MATCHUP NOTEBOOK: Arizona St. at Oregon St.

OREGON STATE HAS won just nine games in 34 tries against Arizona State but has won the last two matchups in Corvallis. This marks the third straight time that the Beavers are favored by at least two scores as they continue their quest towards the postseason.

Last time Oregon State and Arizona State met...
Sept. 22, 2007 in Tempe - Arizona State 44, Oregon State 32
Arizona State and Oregon State opened Conference play at Tempe and the Sun Devils ran their record to

Sun Devils at Beavers
Where: Reser Stadium
Capacity:
45,674
When:
7:15 PM PT
Line: OSU by 14
TV: FSN
Radio: OSU Radio Network
Series: ASU leads 24-9-1

COACHES

Head coach: Mike Riley
(8th season)
Career: 51-41 | At OSU: Same | vs. ASU: 2-5
Current ranking: NR
Current record: 4-3, 3-1
Streak: Two game winning streak

Head coach: Dennis Erickson (2nd season)
Career: 160-73-1 | At ASU: 12-8 | vs. OSU: 3-2
Current ranking: NR
Current record: 2-5, 1-3
Streak: Five 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.


ASU: QB Rudy Carpenter, Troy Nolan and two game captains designated by Erickson.


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).

ASU: QB Rudy Carpenter (Maxwell, Davey O'Brien, Unitas Golden Arm & Walter Camp), DE Dexter Davis (Ted Hendricks, Nagurski & Lombardi), S Trey Nolan (Bednarik, Nagurski, Thorpe, & Lott), RB Keegan Herring (Maxwell & Doak Walker), LB Gerald Munns (Butkus), and K Thomas Weber (Lou Groza).

4-0 with a 44-32 win.

Oregon State jumped out to an early 19-0 lead, but ASU rode the arm of QB Rudy Carpenter and intercepted five Beaver passes to storm back for the win. Oregon State piled up 514 yards total offense, including 324 through the air, but were done in by the five picks.

Carpenter passed for 361 yards and four touchdowns, including long distance strikes of 64, 43 and 48 yards. Two of the league’s premier wide receivers were on display. ASU’s Michael Jones pulled in four receptions for 124 yards (31.0-yard average), including two of Carpenter’s long TD tosses.

OSU’s Sammie Stroughter had six receptions for 102 yards, but had his season ended with an injury ... more from BF.com

 

Last time Arizona State played in Corvallis...
Nov. 4, 2006 in Corvallis - Oregon State 44, Arizona State 10
The Oregon State offense, led by the smart play of QB Matt Moore and the tough running of RB Yvenson Bernard scored 17 unanswered points to start the game cruising to a 44-10 victory over Arizona State for OSU's fourth straight conference win. The 34-point margin of victory is the most ever against ASU.

Moore finished 17 of 31 for 282 yards and one touchdown, but it was his running that stole the show rushing five times for a career best 44 yards. QB Sammie Stroughter led the Beavers with five catches for 95 yards.

ASU QB Rudy Carpenter had the worst game of his career completing just 9 of 27 for 124 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.

The Beavers outgained the Sun Devils 403 to 223 and did not turnover the ball ... more from BF.com | Post game notebook

 

Last time Arizona State played...
Oct. 25, 2008 in Tempe - Oregon 54, Arizona State 20
After suffering four straight defeats, the Sun Devils talked about playing a new season. Finishing the last six games on a high note was the rally cry and ASU had a bye week to regroup for this task.

Alas, following their 54-20 loss to Oregon, it was a replay of their four-game skid. It was a performance that left a team donning all maroon on Saturday night, red in their face and frustrated.

"They kicked our rear ends in every aspect of the game," said head coach Dennis Erickson. "There's not much else to say other than they controlled the game." ... more from the DevilsDigest.com.

 

Last time Oregon State played...
Oct. 18, 2008 in Seattle - Oregon State 34, Washington 13
PASS FIRST. THAT's been the stratagem of the Oregon State staff on the opening drive(s) of the game -- the thinking being you loosen the defense before cranking up the Quizz Show. On Saturday, it was the Quan Show.

On the road in Husky Stadium, James Rodgers went wild, with two 50-plus yard touchdown runs plus a long middle screen catch to the house. Meanwhile, what about that Beaver D.

The Beaver defense kept the UW out of the end zone until 11:59 remained in the fourth quarter. By that time James Rodgers and the Oregon State offense, and the Beaver D, had already put this one out of reach. And the D still had one more goal line stand to come ... more from BF.com | Post game articles

 

Series history (ASU leads 24-9-1, 4-5-1 in Corvallis, OSU leads 2-1 in Portland).
The Sun Devils and Beavers have met 34 times since 1961 with ASU holding a 24-9-1 advantage with the teams splitting the last four contests before ASU's win last year.

OSU has actually won only eight games in the series as Arizona State was forced to forfeit a 45-0 win in 1979. Without the forfeit, the Beavers have only defeated ASU three times since 1971 after after winning five of the first six meetings.

