PHOTO ESSAY: Collapse in Corvallis

Corvallis -- The Cougars amassed over 600 yards of offense. Alex Brink threw for 531 yards -- the most ever in program history. Jerome Harrison and Jason Hill each topped the 100-yard mark --- in the first half. Somehow, WSU still lost Saturday, falling 44-33 to Oregon State. The tilt between the Cougars and Beavers, as told from the CF.C photo lens in this exclusive, 21-picture photo essay.




Jerome Harrison takes flight on the second of his three rushing touchdowns on the day. The senior rushed for over 100 yards in the first half, finishing the day with 124 yards on 31 carries.


Running back Jerome Harrison (1) lands in the end zone after going airborne for his second score of the day. Despite Harrison's seventh consecutive 100-yard performance stretching back to last season, Washington State lost to OSU for the second consecutive year, 44-33.


Charles Harris, Norvell Holmes, Troy Bienemann and the offensive line, plus Michael Bumpus and the receivers provided picture perfect blocking much of the first half. Here, they set up a wall for Jerome Harrison who ripped off a long gainer. It was Oregon State, however, who took the upper hand in the final 30 minutes as Washington State, after leading by 17 points in the first half, fell to OSU Saturday in Corvallis.


Receiver Jason Hill was unstoppable in the first half. The junior had 8 receptions for 190 yards a one touchdown, with 174 of those yards coming in the first half, before leaving the game with a quadriceps injury early in the third quarter.


WSU's Michael Bumpus protects the ball against Oregon State's Keenan Lewis. Bumpus, with 132 receiving yards, caught a game high nine catches on the day.


Don Turner brings the hammer on a stick on Beaver Josh Hawkins. Turner, despite missing much of the practice week with back spasms made a number of memorable plays including a fourth quarter interception.


Alex Brink connected for 531 yards -- the most in program history -- but also had four interceptions in the 44-33 loss to Oregon State Saturday.


Senior Jerome Harrison rushed for over 100 yards in the first half, finishing the day with 124 yards on 31 carries. Despite putting up over 600 yards of offense, the Cougars lost 44-33 to the Beavers Saturday in Corvallis.


Jason Hill (83) with one of his 8 catches on the day. The big play receiver had 190 yards and a touchdown before leaving with a quadriceps injury early in the third quarter. After Hill's departure, the Washington State offense was unable to put points more than three up on the board the rest of the day, setting the stage for Oregon State's 44-33 comeback win.


Jerome Harrison accelerates on his third and last touchdown of the game in first half action. The Cougar offense, despite putting up 638 yards of total offense on the board, managed a mere three points in the second half.


Jerome Harrison crosses the goal line for his third rushing touchdown of the game. All three of the senior's TDs came in the first half of a 44-33 loss to Oregon State.


Despite the effort of Cougars like Eric Frampton (37), Oregon State's Mike Hass (28) still made some key catches Saturday.


Receiver Greg Prator (19) is unable to come down with a catch in the second half for the Cougs on Saturday. Prator saw extended action in the second half after Jason Hill was lost to a quadriceps injury.


Receiver Mike Hass hauls in what turned out to be the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Before the 63 yard reception, Washington State had held Hass under 100 yards receiving. The Cougars would have two more opportunities, driving and in Oregon State territory but both scoring chances were halted by interceptions.


Jerome Harrison goes for an opening Saturday against the Beavers. The senior running back topped the century mark for the seventh consecutive game, but the Cougars fell 44-33 to Oregon State. Of Harrison's 31 touches, the majority came in the first half.


Quarterback Alex Brink attempted 59 passes, second most in program history in the 44-33 loss to Oregon State. Four of his passes were intercepted. Despite surpassing Drew Bledsoe's 476 passing yards in the 1992 Copper Bowl with a new school record of 531 yards, the Cougars lost 44-33.


Running back Jerome Harrison tries to get to the outside in the second half. Yards were hard to come by for the senior in the second half, as Oregon State's defensive front won the battle against the WSU offensive line.


Despite the efforts of Eric Frampton and the Cougs, OSU was able to balance the passing game with the running of Yvenson Bernard. Washington State held Bernard under 100 yards -- 89 yards on 28 carries -- but OSU stuck with the run and was able to move the chains throughout the second half.


Jerome Harrison looks for some running room in second half action Saturday. Harrison rushed for 124 yards, with 103 of the hashes coming in the first half.


Cornerback Don Turner (25), victimized by back spasms this week and considered questionable for the game, and OSU's Josh Hawkins go up for a pass late in the game Saturday. Turner picked off the fourth quarter pass in the end zone.


Don Turner denies Oregon State and Josh Hawkins in the fourth quarter, picking off the ball in the end zone. At the end of the second period, Turner skied high in the end zone to strip a Beaver receiver of what would have been a TD with just 31 seconds left in the half.


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