Beavers Host UNLV This Saturday

Sept. 8, 2002

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GAME: Oregon State (2-0) vs. UNLV (1-1)
SITE: Reser Stadium (35,362), Corvallis, OR
DATE: Saturday, September 14
TIME: 4:07 PDT
RADIO: Live over 29-station Beaver Sports Network, starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT
TV: Live over Turner Sports (TBS), starting at 4:00 p.m. PDT

CROWD: Reser Stadium (35,362) is sold out for the season. Oregon State will play UNLV in front of its 11th straight sellout.

TELEVISION: The game will be televised live, starting at 4:00 p.m. PDT, over Turner Sports (TBS Superstation) cable network with Ron Thulin (play-by-play), Charles Davis (color) and Craig Sager (sideline) calling the action. The live telecast will be shown nationally.

SIDELINE PASS: Fox Sports Net NW is doing a weekly Sideline Pass highlight show this year instead of a complete game replay. Scott Lynn and Steve Preece host the show. The first program will air Sunday, Sept. 15 at 6:00 p.m. and again Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 12 noon. Scott Lynn and Steve Preece

BEAVERS SOLD OUT OF SEASON TICKETS: Oregon State sold out its entire allotment of 2002 season tickets (23,000) on July 18. The Beavers also sold out the 2001 season. OSU officially sold out all 23,011 available season tickets in 2001 by July 16, two days earlier than this year. The Beavers sold 14,700 season tickets in 2000 and 11,500 in 1999.

OSU STREAKS: Oregon State is on a two-game winning streak overall. The Beavers have a five-game winning streak at Reser Stadium, a one-game Pacific-10 Conference losing streak and a one-game road winning streak. Oregon State is 26-11 (.703) in its last 37 games and has won 17 of its last 19 (.895) home games. The Beavers' 6-0 record at Reser Stadium in 2000 is the most wins ever in one season at home. OSU was 5-1 at Reser Stadium in 1999, 4-1 in 2001 and 1-0 so far in 2002. Oregon State is 18-7 (.720) in the current decade. The Beavers did not win 18 games in the 1990s until September 5, 1998.

RADIO: Oregon State will have a 29-station radio network for the 2002 season. The Beavers' football network is produced by Beaver Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Communications. Mike Parker and Bob Grim will call the action from the booth and Michael Convery of KEX will continue as the sideline reporter. The entire network pregame show will air two hours prior to kickoff, home and away. The pregame show will start two hours prior to kickoff with Scott Lynn (KEX Sports Director) hosting the show. In addition, KEJO (1240 AM) radio in Corvallis will also host a pregame show from Reser Stadium starting four hours prior to kickoff for home games and four hours prior to road games from the studio with Doug Blair and Jon Warren announcing. The games can also be heard over OSU's website (www.osubeavers.com).

ERICKSON RADIO SHOW: A total of 17 stations on the Beaver Sports Network will carry the weekly Dennis Erickson coaches radio show, which airs live every Tuesday night (7-8:00 p.m.) from the Headline Cafe in downtown Corvallis. Mike Parker, OSU football play-by-play announcer, is the host of the show. Fans can ask Coach Erickson questions by calling 1-877-600-6433, or on a Cellular One phone by hitting pound BSP for a free call. The 17 stations carrying the show include-Albany-Corvallis (KEJO, 1240 AM); Bend (KICE, 940 AM); Brookings (KURY, 910 AM); Cottage Grove (KCGR, 100.5 FM); Enterprise (KWVR, 92.1 FM/1340 AM); Eugene (KKNX (840 AM); Florence (KCST, 1250 AM); Klamath Falls (KKJX, 960 AM); Lakeview (KOIK, 1230 AM); Medford (KMED, 1440 AM); Newport (KNPT, 1310 AM); Ontario (KSRV, 1380 AM); Portland (KEX, 1190 AM); Prineville (KRCO, 690 AM); Roseburg (KRNR, 1490 AM); and The Dalles (KODL, 1440 AM).

