College Football Preview, Part 7 of 11

Tortuga12 from Addicted to Quack and I will be doing a 11 part College Football Preview throughout the Summer. Today, I am flying solo. I will be doing a Schedule Breakdown for the Beavers.

Oregon State's Schedule Breakdown

September 5th, Portland State

Everybody is ready to start the season on a bright and sunny afternoon in Corvallis. The Beavers get off to a good start, holding the Viking offense to only three points in the first quarter. Meanwhile, on the other side of the ball the Rodgers brothers get off to a great start, scoring one touchdown each to give the Beavers a 14-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Beaver defense would start the second quarter with a three and out, followed by the first field goal of the year by Justin Kahut. With just under two minutes left in the half, Lyle Moevao connected with Darrel Catchings to make the score, 24-3.

The Beavers started the third quarter pounding the ball up the middle with Jaquizz Rodgers. After a long six minute drive, Quizz got over the goal line to make the score, 31-3. After the Quizz touchdown, both teams traded field goals to make the score at the end of the third quarter, 34-6.

In the fourth quarter Sean Canfield connected with Darrel Catchings to make the score, 41-6. Justin Kahut would kick one more field goal before the Vikings finally scored a touchdown to make the final score, 44-13.

Oregon State, 1-0

September 12th, @ UNLV

Oregon State comes into Vegas on a high note after defeating the Vikings. But the loud, raucous crowd rattles the Beavers early, and the Rebels took a 10-3 lead after the first quarter.

The Beavers started out the second quarter well though, with Lyle Moevao connecting with Casey Kjos for a touchdown to tie the game. The Beavers were not finished though, as Keaton Kristick took an interception to the endzone to give the Beavers the lead, 17-10. UNLV kicked a field goal as time expired in the half to make the score, 17-13.

The Rebels started out the half with a very long drive ending in a touchdown to make the score, 20-17. But then the Beavers turned it on. Jacquizz Rodgers scored a touchdown with five minutes left in the quarter. Then after a three and out for the UNLV offense, Lyle Moevao connected with Darrel Catchings for another TD to end the quarter. After the end of the third the Beavers had taken the lead, 31-20.

UNLV started out the fourth quarter with a field goal to cut the Beaver lead to one possesion. But once again, the Beavers would perservere and put together a beautiful drive that would end in a fifteen yard touchdown run for Jacquizz Rodgers. James Rodgers would add to the Oregon State lead with another touchdown himself, and the Beavers went back to Corvallis with a 45-23 win and a 2-0 record.

Oregon State, 2-0

September 19th, Cincinnati

Reser Stadium is rocking as the 19th ranked Beavers face the Cincinnati Bearcats. After both teams trade field goals, Jacquizz Rodgers scores on a ten yard touchdown run to give the Beavers a 10-3 lead after the first quarter.

After Cincinnati went kicked their second field goal of the game, the offenses went scoreless until late in the quarter. With the Beavers up 10-6, Moevao found James in the corner of the endzone to give the Beavers a 17-6 lead at halftime.

After the Beavers opened up the 2nd half with a field goal, the Cincy offense came alive. The Bearcats marched down the field and promptly scored a touchdown to make the score, 20-13. After both teams traded punts on a couple possesions, the Bearcat offense tied the game with just under a minute left with a touchdown.

With the racuous crowd all of the sudden very nervous, Jacquizz Rodgers found the endzone on the Beavers first drive of the quarter to make the score, 27-20. After both teams traded punts, the Beavers put together a long, clock eating drive but were stalled inside the red zone. Instead of going for it on fourth down, the Beavers put their faith in Justin Kahut. Justin put the 30 yard field goal right down the middle and the Beavers lead it 30-20. But the pesky Bearcats were not finished. With just under a minute remaining they found the end zone again to make the score, 30-27. Finally, the Beavers were assured victory as they landed on the onside kick.

Beavers, 3-0

September 26th, Arizona

With the Wildcats in town Reser Stadium is packed to see the 16th ranked Beavers take on Arizona. But the Wildcats are the ones to get on the board first with a touchdown to take the lead, 7-0. The Beavers would come right back though with a Jacquizz Rodgers touchdown to tie the game. Once again though, the Wildcat offense would come out firing and score another touchdown to take the lead back. But the Wildcats could not contain James Rodgers on the kickoff return, as the Texan went 90 yards to tie the game back up. It was evident early that we had a shootout on our hands. Arizona put one more big drive together before the end of the quarter bu they could only get a field goal to make the score, 17-14.

