MATCHUP NOTEBOOK: No. 21 Oregon State @ 'Zona

OREGON STATE HAS, in recent years, turned the tables in a series that once was dominated by Arizona -- the Beavers have won eight of the last nine against the Wildcats, including the last three played in Arizona Stadium. It's the final road test in the 2008 regular season, and BF.C has the facts and figures, numbers, stats and more in our weekly matchup rundown.

Beavers at Wildcats
Where: Arizona Stadium
Capacity
: 57,400
When:
4:00 PM
Line: UA by 3
TV: Versus
Radio: OSU Radio Network
Series: UA leads 20-10-1

COACHES

Head coach: Mike Riley
(8th season)
Career: 54-41 | At OSU: Same | vs. UA: 4-3
Current ranking: #21/21
Current record: 7-3, 6-1
Streak: Five game winning streak

Head coach: Mike Stoops (5th season)
Career: 23-33 | At UA: Same | vs. OSU: 1-3
Current ranking: NR
Current record: 6-4, 4-3
Streak: One 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.


UA: Game time decision


ON WATCH LISTS

OSU: DE Victor Butler (Ted Hendricks), CB Brandon Hughes (Lott & Jim Thorpe), RB Jacquizz Rodgers (Doak Walker) and OT Andy Levitre (Outland & Lombardi).

UA: None

Last time Oregon State and Arizona met...
Oct. 6, 2007 - Oregon State 31, Arizona 16
Oregon State and Arizona met at Corvallis with OSU taking a 31-16 decision to begin a stretch that saw the Beavers win seven of their last eight games.

Oregon State did not waste any time, taking a 31-3 lead early in the second quarter and then letting the defense keep Arizona at bay.

The Beaver defense limited Arizona to no offensive touchdowns, just nine yards rushing and 231 yards total offense, picked off three passes and posted eight quarterback sacks. ... more from BF.com

 

Last time Oregon State played in Tucson...
Oct. 21, 2006 - Oregon State 17, Arizona 10
Oregon State and Arizona met at Tucson with the Beavers holding on to take a defensive struggle by a 17-10 final. OSU TB Yvenson Bernard rushed for 107 yards and the Beaver defense shut down the Wildcats offense.

OSU limited UA to 13 first downs, 22 yards rushing, 183 yards total offense and no offensive TDs (the Arizona touchdown came on a punt return for a score by Syndric Steptoe). In addition, the Beaver defense posted 11 tackles for loss and picked off two passes. ... more from BF.com

 

Last time Arizona played...
Nov. 15, 2008 in Eugene - Oregon 55, Arizona 45
The Wildcats had a second half comeback for the ages, but it just was not enough, as Oregon won 55-45 at Autzen Stadium.

The first half looked like a scrimmage of sorts, as the UA could do absolutely nothing to stop Oregon. In fact, it almost seemed like Arizona had game planned for the opposite of what the Ducks were going to do, because Oregon's players were just too open ... more from WildCatScoop.com.

 

Last time Oregon State played...
Nov. 15, 2008 in Corvallis - Oregon State 34, Cal 21
THE BEGINNING served as microcosm for Oregon State's slugfest 34-21 win over Cal -- the Bears came out swinging on special teams. But James Rodgers followed with a bigger punch. Then it was Sammie Stroughter's turn. Indeed, each time Cal gained momentum, OSU answered right back. And when the clock struck zeros, OSU remained in control of their Rose Bowl dreams with two games to play.

It started out with a bang. The Beavs gave up a long kickoff return and with a facemask flag to boot, the Bears started their opening drive on the OSU 26-yard line. Four plays later, Cal was in the end zone and the Beavs were in a 7-0 hole just a little over two minutes into the game ... more from the BF.com.

 

Series history (Arizona leads 20-10-1, 11-3 in Tucson).
Oregon State and Arizona have met 31 times with UA holding a 20-10-1 series lead, including an 11-3 lead in Tucson. Oregon State won the first meeting between the two teams 31-12 in 1966 in Portland.

The Beavers have won eight of the last nine, including the last three at Arizona Stadium (2000, 2004 and 2006), and the last two overall. The lone Arizona victory was a 29-27 win at Corvallis in 2005.

