Beavers Travel To Palo Alto To Take On Cardinal
Nov. 10, 2002
GAME: Oregon State (6-4, 2-4) at Stanford (2-7, 1-5)
SITE: Stanford Stadium (85,500), Stanford, CA
DATE: Saturday, November 16
TIME: 2:00 PST
RADIO: Live over 29-station Beaver Sports Network, starting at 12:00 noon PST
TV: Delayed over Fox Sports Net NW on Sunday, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PST
CROWD: Stanford is expecting a crowd of around 35,000 at Stanford Stadium (85,500) for Saturday's game with Oregon State.
TELEVISION: There will be no live telecast of the game. The game will be rebroadcast on Fox Sports Net NW on Sunday from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. with Scott Lynn (play-by-play) and Steve Preece (analyst) calling the action.
OSU STREAKS: Oregon State is on a one-game losing streak overall. The Beavers have a two-game winning streak at Reser Stadium, a one-game Pacific-10 Conference losing streak, a three-game road losing streak and a seven-game Pac-10 road losing streak. Oregon State is 30-15 (.667) in its last 45 games and has won 21 of its last 24 (.875) 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 5-1 so far in 2002. Oregon State is 22-11 (.667) in the current decade. The Beavers did not win 22 games in the 1990s until November 21, 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 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.
OSU RELEASE ONLINE: Oregon State's official web site is part of the Official College Sports Network (formerly FansOnly) and can be found at www.osubeavers.com. Updated releases, player bios, statistics and other information can be accessed from OSU's web site. Game broadcasts and live stats are also available on the site. The Pac-10 Conference official web site is located at www.Pacific10.org.
OSU INJURY REPORT: (OUT)-Henry Anderson, DT (broken right forearm); Dan Rothwell, DE (left knee surgery, ACL, MCL); Lee Davis, LT (ACL, right knee) and Deondre Alexander, WR (right shoulder). (Questionable)-Adam Rothenfluh, QB (sprained right thumb). (Probable)-Mitch Meeuwsen, FS (MCL sprain right knee) and Derek Anderson, QB (left ankle sprain).
OSU-STANFORD SERIES: Oregon State and Stanford have played a total of 68 games in the series, with the Cardinal leading 46-19-3. The Beavers own a one-game winning streak as a result of winning 38-6 at Corvallis in 2000. The two teams did not play last year. OSU's last victory at Stanford was 30-23 in 1998. The Beavers lost 21-17 at Stanford in 1999. All told, OSU is 8-24-2 in games played at Stanford. The Beavers' Dennis Erickson is 2-2 in games vs. the Cardinal, while Stanford coach Buddy Teevens will be coaching his first contest against OSU.
NUMBER 200 FOR ERICKSON: Dennis Erickson will be coaching in his 200th collegiate game when Oregon State plays Stanford on Saturday. Erickson has posted a record of 142-56-1 in 17 years as a head coach.
ERICKSON IN NOVEMBER: Dennis Erickson is currently in his 17th year as a collegiate head coach. He has compiled an impressive record during the month of November. In the month of November he has a career mark of 45-11-1, a percentage of .798. Erickson is 8-3 (.727) in November as Oregon State's head coach.
FIRST QUARTER DEFENSE: Oregon State's defense allowed a touchdown in the first quarter for this season in the game with Washington. OSU has outscored opponents 99-36 in the first quarter.
GAME NOTES FROM OSU-WASHINGTON GAME:
DEFENSE AGAINST THE RUN OUTSTANDING: In its last four games, Oregon State has limited opponents to a total of 85 yards rushing on 122 carries, an average of 0.70 per carry and 21.3 yards per game. The last four games look like this: Arizona State, 55 yards rushing; California, 16 yards rushing; Arizona, minus (-23) yards rushing; Washington 37 yards rushing. Total rushing 85 yards in four games, 0.70 per carry and 21.3 yards per game.
LONG DRIVES: Oregon State has had 13 scoring drives of 80 or more yards this season, compared to four by opponents.
TOTAL OFFENSE PACE: The Beavers are currently on pace to gain 4,769 yards in total offense during the regular season. The total would be the third-highest mark in school history, trailing only the 1999 (5,212), and 2000 (4,972) squads. For the record, Oregon State will likely conclude the year with four of the top five season totals for offense coming under the four-year regime of Dennis Erickson.
SCORING RECORD IN SIGHT: OSU is zeroing in on the school record for most points in one season. The Beavers are currently on pace to score 390 points during the regular season, with the record being 400 during the 2000 season, which includes the Fiesta Bowl.
EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME: Three Oregon State seniors-Nick Barnett, Eric Manning and Dennis Weathersby-have been selected to play in the East-West Shrine game scheduled for Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco on January 11. All three accepted invitations to play in August.
