Sept. 6 | at No. 24 Penn State | L, 14-45
SHORT RECAP: Poor tackling and an inability to stop the run spelled doom for Oregon State as Penn State rumbled for 239 ground yards -- 7.0 yards per carry and four touchdowns -- as the Nittany Lions jumped out to a 28-point lead in the first half before OSU even got on the board. One of the few bright spots was the performance of Jacquizz Rodgers, who gained 99 tough yards in a hint of things to come.
KEY STAT: 239 - The number of rushing yards PSU had. They averaged 7.0 ypc while running for four touchdowns.
KEY QUOTE: "Hopefully, we will learn from it. I really think the season plays out according to the improvement of your team. Win or lose today, we have to get better and, obviously, after today, we have a lot of getting better to do." - Coach Mike Riley