OSU INJURY REPORT: (OUT)-Henry Anderson, DT (broken right forearm) and Dan Rothwell, DE (left knee surgery, ACL, MCL). (Questionable)- Jeremy Weldon, DE (thigh laceration).

OSU-UNLV SERIES: Oregon State and UNLV have played three times previously and the Rebels have won all three encounters. UNLV defeated the Beavers 35-21 at Corvallis in 1983 and 45-20 in 1990. OSU traveled to Las Vegas in 1991 and lost 23-9. The Beavers' Dennis Erickson has never coached a game against UNLV. Meanwhile, UNLV head coach John Robinson has recorded an 11-0 record coaching against Oregon State, all as head coach at USC.

ERICKSON VS. ROBINSON: It is hard to believe, but Dennis Erickson and John Robinson have never coached against each other in the collegiate ranks nor the professional ranks. This will be the first time an Erickson coached team will play a team coached by Robinson.

NOTES FROM OSU'S WIN OVER TEMPLE: Oregon State held Temple without a touchdown. The Beavers have not allowed a defensive touchdown this season. In fact, OSU has allowed just one defensive touchdown in its last four games, that in the fourth quarter against Oregon last year.

  • Steven Jackson rushed for over 100 yards (117) for his second straight game and third of his career.

  • Derek Anderson completed 33 passes (51 attempts) for 286 yards vs. Temple. The 286 yards passing ranks as the 31st best single-game passing mark in OSU history. Anderson accounted for 297 yards in total offense, which ranks 31st on the Beavers' all-time single-game list.

  • OSU did not turn the ball over against Temple and forced four turnovers as the Beavers increased their season total of plus eight in the turnover department. The Beavers top the Pac-10 and rank third nationally in turnover margin.

  • OSU's 286 yards passing is the 39th best team single-game mark in history.

  • Derek Anderson threw 51 passes without an interception and has thrown 77 on the season without an interception.

  • Derek Anderson's four touchdown passes vs. Temple is the most by a Beaver quarterback since Jonathan Smith passed for four against UCLA in 2000.

    DENNIS ERICKSON SEVENTH ON ACTIVE WINNING LIST: Dennis Erickson, Montana State, '69, is currently in his fourth season as Oregon State's head coach. He posted a 7-5 record in his first year, 1999, stopping a 28-year string of losing seasons for the Beavers. He led OSU to an 11-1 record in 2000, the best record in school history. His record was 5-6 in 2001 and he is 2-0 so far in 2002. The 2001 season amounted to only Erickson's second losing season in 16 years as a collegiate head coach. In four seasons, he has produced a record of 25-12 (.676) in his Beaver career. Erickson ranks seventh as the winningest Division 1-A active college head coach with five or more years of service as a head coach. As a collegiate head coach, Erickson is 14-3 in season openers. He has a winning percentage of .725 (138-52-1). He is seventh on the all-time active coaches winning percentage list at .725, just slightly behind No. 6, R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M (.741). Erickson is ninth among active Division 1-A college coaches for total victories with 138. Erickson produced a 32-15 record in four years as head coach at Idaho (1982-85); 6-6 as head coach at Wyoming (1986); 12-10-1 in two years at Washington State (1987-88); 63-9-0 in six years at Miami (1989-94) and now 25-12 at Oregon State. Dennis was head coach of the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL (1995-98) and produced a four-year record of 31-33-0. Erickson has been named Coach of the Year in three of the four conferences he has coached in--Big Sky, Pac-10 and Big East. He was named Coach of the Year in the Pac-10 for the 2000 season, making him one of two coaches in conference history to win the honor at two different schools (he also won the award at WSU in 1988). Erickson was named national Coach of the Year by the Sporting News following the 2000 season. He also was one of three finalists for the Football Writers Association Coach of the Year Award and one of six finalists for the Paul 'Bear' Bryant Coach of the Year Award in 2000. He was selected Coach of the Year by CNNSI.com and by BCSfootball.com in 2000. Erickson was one of five finalists for Coach of the Year honors by The Football News in 1999 and one of 16 finalist for national Coach of the Year honors by the Associated Press.

