WTS: Rodgers brothers fuel 34-7 win

MIKE RILEY'S HOME non-conference record remained unblemished as the Beavers rolled to a 34-7 victory over Portland State in front of 41,679. The Oregon media had plenty of fine things to say about Oregon State's performance - especially the play of the Rodgers brothers who accounted for 83-percent of the team's rushing total and 45-percent of OSU's receiving yardage.

| From an Oregon State Perspective |

Double the jolly Rodgers
If not a flawless performance, it was still about the perfect opening game for Oregon State.

The Rodgers brothers restored themselves as essential elements of the offense. The Beavers worked 22 freshmen into the lineup. The defense nearly threw a shutout, until the reserves gave up a late touchdown ... more from The Register Guard.

Rodgers brothers steamroll Vikings in opener
The Rodgers brothers didn't sleep well on the eve of the season opener against Portland State.

Imagine what might happen when they're well-rested ... more from The Statesman Journal | Report Card | Notebook

Beavers open with a bang over Portland State
OREGON STATE STARTED off their 2009 campaign with a bang -- an 87-yard scoring strike on their first play from scrimmage opened the gates. The Beavs' first offensive play in the second half went 47 yards and to paydirt, too. And the Rodgers brothers took both footballs into the end zone, keying the the 34-7 victory over Portland State.

It wasn't always perfect. The Beavers have things to work on -- like run blocking up front and tightening up the defensive secondary. But those units also rose up whenever PSU threatened on Saturday, and the Beavs were never seriously tested in their first game of the season. ... more from BeaverFootball.com

Rodgers brothers fire up Oregon State's offense
Infuse the Rodgers brothers, and the Oregon State football team looks much different.

Both star offensive players made their returns from shoulder injuries and didn't show any signs of rust after missing the end of last season and being held out of preseason scrimmages ... more from the Gazette Times | Grades

Glanville calls Beavers 'special' after they chew up Portland State 34-7
If Portland State had visions of a comeback Saturday at Reser Stadium, Jacquizz Rodgers dashed them on the first play from scrimmage in the second half.

With Oregon State ahead 24-0 and James Rodgers' 49-yard kickoff return giving the Beavers the ball on the Portland State 43-yard line, "Quizz" offered a clinic in misdirection ... more from The Portland Tribune

One Kavanaugh brother scores, the other beams
When backup quarterback Connor Kavanaugh scored Portland State's only touchdown on a 1-yard run late in the fourth quarter, older brother Taylor swore he didn't cheer out loud.

"No, no cheering, but I was very proud of him," Taylor, a senior receiver/punt returner, said. "He had some nice moves. If anyone was going to ruin our shutout, it would be him." ... more from The Oregonian.

Beavers-Vikings trade only handshakes but Blount's fallout hits even Oregon State
The office of Steve Fenk, sports information director at Oregon State University, is on the second floor of Gill Coliseum. And so game day on Saturday began here, where the telephones continued to ring and the e-mails kept landing.

People want LeGarrette Blount's scholarship revoked ... more from The Oregonian.

Rodgers brothers put it away early
Oregon State tailback Jacquizz Rodgers didn't mean any disrespect when he called Jerry Glanville's Portland State Vikings a "lower class'' team.

He thought PSU "played a great game'' Saturday. ... more from The Oregonian.

Beavers romp
Before anyone could even ask him after the game, Oregon State's Jacquizz Rodgers addressed the obvious.

"There were no problems with the shoulder," he said. "The shoulder is good." ... more from the Associated Press.

| From a Portland State Perspective |

Portland State comes away from loss with positives
Portland State quarterback Drew Hubel gave Oregon State's defense credit for a good game, but walked away from Reser Stadium convinced that the Vikings' offense will prove to be better than it looked for much of Saturday's 34-7 loss Saturday afternoon.

He's assuming that the Vikings will work out some early-season bugs. But more important, after getting manhandled by the Pacific-10 Conference's Beavers, Portland State won't be playing anymore Football Bowl Subdivision opponents this season. ... more from The Oregonian.

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