From an Oregon State Perspective |
moment in time just long enough for OSU
IT DIDN’T LAST very long – it was only about five and a half minutes.
But that stretch to open the second half ultimately won OSU the game over Louisville.
On special teams, offense and defense, OSU finally found "it" coming
out of the locker room. Execution was suddenly crisp, and in all phases of the
game. But it was all too brief, and what looked like a comfortable win turned
into a nailbiter.
It would have been
something to have been a fly on the wall in the OSU locker room at halftime
... more from BF.C
hold off Louisville for first win
Style points were in short supply, but Oregon State got its first victory of
the season Saturday, beating Louisville 35-28 in the rain Saturday at Reser
Beavers (1-1) followed a tough 30-21 loss on the road to nationally ranked Texas
Christian with a hang-on-for-dear-life win over 20-point underdog Louisville
from The Portland Tribune.
leaves Beavers wanting more
Oregon State had reason to worry, and it had nothing to do with that game at
third-ranked Boise State looming on the horizon.
Beavers (1-1) had seen a three-touchdown lead over Louisville (1-2) whittled
to seven points, another mobile quarterback was riddling their defense and 45,379
wet viewers were wondering if they were going to have to endure overtime as
the Cardinals reached midfield with a minute left ... more
from the Register Guard.
no defense for OSU's start
He guessed right, and snatched the football away, ending Louisville’s
last chance, securing victory.
But as James Dockery’s
teammates converged in a happy celebration, I wondered if the emotion wasn’t
so much happiness as relief. Because after the clinching interception, Dockery
admitted, “I just took a gamble.” ... more
from the Register Guard.
victory: OSU edges Louisville
Nothing was going to stop the Beavers in their home opener against Louisville
this past Saturday; at least that's what it looked like, until a 21-point lead
in the third quarter was cut to seven late in the fourth.
"I think that
Louisville didn't quit, and for whatever reason, we stopped executing,"
head coach Mike Riley said. "I can't account for it. We didn't really sustain
anything, didn't convert (on) third down, gave them every chance to come back."
from the Barometer.
hold serve at home, but Boise looms
Oregon State posted its first win of the season Saturday in the home opener
and Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for more than 100 yards.
All seems to be
well in Beaver Nation ... more
from the Statesman Journal.
State comes up big on defense when it counts
Handwringing over the Oregon State football team's defense remains warranted
after the second game of the season.
forget to notice there have been big plays when needed ... more
from the Gazette Times | Report
rev up offense behind Quizz, Katz and the Wild Beaver
Oregon State's offense had a lot of room to grow after a season-opening loss
to Texas Christian two weeks ago.
The Beavers were
unable to get star running back Jacquizz Rodgers going and first-year starting
quarterback Ryan Katz completed just 9 of 25 passes ... more
from the GT | Sideline
comes up big as return man
James Rodgers, of fly sweep fame? Two carries for 12 yards on Saturday against
James, the Rodgers
brother who averaged seven catches for 79.5 yards per game in 2009? Three catches
for 27 yards against the Cardinals ... more
from the Mail Tribune.
State 35, Louisville 28: Who's the idiot who said Cardinals were a 20-point
The first question thrown at Mike Riley, as darkness descended on Reser Stadium
after the harrowing close call that was Saturday's game, was "Who was the
idiot who made Louisville a 20-point underdog?"
"I don't know,"
Oregon State's coach said, letting No.25 Oregon State's 35-28 victory over the
Cardinals slowly sink in. "I'm not going to answer that." ... more
from The Oregonian.
From a Louisville Perspective |
quit in these Cards; OSU escapes
Louisville never quit on the road against No. 25 Oregon State Saturday, but
couldn't overcome a 21-point third quarter deficit. Jacquizz Rodgers rushed
for two touchdowns as the Beavers held off the underdog Cardinals 35-28.
quit on the road against No. 25 Oregon State Saturday, but couldn't overcome
a 21-point third quarter deficit. Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for two touchdowns
as the Beavers held off the underdog Cardinals 35-28 ... more
of L Shows Spark in Falling at OSU 35-28
The Louisville football team showed flashes of brilliance Saturday afternoon
in Corvallis, Oregon against 25thranked Oregon State University.
A late interception
by Oregon State senior defensive back James Dockery sealed off a late U of L
comeback, giving the Beavers a 35-28 victory that came much harder than many
expected for a team favored by 20 points ... more
from The Cardinal.
football team starts to feel swagger
Fox Sports Northwest cameras failed to correctly identify University of Louisville
football coach Charlie Strong for much of the first quarter in UofL's 35-28
loss to No.25 Oregon State on Saturday.
What the Cardinals
(1-2) lacked in their recognition to broadcasters (who picked out strength and
conditioning coach Pat Moorer as Strong), they gained in identity. Despite their
loss, they left Reser Stadium feeling empowered by their offensive performance
finally meeting its potential ... more
from the Courier-Journal.
25 Oregon State holds off Louisville
Jacquizz Rodgers and the Oregon State offense are back in sync. The Beavers'
defense is still adjusting.
Rodgers ran for
132 yards and two touchdowns but the No. 25 Beavers let Louisville get too close
for comfort in a 35-28 victory Saturday. The Cardinals managed 453 offensive
yards and hung around until James Dockery's late-game interception ... more
from the AP.