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THUD: Beavs blanked against Stanford

THIRD DOWNS. They've been the Beavs' nemesis this season and at Stanford on Saturday night, trying to convert them on offense, and to hold while on defense, was a task out of reach for OSU. Cardinal QB Andrew Luck, allowed ample time, carved up Oregon State in the first half, building a 24-point lead at the break as Stanford cruised by Oregon State 38-0.

Stephen Paea was about the only thing that went well on defense for the Beavers. The senior defensive tackle, likely a first round NFL draft pick in April, made tackles in the backfield and chased down ballcarriers out in space. It wasn't nearly enough. Stanford thrashed Oregon State, in about every way possible. They started by converted a pair of third downs on their way to an opening...

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