WTS: Rodgers brothers can do it all

THE RODGERS' BROTHERS are praised both in California and Oregon while in the Golden State, many writers appear happy with the so-called moral victory. In Oregon, the media is saying the Beavers were just fortunate to pull out a victory after squandering many opportunities. Here is what they're saying about Oregon State's 26-19 win over UCLA Oct. 31.

| From an Oregon State Perspective |

Beavs make final drive count in scary win
IT LOOKED FOR all the world that Oregon State was headed towards a workmanlike Halloween victory over UCLA. Nothing all that spectacular, just a 16 point lead and takin' care of business. And then came the fourth quarter. Two Bruin touchdowns and two 2-point conversions later, this one was tied. With time running down, Sean Canfield, James Rodgers and Jacquizz Rodgers bowed up and went on a march.

There was 2:06 remaining and the score was knotted at 19-19. OSU so many times has been here the last few years, and succeeded. But a near UCLA pick-six on the first play of the Beavers' final drive offered clear proof of where all the momentum lay ... more from BeaverFootball.com.


Late James Rodgers TD saves Beavers 26-19
There was nothing easy about Oregon State’s 26-19 victory over UCLA Saturday at Reser Stadium.

Right down to the final Hail Mary launched by UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince – it was hauled in, by the way, by the Bruins’ Taylor Embree at the OSU 15-yard line as time expired – there was the sneaking suspicion that Oregon State might still snatch defeat from the jaws of victory ... more from The Portland Tribune.


Late reverse pushes OSU forward
Oh, boy.

Oregon State squandered early opportunities, couldn’t hold a 16-point lead with less than 10 minutes left and found itself wondering what could go wrong next on Saturday at Reser Stadium as UCLA rallied to tie the score ... more from The Register Guard.


Beavers go around UCLA for crucial victory
It should have been an easy contest, but where's the fun in that?

The Oregon State football team played a well-rounded game for three-plus quarters Saturday afternoon, but still needed to rally for the win in the final seconds ... more from The Gazette Times | Report card


Defense's fourth-quarter lapse almost proves costly for Beavers
Three quarters into Saturday's game against UCLA, the Oregon State defense looked like it was having its best outing of the season.

The Beavers had UCLA slowed to a crawl on offense. The Bruins could not put together a complete drive against an OSU defense that seemed to be coming together after a slow start to the year ... more from The Gazette Times | Sideline Report


Rodgers brothers do it all in victory over Bruins
Given what the Rodgers brothers, James and Jacquizz, have accomplished in their season-and-a-half together at Oregon State, it's to imagine them finding more ways to make the Beavers' offense go.

James, a junior wide receiver, went into Saturday's Pac-10 football game against UCLA leading the conference in receiving yardage and all-purpose yardage. Jacquizz, a sophomore running back, was second in rushing yardage and all-purpose yardage ... more from The Mail Tribune.


OSU hangs on for win over Bruins
Relying too much on Justin Kahut's kicking leg got Oregon State in trouble. James Rodgers' running legs rescued the Beavers.

Rodgers, the Beavers' speedy wide receiver, took a handoff on an end-around play and ran for a 17-yard touchdown with 44 seconds left for the winning score, and the Beavers beat UCLA 26-19 for their first win over the Bruins at home since 1999 ... more from The Associated Press.


Offense holds together with "wild Beaver" play
After a tough loss in Los Angeles last week against USC, the Oregon State football team redeemed itself with a 26-19 Homecoming win on Halloween against UCLA.

"I think it's a big win at this stage of the year," head coach Mike Riley said ... more from The Daily Barometer.


Defense struggles with four sacks, no interceptions
Not only was it Homecoming, Halloween and the end of daylight savings time, but it was also a nail-biting game for the Oregon State football team who defeated the UCLA Bruins 26-19 Saturday afternoon.

"To their credit, they kept playing right until the end and I thought that was a great moment for their team to do that," head coach Mike Riley said. "I was proud of our composure to go down and score." ... more from The Daily Barometer.


Riley: 'We did all the things to self destruct, and luckily we won the game'
Oregon State coach Mike Riley was full of praise for UCLA and its comeback from a 19-3 deficit before Oregon State pulled out a 26-19 victory at Reser Stadium on Saturday.