The Beavers put together a good drive to start the second quarter, but they could not find the end zone and had to settle for a field goal. But the offenses finally started to cool off and the half ended with the score tied at 17.

The Beavers finally got the lead against the Wildcats with just under 10 minutes left in the third. Jacquizz Rodgers plowed through the D-Line for a touchdown and the Beavers took the lead 24-17. After an Arizona field goal, the Beavers went to work again. After a good drive for hte Beavs, Lyle Moevao found James Rodgers in the corner of the end zone to give Oregon State a 31-20 lead. After the OSU touchdown, the Wildcats finished the quarter with one more field goal to make the score, 31-23.

But Oregon State would not lay down. Another Quizz touchdown with just under 10 minutes to play gave the Beavers a 38-23 lead. But the pesky Wildcats would not give up. On the very next possesion Arizona found the endzone once more to make the score 38-29. But Arizona decided to try and cut the Beaver lead to seven with a two point conversion. They tried running it up the gut, but the Beaver D held and the Beavers kept their 9 point lead. After the failed conversion, the Beaver offense ate some clock and the Wildcats were sent out of Corvallis with a 38-29 loss.

Beavers, 4-0

October 3rd, @ Arizona State

Tempe was rocking as the number 13th ranked Beavers came in to face the 16th ranked Sun Devils. The game had big implications nationwide, as well as in the Pac-10. Oregon State got off to a great start, getting a Jacquizz touchdown followed by a Justin Kahut field goal to start the game. By the end of the first quarter, the Beavers had a 10-3 lead.

But then the Sun Devils turned it on. ASU found the endzone twice in the second quarter, while their defense held the Beavers to only a field goal. At halftime the Sun Devils had a 17-13 lead.

After the ASU kicker put one through the uprights, Lyle Moevao found Darrel Catchings in the back of the end zone to tie the game at 20. The game remained tied after both teams kicked another field to make the score, 23-23. Then, with just under a minute left in the quarter James Rodgers scored on a Fly Sweep to give Oregon State a 30-23 lead at the end of the third quarter.

But the back and forth game turned towards ASU in the fourth quarter. The Sun Devils started out the final period with two touchdowns to take the lead back, 37-30. But the Beavs would not give up. Justin Kahut knocked in a field goal with just under five minutes left to make the score, 37-33. But the Beavers could not stop the ASU offense, and the Sun Devils hung onto the ball and the win.

Beavers, 4-1

October 10th, Stanford

Oregon State returned to Corvallis to face the Stanford Cardinal. The Beaver defense set the tone in the fist quarter, holding the Cardinal to no points. Meanwhile, the Beaver offense put 13 points on the board.

But Stanford wouldn't give up, on their first two possesions of the second quarter, the Cardinal got a field goal and a touchdown to make the score, 13-10. After a long field goal by Justin Kahut, the Stanford QB threw a Pick-6 to give he Beavers a 23-10 lead. Add another Kahut field goal to end the half, and the Beavers took a 26-10 advantage into the locker room.

Stanford opened up the 2nd half with the ball, but all they could do was get a field goal out of it to make the score, 26-13. But the Beaver offense kept it coming, Justin Kahut hit his fifth field goal of the day, followed by a Jacquizz Rodgers touchdown to give the Beavers a 36-13 lead at the end of the third quarter.

With a Beaver victory well in hand, the Beavers went to Sean Canfield. Although Sean could not find the endzone, he set Mr. Kahut up for one last field goal. Justin nailed it, capping off what would be the best day of his carrer at Oregon State. With most of the backups in on defense, the Cardinal got one last touchdown before the clock ran out to give the Beavers a 39-20 victory.

Beavers, 5-1

2nd Half of the season after the break.

October 24th, @ USC

The Beavers entered the LA Memorial Coliseum ready for battle. It was going to be a battle of two top fifteen teams, the Beavers at 14, and the Trojans at number 2. Both offenses came out hot in the first quarter, with the teams trading field goals and then touchdowns to even the game up at 10.

