WTS: Offense stalls, Beavs fall to UC

THE OREGON MEDIA mulls over the myriad missed opportunities on offense and if D.J. Woods fumbled or not while the Ohio media praises the Bearcats' big win on the road and the play of the defense. Updated 9/20 1:34 PM.

Updated 9/20 1:34 PM.

| From an Oregon State Perspective |

Missed opportunities doom Beavs
With each pass, a little more air went out of Reser Stadium. In a game where Cincinnati senior quarterback Tony Pike was given loads of time, his counterpart and fellow senior Sean Canfield was pressured constantly and could not put together a solid drive when it was needed most. But it was four key missed opportunities that doomed the Beavs.

If it wasn't a call going against them early in the fourth quarter that broke the Beavers back, it was certainly the football junior wideout Darrell Catchings could not haul in, wasn't it? ... more from BF.C.


Oregon State needs a leader, and Moevao is the man
They leaned over the railing near the end zone ramp at Reser Stadium, booing and with their middle fingers extended. One of the security guards accompanying the game officials, looked up, his eyes darting from fan to fan, worried.

Beaver Nation was ticked. Probably still is today. But just know the fretting and fury at the game officials ends up as a meaningless distraction from the real issue for Oregon State ... more from The Oregonian.


Questionable call costs the Beavers
Throw out Oregon State's costly penalties, the overall offensive miscues and another scintillating performance from Cincinnati senior quarterback Tony Pike.

The focus of Oregon State's 28-18 loss to No. 17 Cincinnati on Saturday centered on a critical fourth quarter call ... more from the Mail Tribune.


Fumble that wasn't deflates Beavers
For a few moments, the 40,000 plus in the Reser Stadium stands could see an Oregon State victory in their grasp.

Cincinnati quarterback Tony Pike had hit D.J. Woods at the Oregon State 48-yard line with about 12 minutes left in the fourth quarter and the Beavers trailing 21-18 ... more from the Statesman Journal | Report card


Opportunity, and first game, lost for Beavers
Oregon State was trying to optimistically go forward Saturday, but it wasn’t easy with what the Beavers had to look back on.

It wasn’t so much the 28-18 loss to No. 17 Cincinnati (3-0) that bothered the Beavers as it was the reasons for the defeat that snapped OSU’s 26-game winning streak in nonleague games at Reser Stadium ... more from The Register Guard |


Pike, 'Cats too much for OSU
Oregon State wasn’t making excuses after its 28-18 loss to Cincinnati Saturday at Reser Stadium.

With quarterback Tony Pike throwing for 332 yards and two touchdowns and running for a third score and a big, fast defense setting the tone much of the day, the 17th-ranked Bearcats (3-0) were too much at both ends for the Beavers ... more from The Portland Tribune.


Offense pushes through despite early struggles
Sean Canfield wasn't going to let the game get away from the Oregon State football team.

Canfield, OSU's quarterback, might have been bumped and bruised from a brutal second quarter against No. 17 Cincinnati, but he stood up and let the Beavers know they were going to go out and score ... more from The Gazette Times | Notebook


Disappointing outcome for Beavers
Disappointment was evident Saturday night, but there was no long-term frustration.

The Oregon State football team competed with No. 17-ranked Cincinnati and with some improvements, or even a lucky break here or there, could have won ... more from The Gazette Times | Report card


Beavers wonder if D.J. Woods fumbled, but one call didn't lose this game
Amid the gloom of Oregon State’s first non-conference loss at home since Sept. 7, 1996, wide receiver James Rodgers put it out there for his teammates.

“This is a key week for us,’’ said Rodgers, after the Beavers had been beaten 28-18 by No. 17 Cincinnati in front of 41,909 at Reser Stadium on Saturday afternoon ... more from The Oregonian | Notebook


Beavers Downed By No. 17 Cincinnati
Tony Pike threw for 332 yards and hit Mardy Gilyard with an 18-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter as No. 17 Cincinnati stopped a second-half Oregon State comeback bid for a 28-18 victory on Saturday.

The Bearcats (3-0) snapped Oregon State's streak of 26 straight nonconference victories at Reser Stadium, dating back to a 67-28 win over Northern Illinois on Nov. 16, 1996 ... more from the Associated Press.


| From a Cincinnati Perspective |

Bearcats Defense Traps Beavers
While the Bearcats offense showed its power at times it was the Bearcats defense that reared its head and showed that Brian Kelly has a team full of talent on both sides of the ball in Cincinnati’s 28-18 victory over Oregon State on the road.

Since the opening thrashing of Rutgers talk has been about Brian Kelly’s offensive schemes and fire power. On Saturday, Kelly and his staff allowed it’s defense to show the Bearcats are more than just an offensive circus ... more from BearcatInsider.com.


UC defense stops Oregon State
During the early part of the season, as the University of Cincinnati football team put points on the board at a dizzying rate, the offense has been the talk of the town.

But, on Saturday, in the most important nonleague game of the season, it was the defense that stole the show ... more from the Cincinnati Enquirer.


Cincinnati ends Beavers' 26-game home streak
In yet another outstanding performance, senior quarterback Tony Pike led the University of Cincinnati football team to a 28-18 victory over Oregon State University Saturday, Sept. 19.

“[Pike] helped us win today, there is no question,” said head coach Brian Kelly. “I thought there was a little bit more pressure on him today, I think he learned a lot today.” ... more from the News Record.

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