But the Beavers also did plenty to make things easier for the Bruins, starting with committing a season-high 10 penalties, for 78 yards ... more from The Oregonian.


Beavers hold on for victory after nearly giving it away
Exhale, Beaver Nation.

After blowing a 19-3 lead in the final 10 minutes, Oregon State put together a last-minute 70-yard drive to squeak past UCLA 26-19 Saturday at Reser Stadium, the Beavers' first win over the Bruins in Corvallis since 1999 ... more from The Oregonian.



| From a UCLA Perspective |

Oregon State: Signs of Hope?
It might be that we're desperate, but there were definitely some signs of hope for Bruin fans in its nearly-come-from-behind-victory loss against Oregon State, 26-19, Saturday. We're not ashamed to say that we'll take this as a moral victory...

There hasn’t been too much positive to write about lately for UCLA football ... more from BRO.


UCLA comeback killed by Oregon State's late score
Russian chess grandmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower must never have faced a 16-point deficit on the road in the Pac-10 against a team clad in orange-and-black on Halloween, of all days.

Tartakower must never have watched an offense continually sputter until finally finding itself 50 minutes into a 60-minute football game ... more from the Daily News.


UCLA left with a Quizzical look
UCLA knew Jacquizz Rodgers could run, and he ran.

The Bruins knew Jacquizz Rodgers could catch, and he caught ... more from The Daily News.


UCLA quarterback plays like a Prince
This was the Kevin Prince who UCLA fans kept waiting to see.

This was the Prince who UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel and offensive coordinator Norm Chow kept waiting to see ... more from The Daily News.


Bruins look alive but are still 0 for 5 in Pac-10
UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince came to the sideline, slipping past the pats on the back. He went to a red phone, talked to offensive coordinator Norm Chow, then listened to what Coach Rick Neuheisel had to say.

"It's up to you to win this game," Neuheisel shouted ... more from The Los Angeles Times.


Watching the Bruins requires a strong stomach and bladder
When it comes to attending different sports events, it couldn't have been a safer situation to go to the bathroom without fear of missing anything.

After all, UCLA's offense was on the field ... more from The Los Angeles Times.


UCLA perks up, but Oregon State prevails
UCLA's offense came back to life in time to stage a fourth-quarter rally, but Oregon State had the perfect response.

James Rodgers scored on a 17-yard reverse with 1:17 remaining in the fourth quarter to break a tie and lift the Beavers to a 26-19 victory over the Bruins Saturday at Reser Stadium ... more from The OC Register.


Bruins to accentuate the 'positives'
It was evident that a four-game losing streak didn't take the fight out of UCLA.

Though that streak grew to five with Saturday's 26-19 loss to Oregon State, the Bruins were proud of the way they scratched their way back from a 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter ... more from The OC Register.


UCLA suffers last-minute loss against Oregon State
As Kevin Prince connected with Taylor Embree in the south end zone to knot the score at 19, celebration ensued along the UCLA sideline. The Bruins’ fourth elusive win hung within reach, and the team was excited at the possibility.

But in the final two minutes, in spite of efforts by the UCLA defense to suppress the run, the Bruins could not silence the Beavers’ threat to score ... more from The Daily Bruin.


Bruin defense can't stop Oregon State's Rodgers brothers
According to UCLA linebacker Reggie Carter, there are only two types of football games: wins and losses.

And for the Bruins’ football team, which came from behind and narrowly missed a chance at earning an improbable victory, that’s all Saturday’s game against Oregon State at Reser Stadium was. A loss ... more from The Daily Bruin.


Kevin Prince, wide receivers help UCLA offense make major comeback
The path from the field at Reser Stadium to the UCLA football team’s locker room took the Bruins up a hill and along a small street lined with Oregon State fans.

Trudging up the hill with his helmet off, engaged in a discussion with a teammate, was UCLA wide receiver Nelson Rosario. While making his way to the Bruins’ locker room inside the Oregon State basketball arena, one Oregon State fan saw Rosario and yelled, “Great game Rosario,” in a manner of genuine congratulations ... more from The Daily Bruin.

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