    SEIGLER MOVES INTO 25TH PLACE ON OSU CAREER DEFENSIVE LIST: Junior linebacker Richard Seigler is the top career point producer among the OSU defensive starters with 701 points, which currently ranks 25th on the Beavers' career list. After 37 games in his career, Dennis Weathersby has broken up 46 passes, which is an OSU career record. Weathersby broke up 17 passes as a freshman when he named a freshman All-American. He broke up 13 passes as a sophomore, 14 as a junior in 2001 and two so far in 2002. Weathersby was a preseason Playboy All-American heading into the 2001 season and was selected second team All-American by The Sporting News.

    WEATHERSBY HOLDS OSU CAREER RECORD: Weathersby, a senior cornerback, broke up one pass against Eastern Kentucky in the season opener, giving him 45 in his career, an all-time record at OSU. He added another breakup against Temple to give him 46 in his career to date. Going into the EKU game, Dennis was tied with Andrea Holland at 44 for the career lead. Weathersby broke up 14 passes during the 2001 season, including a record four vs. Fresno State and three against UCLA. Weathersby finished tied for fourth place among Pac-10 pass defenders with 16 breakups (Pac-10 includes interceptions) in 2001. He has broken up passes in 27 of the 37 games he has played in so far in his career. Weathersby was a preseason All-American on the Playboy Magazine squad as a junior and by The Sporting News and Street and Smith this year.

    JAMES NEWSON, FL: Junior flanker James Newson got his 2002 season off to a flying start by scoring OSU's first touchdown of the season, a 43-yard pass from Derek Anderson. (Eastern Kentucky)-James caught three passes for 73 yards (24.3 average) and one touchdown in the season opener, including the first touchdown of the year for the Beavers. (Temple)-James caught a career-high nine passes vs. Temple for 77 yards and two touchdowns. He was bothered by leg cramps in the second half and saw limited action. He caught only two passes in the second half. James currently has caught 70 career passes for 1,132 yards, an average of 16.2 per catch and eight touchdowns. Newson has caught passes in 14 straight games. In 2001, he caught 57 passes for 968 yards, an average of 17.0 per catch, and five TD passes. His 57 receptions ranked eighth on OSU's all-time single-season receiving chart and his 968 yards is the second most ever by a Beaver receiver in a season. James had the best yardage receiving day of his OSU career to date against Northern Arizona in 2001. Newson caught seven passes for 190 yards, the third highest single-game yardage output in Beaver history. In a three-game stretch last year (Arizona State, California and USC), James combined to catch 22 passes for 374 yards (17.0 average) and a pair of touchdowns. He produced career bests two games in a row against ASU and Cal. James posted then career bests for catches (eight) and yardage (112) against Arizona State (Oct. 20, 2001) and came back with eight catches against California and then a new career best of 166 yards in receiving. The 166 yards amounts to the fourth best mark in OSU history, topped only Robb Thomas' school record 220 yards and Roddy Tompkins 210 yards at Washington in 1998 and Newson's 190 vs. NAU. Newson averaged 5.2 receptions per game in 2001, which ranked second in the Pac-10 and tied for 47th nationally. He finished fourth in the Pac-10 in receiving yardage with an average of 88.0 yards per game, and that ranked 23rd nationally.

    BIG PLAY BEAVERS: Oregon State certainly brought the 'Big Play' back to the Beavers' offense and special teams in the season opening victory over Eastern Kentucky. Oregon State accounted for 10 plays of over 25 yards against Eastern Kentucky. Derek Anderson was involved in six of the big plays against the Colonels, including an 80-yard TD pass to slot receiver Kenny Farley. Oregon State did not generate a 'Big Play' in the victory over Temple as the Owls' defense was particularly designed to stop long pass plays by the Beavers.

