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Giving thanks to the Beaver seniors

STEPHEN PAEA

CORVALLIS -- After years of dedication, hard work and love put forth towards the Oregon State football program, it all came to a close Saturday afternoon for the seniors with a loss to rival Oregon at Reser Stadium. Five-and-seven doesn't read well as a season ending record, but four-of-five years of success does.

Going into Saturday's game with BCS No. 2 ranked Oregon, the Beavers' season hinged on the outcome. A win would have made OSU bowl eligible, a loss would end their season. A lot of the pressure was placed on the shoulders of the experienced upper classmen who were also saying good-bye to a record Reser Stadium crowd of 46,469 for the last time. Names such as Paea, Dockery, Pankey, Olander...

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