QUIZZ UPDATE: RB Jacquizz Rodgers will be limited in practice this week and it's looking more and more like he might be a game time decision on whether he plays in the 112th Civil War on Saturday, according to reports in the Gazette Times and others. Quizz suffered an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder during the first quarter of the Arizona win. The head man of the Beavs, however, was hopeful the Pac-10's leading rusher would suit up on Saturday.
“Our medical people have high hopes that by the middle of the week, Quizz will be feeling pretty good,” Riley told the Portland Tribune. “With a week’s time, he might feel good enough to play. If not, we have a lot of confidence in Ryan McCants, and Jeremy Francis.”
ORANGE OUT: It should go without saying that all Beaver fans should wear orange to all home games but just in case you need a reminder, the Beaver Nation is calling for an orange out for the Civil War. Come early, be loud, wear orange and stay late.
MOEVAO UPDATE: Whether QB Lyle Moevao
(shoulder) will start against Oregon has yet to be seen. Mike Riley said he was healed
enough to play at Arizona but didn't feel he got enough repetitions during the practice week
to start. As for the Civil War, Riley did not want to name a starter in the early part of the week. Sean Canfield has been the winning quarterback under center at the final gun in three games -- the two he started, (Arizona, UCLA) and the Arizona State game where Moevao was injured early in the second quarter.
Elsewhere around the Beaver lockerroom, there were the usual amount of bumps and bruises coming out of the Arizona win. As is customary, some players will be held to limited or no contact in practice this week but apart from Quizz, they were all expected to be ready to play in the regular season finale against the Ducks.
MOVIN' UP: The Men in Black moved to No. 17 in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls. They are also No. 17 in the BCS standings.
NO ABC OR GAMEDAY: The Civil War will be televised by Versus and not ABC as some had hoped. Also, the ESPN Game Day crew will not be in Corvallis as the network chose Stillwater for the Oklahoma/Oklahoma State clash.
ROSE BOWL: Just in case you didn't know, but a Beaver victory Saturday would give them a birth into the Rose Bowl - their first since 1965. No. 6 Penn State, whom OSU lost 45-14 to on Sept. 6, is the Big 10 representative. The Rose Bowl takes place on Thursday, Jan. 1 at 2:10 PM.
THANKS MIKE: Arizona head coach Mike Stoops had some very kind words for the OSU football team after the game saying, “They’re awfully good. They’re blue collar and don’t rely on one particular guy. I don’t know if they have all the first-team all-Pac-10 players. It doesn’t matter.They play as a football team and do everything they need right.”
RANKED: For the first time since 2000, when the Ducks were No. 5 and the Beavers No. 8, and the second time in Civil War history both teams are ranked headed into the Civil War. Oregon State is No. 17 while Oregon is No. 19.
IT'S BEEN AWHILE: An Oregon State victory Saturday would be the Beavers first three game winning streak over the Ducks since sixties when the Beavers won eight in a row from 1964-1971. UO has not won in Reser Stadium since 1996 (49-13).YOU'VE BEEN GREAT, DON'T FORGET TO TIP YOUR WAITSTAFF: Canfield is more demonstrative on the field than he was as a sophomore last season, appearing more confident and relaxed these days. He also would seem to have a solid sense of humor. In case you missed it, this little nugget from the Arizona Daily Star this weekend: But the turning point came about 40 seconds earlier, on a 47-yard pass down the left sideline from Sean Canfield to Sammie Stroughter. The play, Canfield said, was called "Yo Wing Stat Brown Stab." Asked what the play means in layman's terms, Canfield smiled. "That means down to the 3-yard line," he said.