    DEREK ANDERSON, QB: Sophomore quarterback Derek Anderson has completed 48 of 77 passes in two games without an interception and has thrown seven touchdown passes. He was intercepted on his last throw of the 2001 season against Northern Arizona, giving him a current streak of 77 passes thrown without an interception. After two games, Anderson ranks third in the Pac-10 and 14th nationally in passing efficiency at 161.17. He ranks second in the Pac-10 and 10th nationally in completions per game with 24.0 average. He ranks third in the Pac-10 and eighth nationally in total offense with 314.5 average. (Eastern Kentucky)--Anderson had a huge first game for Oregon State in his first collegiate start. Anderson completed 15 of 26 passes for 345 yards and three touchdowns. His efficiency rating is 207.33 after one game. Anderson's 345 passing yards against Eastern Kentucky is the 10th best in school history. His 332 yards in total offense is the 12th best in school history. He threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Farley, which ties for the fifth-longest pass play in school history and ties for the fourth-longest touchdown pass in school history. Derek was involved in several 'Big Plays' of over 25 yards in the EKU contest. He connected on six pass plays of 25 yards or more, including an 80 yarder to Farley, a 43-yard scoring pass to James Newson, a 41-yard scoring pass to Jayson Boyd and non-scoring passes of 36 yards to Boyd, 28 to Farley and 25 to Farley. (Temple)-Derek completed 33 of 51 passes for 286 yards and four touchdowns against the Owls without an interception. He accounted for 297 yards in total offense on 53 plays. The last time an OSU quarterback completed four touchdown passes in a game was Jonathan Smith vs. UCLA in 2000. The school record is five TD passes in a game by Erik Wilhelm vs. Akron. Anderson's 286 yards passing is the 31st best single-game mark and his 297 yards in total offense also ranks 31st on the Beavers' single-game list. (Career numbers)--In his seven-game career to date, Anderson has completed 65 of 118 passes for 894 yards, eight touchdowns and has thrown three interceptions. He has accounted for 867 yards (123.9 average) in total offense on 128 plays.

    OSU SOLID IN THE RED ZONE: In two games, Oregon State has scored seven times on nine trips into the red zone (20-yard line to end zone). OSU was stopped late in the fourth quarter in the red zone against Eastern Kentucky when Coach Dennis Erickson elected to keep the ball on the ground and was running out the clock. The Beavers missed a 31-yard field goal attempt against Temple in their other miss. OSU held Eastern Kentucky to a field goal on two trips into the red zone and Temple was unsuccessful on its only venture into the red zone. The field goal by Eastern Kentucky came after an OSU fumble and the Beavers held EKU to zero yards on three attempts.

    STEVEN JACKSON, TB: Sophomore tailback Steven Jackson has opened the season with two-straight 100-yard rushing games. Jackson leads the Pacific-10 Conference in rushing with a 129.0 average per game and he ranks 17th nationally. Jackson ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in all-purpose running with 134.0 average and is tied for 50th nationally. He is tied for 12th in the Pac-10 in scoring with 12 points. (Eastern Kentucky)-Jackson's first game as a starter was huge. Jackson ran for 141 yards on 21 carries against Eastern Kentucky and scored a pair of touchdowns. He had long runs of 29 yards and 17 yards for a touchdown. Jackson's 141 yards rushing ranks as the 49th best game in school history for individual rushing. The EKU game was Jackson's second career 100-yard rushing game. (Temple)-Jackson rushed for 117 yards vs. Temple, his second straight 100-yard rushing game of the season. He had a long run of 21 yards. He also caught his first pass of the season, giving him 127 all-purpose yards. (Career information)-Jackson rushed for 113 yards vs. USC as a freshman in 2001, his only other 100-yard game. He has posted three 100-yard games in 12 games played at OSU, including both starts this year. Jackson has accounted for 648 yards rushing in 12 career games to date, an average of 78.5 yards per game. He has scored 54 career points.

