FileJacquizz Rodgers rushed for 168 yards on 23 carries in last year’s 66 13 Beavers victory over the Cougars in Corvallis. What will he do today in Pullman?
No. 20 Oregon State
PULLMAN, Wash. It’s cold here at Martin Stadium, but so far plenty of blue sky. There supposedly is a nasty storm headed this way,wholesale nfl jerseys but looks like we’ll get through the game without snow.
No live TV for this one, so follow our live blog right here for updates. Buker also will be firing away on Twitter.
All kinds of potential Rose Bowl scenarios are still in play in the Pac 10. For the Beavers, there’s this game first and foremost. They are 31 point favorites, so they are expected to take care of that.
Then they would need help, specifically for someone to beat Arizona, which beat OSU 37 32 back in September. The Wildcats do not have an easy road to Pasadena, first having to play Oregon today, then Arizona State and USC.
The 113th Civil War:
So for OSU, today’s task is 1) beat the Cougars; 2) go cheer for Oregon.
About 10 minutes before kickoff, plenty of seats available at Martin Stadium. If it does start snowing hard, you might be able to see the Beavers, who are in white jerseys and pants
Students are gone for a long Thanksgiving week off. This place is going to be empty, kind of like when a high school game is played at a big college stadium. Good smattering of OSU fans here, though.
Oregon State will receive to start the game. Pretty stiff breeze, and WSU kicks off well into the end zone. OSU starts at its 20.
Oregon State up 7 0 as the Beavers march right down the field on the game’s opening drive, capped by an 11 yard touchdown pass from Sean Canfield and Damola Adeniji with 10:29 left. The drive went 80 yards on 10 plays, taking 4:31.
Two big plays to start the drive as Canfield threw a short pass to Quizz Rodgers, and Will Darkins flattened WSU’s Brandon Jones, freeing Quizz for a 22 yard gain. Canfield then found Adeniji wide open for a 23 yard gain.
Those silly mistakes OSU wants to avoid? Beavers just made two. First, Justin Kahut kicked off out of bounds, giving WSU the ball at its 40. Then Dwight Roberson was called for off sides on the first play.
WSU closes to 7 3 as Pat Rooney kicks a 29 yard field goal with 5:05 left. Cougars went 49 yards in 11 plays, taking 5:25. WSU is running a version of the spread offense, with no huddle, and is trying to play at a fast tempo, so I suppose it’s not a bad lead in game to the Civil War for OSU.
Meanwhile, another thing OSU wanted to avoid occurred. Defensive tackle Brennan Olander had to be helped off the field, having hurt something in his left leg.
Good sign, though, as Olander had some re taping done and is up and walking on the sideline.
Oregon State goes up 14 3 as Quizz Rodgers goes 10 yards for the touchdown. Methodical drive that goes 65 yards on eight plays, taking 3:40. Canfield threw a 14 yard passes to Adeniji and James Rodgers, and Quizz had a 14 yard run to go with his touchdown jaunt.
WSU punts to start the quarter. Short punt into a stiff breeze, and OSU taks over at its 35.
Technical difficulties ate part of our post from here, so we’ll give you a quick update on the scoring drives.
Oregon State goes up 21 3 with 9:26 remaining as Canfield throws a 10 yard scoring pass to Halahuni. The nine play drive went 65 yards in 5:28.