Each Beaver football player will get $500 in gifts for playing in the Las
Vegas Bowl. The package contains a Sony gift suite, a Fossil watch, a New
Ear baseball cap, and a Ogio Fugitive laptop pack.
What is a Sony gift suite?
Rooms are reserved and stocked with Sony merchandise. The players are
given $300 in credit and they get to pick what they want. For more
For the list of each bowl
game's gifts, visit
Oregon State received an allotment of 12,000 tickets. As of the weekend the
OSU ticket office had sold 3,500 tickets while 1,200 tickets were given out
to the family and friends of the football players and coaches. That's a grand
total of 4,700 tickets or 40-percent of the allotment.
RILEY’S SENIOR QUARTERBACKS: Senior quarterbacks have flourished at Oregon State under Riley as they grasp the Beavers’ pro style attack. Here
is a closer look:
- Derek Anderson (2004 season) — 54.2 completion percentage (entered final
season with a 48.9%);
3,615 yards; Pac-10 leader for yards per game at 301.2; 29 TDs, 17 Int; Insight
Bowl Off. MVP; 2nd Round
draft pick of Baltimore – eventual All-Pro with Cleveland
- Matt Moore (2006 season) — 60.6 completion percentage as senior; 3,022
yards; 18 TDS, 7 Int; Sun
Bowl MVP; free agent contract with Dallas, now starting QB for Carolina.
- Sean Canfield (2009 season) — school record 69.9 completion percentage
this season – entered
year at 60.0; 3.5:1 touchdown to interception ratio this season – entered
year with nearly a 1:1 ratio; 3,103
yards; Pac-10 First Team.
PAC-10 BOWL SCHEDULE:
Oregon State is the first Pac-10 team to play this postseason, while Oregon is
POST SEASON HONORS:
Plenty of Oregon State football players have received post season honors. Here's
the latest list:
- QB Sean Canfield - first
- K Justin Kahut - second
- LB Keaton Kristick
- first team All-Pac-10
- DT Stephen Paea - first
team All-Pac-10, co-Morris Trophy winner
- OG Gregg Peat
- first team All-Pac-10
- OT Michael Philipp
- named to several Freshman All-American teams
- RB Jacquizz Rodgers -
first team All-Pac-10, third team Associated Press All-American, Walter Camp
All-American, Sporting News second team All-American
- WR/KR James Rodgers -
first team All-Pac-10, second team Associated Press All-American
- ST Suaesi
Tuimaueni - first team All-Pac-10
- CB Tim Clark
is out with a broken leg; Sophomore Brandon Hardin will start in his
- OT Geoff Garner
returned to practice after spraining his knee. He is expected to play.
- DE Taylor Henry
returned to practice Thursday after missing the beginning of the week with a
knee injury. He is expected to come off of the bench.
- DT Brennan Olander
practiced Thursday after missing the beginning of the week with a knee
injury. He is expected to start.
- LB Tony Wilson
will play on special teams. It will be the redshirt freshman's first
playing time this year after injuring his right knee in spring practice.
66-PERCENT: The Beaver brother combination of
James and Jacquizz Rodgers have
accounted for 4,099 all-purpose yards this season or 66-percent of the team's
yardage output. The two combined for 3,333 all-purpose yards last season -
19-percent less than 2009's total.
THE STREAK: Oregon State has won five consecutive bowl games, the second longest
active streak in
the nation – Utah has an eight-game run. Other Pac-10 teams with active
bowl win streaks include California
(4), USC (3), Arizona (3), Oregon (2) and Washington State (1).
NO TEAM BETTER: Oregon State is the only team in the Pac-10 to finish among
the top three in the
league standings in each of the last four years – tied for 2nd in 2008
and ’09, and alone in third in 2006 and
’07. The Beavers have a 25-11 conference record during those four years,
trailing only USC’s 27-9 mark.
RILEY UNBEATEN IN BOWLS:
Head coach Mike Riley has led OSU to its 5-0 bowl
game record, and in fact Riley has never lost a bowl game. As of offensive coordinator
at USC, Riley helped
the Trojans win the 1993 Freedom Bowl, 1994 Cotton Bowl and 1995 Rose Bowl.
(Florida Atlantic) is the only active head coach to win more bowl games (6)
3,000 + 1,000 + 1,000 IS A WINNING EQUATION: For just the fourth time in Oregon
history, the Beavers have a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher, and a 1,000-yard
receiver. Here is a closer look at those combinations and the results:
IT’S BEEN A PRETTY GOOD DECADE: Oregon State is 80-45 (64%) during this
to 29-81-1 (26%) during the 1990s and 22-85-4 (21%) in the 1980s. The 80 victories
rank as the third most
in the conference during the decade.
A TEXT BOOK DEFENSIVE LINE?: Oregon State’s projected starting defensive
line for the bowl game
has a rather unique history. Junior Gabe Miller (DE) played tight end his first
three years in the program;
Miller’s bookend junior Matt LaGrone played basketball at Nevada in 2006
and ’07; Junior right tackle Stephen
Paea didn’t play football until he came to the United States for his senior
year in high school (played
rugby in Tonga); junior tackle Brennan Olander came to OSU on a wrestling scholarship.
WE LIVE FOR THIS: If the season only started in October – that’s
been a traditionally good sign for
the Beavers. Since the 2006 campaign OSU is 28-7 (80%) in games played in October,
100-PLUS USUALLY A W: OSU
has won 19 of its last 21 games (90%) when a rusher gains 100 — the only
two losses in that period — Oct.
2, 2008 at Utah (Jacquizz Rodgers 101 yds) and to USC Oct. 24, 2009 (Jacquizz
113). Quizz, his brother
James Rodgers, Yvenson Bernard and Matthew Sieverson are the individuals who
have accounted for the
100 yard outings.
THOSE TEAMS ARE PRETTY GOOD:
Oregon State’s four losses this season (USC, Arizona, Cincinnati,
Oregon) have come to teams that have a combined record of 38-10 (79%). Oregon
and Cincinnati are
playing in BCS bowl games.