WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: Crimson Domination

WASHINGTON STATE'S 31-14 triumph over the Beavers on the road was big -- and it was authored, says the media, in dominating fashion. It calls for a super-sized version of quotes and quips from the scribes...here's what they're saying.

  • The Cougars, 23.5-point underdogs, had just upset the Beavers, 31-14, sending much of the 45,389 in attendance home shaking their heads. But the win, and the ensuing celebration, may have done more than that. – Vince Grippi, The Spokesman-Review

  • WSU quarterback Jeff Tuel, almost knocked silly in the first half, made the Beavers' defense look silly time and again. -- Paul Buker, The Oregonian

  • Holy smokes, could that have happened? -- Bob Clark, The Eugene Register Guard

  • The Cougars had played 11 consecutive weeks without a bye, but they seemed the fresher team from the opening kickoff. -- Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune

  • WSU's victory was no fluke. -- Gary Horowitz, The Statesman Journal

  • The witch is dead. Ding. Dong. – Ted Miller, ESPN

  • Washington State players were still congratulating one another at midfield when the marching band sounded a polite come-hither. Remember us? -- Dale Grummert, Lewiston Tribune

  • Washington State linebacker C.J. Mizell tackled Jacquizz Rodgers so far out of bounds, the two practically wound up in another county. – Howie Stalwick, Kitsap Sun

  • Linebacker C.J. Mizell drove OSU running back Jacquizz Rodgers into the asphalt well out of bounds on the first play. The extra-curricular activity drew a personal foul penalty, but the Cougars had made a statement. -- Cliff Kilpatrick, Corvallis Gazette Times

  • Cougars, you not only ended a 16-game Pac-10 losing streak, you did it with style in a 31-14 win at Oregon State. You didn't just sneak away with a win; you dominated. -- Ted Miller, ESPN

  • Oregon State not only lost to Washington State on Saturday at Reser Stadium, but the Beavers were dominated, and at least by the 31-14 margin on the scoreboard. -- Bob Clark, The Eugene Register Guard

  • What went wrong: Not much. Even when Washington State wasn't perfect, good things happened. Vince Grippi, The Spokesman-Review

  • Jacquizz Rodgers.. moved past former WSU great Rueben Mayes into 12th place on the Pac-10's career rushing list, but he had no major impact on the game despite pulling off a couple brilliant runs. – Howie Stalwick, Kitsap Sun

  • The victory probably means that Paul Wulff will be the Cougars coach in 2011. There's been a lot of talk about the program improving this year. But a win always trumps talk. – Ted Miller, ESPN

  • The Cougars were efficient on offense and came up with big plays on defense. Jeff Tuel was the difference. -- Cliff Kilpatrick, Corvallis Gazette Times

  • With the offense dominating the ball – WSU had a 20-minute edge in time of possession – Oregon State only ran 48 plays and gained just 261 yards of total offense – the fewest in the Wulff era against a Pac-10 foe. – Vince Grippi, The Spokesman-Review

  • It's no secret tailback Jacquizz Rodgers has been frustrated all season with the lack of holes the line opens. On Saturday he got vocal about it, ripping into the offensive line... He was, he said, desperately trying to fire everyone up. -- Paul Buker, The Oregonian

  • Asked later what he was thinking, Wulff said it was "how the fans have deserved this as much as the players. I was so happy to see so many Cougar fans happy. I cannot have enough gratitude for their support and what they've been having to go through the last few years." – Vince Grippi, The Spokesman-Review


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