2008 RETRO GAME 9: UCLA at Oregon State

SOME KEY FIRST half mistakes kept it close headed into halftime but Oregon State would leave little doubt as to the outcome against UCLA in the second half. While OSU frosh Jacquizz Rodgers continued his assault on the league's defenses, it was the Beaver D who made the most noise with LB David Pa'aluhi III emerging while DT Stephen Paea and DE Victor Butler set up shop in the UCLA backfield.

Nov. 8 | at UCLA | W, 34-6

SHORT RECAP: The Oregon State defense shined brightly as at one stage, the Bruins had drives of 1, 5, 26, -16 and 25 yards. Jacquizz Rodgers went over the 1,000 yard mark on the season in the first half and later broke the all-time Pac-10 season freshman rushing record that had stood for 31 years. James Rodgers and Sammie Stroughter combined for 200 plus receiving yards as Sean Canfield got his second half groove on.

KEY STAT: 14% - UCLA's third down conversion percentage.

KEY QUOTE: "The guys up front did a great job. UCLA had a couple of good runs here and there, but couldn’t establish the run game because the front seven was really disruptive. We put them in third-down positions, which gave us the opportunity to pressure them and keep their quarterback uncomfortable the whole game.” - S Greg Laybourn

Dig into BF.com's post game coverage: RECAP: OSU defense and Quizz roll up UCLA | WTS: Quizz rolls, defense steps up | NOTES: "It makes up bowl eligible" | QUOTES: "The defense played lights out" | PHOTOS: Beavers-Bruins | STATS: OSU at UCLA


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