The Wildcats last victory over Oregon State in Arizona Stadium was in 1997 (27-7).

OSU has been very successful of late limiting the Wildcats’ ground game. Over the last three games, Arizona has rushed for a combined 80 yards on 85 attempts for an average of 0.9 yards per carry.

 

The last 10 OSU/UA  matchups.

 

Arizona connections.
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).

 

2008 statistical leaders.

OSU
Rushing
Jacquizz Rodgers ... 255 att, 1233 yds, 11 TD
James Rodgers ... 29 att, 250 yds, 4 TD
Ryan McCants ... 54 att, 244 yds, 2 TD
Passing
Lyle Moevao ... 166 of 268, 1967, 14 TD, 9 INT
Sean Canfield ... 36 of 52, 479, 5 TD, 2 INT
Receiving
Sammie Stroughter ... 52 rec, 691 yds, 6 TD
James Rodgers ... 48 rec, 603 yds, 4 TD
Shane Morales ... 41 rec, 570 yds, 6 TD
Scoring
Jacquizz Rodgers ... 12 TD, 72 pts
Justin Kahut ... 12 FG, 30 EXP, 66 pts
Tackles
Greg Laybourn ... 44 (s), 39 (a), 83 tot, .5 TFL, 2 FR
Keaton Kristick ... 31 (s), 33 (a), 64 tot, 13.0 TFL, 3 PBU
Dwight Roberson ... 24 (s), 22 (a), 46 tot, 6.0 TFL, 3 FF
Interceptions
Greg Laybourn ... 3 for 81
Keenan Lewis ... 3 for 25
Al Afalava ... 2 for 26
Sacks
Slade Norris ... 7.0 for 62 yds
Victor Butler ... 6.0 for 45 yds
Punting
Johnny Hekker ... 40 for 37.9 avg, long of 59
Kicking - Field goals
Justin Kahut ... 12-18, long of 45
Sean Sehnem ... 1-2, long of 32
 
UA
Rushing
Nic Grigsby ... 166 att, 941 yds, 11 TD
Keola Antolin ... 83 att, 398 yds, 9 TD
Matt Scott ... 23 att, 188 yds, 2 TD
Passing
Willie Tuitama .. 194 of 305, 2321 yds, 18 TD, 7 INT
Matt Scott ... 7 of 11, 84 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT
Receiving
Mike Thomas ... 55 rec, 671 yds, 4 TD
Delashaun Dean ... 37 rec, 400 yds, 2 TD
Terrell Turner ... 36 rec, 441 yds, 1 TD
Scoring
Jason Bondzio ... 11 FG, 45 EXP, 78 pts
Nic Grigsby ... 11 TD, 66 pts
Keola Antolin ... 9 TD, 54 pts
Tackles
Nate Ness ... 37 (s), 27 (a), 64 tot, 2.0 TFL, 5 PBU, 2 INT
Ronnie Palmer ... 30 (s), 28 (a), 58 tot, 2.5 SACKS, 1 QBH
Sterling Lewis ... 39 (s), 19 (a), 58 tot, 5.0 TFL, 2 PBU, 2 PBU
Interceptions
Trevin Wade ... 4 for 78 yds
Devin Ross ... 3 for 35 yds, 1 TD
Sacks
Brooks Reed... 5.0 for 42 yds
Ricky Elmore ... 3.0 for 26 yds
Punting
Keenyn Crier ... 36 for 43.5 avg, long of 69
Kicking - Field goals
Jason Bondzio ... 11-13, long of 49

 

OFFENSE
DEFENSE

OSU

UA

OSU

UA
172.0
Rushing/game
172.4
109.3
Rushing/game
138.4
4.3
Rushing/att
4.4
3.4
Rushing/att
4.3
322-202-11
Passing
318-201-7
286-146-12
Passing
298-165-14
244.6
Passing/game
240.5
179.6
Passing/game
168.9
416.6
Total/game
412.9
288.9
Total/game
307.3
5.8
Total/att
5.8
4.7
Total/att
4.9
33.7
Scoring/game
39.7
21.8
Scoring/game
22.7
+6
Turnover margin
+8

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