But, the Beavers have won two of the last three in Corvallis including posting 45-17 and 44-10 victories in 2003 and 2006 respectively.

OSU has a one game losing streak to ASU.  This is the just the second time in the last six years that OSU and ASU have not met in the conference opener for both teams.

The winning team has scored 40 or more points in four of the last five games.

 

The last 10 OSU/ASU  matchups.

 

Arizona State connections.
ASU head coach Dennis Erickson spent four seasons as the head coach at Oregon State, leading the Beavers to three bowls, including the 2001 Fiesta Bowl. He went 31-17 at Oregon State and his .646 winning percentage is the highest in modern OSU football history.

In addition to Coach Erickson, Craig Bray, Jamie Christian, Dan Cozzetto, Matt Lubick, Al Simmons, Gregg Smith and Eric Yarber have all coached for the Beavers at some point in their careers.

ASU has one player from Oregon on its roster - DT Bo Moos played at Sheldon High (Eugene, OR).

Oregon State has three players from Arizona on its roster - DT Mitchell Hunt played high school football at Corono Del Sol (Chandler, AZ), LB Keaton Kristick at St. Mary's (Fountain Hills, AZ) and OT Rory Ross played at Peoria (Glendale, AZ).

There are no players on the the roster that were recruited by Erickson.

Former Beaver linebacker Trent Bray is a graduate assistant at ASU, He played for the Beavers from 2002-05 and ranks sixth on OSU’s all-time list with 337 tackles.

 

2008 statistical leaders.

OSU
Rushing
Jacquizz Rodgers ... 167 att, 812 yds, 9 TD
James Rodgers ... 22 att, 241 yds, 3 TD
Passing
Lyle Moevao ... 148 of 234, 1779, 13 TD, 8 INT
Sean Canfield ... 1 of 2, 39, 1 TD, 0 INT
Receiving
Sammie Stroughter ... 38 rec, 496 yds, 4 TD
Shane Morales ... 36 rec, 498 yds, 4 TD
James Rodgers ... 28 rec, 336 yds, 4 TD
Scoring
Jacquizz Rodgers ... 9 TD, 54 pts
James Rodgers ... 7 TD, 42 pts
Tackles
Greg Laybourn ... 31 (s), 31 (a), 62 tot, .5 TFL, 2 FR
Keaton Kristick ... 18 (s), 24 (a), 42 tot, 7.0 TFL, 1 PBU
Dwight Roberson ... 16 (s), 15 (a), 31 tot, 4.0 TFL, 2 FF
Interceptions
Al Afalava ... 2 for 26
Greg Laybourn ... 2 for 28
Keenan Lewis ... 2 for 4
Sacks
Slade Norris ... 5.0 for 35 yds
Stephen Paea ... 2.5 for 18 yds
Punting
Johnny Hekker ... 26 for 35.8 avg, long of 56
Kicking - Field goals
Justin Kahut ... 6-10, long of 37
Sean Sehnem ... 1-2, long of 32
 
ASU
Rushing
Dimitri Nance ... 88 att, 342 yds, 3 TD
Keegan Herring ... 42 att, 146 yds, 2 TD
Ryan Bass ... 18 att, 86 yds, 0 TD
Passing
Rudy Carpenter .. 133 of 211, 1620 yds, 9 TD, 7 INT
Danny Sullivan ... 12 of 37, 107 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
Receiving
Michael Jones ... 36 rec, 477 yds, 2 TD
Chris McGaha ... 21 rec, 294 yds, 1 TD
Kerry Taylor ... 17 rec, 280 yds, 2 TD
Scoring
Thomas Weber ... 8 FG, 15 EXP, 39 pts
Dimitri Nance ... 3 FG, 18 pts
Tackles
Mike Nixon ... 34 (s), 19 (a), 53 tot, 4.0 TFL, 3 PBU
Travis Goethel ... 24 (s), 24 (a), 48 tot, 6.5 TFL, 1 PBU
Troy Nolan ... 23 (s), 11 (a), 34 tot, .5 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 FF
Interceptions
Mike Nixon ... 2 for 29 yds
Troy Nolan ... 2 for 26 yds
Sacks
Dexter Davis ... 5 for 31 yds
Three tied with one sack each
Punting
Thomas Weber ... 35 for 41.0 avg, long of 61
Kicking - Field goals
Thomas Weber ... 8-12, long of 49

 

OFFENSE
DEFENSE

OSU

ASU

OSU

ASU
173.7
Rushing/game
87.0
126
Rushing/game
165.1
4.6
Rushing/att
2.8
3.7
Rushing/att
4.4
238-149-8
Passing
248-145-9
188-99-8
Passing
218-124-8
259.7
Passing/game
246.7
177.6
Passing/game
198.9
433.4
Total/game
333.7
303.6
Total/game
364.0
6.0
Total/att
5.1
5.0
Total/att
5.3
34.6
Scoring/game
19.3
23.7
Scoring/game
26.6
+4
Turnover margin
-3

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