(PHOTO RIGHT) Oregon quarterback Kellen Clements (11) runs down the sideline in front of Oregon State players during the fourth quarter in Eugene, Ore., Saturday Nov. 22, 2003. Oregon won 34-20. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Clemens accounted for four touchdowns (three pass, one rushing), marking the first time an Oregon quarterback has done that since Jason Fife accomplished the feat against Stanford in the 2002 season. Clemens finished the day 11-of-26, 125 yards and three touchdowns passing, and 64 net yards on 12 carries and one touchdown rushing.
"He really became the captain of the ship and kept this team rolling," said Oregon Head Coach Mike Bellotti of Clemens' performance in the 2003 Civil War.
(PHOTO LEFT) Oregon's Kenny Washington (20) tries to run away from Oregon State's Lawrence Turner (7) during the second half in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Washington was last week's Pac-10 Player of the Week for Special Teams and against the Beavers he had two returns for a total of 67 yards with a long of 48 yards. He also had seven carries as a running back for 61 yards with a long of 28 yards.
"For a while we thought we were going to have a season like last year, but this year everybody pulled together," Washington commented in the press room after the game. "The stuck with it. It's a good feeling to be with a team that doesn't give up."
Saturday's game marked the third time this season that the Ducks scored in all four quarters. Oregon previously scored in all quarters against Arizona on Sept. 13 and Stanford on Oct. 25.
(PHOTO RIGHT) Oregon's Jerry Matson (52) and David Martin (21) knock the ball loose from Oregon State's Harvey Whiten (3) during the second quarter in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003. Oregon recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
A loud cheer erupted from the stadium when announcer Don Essig reported the Whiten had feeling in his arms and legs. The most serious moments of the contest was when Whiten lay motionless after being tackled by Matson during a kickoff return. Whiten was taken to Eugene's Sacred Heart Hospital and later released. He came back to the sidelines during the closing minutes of the game and returned to Corvallis with his teammates.
"Things like that ruin the whole game for you,"Matson said after the game of the play and injury to Whiten. "You're on a high but then you've got to hope that you didn't create any serious injuries."
(PHOTO LEFT) Oregon's Keith Lewis, bottom, Aaron Gipson, left, and Kevin Mitchell wrap up Oregon State's Steven Jackson (34) during the second quarter in Eugene, Ore., Saturday Nov. 22, 2003. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
Jackson moved into fourth place on OSU's list of single-season rushing leaders. After his 18 carries for 68 yards on Saturday, Jackson has 1,334 yards this season; he passed Bill Enyart (1,304 yards, 1968) on the list. A key for the Ducks headed into the Civil War was containing Jackson.
"They have a great running game," said Matson. "You have to read and react."