NOTES: "Small mistakes cost us in the end"

IN THE MIDST of their second straight loss Jacquizz Rodgers and Sean Canfield moved up school career lists. More news and notes inside.

Pregame notes:

  • Arizona won the toss and deferred to the second half.

  • Captains for OSU were Sean Canfield, Keaton Kristick, Stephen Paea and Anthony Watkins.

  • Oregon State wore its orange uniforms with white pants while Arizona was in white with blue pants.

  • The announced attendance was 42,119.

  • Weather: 79 degrees, Wind: N 17 mph, sunny

  • The game took three hours and thirty six minutes to play.

 

Series notes:

  • Arizona leads 21-11-1, including 9-6-1 in Corvallis

  • Arizona snapped a three game winning streak by OSU.

  • Oregon State has won eight of the 10 in the series - both of Arizona's wins have come in Reser Stadium (2005, 2009).

  • Four of the last five games have been decided by seven points or less.

  • Mike Riley falls to 5-4 versus Arizona, Mike Stoops improves to 2-5 against OSU.

 

Offense notes:

  • The offense generated 407 yards of total offense, the second highest total this year, 303 via the pass, 9.8 ypc, and 104 on the ground, 3.5 ypc, while holding onto the ball for 28:41.

  • The offense picked up 28 first downs, nine via the run, 18 via the pass and one by penalthy while converting 7 of 15 third downs, 2 of 2 fourth downs and all five redzone opportunities - one field goal and four touchdowns.

  • The offense converted 5 of 9 third downs int he first half, but just 2 of 6 in the second half.

  • The offensive line once again gave up five sacks. On the year the Beavers have yieled 15 sacks, including 10 in the last two games.

  • For the second straight week QB Sean Canfield attempted over 40 passes as he threw for 303 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on 31 of 47 passing.

    Canfield now has 3,598 career passing yards, which places him into fifth in school history.

    The gunslinger did significantly better in the pocket as he ran three times with two of the three runs resulting in first downs. He was sacked five times, but three of those came on the last three snaps for the Beavers when the offensive line was overwhelmed.

    “We were trying to move the ball down field and they were playing fairly soft," Canfield said. "Unfortunately, they had a good D-line and that was that.”

  • QB Lyle Moevao made his first apperance of the season playing on one play in the first half.

    He dropped back and heaved a pass into the endzone, but it was way off and no one was open.

  • RB Jacquizz Rodgers was held under 100 yards for the second consecutive game as he carried the ball 16 times for 85 yards, with a long of 19, and two touchdowns.

    “They made plays when they had the chance," Quizz said. "Offensively we ran the ball and we passed, we did everything we wanted to and just had some small mistakes that cost us in the end.”

    Quizz has now scored at least one rushing touchdown in each game this season and in six of his last seven games played.

    He now has 1,680 career yards, which is 11th in school history. He is 8 yards behind No. 10 Bryce Oglesby (1980-83). His 18 for career touchdowns ties him for ninth in school history.

    Rodgers also led the team with 13 catches for 70 yards - one reception from the school record held by Mike Hass.

  • WR James Rodgers carried the ball two times for 15 yards while catching eight passes for a team high 119 yards, with a long of 25.

    “Things happen and we have to win the close games," Rodgers said. "Things happen and we didn’t so we have to take it, we have been in this position before, we need to continue to work hard."


  • WR Damola Adeniji turned in best performance of the year catching six passes for 70 yards and his second career touchdown.

    Adeniji's 11-yard touchdown reception came on third down as he picked the ball out of the air in the middle of the field.

    "I was cutting back across the field looking for what I thought was going to be an interception to make a tackle," Adeniji said. "and it just happened to fall my way and I caught it.”


  • WR Joe Halahuni caught one pass for 20 yards.


  • WR Aaron Nichols caught his first collegiate touchdown on a 13-yard pass from Canfield in the fourth quarter.


  • WR Jordan Bishop remained quiet catching one pass for five yards.


  • WR Markus Wheaton carried the ball three times for 15 yards, all on fly sweeps.

  • WR Darrell Catchings made his first start of the year, but was sidelined in the first quarter with a high ankle sprain.

    Catchings is out for two-three weeks. He may sitout the rest of the season and apply for a medical redshirt.

 

Defense notes:

  • The defense gave up 388 yards of total offense, 254 via the pass, 10.2 ypc, and 134 yards on the ground, 4.1 ypc, while UA held the the ball for 31:19.

     
  • The defense yielded 25 first downs, eight via the run, 13 via the pass and four by penalty.  The Wildcats converted 5 of 11 third downs while converting all five redzone opportunities.

  • The defense did not record a sack for the second game this season. The Beavers have only two sacks on the year.

  • The defese added just two tackles for loss and have 18 for the year. For comparison's sake, the Beavers opponents have grabbed 31 TFLs against them.

  • For the first time this season middle linebacker David Pa'aluhi co-led the team with 12 tackles, including one for loss.

  • LB Keaton Kristick co-led the team with 12 tackles, including one for loss.

    Kristick missed most of the third quarter with a left shoulder stinger, but returned for the final frame of the contest.

  • S Suaesi Tuimaunei tallied 10 tackles, but was victimized once again.

    He bit on a pump fake late in the game and missed several tackles as he hit the ball carrier too high.

    Tui was not on the field at the end of the game due to his performance.

  • S Lance Mitchell had six tackles and two pass breakups.

  • S Cameron Collins had four tackles, including one for loss. He started at one of the safety positions.

  • CB James Dockery had a game high three pass deflections - including an impressive dive to deflect a ball down the sideline in the fourth quarter.

    “Being one of those guys that has been here before, and been 2-3, I’ve seen the guys before us, take this and just get better each day," Dockery said.

 

Special teams notes:

  • K Justin Kahut made his only field goal attempt - a 22-yard boot to end the first half. He has made his last four field goal attempts.

    Kahut averaged 58.6 yards per kickoff with two touchbacks and one landing out of bounds.

  • P Johnny Hekker averaged 34.2 yards per punt on four kicks - his lowest average of the season.

    Hekker shanked a punt in the fourth quarter that only traveled just 24 yards. He had a long of 42 with one of his kicks landing inside the 20.

  • KR James Rodgers returned five kickoffs for 116 yards as Arizona squibe kicked for much of the game.

  • PR James Rodgers and Taylor Kavanaugh both made mental errors in fielding punts as Rodgers let a punt drop inside the 15-yard line that rolled to the OSU three while Kavanaugh let the final punt of the game hit the turf at the 15 yard line before it bounced out of bounds at the OSU three.

 

Miscellaneous notes:

  • Oregon State's average starting position in the third quarter was their own 43 yard line, in the third it was their own 35 yard line.

  • The Beavers hve now lost six straight Pac-10 openers. Last conference opening win was in 2003.

  • While the penalty total isn't staggering, the timing has been devasting. The Beavers gave up four first downs by penalty

  • Arizona became OSU’s first opponent to score on its opening drive of a game this season. The Wildcats went 15 plays, which is the longest against the Beavers this season. It also lasted 7:07, a season-long.

  • Oregon State’s first-quarter touchdown lasted a season-long 14 plays and also a season-long 6:15. The 83 yards on the drive were the second-longest of the season, surpassed only by the first drive of the year, an 87-yard TD pass to James Rodgers.

  • Oregon State has now outscored its opponents 187-51, in the first quarter over the last 20 games. Over the last 44 games, that number balloons to 222-75.

  • Oregon State scored with two seconds remaining in both the first and second quarters.

  • Oregon State’s two-point conversion in the fourth quarter was the team’s first since the 2008 opener at Stanford.

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