But then the USC defense stepped up in the second period. The Trojans offense added a touchdown and two field goals at to take a 23-10 lead. The Beavers got a much needed touchdown at the end of the half from Darrel Catchings to make the score, 23-17.

USC recieved the kickoff to start the 2nd half. After a very weak defensive showing for the Beavers, the Trojans ended a quick drive with a TD to make the score, 30-17. Justin Kahut got the Beaver defecit down to ten with a field goal to make the score, 30-20. But once again, USC extended their lead with a field goal to make the score at the end of the third quarter, 33-20.

The Beavers got off to a great start in the fourth quarter. Lyle Moevao found Jordan Bishop in the back of the endzone to make the score, 33-27. But once again, the Trojans scored again. This time getting a field goal with just under 5 minutes left to make the score, 36-27. But the Beavers would not go away. With just under a minute left, Jacquizz Rodgers barreled into the endzone to make the score, 36-34. After the extra point, Justin Kahut tried the onside kick, but the ball was recovered by the Trojans to preserve the USC win.

Beavers, 5-2

October 31st, UCLA

The 16th ranked Beavers return to Reser Stadium to face the UCLA Bruins for a Halloween matchup. Oregon State got off to a good start with a ten yard touchdown run for Jacquizz Rodgers. The Beaver defense held their own against the struggling Bruins, meanwhile Justin Kahut nailed two field goals to give the Beavers a 13-0 lead at the end of the 1st quarter. 

After trading punts to start the second quarter, the Beavers put together a great drive capped off by a James Rodgers touchdown to give the Beavers a 20-0 lead. After the touchdown, UCLA finally got on the board with a 10 yard rushing TD to make the score, 20-7. But the Beavers were not finished yet. As time expired for the half, Justin Kahut knocked in another field goal to give the Beavers a 23-7 lead.

In the third quarter, things started to go UCLA's way. After the Bruin defense made the Beavers go three and out, Kevin Prince tucked the ball under his arm and ran for a ten yards. The run was good enough for a touchdown and the score was 23-14. After the Bruin touchdown the Beavers put together a good drive but could not reach the endzone. They had to settle on a field goal to make the score, 26-14. As the third quarter winded down, the Bruins got one more field goal to make the score, 26-17.

With the Beavers only up nine, the offense turned it on. Jacquizz Rodgers ran for two more touchdowns in the final frame to make the score, 40-17. All that UCLA could do was get one last field goal to make the final score, 40-20.

Beavers, 6-2

November 7th, @ California

The 14th ranked Beavers entered Strawberry Canyon to take on the 12th ranked Golden Bears. The game was being broadcast nationally on ABC and Cal Memorial Stadium was at capacity. The Bears won the coin toss and deferred to the Beavers. Oregon State's first offensive possession ended with a field goal, but that was all they would get in the first quarter. California got a touchdown and a field goal to make the score 10-3 at the end of the first period.

But the Beavers would turn it on in the second quarter. Lyle Moevao found Darrel Catchings in the back of the end zone to tie the game at 10. Then, on the Beaver's next drive, Jacquizz Rodgers broke out a 20 yard TD run to give the Beavers a 17-10 lead. The Golden Bears tied the game up at 17 with a touchdown of their own at the end of the first half.

California opened up the second half with a long drive but only resulting in a field goal. When the Beavers got the ball back, Justin Kahut knocked in another field goal to tie the game at 20. With just under two minutes left, James Rodgers scored on a Fly Sweep to give the Beavers a 27-20 lead at the end of the third quarter.

On the very 1st possesion of the fourth quarter, California tied the game back up at 27 with a touchdown run. After both teams traded a couple of punts, the Beavers got the ball back with just under two minutes left. They got into field goal range for Justin Kahut, but his kick went wide left and the game was headed to overtime.

In OT, the Golden Bears won the toss and deferred to Oregon State. On a Fourth and Inches at the 15 yard line, Jacquizz Rodgers broke through the Defensive Line and ran into the endzone. But California was determined to get a touchdown on the next drive. After one first down the Golden Bears tied the game up with a touchdown pass to force a second overtime.

To start the second OT, the Beavers forced Cal to a three and out, but their kicker put a long field goal through the uprights to give the Bears a three point lead. All the Beavers needed was a touchdown for the win. After getting down to the five yardline, the Beavers were faced with a 3rd and Goal. They went to Jacquizz Rodgers and the little guy came through again. Jacquizz piled through into the endzone to give the Beavers a 40-37 win.

