WTS: Beavs snag first conference win of '09

THE OREGON MEDIA gives high grades to the Beaver defense as OSU extended its five game road winning streak -- while the Arizona media contingent calls for a change at quarterback despite the Sun Devils piling up 406 yards of offense. That, plus much more.

| From an Oregon State Perspective |

Fast start by Beaver D leads to win at ASU
IT WAS THE fast start Oregon State was looking for against ASU. Defensive pressure by the line, the offense stretching the field a bit, well those were found too. An upset road Pac-10 win is what the Beavs needed, and that the defense led the way made it that much better.

Sure, there were some lapses here and there in Oregon State's 28-17 win over Arizona State. But those are a lot easier to absorb when you storm out to a 21-3 lead ... more from BF.C.


Beavers bury decades of trouble in Tempe
One Oregon State player danced into the dressing room singing his on-the-go rap creation about the first win by the Beavers here since 1969.

Another Beaver chortled about doing something that hadn’t been done “in 45 years.” ... more from the Register Guard.


Defensive Beavers enjoy first win at ASU in 40 years
Oregon State hadn’t won at Arizona State in 40 years.

Until Saturday night.

“How about that?” OSU linebacker Keaton Kristick said after the Beavers’ 28-17 victory at Sun Devil Stadium. “But it really comes down to our 2009 team, and we pulled it out. That’s really exciting." ... more from The Portland Tribune.


Beavers exile 'ghosts of football past'
Backup quarterback Lyle Moevao came skipping through the tunnel leading to the Oregon State dressing room, singing at the top of his lungs.

"1969 was the last time! ... 1969 was the last time!" was Moevao's refrain ... more from The Oregonian | Notebook


Oregon State's offense delivers win, hope for rest of season
The quick strike returned to the Oregon State offense, and just in time.

The Beavers beat Arizona State 28-17 on Saturday in Sun Devil Stadium before 45,373 restless fans. More important, for this OSU team and what lies ahead in what promises to be a tough last seven games, the offense took a step forward ... more from The Oregonian | Notebook


Defense comes up big in win over Arizona State
Changes on defense were warranted after an extended stretch of ineffectiveness to begin the season.

The Oregon State football team made three lineup moves for Saturday's Pacific-10 Conference game at Arizona State. And they worked as the Beavers defeated the Sun Devils 28-17 ... more from the Gazette Times | Notebook


Beavers find a win they can build on against Sun Devils
The Oregon State football team was in search of a signature win, and may have found it in the desert.

Coach Mike Riley wanted to see how his team would react to the latest sluggish start. He knew the players possessed the ability to win, but it had been a while ... more from the Gazette Times | Report card



| From an Arizona State Perspective |

Oregon State puts away ASU
Arizona State is explosive on defense and pedestrian on offense.

Without defensive scoring help, which the Sun Devils didn't receive Saturday, they struggle like in a 28-17 conference-opening loss to Oregon State, a road winner against ASU for the first time since 1969 ... more from the Arizona Republic | Notebook.


Sullivan show should be over
Football is a complex game. Good teams are a tapestry of assets and contributors. But on college campuses across America, the sport can be reduced to a very simple question:

Do you have a quarterback or not? ... more from the Arizona Republic.


Beavers deal Devils, Sullivan emotional loss
After seeming to build momentum in a narrow 20-17 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs last Saturday, the Sun Devils looked flat and unfocused in their Pac-10 opener against the Oregon State. Quarterback Danny Sullivan was looking to bounce back from last week’s less than stellar performance against Georgia, but again struggled.

While finishing 32 of 58 for 338 yards and one touchdown and one interception, he averaged just 5.8 yards per attempt and missed on several big play opportunities throughout the entire game ... more from DevilsDigest.com.


ASU struggles in loss to Oregon St.
Oregon State found a way to end a long drought against Arizona State in the desert.

Bring a couple of Rodgers brothers ... more from the Associated Press.


Enough of Sullivan; it’s Osweiler’s turn
Danny Sullivan tried three times not to answer the question.

He didn’t want to talk about his performance in Arizona State’s 28-17 loss to Oregon State Saturday ... more from The East Valley Tribune.

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