GAME NOTEBOOK


Posted Nov 6, 2011


OREGON STATE ran 47 plays from scrimmage against Stanford, the least since the Beavs ran 48 against Washington State in 2010 and two shy of the 49 run by the 1993 team against the Cougars. Oregon State did, however, became the first team this season to hold Stanford scoreless in the first quarter.

• The game was the third this season in which neither the Beaver nor their opponent scored in the first quarter.

Malcolm Agnew scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the season in the third quarter.

Michael Doctor intercepted his second career pass in the first quarter.

James Rodgers scored his 18th career receiving touchdown in the second quarter. That ties him with Robb Thomas (1985-88) for fourth in school history.

• Rodgers tallied six catches, giving him 212 for his career. He is now one shy of tying James Newson (2000-03) for second-most in program history and needs nine to break Mike Hass’ program-record of 220.

Sean Mannion threw for 252 yards after completing 18-of-30 pass attempts. He has now thrown for 200 or more yards in eight consecutive games, the most since Derek Anderson did so in 13 straight games in 2003.

Tyler Anderson made his first career reception in the third quarter and finished with three on the day.

• The Cardinal won its 17th-straight game, extending its own school-record and the nation's longest streak.

Andrew Luck finished with three touchdowns and 71 in his career, one behind Steve Stenstrom for second place all-time. Luck threw his 70th career touchdown pass to Stepfan Taylor in the third quarter (24-13).

• It was the 16th career touchdown for Coby Fleener (31-13), tying him for seventh.

• With a 5-0 road record in 2011, it is the first unbeaten true road season since the 1971 season (5-0).

• The eight-straight true road victories ties a school-record, set in 1933-35.

• It was the first win in the state of Oregon since 2005.

Chris Owusu, who was hit in the second quarter, sustained a concussion, but had full range of motion and was taken to a local hospital for observation.

• It was the first time Stanford was shut out in the first quarter this season (0-0). It was the first time Stanford was shut out in the first quarter since trailing 14-0 at Oregon State in 2009, a span of 28 games.

• With a 17-7 lead in the first half, Stanford has outscored opponents 480-158 over the last 22 games in the first half. The Cardinal have scored first in 21 of the last 23 games.


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