| From an Oregon State Perspective |
Quarterbacks the difference in Beavers' 44-32 loss
Rudy Carpenter's legs, along with his accurate right arm, were the biggest difference
in Arizona State’s 44-32 victory over Oregon State Saturday night.
The junior quarterback threw four touchdown passes and was agile enough to
avoid a fierce OSU rush and help the Sun Devils (4-0) seize the come-from-behind
victory before a Sun Devil Stadium crowd announced at 56,099 ... more
from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.
It was a wild one in the desert.
Free points were given to the Oregon State football team from the start. That
led to a big lead for the Beavers after a quarter, but that was far from the
end ... more
from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times | Report
Sun Devils rally past OSU
It wasn't Arizona State's Dennis Erickson vs. Oregon State's Mike Riley as much
as it was an inexperienced quarterback going against a veteran quarterback.
And in the Pacific-10 Conference, that counts for a lot ... more
from Paul Buker of the Oregonian.
Loss exposes wrong moves by Riley
Arizona State's student section dragged out some clever tractor jokes Saturday.
And a group of Oregon State fans in the upper deck of Sun Devil Stadium jabbed
back by wearing T-shirts commemorating the once-upon-a-time blood-alcohol level
of ASU coach Dennis Erickson.
".23" the back of the shirt read ... more
from John Canzno of the Oregonian.
Recap: Arizona State vs. Oregon State
Rudy Carpenter threw for 361 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Arizona
State Sun Devils over the Oregon State Beavers in a 44-32 decision in Pac-10
Conference play from Sun Devil Stadium.
Carpenter connected on 25-of-36 passing and survived four sacks to help the
Sun Devils (4-0, 1-0 Pac-10) remain undefeated on the young season ... more
from the Sports Network.
Early Lead Not Enough for Beavers
A fast start for Oregon State wasn't enough as Arizona State responded by scoring
31 second half points to rally for the win.
Rudy Carpenter threw for 361 yards and four touchdowns and the Sun Devils defeated
Oregon State 44-32 on Saturday night, rallying from a 19-point first-quarter
hole ... more
from the Associated Press.
| From an Arizona State Perspective |
Resilient Sun Devils Capture Pac-10 Opener
Down 19-0 in the first quarter at home, it looked liked the ASU-Colorado game
all over again. Luckily, it was a sweet Déjà vu for the Sun Devil
nation. The maroon and gold outscored Oregon State 44-13, en route to 44-32
victory in the first conference game for both teams.
ASU capitalized on six turnovers (five INT’s), while Rudy
Carpenter passed for four touchdowns. “Our guys just hung in there,”
said Head Coach Dennis Erickson. “…we made some adjustments at halftime.
I thought we protected a heck of a lot better in the second half. They played
in such a way that we had to throw it, and we threw it and Rudy made a lot of
plays with his legs too ... more
ASU starts slow, then dominates
Channeling Jake Plummer, who happened to be in attendance, Rudy Carpenter brought
Arizona State back from a 19-point deficit to a 44-32 victory Saturday night
over Oregon State in front of 56,099 at Sun Devil Stadium.
Carpenter threw for 361 yards and four touchdowns, often scrambling like Plummer
to make big plays ... more
from Jeff Metcalfe of the Arizona Republic.
Carpenter pulls win out of hat
Rudy Carpenter contributed to his team's dreary start Saturday night.
On Arizona State's second drive and Carpenter's second pass of the game, he
threw a pass that was intercepted that Oregon State converted into a 16-0 lead.
After an Oregon State field goal, the Beavers led 19-0 with 6:20 remaining -
in the first quarter ... more
from José E. Garcia of the Arizona Republic.
Sun Devils keep cool
This was a game less about Devils than it was about demons.
Arizona State exorcised a bunch Saturday night, from doubts about its early
schedule to questions about whether quarterback Rudy Carpenter had the leadership
skills to rally his team ... more
from Paola Boivin of the Arizona Republic.
Sun Devils make big plays for win in Pac-10 opener
As Arizona State prepared to open Pac-10 play against Oregon State, outside
linebacker Robert James remembered last year’s game — a Beavers
rout — and said something that proved to be prophetically ironic.
“We want to start strong,” James said after a practice last week.
“We can’t let them have their way with us.” ... more
from Dan Zeiger of the East Valley Tribune.
ASU football notebook: James makes his defensive presence
Another game, another performance by Robert James suggesting the Arizona State
outside linebacker is headed for All-Pac-10 recognition.
The senior was again a ball hawk for the Sun Devils on Saturday, posting nine
tackles, tying for the team high, and intercepting two passes ... more
from Dan Zeiger of the East Valley Tribune.
Character smooths out the rough spots
Go ahead and dream a little today. Imagine a 5-0, 6-0... oh, why not a 7-0 start?
I won’t stop you.
The story line Saturday was too feel-good to let a few troubling facts get
in the way ... more from
Craig Morgan of the East Valley Tribune.