    TRACKING JACKSON'S 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES: Steven has rushed for 100 yards three times in his career to date, including a career-best 141 vs. Eastern Kentucky in his first career start. He rushed for 113 yards vs. USC in 2001 as Ken Simonton's backup and was named ABC Player of the Game for Oregon State.

    NO TOUCHDOWNS: Oregon State has not allowed a defensive touchdown so far in 2002 and has allowed only one defensive touchdown in its last four games. The Beavers gave up a defensive TD in the fourth quarter against Oregon last year.

    OREGON STATE DEFENSE FORCES TURNOVERS: Oregon State's defense so far in 2002 resembles the Beavers' wrecking crew of 2000, when OSU posted a 11-1 record en route to winning the Fiesta Bowl and a co-championship of the Pacific-10 Conference. After two games, the Beavers have forced 11 turnovers and have committed only three. OSU has a plus 4.0 average after two games, which leads the Pac-10 and ranked in a tie for third nationally. The Beavers forced seven turnovers with four pass interceptions and three fumble recoveries in the season opener against Eastern Kentucky and came back with four forced turnovers at Temple. Meanwhile, OSU lost three fumbles vs. Eastern Kentucky and played without a turnover at Temple.

    BEAVERS LEAD NATION IN PASS INTERCEPTIONS: Oregon State's secondary was rated No. 1 in the nation by The Sporting News in its preseason publication is living up to that lofty ranking. The Beavers are creating havoc to opposing quarterbacks. Oregon State leads the nation, along with Texas A&M, with seven picks in two games. The Beavers opened the season with four interceptions against Eastern Kentucky and added three at Temple. Oregon State had only nine interceptions during the entire 2001 season. The Beavers rank first in the Pac-10 and first nationally in pass efficiency defense at 49.23. OSU ranks third in the Pac-10 and 13th nationally in passing defense yards allowed at 104.5.

    RICHARD SEIGLER, MLB: Richard Seigler, junior middle linebacker, is tied for second in the Pac-10 after two games in tackles with 10.0 average. He trails teammate Nick Barnett (11.0 average). Seigler is tied for third in the Pac-10 for tackles for loss with four, along with teammate Barnett. Seigler, the Beavers' top defensive point producer in 2001, opened the 2002 campaign with another solid performance. Seigler produced 40 defensive points vs. Eastern Kentucky with seven tackles (six solo), one tackle for loss, a quarterback hurry and a pass interception that he returned 32 yards to set up an OSU touchdown in the second quarter. Temple-Seigler topped OSU in point production against Temple with 38 points, coming on 13 tackles (five solo) and three tackles for loss. Seigler has moved into 25th place on OSU's career defensive production point list with 701

    NICK BARNETT, SLB: Nick Barnett leads the Pac-10 in tackles with 11.0 average per game and he is tied with teammate Richard Seigler with four tackles for loss. Barnett, senior strong linebacker, led OSU in defensive points in the season opener against Eastern Kentucky with 41 points. For Barnett, it is the third time in his career that he has led the Beavers in defensive points. He contributed 11 tackles (five solo), three tackles for loss and a forced fumble in the OSU victory. Temple-Barnett added 24 points at Temple with 11 tackles (four solo) and a tackle for loss.

    OSU'S LAS VEGAS CONNECTION: Oregon State has a strong Las Vegas connection on its football team with five players on its roster, including three outstanding starters in tailback Steven Jackson, middle linebacker Richard Seigler and strong safety Lawrence Turner. The Beavers also have backup weak linebacker Jonathan Pollard and freshman cornerback Kellen Marshall, who is redshirting at this time. Jackson hails from Eldorado High School. Seigler is from Chaparral High School. Turner is from Cheyenne High School. Pollard is from Las Vegas High School and Marshall is from Cimarron-Memorial High School.

    PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE NOTES: In addition to Nick Barnett and Richard Seigler ranking one-two in the Pac-10 Conference in tackles, free safety Mitch Meeuwsen is off to a fast start. Meeuwsen has intercepted three passes and broken up two others for a total of five passes defended, which ranks third in the Pac-10. Dwan Edwards and Bill Swancutt are tied four fourth in sacks with 1 � apiece. Swancutt is also tied for seventh in tackles for loss with three.

    CESCA SECOND IN OSU CAREER SCORING: Place kicker Ryan Cesca, a senior, was the Pac-10's first-team all-league kicker as a sophomore during the 2000 season. In the final month of the 2001 season, Cesca was inconsistent for the first time in his career and he lost his place kicking duties to junior walk-on Kirk Yliniemi during the Oregon game. Cesca scored nine points vs. Washington State on October 6, 2001 and moved into second place on the OSU career-scoring list as a result. He passed another kicker, Troy Bussanich, making him the highest scoring kicker in Beaver football history. To date, he has scored 212 career points, compared to Bussanich's 168. Ryan broke the OSU record for scoring in a season by a kicker in 2000 with 94 points, topping the previous high of 80 by Jose Cortez (1998). Cesca's 94 points ranks fourth on OSU's single-season scoring list. Ryan converted 46 of 47 PAT attempts in 2000 to establish a new single-season record before missing his final attempt of the regular season against Oregon. His 43-for-43 (before missing on his 44th attempt) topped his previous record of 37-for-37 in 1999. Cesca finished the 2000 regular season at 43-for-44. He ran his school record career streak to 80-for-80 before missing. The previous OSU record for consecutive PAT kicks was 54 straight by Bussanich (1986-89). He is 113-for-114 (.991) in his career and working on a current streak of 33 straight PATs made. As a team, OSU has made 49 straight PATs. As a freshman in 1999, he was perfect on all 37 of his PAT attempts, a school record then for number of successful PAT kicks. Ryan booted 16 of 19 field goal attempts in 2000, including a streak of eight in a row, which was stopped, when he missed a 45-yarder in his last attempt in the California game. He made four in a row at Arizona to tie OSU's single-game record. He made three vs. UCLA, and came back to kick three the following week against Washington State. He has made 33 of 48 field goal attempts (.688) in his career. Ryan booted a career long 49-yard field goal vs. Stanford in 2000. He scored 58 points in 1999, which was second to Ken Simonton's team leading 118 points. He scored 94 points in 2000, which was second in the Pac-10 behind teammate Ken Simonton. Cesca has been successful on 17 of his last 24 field goal attempts. He had successfully kicked six field goals in a row before missing a 48-yarder against California last year.

    STARTING STREAKS: Defensive tackle Eric Manning and linebacker Richard Seigler have the longest active starting streaks among OSU players with 25.

    STEVEN JACKSON ON DOAK WALKER LIST: Oregon State sophomore tailback Steven Jackson has been selected as on of 42 preseason candidates for the Oak Walker Award, awarded annually to the nation's top college running back.

    ERIC MANNNG ON LOMBARDI WATCH LIST: Senior defensive tackle Eric Manning is one of 121 players listed on the 2002 Rotary Lombardi Award watch list. The Lombardi Award is given annually to the top down lineman, offense or defense, in the nation.

    ERIC MANNING ON OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Senior defensive tackle Eric Manning is also among the list of players to watch for the 2002 Outland Trophy, which is presented by the Football Writers Association of America to the top interior lineman in college football each season.

    DENNIS WEATHERSBY ON THORPE WATCH LIST: Senior cornerback Dennis Weathersby is one of 36 players on the preseason Jim Thorpe Award watch list. The Thorpe Award is given annually to the best defensive back in college football.

    NICK BARNETT, RICHARD SEIGLER ON BUTKUS AWARD WATCH LIST: Senior outside linebacker Nick Barnett and junior middle linebacker Richard Seigler are among the players listed on the 2002 Butkus Award witch list. The Butkus goes to the nation's top college linebacker each year.

