MATCHUP NOTEBOOK: Oregon State at Washington

DESPITE WASHINGTON HOLDING a commanding 57-31-4 lead in the series versus Oregon State, the Beavers have started to dominate of late winning the last three in Husky Stadium and five of the last seven. The last time the Huskies defeated the Beavers in Seattle was 10 years ago in 1998 when Mike Riley was in his first year as head coach at OSU.

Last time Oregon State and Washington met...
Nov. 10, 2007 in Corvallis - Oregon State 28, Washington 23
Oregon State and Washington met late in the year at Corvallis with the Beavers taking a 29-23 decision in a mostly defensive battle. It would be the beginning of a four-game winning streak to end the season for OSU taking the Beavers’ record from 5-4 to 9-4 at year’s end.

Oregon State led 29-10 midway through the fourth quarter, primarily by virtue of five Alexis Serna field goals and Dennis Christopher’s touchdown on a blocked punt return, and the Beavers fended off a late comeback bid by the Huskies to hang on for the victory. UW QB Carl Bonnell ran for one TD and threw two fourth-quarter scoring passes in the Huskies’ failed comeback attempt.

The teams were almost even in total offense with UW holding a slim 334-328 advantage. ... more from

Beavers at Huskies

Where: Husky Stadium
4:00 PM PT
Line: OSU by 13.5
TV: Versus
Radio: OSU Radio Network
Series: UW leads 57-31-4


Head coach: Mike Riley
(8th season)
Career: 50-41 | At OSU: Same | vs. UW: 4-3
Current ranking: NR
Current record: 3-3, 2-1
Streak: One game winning streak

Head coach: Tyrone Willingham (4th season)
Career: 76-81-1 | At UW: 11-30 | vs. OSU: 3-6
Current ranking: NR
Current record: 0-5, 0-3
Streak: Seven game losing streak


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.

UW: Named before each game


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

UW: None


Last time Oregon State played in Seattle...
Oct. 14, 2006 in Seattle - Oregon State 27, Washington 17
Oregon State and Washington met at Seattle with the Beavers overcoming a 17-10 halftime deficit to win 27-17 and begin a stretch that would see OSU win eight of its final nine games.

The numbers favored the Beavers as OSU went for 488 yards total offense (180 rushing, 308 passing), while limiting UW to 256 yards (84 rushing, 172 passing) and posting six QB sacks.

TB Yvenson Bernard rushed for 144 yards and two TDs for the Beavers and WR Sammie Stroughter earned Pac-10 offensive player of the week honors for his seven receptions for 223 yards (31.9 yards per catch) and one score ... more from


Last time Washington played...
Oct. 4, 2008 in Tucson - Arizona 48, Washington 14
Arizona did everything they wanted to, and even a little bit more. The Wildcats gave Mike Stoops his first home win ever in October with a 48-14 pounding over an out-matched and underwhelming Washington team in front of 55,624 at Arizona Stadium Saturday night.

With new UW Athletic Director Scott Woodward watching, Husky Head Coach Tyrone Willingham did just about everything he could to show why he's not the man to bring Washington's football back to respectability. Woodward talked to reporters after the game and reiterated his position that he will give Willingham the season to turn things around ... more from


Last time Oregon State played...
Oct. 11, 2008 in Corvallis - Oregon State 66, Washington State 13
THERE WAS ACTUALLY slight hiccup along the way but Oregon State dominated on both sides of the ball both before and after, and dispatched Washington State 66-13 in Corvallis. The Beavs outgained the Cougars by a margin of 4-to-1 in the first half, and yet it was still a game at the break. But two third quarter strikes put an end any doubt about who would come out on top. And OSU kept on rolling.

It could not have started out any better for Oregon State. And it ended pretty well, too.

The Beavs found the end zone on two plays on their first drive, eventually rolling up 21 first quarter points ... more from


Series history (Washington 57-31-4, In Seattle 32-18-2).
Washington and Oregon State have met 92 times dating to 1897 with the Huskies leading the old Pacific Northwest rivalry 57-31-4. In 52 games at Seattle, UW leads 32-18-2. The Beavers won the first meeting 16-0 at home.

The series against the Beavers is the second longest active series in Washington football history in terms of years and third longest in terms of total meetings.

The Beavers have turned around a lopsided stretch by winning the last four games, a first in the Beaver-Husky series, and five of the last seven. Oregon State has won four straight before in Seattle though as they won from 1945-51 in Husky Stadium.

Three of the four recent OSU wins all came at Seattle. The last time Washington beat Oregon State was in 2003 at Reser Stadium (38-17).

Before that the Dawgs won 25 of 27 games from 1975-2003.


The last 10 OSU/UW  matchups.


Washington connections.

