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Postgame Reaction :: Oregon State 23, Stanford 6

The Beavers did what they need to do to to win.

But did they lose their All-American tailback, who left the game in the second quarter as the third leading rusher in the Pac-10?


We hope the shoulder injury Yvenson suffered on this touchdown isn't serious.
Craig Mitchelldyer/The Oregonian (via OregonLive)

He rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown on nine carries before he left early in the second quarter. Matthew Sieverson, Clinton Polk, and James Rodgers put together a combined 155 yards on the ground to help support the Bernard-less offense.

And they got the job done.

Three Alexis Serna field goals in the second half gave the Beavers a large enough lead to play conservatively, and four forced turnovers by the defense in the fourth quarter helped to seal the deal.

First, it was Derrick Doggett recovering a Jeremy Stewart fumble. Then it was Tim Clark intercepting a deep ball from Tavita Pritchard on a great play. Then it was Joey LaRocque recovering a Tavita Pritchard fumble. And THEN, it was Derrick Doggett intercepting a pass from Pritchard and taking it 37 yards to the Stanford 8.

And before all that started, the Beavers blocked a field goal.

So, on this almost-Halloween weekend, we found out that the Beaver defense is scary good.

But I guess we knew that all along.

Bring on the Trojans!

GO BEAVERS!

--JB--