MATCHUP NOTEBOOK: WSU at OSU

OREGON STATE HAS won three of the last four games with Washington State, but the teams have split the last 12 games. The Beavers blew the Cougars out last year in Pullman by 35 points, but WSU squeaked one out the last time they visited Reser Stadium.

Last time Oregon State and Washington State met...
Nov. 17, 2007 in Pullman - Oregon State 52, Washington State 17
Oregon State and Washington State met late in the year at Pullman and the Beavers assured themselves of a bowl berth with a 52-17 win.

The OSU running game accounted for 218 yards and six touchdowns and the Beaver defense picked off seven WSU passes ... more from BF.com | CougFan.com

Cougars at Beavers

Where: Reser Stadium
Capacity:
45,674 (FieldTurf)
When:
3:30 PM PT
Line: OSU by 30
TV: FoxSports NW
Radio: OSU Radio Network
Series: WSU leads 47-42-3

COACHES

Head coach: Mike Riley
(8th season)
Career: 49-41 | At OSU: Same | vs. WSU.: 3-2
Current ranking: NR
Current record: 2-3, 1-1
Streak: One game losing streak

Head coach: Paul Wulff (1st season)
Career: 54-49 | At WSU: 1-5 | vs. OSU: 0-1
Current ranking: NR
Current record: 1-5, 0-3
Streak: Two game losing streak


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.


WSU: Game decision


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).

WSU: WR Brandon Gibson (Maxwell Award), C Kenny Alfred (Rimington & Lombardi).

 

Last time Washington State played in Corvallis...
Oct. 7, 2006 - Washington State 13, Oregon State 6
Head coach Mike Riley points back to 2006's game as the start to what concluded being the program’s second most successful season at 10-4. The Beavers lost 13-6 to drop to 2-3 (0-2 in Pac-10), but they would lose only once more during the season.

Cougar QB Alex Brink had 270 yards passing, but was sacked five times. WSU did OSU one better by sacking Beaver QB Matt Moore six times. The only touchdown of the game came in the third quarter when Brink, who passed for a Reser Stadium record 531 yards in 2005, connected with Jason Hill on a 29-yard touchdown pass ... more from BF.com.

 

Last time Washington State played...
Oct. 4, 2008 in Pasadena - UCLA 28, Washington State 3
MANY, MANY YEARS ago, when I worked at a newspaper in Oregon, a magnetic Oregon State football schedule landed in my mailbox. The wiseacre columnist at our joint grabbed the calendar and began predicting the season outcome by writing “W” or “L” in ink by each game. And a few “MVs.”

MV?

Moral victory ... more from CougFan.com.

 

Last time Oregon State played...
Oct. 2, 2008 in Salt Lake City - No. 15 Utah 31, Oregon State 28
IT REALLY FELT like it would be enough. An eight point lead, with the way the Beaver defense was playing and 2:11 left on the clock? The Beaver Nation could just about taste the victory. But Utah went 80 years in a heartbeat, got new life when a penalty was called on the two point conversion, and then nailed the game winning field goal with no time left on the clock.

The Beaver defense, featuring a cadre of personnel, performed admirably, and Lyle Moevao, who threw for over 300 yards, was money in crunch time. Alas, it all slipped away in the final moments ... more from BF.com.

 

Series history (Washington State leads 47-42-3, OSU leads 26-24-1 in Oregon).
Washington State and Oregon State have met 92 times dating to 1903 with the Cougars leading the old Pacific Northwest series 47-42-3. WSU won 15 of 17 games played between 1979 and 1996 but the teams have split the last 12 games.

In games in Oregon, OSU leads 26-24-1, including 21-19 in Corvallis. The Beavers have won three of the last four in the Mid Valley, but WSU won the last meeting between the two schools in Reser Stadium with a 13-6 victory in 2006.

Saturday’s game marks the fourth time in the last five seasons that the game has been played in Corvallis.

 

The last 10 OSU/WSU  matchups.

