Here comes the fifth post of a week-long series of posts sponsored by EA Sports NCAA Football 2011. I got a day behind, so we have two discussion topics for this afternoon and the weekend. Make sure you visit my earlier post and share your all-time Oregon State players.
What are your favorite Oregon State football moments?
I can think of many, but for the purposes of this post, I'll include the first three moments that came to my mind when I sat down to brainstorm.
2007 Civil War, "Blocked Field Goal"
This game seems like a blur now, but I remember it most for the moment that decided the game: Matt Evensen's field goal that was blocked by the Beaver defense.
Here's a nice highlight package from the game:
2008 USC Game
I don't know about you, but this game felt more like a dream than anything else. Seeing Jacquizz Rodgers slice the USC defense over and over again just seemed too good to be true! The game was a great coming-out party for Jacquizz on national television, and jump-started the late run OSU made in the 2008 season.
2007 Civil War, "Double Overtime"
My dad and I went to this game at Autzen, and sat in my grandpa's season tickets (who, you may remember, is a Duck). His seats are in the fourth or fifth row on about the 20-yard line right behind the visitors bench, so we found ourselves surrounded by a sea of drunk Oregon fans who were eager to taunt the Beaver players standing on the sidelines.
The back and forth nature of this game was absolutely incredibly. The momentum swayed back and fourth so many times that I should have taken Dramamine before I left home. The Beavers took the lead for good when James Rodgers scored on a fly sweep in double overtime, but there was the botched field goal drama for the Ducks before that, and I could go on and on. It was the first time that the visiting team had won a Civil War in ten years. I still remember running out onto the Autzen turf after the game... I had a walking boot on my right foot due to an injury I suffered in football, but I didn't care.
What are your favorite moments?
--Jake | (firstname.lastname@example.org)