DENNIS ERICKSON SEVENTH ON ACTIVE WINNING LIST: Dennis Erickson, Montana State, '69, is 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 6-3 so far in 2002. The 2001 season amounted to only Erickson's second losing season in 17 years as a collegiate head coach. In four seasons, he has produced a record of 29-16 (.644) in his Beaver career. Erickson is 12-1 at OSU in regular season non-conference games. 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 .716 (142-56-1). He is seventh on the all-time active coaches winning percentage list at .716, just slightly behind No. 6, R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M (.729). Erickson is ninth among active Division 1-A college coaches for total victories with 142. 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 29-16 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 TOP POINT PRODUCER AMONG DEFENSIVE STARTERS: Junior linebacker Richard Seigler is the top career point producer among the OSU defensive starters with 890 ï¿½ points, which currently ranks eighth on the Beavers' career list. After 45 games in his career, Dennis Weathersby has defended 60 passes (55 breakups and 5 interceptions), 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 11 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.
SEIGLER MOVES INTO EIGHTH PLACE ON OSU CAREER DEFENSIVE LIST: Richard Seigler has produced 890 ï¿½ career defensive points on the Beavers' scoring system which puts him eighth on the career list. He passed Rico Petrini (858) and Todd Sahlfeld (887) as a result of scoring 37 points in the Washington game. Terrence Carroll's seventh place total of 893 points is his next target.
STEVEN JACKSON, TB, PAC-10 RUSHING LEADER: Sophomore tailback Steven Jackson has taken over the rushing lead in the Pac-10 Conference in yards (1,273) and average (127.3). Steven also ranks ninth in the nation in rushing. He opened the season with two-straight 100-yard rushing games before being held to 51 yards against UNLV. Jackson came back with a then career-high 227 yards vs. Fresno State, the sixth best single-game rushing mark in OSU history. He followed with 67 yards at USC, 104 against UCLA, 58 at Arizona State and a career-high 239 vs. California, the second best single-game mark in OSU history. Steven followed that up by rushing for 134 yards vs. Arizona and 135 at Washington, giving him a present streak of three 100-yard plus games. Jackson ranks third in the Pac-10 in all-purpose running with 134.40 average and is 27th nationally. He is seventh in the Pac-10 in scoring with 78 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. (UNLV)-Steven rushed for 51 yards on 17 carries vs. UNLV and he caught three passes for 11 yards and a touchdown, his first touchdown receiving this year. (Fresno State)-Steven rushed for a career high 227 yards vs. Fresno State and scored two touchdowns. The 227-yard rushing effort is the fifth-best single-season mark in OSU history. He scored on a career best 75 yard run, which equals the 12th longest run from scrimmage in Beaver history. He was selected as the Offensive Player of the Week in the Pacific-10 Conference for his efforts vs. Fresno State. (USC)-Steven carried the ball 15 times vs. USC for a net 67 yards, including runs of 25 and 21 yards. He had 16 all-purpose plays for 64 yards. (UCLA)-Steven Jackson raced 80 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage in the game vs. UCLA. It was a career-long TD run for Jackson and it tied for the sixth-longest run in OSU history. All told, Steven rushed for 104 yards vs. UCLA on 15 carries, his fourth 100-yard game of the season. His 80-yard TD run is the longest in the Pacific-10 Conference this season, and his 75-yard run vs. Fresno State is the second longest. (ASU)-Steven rushed for 58 yards on 14 carries, an average of 4.1 yards per carry. He caught three passes for 26 yards, giving him 84 all-purpose yards on 17 plays, an average of 4.9 yards per play. (California)-Steven had the best game of his career with 239 yards rushing and three touchdowns vs. Cal on 35 carries. It was a Reser Stadium rushing record and second-best mark in OSU history. (Arizona)-Steven carried the ball 27 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns vs. Arizona. He caught one pass for 9 yards, giving him 143 all-purpose yards. His longest run against the Wildcats was 25 yards. He had a 69-yard run called back due to a holding call. (Washington)-Steven rushed for 135 yards on 35 carries and scored two touchdowns. He caught one pass for 15 yards, giving him 150 all-purpose yards. (Career)-Jackson rushed for 119 yards vs. USC as a freshman in 2001 for his first 100-yard game. He has posted eight 100-yard games in 20 games played at OSU, including his first two starts this year. Jackson has accounted for 1,663 yards rushing in 20 career games, which ranks ninth on the Beavers' career list. He has scored 120 career points. He has 2,019 career all-purpose yards, an average of 100.9 per game. He ranks 21st on OSU's career all-purpose yardage list. Jackson's 1,273 yards rushing this season puts him fourth on OSU's single-season rushing list. His next stop on the single-season list is Bill Enyart's 1,304-yard mark in 1968, which ranks third. Jackson ranks ninth nationally in rushing.