 

Washington State connections.
There are eight players on the Oregon State roster that played high school ball in Washington (P John Hekker, WR Geno Munoz, DB Brian Watkins, K Matt Barker, LB Anthony Watkins, C Alex Linnenkohl, OG Colin Kelly, and TE Joe Halahuni).

Washington State has five players on its roster from the state of Oregon (DE Adam Coerper, DL Luke Hansell, S Jay Matthews, K Wade Penner, and QB Daniel Wagner.) Penner played his high school football at Corvallis High School.

WSU coach Paul Wulff made his head coaching debut Sept. 2, 2000 at Reser Stadium when his Eagles nearly upset a Dennis Erickson led Beaver team before falling 21-19.

 

2008 statistical leaders.

OSU
Rushing
Jacquizz Rodgers ... 124 att, 550 yds, 7 TD
Ryan McCants ... 22 att, 85 yds, 0 TD
Passing
Lyle Moevao ... 118 of 188, 1402, 10 TD, 4 INT
Justin Engstrom ... 0 of 2, 0, 0 TD, 0 INT
Receiving
Shane Morales ... 29 rec, 380 yds, 3 TD
Sammie Stroughter ... 26 rec, 329 yds, 3 TD
James Rodgers ... 24 rec, 277 yds, 3 TD
Scoring
Jacquizz Rodgers ... 7 TD, 42 pts
Shane Morales... 3 TD, 1 2pt conversion, 20 pts
Tackles
Greg Laybourn ... 21 (s), 24 (a), 45 tot, .5 TFL
Keaton Kristick ... 15 (s), 18 (a), 33 tot, 6.5 TFL
Dwight Roberson ... 11 (s), 11 (a), 22 tot, 1.0 TFL
Interceptions
Greg Laybourn ... 2 for 28
Sacks
Slade Norris and Stephen Paea tied with two each.
Punting
Johnny Hekker ... 21 for 35.3 avg, long of 56
Kicking - Field goals
Justin Kahut ... 3-7, long of 37
Sean Sehnem ... 1-2, long of 32
 
WSU
Rushing
Dwight Tardy ... 83 att, 300 yds, 1 TD
Christopher Ivory ... 28 att, 136 yds, 1 TD
Logwone Mitz ... 20 att, 135 yds, 1 TD
Passing
Marshall Lobbestael .. 46 of 86, 492 yds, 4 TD, 4 INT
JT Levenseller ... no stats
Receiving
Brandon Gibson ... 36 rec, 460 yds, 2 TD
Jeshua Anderson ... 16 rec, 174 yds, 2 TD
Devin Frischknecht ... 13 rec, 179 yds, 1 TD
Scoring
Nico Grasu ... 5 FG, 10 EXP, 25 pts
Jeshua Anderson ... 2 TD, 12 pts
Tackles
Greg Trent ... 17 (s), 19 (a), 36 tot, 5.0 TFL
Xavier Hicks Jr ... 17 (s), 11 (a), 28 tot
Byron Beck ... 15 (s), 10 (a), 25 tot
, 1.0 TFL
Interceptions
Three with one each.
Sacks
Six with one each.
Punting
Reid Forrest ... 29 for 40.0 avg, long of 60
Kicking - Field goals
Nico Grasu ... 5-7, long of 47

 

OFFENSE
DEFENSE

OSU

WSU

OSU

WSU
132.6
Rushing/game
105.0
145.6
Rushing/game
240.8
3.5
Rushing/att
2.9
4.4
Rushing/att
6.4
190-118-4
Passing
206-107-13
139-75-5
Passing
172-93-3
280.4
Passing/game
193.2
177.6
Passing/game
176.7
413.0
Total/game
298.2
323.2
Total/game
417.5
5.5
Total/att
4.2
5.3
Total/att
6.3
28.4
Scoring/game
16.3
28.0
Scoring/game
41.7
+2
Turnover margin
-14

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