NOTES: "They're really explosive."

THE RODGERS BROTHERS account for all four of Oregon State's touchdowns as the Beavers pick up their first road win of the year while improving to 3-1 in conference play. Plus, Sammie Stroughter, Slade Norris and Victor Butler move up career lists.

Pregame notes:

  • Oregon State won the toss and deferred to the second half.

  • Oregon State wore white tops with white bottoms while Washington wore purple tops with gold bottoms.

  • The announced attendance was 63,996.

  • The Beavers were a 14 point favorite.

  • Gameday weather: Temperature: 58 degrees, Wind: light, Weather: sunny

 

Series notes:

  • Oregon State is now 32-57-4 all-time against Washington, and 19-32-2 in Seattle.

  • OSU has won the last four meetings in Seattle, marking the longest winning streak ever for the Beavers, winning in 2004 (29-14), 2005 (18-10), 2006 (27-17) and 2008 (34-13).

  • The Beavers have won five in a row, four on the road and one at home, against Washington - a first for OSU in the series.

  • The 21-point margin of victory over Washington is the biggest since 2001, when the Beavers won 49-24 and biggest in Seattle since 1973, when the Beavers won 31-7.

 

Offense notes:

  • The offense generated 421 total yards, 230 on the ground (the second highest total this year), 6.6 ypc, and 191 yards through the air (the second lowest total this season), 10.6 ypc, while converting 4 of 11 (36%) third downs and 1 of 1 fourth downs.

  • The offense converted just 1 of 5 third downs in the first half.

  • The offense picked up 19 first downs, 11 by rush, seven by pass and one by penalty while converting all three redzone opportunities.

  • The offense averaged 7.4 yards per play while holding onto the ball for 31:11.

  • Oregon State’s fifth scoring drive was four plays, 80 yards in 2:25, tying the second longest scoring drive by yards this season. The Beavers scored on James Rogers’ 55 yard rushing touchdown.

  • The offensive line did not give up a sack.

  • Backup OG Gregg Peat injured his shoulder but is not expected to miss any practice or playing time.

  • For the fourth time in five games QB Lyle Moevao did not thrown an interception as he completed an efficient 18 of 22 (86%), the highest completion percentage of his career, for 191 yards and one touchdown.

    After throwing 85.7 completion percentage (18-21) against Washington, Moevao currently boasts a 63.5 (148-233) completion percentage on the season.

    Despite his high completion rate and no interceptions Moevao missed several opportunities to gain another touchdown and/or pick up more yardage. He twice under threw Sammie Stroughter, who probably would have gone for a touchdown on one reception if he didn't have to slide to the turf.

    On another throw he under threw a streaking James Rodgers down the sideline who had a cornerback beat by a couple of yards.

  • WR Sammie Stroughter led all receivers with six catches for 51 yards with a long of 17 yards, but was visibly frustrated as he had to go to the turf several times for a catch.

    Stroughter is one reception away from tying seventh all-time on the career receptions list.

  • WR Shane Morales had four catches for a team high 61 yards, including a spectacular, leaping 16-yard grab on third down in the second quarter.

    Three of his four catches resulted in a first down.

  • WR James Rodgers caught three passes for 53 yards including a 33-yard touchdown in the second quarter, his fourth receiving touchdown this year.

    Rodgers led the team with three rushes for a season high 110 yards, his second 100+ rushing game of his career, and two touchdowns. He scored once on a fly sweep and once on an end around, a 52-yard run in the first quarter and a 55-yard score in the fourth quarter. He has three rushing touchdowns this year.

    His 55-yard run marks the longest rush of the season, previously held by Jacquizz Rogers with a 33-yard rush at Utah.
Rogers’ three touchdowns are the most he’s ever scored in single game in his career, and the most rushing touchdowns in a game. His three touchdowns mark the first time this season that he’s scored both rushing and receiving in the same game.

Quon finished with 216 all-purpose yards.
  • RB Jacquizz Rogers rushed for 20 times for 94 yards (4.7 ypc) and one touchdown, his ninth rushing touchdown this year, including an 18-yard gain in the fourth quarter.

    Despite his decent numbers and 4.7 yards per carry average Quizz had little room to run as the UW defense keyed on him while clogging up the middle.

