn ... 2 for 28
Sacks
Keaton Kristick ... 1 for 6 yds
Punting
Johnny Hekker ... 15 for 34.1 avg, long of 49
Kicking - Field goals
Justin Kahut ... 2-5, long of 27
Sean Sehnem ... 1-2, long of 32
 
Utah
Rushing
Matt Asiata ... 64 att, 320 yds, 6 TD
Darrell Mack ... 65 att, 319 yds, 3 TD
Passing
Brian Johnson .. 92 of 133, 1129 yds, 8 TD, 5 INT
Chad Manis ... 3 of 4, 24 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT
Receiving
Brandon Godfrey ... 22 rec, 250 yds, 2 TD
Freddie Brown ... 18 rec, 229 yds, 2 TD
Brent Casteel ... 18 rec, 219 yds, 0 TD
Scoring
Louie Sokoda ... 10 FG, 22 EXP, 52 pts
Matt Asiata ... 6 TD, 36 pts
Tackles
Koa Misi ... 10 (s), 18 (a), 28 tot, 2.5 TFL
Paul Kruger ... 15 (s), 11 (a), 26 tot, 11.5 TFL
Stevenson Sylvester ... 10 (s), 14 (a), 24 tot
Interceptions
Sean Smith, Brice McCain, Joe Dale and Deshawn Richard with one each.
Sacks
Paul Kruger ... 4.5 for 24 yds
Punting
Louie Sakoda ... 14 for 45.1 avg, long of 59
Kicking - Field goals
Louie Sakoda ... 10-12, long of 53

 

OFFENSE
DEFENSE

OSU

Utah

OSU

Utah
142.8
Rushing/game
177.2
148.0
Rushing/game
60.2
3.7
Rushing/att
4.0
4.6
Rushing/att
2.0
159-97-4
Passing
144-99-5
108-58-4
Passing
142-78-4
272.2
Passing/game
249.2
171.8
Passing/game
171.2
415.0
Total/game
426.4
319.8
Total/game
231.4
5.3
Total/att
5.8
5.4
Total/att
4.0
28.5
Scoring/game
38.4
27.2
Scoring/game
19.6
+1
Turnover margin
-1

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