WTS: Oregon State falls to 2-2

WHERE, OH, WHERE has the push rush gone asks the Oregon media while the Arizona contingent praises the heady play of Arizona QB Nick Foles. More headlines inside - updated at noon, Sunday.

Updated at noon Sunday.

| From an Oregon State Perspective |

Oregon State at a loss after Pac-10 opener vs. Arizona
Arizona was supposed to have a rough-and-tumble defense but a patchy offense.

Imagine Beaver Nation’s surprise, then, with the way the Wildcats moved the ball up and down the field in a 37-32 victory over Oregon State Saturday at Reser Stadium ... more from The Portland Tribune.

 

Arizona sacks Beavers in opener
Sack, sack, sack.

That's not the way Oregon State wanted to end its game Saturday at Reser Stadium ... more from The Statesman Journal | Report card

 

Beavers fall again in Pac-10 opener
Coming into the game, Oregon State had lost its past five Pac-10 Conference openers.

Saturday's 37-32 loss to Arizona continued that trend ... more from The Statesman Journal.

 

Walk-on receiver shines for Beavers
Damola Adeniji has come a long ways since he walked on to the Oregon State football team three years ago.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound wide receiver from Eugene was buried on the depth chart after transferring from Orange Coast Junior College. However, he worked his way into the rotation by showing solid route-running ability and hands ... more from The Mail Tribune.

 

Is change coming after Beaver loss?
Oregon State had their chances. Arizona had unfinished business. Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles, starting his first game in his young collegiate career, put on a passing clinic in a 37-32 win over Oregon State and dissecting a young Beavers secondary that looked helpless for much of the game.

Foles hung a 254-yard, three touchdown performance on the Beavs -- for the second straight game, the Oregon State pass rush was nowhere to be seen. OSU finished with zero sacks and allowed Foles what seemed like hours in the pocket ... more from BeaverFootball.com.

 

UA loss puts Beavers back behind 8-ball
Oregon State has some serious issues.

The Beavers are limited on offense, vulnerable on defense and of declining interest to their fans, who certainly didn’t appear to number the 42,119 announced in Reser Stadium on Saturday to watch a 37-32 loss to Arizona ... more from The Register Guard.

 

Defensive meltdown reveals weakness for Beavers
Defensive issues have become more evident with each game.

The Oregon State football team couldn't contain an Arizona team in an offensive transition, and lost its Pacific-10 Conference opener 37-32 on Saturday night before a crowd of 42,119 in Reser Stadium ... more from The Corvallis Gazette Times | Sideline Report

 

Beavers can't slow down Arizona's offense
This was a game the Oregon State defense was looking forward to playing.

After facing spread passing teams in the first three games, the Beavers were looking for a smashmouth game and Arizona seemed to fit the bill with a strong run game ... more from The Corvallis Gazette Times | Report Card

 

Another sub-100-yard game for Oregon State's Rodgers
Oregon State's Jacquizz Rodgers rushed 85 yards against Arizona on Saturday, his second consecutive sub-100-yard game, the first such streak of his career. The Beavers are 8-1 when Rodgers rushes for at least 100 yards.

But Rodgers rushed for 83 yards on 20 carries in OSU"s 28-18 loss to Cincinnati, then had 16 carries against Arizona, his lightest rushing workload in any full game he has played at Oregon State ... more from The Oregonian.

 

Pac-10 opener has familiar feel
That inexplicable five-game losing streak in Pacific-10 Conference openers is now a six-game losing streak for a skidding Oregon State football team that self-destructed in the second half Saturday and lost to Arizona 37-32 at Reser Stadium.

Many in the announced crowd of 42,119 were booing when it was over ... more from The Oregonian.

 

Beavers Fall At Home To Arizona, 37-32
Nick Foles passed for 254 yards and three touchdowns in his first start and the Arizona Wildcats shrugged off the loss of leading rusher Nic Grigsby to beat Oregon State 37-32 Saturday in the Pac-10 opener for both teams.

Making his first start as a college quarterback, Foles was patient and precise in directing the Wildcats' spread offense, which carved up Oregon State's inexperienced secondary ... more from The Associated Press.

 

| From an Arizona Perspective |

 

UA gets its revenge
Devin Ross' revenge was sweet. It was also brief.

The Arizona Wildcats' cornerback rushed off the field after intercepting Oregon State's Sean Canfield with 1 minute 33 seconds remaining in Saturday's 37-32 win over the Beavers only to be warned by defensive coordinator Mark Stoops that his work wasn't done ... more from the Arizona Daily Star | Notebook

 

Arizona answers critics
All week Arizona had to listen to critics due to the performance against Iowa.

Whether it was those ripping Matt Scott or the defense getting looked down upon for letting up a conversion on 3rd and 23, the Wildcats had their fair share of critics for the week ... more from WildCatScoop.com.

 

Plenty of room in the lodge
"Beaver Nation" was pretty unpopulated Saturday afternoon.

The announced attendance was 42,119 — 3,000 fans short of capacity — though we'd swear there were even fewer people in the Reser Stadium stands ... more from the Arizona Daily Star.


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