    JAMES NEWSON ON FRED BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST: Junior flanker James Newson has been selected as one of 32 receivers on the 2002 Fred Biletnikoff Award watch list as the nation's top collegiate receiver.

    THIS, THAT, ETC.

  • Dennis Erickson is 4-0 vs. 1-AA opponents as Oregon State's head coach.

  • Junior middle linebacker Richard Seigler produced 330 defensive points in OSU's system during the 2001 season, which ranks 14th on the Beavers' all-time season list.

  • Oregon State is 1-2 in overtime games after losing to USC in 2001. The Beavers lost to California 48-42 in 1996. OSU defeated Oregon in double overtime 44-41 in 1998.

    **Strong linebacker Nick Barnett had the best game of his OSU career with 18 tackles against California in 2001, including 11 solo tackles. He also had four quarterback hurries.

  • Sophomore middle linebacker Richard Seigler had the best game of his OSU career to date in the 2001 Arizona State game. Seigler produced a total of 81 points on the Beavers' defensive point system, breaking the record of 72 points established last year by defensive end DeLawrence Grant against San Diego State University. In addition, Seigler also broke the OSU record for tackles for loss in a game with seven. His seven tackles for loss topped the old record of 4 � held by Bryan Ludwick in a game against Northern Illinois in 1996 at Corvallis. Against the Sun Devils, Seigler produced 8 solo tackles, 7 assisted tackles, 7 tackles for loss (19 yards), a sack for 5 yards and he recovered a fumble.

  • Derek Anderson completed his first collegiate pass, a 13-yarder to Seth Trimmer, in the third quarter against Washington State on Oct. 6, 2001. Anderson completed 6 of 14 passes for 96 yards and was intercepted on his final pass of the game.

  • Tailback Steven Jackson's 63-yard TD run vs. UCLA was a career best at OSU plus it matched the 27th longest run from scrimmage in OSU history.

  • Two Oregon State assistant coaches have redshirt freshman sons playing on this year's team. Defensive coordinator Craig Bray's son Trent is a middle linebacker and running backs Coach Dan Cozzetto's son Ryan is a free safety and punter.

  • Oregon State has scored in 49 straight games after being shutout by USC 23-0, November 15, 1997.

  • OSU backs have rushed for 100 yards or more a total of 163 times.

  • Oregon State did not play a true freshman against Eastern Kentucky or Temple.

  • As a team, Oregon State has a current streak of 49 straight successful PAT attempts.

  • Oregon State has four married players on the roster this year. Punter Carl Tobey got married in 2001 to the former Annalee Nelson. Wide receiver Seth Trimmer got married this summer to the former Hannah Cox. Linebacker Seth Lacey got married this summer to the former Mackenzie Copeland. Wide receiver Shawn Kintner got married this summer to the former Courtney Chandler.

  • Oregon State's attendance of 35,346 vs. Eastern Kentucky was the third largest ever for a Reser Stadium opener. It was the 10th straight sellout at Reser Stadium, extending the Beavers' school record.

  • Oregon State's 49 points vs. Eastern Kentucky were the most for the Beavers in a season-opener since 1931, when Oregon State beat Willamette 76-0. Incidentally, that 1931 victory was the highest-scoring game ever for the Beavers. The 49 points were the sixth most ever in a season-opener for the Beavers.

  • Derek Anderson's 345 yards passing vs. Eastern Kentucky is the 10th best game mark in school history for individual passing yardage.

  • Derek Anderson's 80-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Farley vs. Eastern Kentucky is tied for the fifth-longest pass in school history and ties for the fourth-longest touchdown pass. It was the longest OSU pass play since Jonathan Smith connected with Chad Johnson on a school-record 97-yard pass in 2000.

  • Oregon State's 600 yards of total offense vs. Eastern Kentucky is the fifth-best game in school history for team total offense.

  • Oregon State's 359 yards passing vs. Eastern Kentucky is the seventh-best game in school history for team passing yardage.

