WTS: Another late season run in store?

IT'S ALL ROSES in Corvallis as the Oregon media praises the exploits of Jacquizz Rodgers and ponders if the Beavers are set to make another stellar run in October and November while the California rags say the loss is a reality check for the Stanford football program.

| From an Oregon State Perspective |


Fast start helps key Beaver win
Stanford came in atop the Pac-10 conference and with pundits talking Heisman campaign for Toby Gerhart. But sophomore running back Jacquizz Rodgers doubled the offensive output of his senior counterpart in helping deliver the fourth victory of the year for the Beavers. And though Quizz grabbed the limelight, there was another compelling offensive storyline authored by the Beavs.

It was the Quizz show from the get-go and it opened to rave reviews. The sophomore racked up over 100 rushing yards in the first quarter. His four rushing touchdowns tied the record for most in a game by an Oregon State player ... more from BF.C.


Beavers back in mix after handing Cardinal
It’s that time again.

After a couple of weeks of struggles followed by a less than overwhelming performance, Oregon State was back to its old ways Saturday night, knocking off Stanford, 38-28, to put new life into a season that two weeks earlier seemed headed nowhere ... more from The Register Guard.


Canfield’s back on top
Sean Canfield wore a large bandage over the bridge of his nose the last time he exited Reser Stadium.

The hits continued off the field as fans blitzed the local sports-radio shows following Oregon State’s second straight home loss ... more from The Register Guard.


Jacquizz unveils Wildcat in win
Three consecutive sub-100-yard rushing games did not sit well with Jacquizz Rodgers.

It didn't take Oregon State's sophomore tailback long to alter that scenario Saturday against Pac-10 leader Stanford ... more from The Statesman Journal.


Beaver defense wins the bout with Gerhart
The Oregon State defense knew what the Stanford game plan would be.

Running back Toby Gerhart entered averaging 130 yards a game, ranking fourth in the nation. Stanford had also been employing a "Giant" formation with seven offensive lineman ... more from The Statesman Journal.


Beavers pass their home 'Quizz'
He didn’t throw a pass, or intercept one.

But Jacquizz Rodgers did just about everything else Saturday on the FieldTurf at Reser Stadium ... more from The Portland Tribune


Quizz passes test of Pac-10's top runners
In football circles, the term "shootout" is better used to describe a duel between pass-slinging quarterbacks.

So Saturday's matchup between the marquee running backs for Oregon State and Stanford might better be called a match race — Oregon State's Jacquizz Rodgers, the Pacific-10 Offensive Player of the Year in 2008, going head-to-head with Stanford's Toby Gerhart, ranked first in the conference and fourth nationally in rushing going into the game ... more from the Mail Tribune.


Rodgers erupts in Beavers' win
Jacquizz Rodgers was done with the sub-100-yard games.

For three straight games he'd been under the mark. But on Saturday he broke through, running for a career-high 189 yards and four touchdowns in Oregon State's 38-28 victory over Stanford ... more from the Associated Press.


Jacquizz Rodgers carries load for Beavers on career day
Maybe it was all the talk about the other team's star tailback. Maybe it was the talk of his "slump." Maybe it was the excitement of finally unveiling a much-anticipated formation.

Or maybe Jacquizz Rodgers was simply being himself, the player who last season became the first freshman to be voted Pacific-10 Conference offensive player of the year ... more from The Oregonian.


Defining game could turn season, too
Big, physical Stanford was no match for Oregon State on Saturday at Reser Stadium.

A game that many thought would be dominated by the Cardinal's huge offensive line and Pacific-10 Conference rushing leader Toby Gerhart was instead taken over by 5-foot-7 sophomore tailback Jacquizz Rodgers and the Beavers' quick, hungry defense ... more from The Oregonian | Wildcat formation


All phases come together as Beavers stop Stanford
The planets of the college football universe are starting to align for Oregon State.

The Beavers put together their most complete game of the year Saturday night at Reser Stadium, and appear to have hit their late-season stride at midseason ... more from the Gazette Times | Notebook


Beavers deny Gerhart any highlight runs
There were no big runs for Toby Gerhart at Reser Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

No TV highlights of Gerhart sprinting down the sideline as Oregon State would-be tacklers littered the turf ... more from the Gazette Times | Report Card



| From a Stanford Perspective |


Saturday night, Corvallis proved Mr. Rodgers’ neighborhood -- both of them
Stanford played the first top-25 caliber team it’s faced all season. And for as much progress the Card have made against teams outside the Top 40 – made evident in the season’s first five weeks -- the distance the Card have yet to go manifest itself most clearly Saturday night in Corvallis.

Stanford trailed 21-0 barely 20 minutes in, and 31-7 after a first half in which the Card defense was absolutely ineffective against James, and especially Jacquizz, Rodgers. The duo accounted for all five of Oregon State’s touchdowns and combined for 417 all-purpose yards, with Jacquizz’s four rushing touchdowns tying a school record. Stanford adjusted well in the second half (and Oregon State probably slowed up its offense a little too), but it was too little too late – the Card lacked a gamebreaker ... more from The Bootleg.


Stanford falls hard to Oregon State
The state of Oregon continued to treat Stanford like an unwelcome guest.

The darlings of West Coast football got knocked back to reality Saturday with a stunning 38-28 defeat to Oregon State in front of an announced crowd of 41,979 at Reser Stadium ... more from the Mercury News.


Stanford never found the answers for 'Quizz'
It's gotta be the speed. The Stanford football team has some of it; Oregon State has a lot of it.

The Cardinal failed its "Quizz" in a big way Saturday, falling 38-28 to the host Beavers in a Pac-10 game that could prove significant in its bid to reach a bowl game for the first time in eight years ... more from Palo Alto Online.


Wheels come off in Corvallis
Just when the Stanford bandwagon was moving into a higher gear after three straight victories, along came the Rodgers brothers to slash the tires.

Sophomore Jacquizz Rodgers in particular undressed the Cardinal defense. He rushed 33 times for 189 yards and four touchdowns as Oregon State perpetuated Stanford's road woes with a 38-28 victory Saturday night ... more from the San Franciso Chronicle | Notes

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