What They're Saying: It's Arizona, 2.0

HERE'S WHAT the Oregon and Nevada media are saying after Oregon State's 23-21 victory Sept. 12.

| From an Oregon State Perspective |

Beavs come up Aces in Las Vegas
THIS ONE FELT all too familiar. On the road, in a non-conference tilt, and the Beavs -- poised on the edge of victory, only to see it all slipping away. But Sean Canfield wasn't buying. And Justin Kahut had unfinished business. And a strong performance by the Beaver D would not go begging. Not on this night. Not in Vegas.

Justin Kahut had already clanked one field goal attempt off the upright -- and duck hooked an extra point. But with it all on the line, with 0:07 left and the Beavs trailing 21-20, Kahut drilled a 33-yarder right down Main Street. Beavs win. It felt like Arizona '08 all over again ... more from BeaverFootball.com.


Beavers' field goal boots UNLV comeback bid 23-21
It was going to come down to a Justin Kahut kick – of course.

The Oregon State junior, whose first-half problems had contributed to a difficult night for the Beavers, booted a 33-yard field goal with seven seconds to go for the winning points in a 23-21 victory over Nevada-Las Vegas Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium ... more from The Portland Tribune.


Kahut's kick gives Beavers road win
Oregon State place-kicker Justin Kahut kicked a 33-yard field goal into the wind with seven seconds left to lift the Beavers to a 23-21 victory Saturday against UNLV at Sam Boyd Stadium.

The kick came on a night in which Kahut had missed an extra point and a 47-yard field goal ... more from The Statesman Journal | Report card


Beavers survive war in the wind
Oregon State barely survived itself Saturday night.

After a slew of misplays that allowed UNLV to overcome a 13-point deficit with two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the Beavers escaped Sam Boyd Stadium with a 23-21 victory when Justin Kahut kicked a 33-yard field goal into a driving wind with seven seconds left in the game ... more from the Register Guard.


Kahut kicks game-winner to save Beavers
Justin Kahut made the kick when it counted.

Kahut booted a 33-yard field goal with seven seconds left and the Oregon State football team defeated UNLV 23-21 in a nonconference road game Saturday night before a crowd of 25,967 in San Boyd Stadium ... more from the Gazette Times | Report card


Beavers still searching for an identity
Oregon State football coach Mike Riley talks about the identity of his team each year.

Most of the time he feels good about his players and their ability to improve, win big games and come back from adversity ... more from the Gazette Times.


Kahut has an Arizona flashback

Can you believe Oregon State placekicker Justin Kahut?

Just as he did last year at Arizona, when the Beavers were fighting to stay in the Rose Bowl race, Kahut put emotionally-drained OSU fans on a roller-coaster ride ... more from The Oregonian.

| From a UNLV Perspective |

Rebels let Beavers off hook
Saturday's game came down to a fairly routine field goal.

It shouldn't have.

UNLV cornerback Deante Purvis' pass interference penalty breathed life into an Oregon State drive that was all but dead ... more from the Las Vegas Review Journal.


Challenge for UNLV is to grow from setback
Now is when we see if all the talk about experience and attitude and determination is true.

Now is when we see how UNLV's best football team under Mike Sanford really is defined from the head up ... more from the Las Vegas Review Journal.


Series of mistakes doom UNLV in 23-21 loss to Oregon State
If the UNLV football team wants to prove that it truly is a different group than the 2008 club that let one fourth quarter collapse snowball into several, here's its golden opportunity.

In actuality, the 23-21 defeat the Rebels suffered at the hands of Oregon State on Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium may have been more devastating than anything last year's 5-7 squad endured ... more from the Las Vegas Sun.


James and Jacquizz Rodgers power Oregon State
The Rodgers brothers insist that Jacquizz did not trail older sibling James from Texas to Oregon State.

“I was not following in his footsteps,” said Jacquizz, a sophomore tailback ... more from the Las Vegas Sun.


OSU quarterback stays calm, orchestrates winning drive
They say an offense adopts its quarterback’s attitude in adverse situations, with the game on the line.

No wonder Oregon State never panicked despite how dire the circumstances looked in Saturday night’s 23-21 victory against UNLV ... more from the Las Vegas Sun.


Close game with Oregon State something to build on
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, drive-in movies -- and games against nationally ranked opponents during the second week of the college football season.

Oregon State, ranked No. 24 in the land, needed a field goal on the next-to-last play of the game to beat the upset-minded Rebels 23-21 ... more from the Las Vegas Sun.

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