  • The most notable connection between the Washington and Oregon State football teams is the fact that Reggie Davis, the Beavers’ first-year running backs coach, is a former Husky tight end and UW graduate. Davis, who earned four letters at Washington (1995-98), played under Beavers coach Mike Riley during Riley’s tenure as the San Diego Chargers’ head coach.

  • Oregon State’s current roster includes eight players that graduated from Washington high schools: freshman P Johnny Hekker (Bothell), freshman
    WR Geno Munoz (Tacoma/Mt. Tahoma), freshman DB Brian Watkins and S Anthony Watkins (both from Burien/Highline), freshman PK Matt Barker (Sprague/Gonzaga Prep), sophomore OL Alex Linnenkohl (Olympia/Capital), freshman OL Colin Kelly (Kelso) and freshman TE Joe Halahuni (Orting).

  • UW secondary coach J.D. Williams and OSU special teams coordinator Dave Ungerer were on the same staff at Cal in 2002.

  • Washington first-year running backs coach Steve Gervais was a four-year letterman quarterback at OSU from 1972-75 and Husky offensive coordinator Tim Lappano held the same role at OSU from 2000-03 working with Beaver linebacker coach Greg Newhouse.

  • Washington’s roster includes only two players from the state of Oregon: freshman WR Jordan Polk (Portland/Lincoln) and RS-freshman OL Scott Shugert (Oregon City).

  • Several Huskies and Beavers attended the same high school somewhere other than Washington or Oregon. Husky Mykenna Ikehara attended Kamehameha High in Honolulu, the same as OSU’s Brandon Hardin, David Pa’aluhi, Aaron Nichols, Ryan Pohl and Wilder McAndrews. Husky tailback Brandon Johnson and OSU CB David Ross both attended Dominguez High while Husky Willie Griffin and Beaver Patrick Henderson both went to Oakland’s McClymonds HS. UW C Gregory Christine and OSU LB Dwight Roberson were classmates at St. Bonaventure in Oxnard while Husky long snapper Danny Morovick and Beavers OL Gregg Peat were teammates at Mission Viejo. Lastly, UW DB Matt Mosley and OSU DT Mitchel Hunt both attended Corona del Sol in the Phoenix area.


2008 statistical leaders.

Jacquizz Rodgers ... 147 att, 718 yds, 8 TD
James Rodgers ... 19 att, 131 yds, 1 TD
Lyle Moevao ... 130 of 212, 1588, 12 TD, 8 INT
Sean Canfield ... 1 of 2, 39, 1 TD, 0 INT
Sammie Stroughter ... 32 rec, 445 yds, 4 TD
Shane Morales ... 32 rec, 437 yds, 4 TD
James Rodgers ... 25 rec, 283 yds, 3 TD
Jacquizz Rodgers ... 8 TD, 48 pts
Justin Kahut ... 4 FG, 15 EXP, 27 pts
Greg Laybourn ... 21 (s), 29 (a), 50 tot, .5 TFL, 2 FR
Keaton Kristick ... 16 (s), 22 (a), 38 tot, 7.0 TFL, 1 PBU
Slade Norris ... 11 (s), 16 (a), 27 tot, 8.0 TFL, 1 PBU
Greg Laybourn ... 2 for 28
Slade Norris ... 4.5 for 32 yds
Stephen Paea ... 2.5 for 18 yds
Johnny Hekker ... 22 for 35.5 avg, long of 56
Kicking - Field goals
Justin Kahut ... 4-8, long of 37
Sean Sehnem ... 1-2, long of 32
Jake Locker ... 56 att, 180 yds, 3 TD * injured
David Freeman ... 22 att, 136 yds, 0 TD
Brandon Johnson ... 30 att, 69 yds, 2 TD
Jake Locker .. 50 of 93, 512 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT * injured
Ronnie Fouch ... 37 of 75, 506, 3 TD, 1 INT
D'Andre Goodwin ... 27 rec, 315 yds, 0 TD
Jermaine Kearse ... 12 rec, 190 yds, 2 TD
Devin Aguilar ... 11 rec, 127 yds, 0 TD
Jake Locker ... 3 TD, 18 points * injured
Ryan Perkins ... 1 FG, 11 EXP, 14 pts
Jermaine Kearse ... 2 TD, 6 points
Mason Foster ... 26 (s), 16 (a), 42 tot, 4.0 TFL
Nate Williams ... 17 (s), 15 (a), 32 tot, 2 PBU, 1 FF
Mesphin Forrester ... 22 (s), 10 (a), 32 tot, 1.0 TFL, 2 PBU
Mason Foster and Quinton Richardson with one each.
Daniel Te'o-Nesheim ... 3 for 22 yds.
Jared Ballman ... 31 for 38.9 avg, long of 64
Kicking - Field goals
Ryan Perkins ... 1-2, long of 35
Jared Ballman ... 0-2






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