  • Steven Jackson's 141 yards rushing vs. Eastern Kentucky was the 49th best game in school history for individual rushing yardage. It was the second 100-yard game of Jackson's career, and the 162nd 100-yard rushing game by an individual in OSU history.

  • Oregon State has won seven of its last 10 season-openers.

  • Derek Anderson accounted for 332 yards in total offense against EKU, which ranks 12th on OSU's single-game list for most total offense.

    TICKET/HUDDLE MEETINGS/MEDIA INFORMATION

    TICKET INFORMATION: Contact the OSU Ticket Office at 541-737-4455 or 1-800-GO BEAVS for ticket information. The OSU Athletic Ticket Office is located in room 107 Gill Coliseum and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The ticket office is open at Reser Stadium (Gate 17) two hours prior to kickoff. WILL CALL is located at Gate No. 17.

    OSU MEDIA LUNCHEON LIVE ON ESPN NEWS: Oregon State's football media luncheon, featuring Dennis Erickson and requested players, will be held every Tuesday in the Valley Football Center third floor. Media wishing to attend must contact Hal Cowan prior to 5:00 p.m. each Monday if planning to attend a luncheon. All player interview requests must be made prior to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday to ensure player attendance. Coach Erickson's interview session each week will begin at 11:15 a.m. and will be live on ESPN News. The satellite coordinates for Erickson's press conference are SBS 6, Transponder 16. Here is the weekly schedule:

    11:00 a.m. Teleconference call with visiting coach (John Robinson, UNLV)
    11:15 a.m. Dennis Erickson interview session, live on ESPN News and Premiere conference call
    12 noon OSU player/assistant coaches interviews

    Media wishing to access Erickson's interview session at 11:15 a.m. can do so by calling 913-981-5581.

    OSU GAMES ON TEAMLINE/TRZ: Fans can hear the live play-by-play of all Oregon State football games in 2002. Just call TEAMLINE at 1-800-846-4700 and enter 5921 for OSU's access code and enter a credit card number when prompted.

    PACIFIC-10 SATELLITE FEED: The Pac-10 provides a weekly satellite feed featuring interviews with the coaches and selected players regarding upcoming games along with highlight footage. The half-hour feed airs every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. PDT/MST (2:30 p.m. EDT) beginning Sept. 4 and running through Nov. 20, with a final week run on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Coordinates for the feed are GE 2, Transponder 11 (C-Band). Trouble numbers: Master Control 310-543-1835 or 310-231-3229 or pager 888-423-0095 or Michelle Lockhart at the Pac-10 at 925-932-4411.

    DOUBLE COVERAGE: A new one-hour radio program devoted to Pac-10 football will air on a national network of radio stations. Double Coverage will air in most markets on Wednesday evenings with a rebroadcast on Saturday mornings on many outlets. The show is produced by Lee Jamison and Bob Grim, Oregon State color commentator, is the host. Check local listings for the station in your area.

    PACIFIC-10 COACHES TELECONFERENCES: Pacific-10 football coaches are available on a media teleconference every Tuesday during the football season, starting September 17 and the calls will continue each Tuesday through November 19. The calls start at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) and each coach is scheduled to be on the line for 10 minutes. In addition, a taped replay will be available at 3:00 p.m. PDT following the call and will be available until the next call. Media members may call the Conference office or any Pac-10 SID to receive the media-only number for both the live teleconference and the taped replay. Following is the schedule for the teleconference:

    10:00 a.m. John Mackovic, Arizona
    10:50 a.m. Jeff Tedford, California
    10:10 a.m. Buddy Teevens, Stanford
    11:00 a.m. Dirk Koetter, Arizona State
    10:20 a.m. Dennis Erickson, Oregon State
    11:10 a.m. Mike Price, Washington State
    10:30 a.m. Bob Toledo, UCLA
    11:20 a.m. Mike Bellotti, Oregon
    11:40 a.m. Pete Carroll, USC
    11:30 a.m. Rick Neuheisel, Washington

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