    Quizz has scored at least one rushing touchdown in six consecutive games. He tweaked his already injured ankle in the third quarter but is not expected to miss any practice or playing time.

    He also had four grabs for 25 yards.

  • RB Ryan McCants carried the ball six times for 29 yards - all in the third quarter.
 

Defense notes:

  • The defense gave up 377 yards of total offense, 101 on the ground, 3.6 ypc, and 276 through the air, 16.2 ypc, while UW converted on 2 of 12 (17%) third down opportunities and 1 of 3 (33%) fourth down opportunities.

  • The defense yielded 16 first downs, four by run, 10 by pass and two by penalty keeping UW from points in all three of their redzone chances.

  • UW averaged 6.3 yards per play while holding onto the ball for 28:49.

  • The defense forced four turnovers - one fumble and three interceptions. The three interceptions tie a season high - they also tallied three against Hawai’i.

  • The Beaver defense did it again. The Huskies had first and goal from the OSU one late in the fourth quarter, but the Oregon State defense stopped UW on four straight downs to prevent the score.


    "I had to remind everybody about the Cal goal-line stand,” S Al Afalava said. “That motivated everybody. We did it again.”

  • For the fourth time this year S Greg Laybourn led the team in tackles with 12, including 10 solo stops.

    Laybourn aggravated a stinger, but is not expected to miss any practice or playing time.

  • DE Victor Butler had a season high seven tackles, good for second on the team, including a team and career best three tackles for loss.

    Butler also added a half of a sack giving him 15.5 for his career moving him into a tie for fourth all-time on the school's career list.

  • DE Slade Norris also moved up the career sack list as he added a half of a sack giving him 14.0 for his career tying for seventh on the all-time career list.

    Norris finished with three tackles in addition to his .5 sack. He injured his knee but is not expected to miss any practice or playing time.

  • LB Dwight Roberson had a fine game snagging five tackles, including two for loss.

  • After missing the previous two games with a hamstring injury CB Brandon Hughes returned to the lineup tallying six tackles and an interception in the fourth quarter, his third pick of his career.

    Hughes struggled in his return though as he was beat several times for big time gains.

  • CB Keenan Lewis, who is struggling with turf toe, recorded his second interception of the season in the first quarter. He is currently tied for the most this season with Greg Laybourn and Al Afalava.

  • DE Ben Terry was credited with his first forced fumble in the second quarter. It was recovered by DT Sioeli Nau.

  • S Al Afalava earned his second interception of the season in the third quarter when he picked off a pass in the endzone. He finished with four tackles, including one for loss.

    He has had an interception in back-to-back games after not playing against Washington State.

    Afalava laid down another big hit on a Husky player, this time on RB Terrance Dailey in the second quarter requiring a stop of play after Dailey had the air knocked out of him.

    “It was a clean game,” Afalava said. “I wanted to go there and play my game, and that’s what happened. I was worried about Dailey when I made the hit. I’m glad he got up played a good game.”

 

Special teams notes:

  • K Justin Kahut connected on both of his field goal attempts, a 37 yard kick in the second quarter and a 23 yard boot in the fourth.

    His 37-yard field goal is his third attempt from 30-39 yards and second successful attempt in that range, tying his long.

  • P Johnny Hekker averaged 37.8 yards on four punts while landing two of his kicks inside the UW 20.

  • KR James Rodgers returned two kickoffs for 53 yards.

  • LS Marcus Perry injured his finger but is not expected to miss any practice or playing time.

 

Miscellaneous notes:

  • The game took 2:58 to play.

  • Coach Riley moves into a tie with Dee Andros for third place on the OSU coaching list with his 51st career victory.

  • Oregon State improves to 3-1 in Pac-10 play - their best conference start since 2000 - and have won four of their last five games.

  • The Beavers have won seven straight against Northwest schools.

  • The Beavers had nine penalties for 80 yards while Washington had seven for 42 yards.

  • The Rogers brothers combined for all four touchdowns scored with James earning three, and Jacquizz with one.

  • The Beavers improved to 44-7 under head coach Mike Riley when leading after three quarters.

  • Oregon State ends October with a record of 2-1 and improves to 4-3 overall on the season.

  • Oregon State won its first road game of the season after starting 0-3.

  • OSU is tied with USC with a Pac-10 best 17-4 record over the past two-plus seasons in games played in October, November and December

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