WTS: A rosy outlook

BESIDES THE OBLIGATORY prose, the word "rose", plus any and all variations, was probably the most used word in the Oregon media write ups on the win Saturday over WSU, while up north the Cougar media contingent can't wait for the 2009 season to come to a close - and appear a little jealous of the stakes in the '09 Civil War.

| From an Oregon State Perspective |

OSU sets up rosy Civil War with workmanlike W
IT DIDN'T UNFOLD quite like the early blowout that was forecast but Oregon State was never seriously threatened and took care of business with a 42-10 win over Washington State. And truth be told, a win where the Beavs weren't always razor sharp might have been the best thing for Oregon State headed into what could be a Civil War for a Rose Bowl berth.

The Beavs kept up their end of the bargain, and if the Ducks beat Arizona tonight, the Civil War will be, for the victor, a spot in the Rose Bowl ... more from BF.C.


OSU primed for Civil War showdown
For the second Civil War in a row, a Rose Bowl trip will be on the line for the Oregon State Beavers, who affirmed that with a routine 42-10 romp over Washington State on Saturday.

This time, however, it's mutual ... more from The Mail Tribune.


Beavers clear last obstacle with ease
Oregon State wasn’t about to trip up here.

Stumble, maybe, as the Beavers did in the second quarter when Washington State closed within 21-10. But falter and fall when OSU’s chance to play for a berth in the Rose Bowl was at stake? ... more from The Register Guard.


Beavers stay in Rose Bowl hunt
Oregon State needed a win at Washington State to keep its Rose Bowl hopes alive, and made sure that would happen right from the start.

The No. 20 Beavers scored touchdowns on their first three possessions and rolled to a 42-10 win on Saturday, setting up the possibility that their rivalry game against Oregon on Dec. 3 will decide the Pac-10 representative for the bowl game ... more from the Associated Press.


Beavers do their part 42-10
Oregon State got the job done Saturday at Washington State.

Now the fun begins.

The 20th-ranked Beavers (8-3 overall, 6-2 in Pac-10 play) set themselves up for a shot at a Rose Bowl berth with a Civil War victory by beating the game but hapless Cougars 42-10 at Martin Stadium ... more from The Portland Tribune.


Beavers play it by the numbers in victory over Washington State
Victory for the Oregon State football team came by the numbers Saturday.

The Beavers jumped out to a big lead against Washington State, suffered a midgame lull and finished strong in the 42-10 Pacific-10 Conference win in Martin Stadium ... more from The Gazette Times | Sideline Report

After Oregon State routs Cougars, there's a championship at stake in Civil War
All that one-game-at-a-time talk truly means something now.

There's only one regular season contest left for the Oregon State football team to help determine its postseason ... more from The Gazette Times | Report card


Beavers do their part to set up epic Civil War
As numb fingers and cold feet sought warmth late Saturday afternoon, Miley Cyrus was blaring from the Oregon State locker room, coach Mike Riley was coughing like he had caught his death and Beavers outside linebacker Keaton Kristick was talking about a Civil War for the ages.

No. 20 OSU (8-3, 6-2 Pacific-10 Conference) took care of business at frigid Martin Stadium, slapping down stubborn Washington State 42-10 to set up a showdown with Oregon (9-2, 7-1) on Dec. 3 at Autzen Stadium that sends the winner to the Rose Bowl against Ohio State ... more from The Oregonian.


Beavers defense gets a tuneup for Oregon
In some ways, Washington State was the perfect opponent for Oregon State before the Beavers play Oregon in the Civil War.

True, the Cougars are the Pacific-10 Conference's worst team and will finish in last place no matter what happens in next week's Apple Cup game against Washington. The Beavers, despite several miscues and bouts of sloppiness, easily beat WSU 42-10 at Martin Stadium on Saturday ... more from The Oregonian.


| From a Washington State Perspective |

No getting well on OSU anymore for Cougs
IT WAS THE "circle the date" game for Washington State for years. Whenever the Cougars needed a win to stay in bowl contention -- or just end a tough season on a respectable note, Oregon State always was on the schedule. That wasn't the case today.

Former coach Mike Price frequently took advantage of a Beavers program that did not post a winning record from 1971-98. He went 10-3 against OSU and that record was compiled even with byes against the Beavers during the '97 and '02 Rose Bowl seasons. WSU won 10 consecutive games in the series from 1983-93 ... more from CougFan.com.


Beavers Carve Up Lowly Cougars
The notoriously rowdy student section of Martin Stadium was relatively deserted Saturday afternoon, and for good reason.

After all, Washington State students reasoned, why not take advantage of a week without classes over Thanksgiving break and head home early to have turkey with the family instead of watching a bunch of turkeys on the football field ... more from the Kitsap Sun | Cougar notebook


Weary defense hangs in
The Washington State Cougars suffered another lopsided beating Saturday, and a defense ranked last in the nation was torched for 42 points and 567 yards.

Afterward, however, WSU players and coaches had nothing but good things to say about the defense. After all, the defense had just 13 scholarship players available– and one of those players, senior defensive end Jesse Feagin, did not play with his broken hand ... more from The News Tribune.


Oregon State rolls past Cougars, 42-10
Talk about undermanned.

The Washington State Cougars went into Saturday's Pac-10 Conference game against 20th-ranked Oregon State with 13 scholarship players on defense in uniform ... more from The Spokesman Review.


Absent fans speak loudly
The popular vote was cast here Saturday – well, actually in other precincts, but it was tallied here.

And the Washington State Cougars lost another landslide ... more from The Spokesman Review.

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