| From an Oregon State Perspective |
Route 66 – Beavers kick Cougars while they're
It was the most points Oregon State has ever scored on a Pac-10 foe and the highest-scoring output by a Beaver team since a 67-28 victory over Northern Illinois in 1996, during the Jerry Pettibone era.
Beavers in position for strong second half
After helping Oregon State wallop the ultimate Pac-10 pushover, Slade Norris sniffed at the oddsmakers’ 30-point spread.
“On any given day, a team can be beaten,” the senior defensive end said after the Beavers’ 66-13 win over Washington State. “You have to come into every game ready to play your best. You might need it, no matter who you’re playing." ... more from The Portland Tribune.
Cougars take hard feelings, big loss away from Corvallis
Damola Adeniji scored the first touchdown of his Oregon State career by blocking a punt and recovering it in the end zone Saturday.
Beavers take the bite out of the Cougars
It was only a matter of time before Oregon State got the rout that most people expected.
Thirty-point underdog Washington State was in the game at halftime Saturday thanks in part to four Lyle Moevao interceptions, but order was restored early in the third quarter and the Beavers rolled to a 66-13 victory before a crowd of 45,289 at Reser Stadium ... more from the Statesman Journal | Notebook
OSU strikes fast to cage Washington State
It didn't take long for the Oregon State offense to strike in its 66-13 win over Washington State on Saturday at Reser Stadium. The Beavers forced WSU to punt on its first possession, which Sammie Stroughter returned 29 yards to the OSU 46-yard line. After a 24-yard reverse run by James Rodgers, Beavers quarterback Lyle Moevao rolled out and found Stroughter for a 30-yard touchdown.
But the offense didn't stop there. On its second possession of the game, it went 60 yards in five plays, taking only 1:53 to score. Jacquizz Rodgers highlighted the drive with two long runs, including a 28-yarder. Moevao capped the drive with another scoring strike, this time finding Shane Morales in the end zone from 20 yards out ... more from the Mail Tribune.
Beavers get back on track with rout
For Jacquizz Rodgers, the question wasn't whether Oregon State would beat Washington State, but by how much. The answer: Plenty.
"We knew this was a going to be a pretty easy win, so we put it on ourselves to get better," the talented true freshman running back said after Oregon State demolished the Cougars 66-13 Saturday night ... more from the Associated Press.
Moevao overcomes tough second quarter
Some coaches might have pulled Oregon State quarterback Lyle Moevao at halftime.
Three interceptions in the second quarter and four in the first half of OSU’s 66-13 win over Washington State at Reser Stadium might have caused some quick triggers to be squeezed ... more from the Gazette Times | Report card
Defense never let Cougars get started
There was a moment or two during Saturday’s game between Oregon State and Washington State when it looked as if the Cougars had an opening.
Riding three interceptions in the second quarter, two that led to touchdowns, the Cougars were down 24-13 and seemed to be in position for a run at an upset in Corvallis ... more from the Gazette Times | Sideline report
Beavers take care of business
Stats were padded, reserves used and it’s hard to believe but the game was even more lopsided than the score showed.
All went as expected for the Oregon State football team Saturday afternoon, as the Beavers flexed their muscles as a 30-point favorite ... more from the Gazette Times.
Getting their kicks on Rout 66
Oregon State by 30?
How about Oregon State by 53?
The Beavers shrugged off a lackadaisical second quarter and then poured it on hapless Washington State 66-13 on Saturday in front of 45,289 at Reser Stadium, the second-largest crowd since the stadium was expanded ... more from The Oregonian.
Another injury and Stroughter has big game
The miserable Washington State season took another blow Saturday when quarterback Marshall Lobbestael was injured on the first drive of the fourth quarter.
Lobbestael, heavily pressured by OSU's defense all game and sacked five times, suffered a strained left knee that will sideline him for four weeks. This on a team that already lost its top two quarterbacks, senior Gary Rogers and junior Kevin Lopina, to injuries ... more from The Oregonian.
Moevao promises to learn from second quarter
Lyle Moevao knows he will watch tape of the second quarter of Oregon State's game against Washington State -- and not just once, either.
"I'm going to watch that quarter over and over and see some of the things I could have done better and be able to learn from that," the junior quarterback said ... more from The Oregonian.
| From a Washington State Perspective |
Cougs sink further into football abyss
The low rumble of warming buses growled outside Gill Coliseum. The Washington State football contingent shambled toward them, angry, bitter, maybe a little disillusioned. And, of course, injured.
Washington State's abyss grew deeper here Saturday, its season a bit more unbelievable. Oregon State — Oregon State, for goodness' sakes, the program that hasn't seen the Rose Bowl since early Lyndon Johnson — clowned the Cougars, 66-13 ... more from the Seattle Times.
Late TD pass turns Cougs crimson
This one will be remembered for a while, for two reasons: Oregon State's 66-13 victory over Washington State marked its highest point total over a Pac-10 team, and the Cougars felt the Beavers rubbed their faces in it with a 39-yard touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter.
One WSU assistant held his arms outstretched on the sideline as he looked over at the Oregon State coaches. Another appeared to stare at the Beavers' sideline after the score, which completed the final margin ... more from the Seattle Times.
Run up, run down, Beavers run over Cougars
A blowout was expected and a blowout is what occurred. But at some point between the predicted finish and the awful result, the Washington State Cougars were foolishly allowed to think that they might be able to compete with Oregon State for about a quarter of Saturday’s game at Reser Stadium.
Three second-quarter interceptions, one returned for a touchdown and another leading to a touchdown, left the Cougars with a small sense of hope and a 24-13 deficit heading into halftime ... more from the News Tribune.
Another QB goes down – Lobbestael out
To see quarterback Marshall Lobbestael on the turf and writhing in pain shouldn’t have come as much of a shock to Washington State football fans for two reasons:
• Consistently poor pass protection had led to Lobbestael getting hit early and often against the Oregon State Beavers ... more from the News Tribune.
Wulff questions effort, then backs off a little
First-year coach Paul Wulff has often been brutally frank about the lack of physical talent on his Washington State football team, but he has generally complimented his players on the physical effort they have given at games.
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Wulff, however, was not so kind after Oregon State's 66-13 bludgeoning of the Cougars at Reser Stadium. Asked if there was a lack of effort at times in the second half — when WSU was outscored 42-0 — Wulff said, "Probably. That's a part of this program we've got to continue to work on. We've got to clean it up." ... more from The Olympian.
It Keeps Getting Worse (66-13) for Cougars
The Washington State Cougars suffered through the world's first 3 ½-hour root canal conducted on artificial turf.
And then the Novocain wore off ... more from the Kitsap Sun.
Wulff Questions His Team's Effort in Blowout Loss
First-year Paul Wulff has often been brutally frank about the lack of physical talent on his Washington State football team, but he has generally complimented his players on the physical effort they have given at games.
Wulff, however, was not so kind after Oregon State's 66-13 bludgeoning of the Cougars at Reser Stadium ... more from the Kitsap Sun.
The Washington State offensive line is running out of players.The group suffered through another tough game Saturday in WSU's 66-13 defeat at the hands of Oregon State in front of 45,289 at Reser Stadium, suffering from a lack of continuity and an inability to execute ... more from the Spokesman Review.
Cougs find latest drubbing distasteful
If there ever was a football game that illustrates a cliché, Washington State's 66-13 steamrolling by Oregon State on Saturday before 45,289 at Reser Stadium was it ... more from the Spokesman Review.