The Beavers defeated the University of Washington 48-21 on a cloudy, Senior Day in Corvallis. Here are my thoughts on the game.
Sean Canfield had a great performance in his final game at Reser Stadium, going 21 for 29 with 185 yards, 0 interceptions, and 4 touchdowns. The only fault I saw in Sean's game was that he took 3 sacks, and on one of them he fumbled the football. Otherwise though, a great day for the Senior QB.
Ryan Katz also got into the action for the Beavers, his first playing time of the season. Ryan went 1 for 2, with his completed pass going for 9 yards.
The Beavers got three Running Backs into the game on Saturday, with each one of them taking at least one carry and gaining positive yards.
Of course, Jacquizz Rodgers lead the group with 18 carries for 159 yards, and two touchdowns. Jacquizz sat out the last drive of the first half with a Hip Contusion, but was able to play in the second half.
Ryan McCants only got one carry, bursting through the hole for a six yard gain before fumbling the ball. The Beavers recovered though, and everything was okay.
Jovan Stevenson also got into the action, taking three carries for 4 yards.
Overall, a very good performance after last weeks game at Cal for the Beaver backfield.Recievers
James Rodgers and Aaron Nichols lead the recieving corps with 46 yards each. James had 5 catches including two of them for touchdowns, while Aaron recorded three grabs of his own. Damola Adeniji had a big day on and off the field, recording 3 grabs for 35 yards on the field, and off it proposed to his girlfriend Amanda Cook. Amanda said yes by the way.
Jovan Stevenson came out of the backfield to record three catches for 34 yards, while Jordan Bishop had two catches for 29 yards. Joe Halahuni continued to impress, recording two catches for eight yards and two touchdowns.
Overall, another solid day for the recieving corps.
I though the Offensive Line had a very good game against the Huskies on Saturday. They opened a few great holes for Quizz and for the most part they did a god job of protecting Quarterback Sean Canfield.
The Beaver Defense had a pretty good game, highlited by a Keaton Kristick interception in the first half. They did a great job of stopping Jake Locker-through the air and on the ground-and did a pretty good job of controlling Chris Polk.
Mark Banker's bunch has done a great job since the UCLA game, and if we can keep that up against the Ducks we have a very good shot at winning in Eugene.
Another solid day for the Special Teams Unit, including two field goals from Justin Kahut and a 84 yard kickoff return from James Rodgers. Our punts and kickoffs were also very good.
The Huskies had a rough showing Saturday in Corvallis, putting away any thoughts of an upset early in the game. Jake Locker went 14 for 23, throwing for 153 yards, one interception, and three touchdowns. Running Back Chris Polk ran for 116 yards on 19 carries, despite getting into the endzone.
The Reser Stadium crowd of 45,275 was definitely the best of the year in Corvallis. I thought the atmosphere was great with the crowd being very loud for most of the game.
Short Pac-10 Recap
Washington-The Huskies were out of it early against OSU, eventually falling 48-21. They have a bye next week.
Washington State-The Cougars fell 43-7 against the Bruins on Saturday. The Cougars host Oregon State next.
Oregon-The Ducks dominated Arizona State 44-21 on Saturday night. Oregon travels to Tucson next week.
Oregon State-The Beavers had a great game in Corvallis, beating the Huskies 48-21. They travel to Pullman next.
California-The Golden Bears got a wild 24-16 win against UA. Cal travels to Palo Alto for next Saturday's game.
Stanford-The Cardinal dominated SC from start to finish, winning 55-21. They host Cal next week in the Big Game.
USC-The Trojans erased any shot of making a BCS Bowl on Saturday, falling 55-21. USC has a bye this week.
UCLA-The Bruins dominated Washington State on Saturday, winning 43-7. They host the Sun Devils next week.
Arizona-The Wildcats couldn't deal with all of the Rose Bowl hype, falling 24-16 in Berkeley. They host UO next.
Arizona State-The Sun Devils couldn't keep up with Oregon on Saturday, falling 44-21. ASU goes to UCLA next.
Pac-10 Power Rankings
1. Oregon State
8. Arizona State
10. Washington State
The Beavers got all they could ever wanted on Saturday. Now we just have to take care of business in Pullman. I know Washington State is horrible, but you never know what could happen on a cold, snowy afternoon in Eastern Washington. Just play hard for three hours, and then we can have two weeks to talk about the Civil War game of epic proportions.
We still need a little help though, needing Arizona to lose one more game. Yes, that means having to root for the Ducks this weekend.
The Beavers are playing some of the best football in the nation right now, so all I have to say is WATCH OUT to the Cougars and Ducks.
Will you root for the Ducks on Saturday?