Beavers, 7-2

November 14th, Washington

The 10th ranked Beavers entered Reser Stadium on a high note after upseting California the week before. The Beavers opened up the game with a touchdown by Jacquizz Rodgers to give the Beavers an early 7-0 lead. Justin Kahut added two field goals for the Beavers to give them a 13-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The second period wasn't much different in Corvallis. The Huskies got a field goal to start the quarter, but those would be their only points of the half. After Justin Kahut knocked in another field goal, Beaver quarterback Lyle Moevao found Darrel Catchings for a last minute touchdown. The Beavers took a 23-3 lead into the locker room.

In the third quarter, the Beavers got another TD from Catchings, followed by a field goal from Justin. The Huskies kicked a field goal as well to make the score 33-6 at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Sean Canfield threw for a touchdown to make the score, 40-6. Justin Kahut knocked in his fifth field goal of the day to make the score, 43-6. The Huskies finally got a touchdown with just under five minutes left to make the score, 43-13. But the Beavers weren't done yet. On the first play of Washington's next possesion, the backup quarterback was picked off for a touchdown to make the final score, 50-13.

Beavers, 8-2.

November 21st, @ Washington State

The Beavers met the Cougars on a cold, snowy day in Pullman. The Beavers were the obvious huge faviorite, but things didn't start out well for the Beavers. Lyle Moevao's first throw of the day was intercepted for a touchdown and the Cougs had an early 7-0 lead. But the Beavers stayed calm and Jacquizz Rodgers scored on the next possesion for the Beavers. But the Wazzu offense suddenly started playing well, and the Cougars took a 14-7 lead on their next drive. But once again, the Beavers had an answer. Lyle Moevao found Darrel Catchings in the corner of the endzone to tie the game at 14 by the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter belonged to the Beavers, but it didn't start out that way. The Cougars took their third lead of the day with a field goal to make the score, 17-14. But the Beaver offense scored two more touchdowns in the quarter to make the score at halftime, 28-17.

The third quarter was a very defensive dominated period. The Beavers got on the added to their lead with a Jacquizz Rodgers touchdown run to make the score, 35-17. Washington State also scored on a field goal to make the score, 35-20 at the end of the third quarter.

Oregon State started off the fourth quarter with a touchdown run by Jacquizz Rodgers to make the score, 42-17. The Cougars answered though with a touchdown of their own on the next possesion to make the score, 42-24. But that would be all the Beavers would give them, as the final eight minutes of the game were scoreless.

Beavers, 9-2

December 3rd, @ Oregon

The 112th Civil War was going to be a huge game. Both teams were ranked in the top 10, had records of 9-2, and were looking at big bowl games. The game was being broadcast nationally on ESPN and Autzen Stadium was filled to capacity. The Ducks started out the game with a touchdown run by Jeremiah Masoli to make the score, 7-0. But the Beavers came right back to tie the game up on a Jacquizz Rodgers touchdown run. The Ducks took a 13-7 lead into the second quarter.

But once again, Jacquizz came up big. He broke off a 25 yard run for a touchdown to give the Beavers a 14-13 lead. But the Ducks would answer right back with a touchdown to make the score, 19-14. Oregon went for the two point conversion, but the attempt was failed. The Beavers cut the Duck lead to two with a field goal, but the Ducks hit one as well as the half expired to make the score, 22-17.

The third quarter was a good one. The Beavs opened up the period with a touchdown pass from Lyle Moevao followed by another field goal for the Ducks. The Beavers then answered with a field goal of their own. When the dust settled, the Beavers had a 27-25 lead at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter the Ducks came out hot. Jeremiah Masoli threw two touchdown passes to make the score 39-27. The Beavers cut the Duck lead to nine with a field goal by Justin Kahut. But Oregon answered right back with a field goal of their own to make the score, 42-30. With just under three minutes left in the game, the Beavers put together a quick drive ending in a Lyle Moevao touchdown pass to Darrel Catchings. With the Beavers only down 42-37, they tried an onside kick to get the ball back. But the Beavers could not recover the ball and the Ducks went on to win the game.

Beavers, 9-3

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