TRACKING JACKSON'S 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES: Steven has rushed for 100 yards three straight games and seven times in his career to date, including a career-best 239 vs. California this year. 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. Jackson has rushed for 508 yards in his last three games, an average of 169.3 yards per game.
DEREK ANDERSON, QB: Sophomore quarterback Derek Anderson has completed 152 of 326 passes in nine games and has thrown 19 touchdown passes. He threw 109 passes before he threw his first interception of the season on his 110th attempt. Prior to that, he was last intercepted on his final throw of the 2001 season against Northern Arizona. He was chasing the OSU record of 170 passes thrown without an interception by Terrance Bryant in 1998. Anderson currently ranks eighth in the Pac-10 and 69th nationally in passing efficiency at 119.25. He ranks eighth in the Pac-10 and 54th nationally in completions per game with 15.20 average. He ranks eighth in the Pac-10 and 45th nationally in total offense with 217.30 yards per game average. Derek is seventh in the Pac-10 and tied for 26th nationally in points responsible for with 12.60 per game. Derek has completed 19 touchdown passes to eight different receivers. His 19 touchdown passes puts him in second place on the Beavers' all-time single-season list. (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. (UNLV)-Derek had the best game of his young career against UNLV. He completed 20 of 26 passes for 356 yards and five touchdowns and accounted for 360 yards in total offense and was responsible for six touchdowns (he ran for one touchdown). The 356 yards passing was the sixth-highest single-game total in school history. The 360 yards in total offense ranks as the eighth highest total in school history. Derek tied a school record with four touchdown passes in the first half, matching the mark set by Scott Richardson vs. Washington State in 1979. The five touchdown passes ties the school record for touchdown passes in a game, matching the mark set by Erik Wilhelm against Akron in 1987. Anderson had seven pass completions over 28 yards in the contest. (Fresno State)-Derek completed 9 of 20 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns. He threw his first interception of the season after 109 attempts without a pick. He had 176 yards in total offense. He had three pass completions over 30 yards vs. the Bulldogs. (USC)-Derek had a tough day against USC, completing only 8 of 30 passes for 80 yards and no touchdowns. He was limited to 45 yards in total offense on 31 plays. He was sacked five times. He was also the victim of several dropped passes by OSU receivers. (UCLA)-Derek completed 16 of 41 passes for 260 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He was also intercepted two times. (ASU)-Derek completed 16 of 40 passes for 224 yards. He was intercepted three times and did not throw a touchdown pass. He completed four passes of over 25 yards, including a 48-yarder to James Newson. (California)-Derek passed for 80 yards vs. California, which equals his lowest output of the season. He completed 8 of 24 passes for 80 yards. (Arizona)-Derek completed 12 of 28 passes for 239 yards and one touchdown, an 86-yarder to James Newson, which is the fifth longest pass play in OSU history and fourth longest TD pass in Beaver history. Derek scored one touchdown on a 1-yard run. (Washington)-Derek had his toughest day as a Beaver in the Washington game as he threw five interceptions. He completed 15 of 40 passes for 250 yards, including a 60-yard TD pass to James Newson. He also completed a 41-yard pass to Newson and a 26-yarder to Cole Clasen. He had 262 yards in total offense. (Career numbers)--In his 15-game career to date, Anderson has completed 169 of 367 passes for 2,597 yards. He has 20 touchdown passes and has thrown 14 interceptions. He has accounted for 2,411 yards (160.7 average) in total offense on 407 plays. He has moved into sixth place on the OSU career list for touchdown passes thrown with 20. Derek now ranks seventh on OSU's single-season passing list with 2,334 yards and seventh in career passing yards with 2,597. He ranks eighth on the single-season total offense list with 2,173 yards and 13th in career total offense with 2,411 yards.
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. (UNLV)-James caught seven passes for 167 yards vs. UNLV, including a 28-yard TD pass. He also had catches of 38, 32 and 31yards. The 167 reception yards ranks as the fourth-highest single-game total in school history. (Fresno State)-James caught three passes for 47 yards and one touchdown, a 12-yader from Derek Anderson. He had a long reception of 21 yards. He extended his streak of having caught at least one pass in a game to 16 games. He has caught at least one touchdown pass in all four games this year. (USC)-James caught three passes for 15 yards vs. the Trojans. (UCLA)-James caught nine passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns vs. UCLA to match his career high for receptions and fourth-highest yardage output. (ASU)-James caught four passes for 97 yards (24.3 average) vs. the Sun Devils. (California)-James was able to catch only one pass for 9 yards against California as the Bears applied double and tripled team coverage virtually the entire game on Newson. He returned one punt for 15 yards. (Arizona)-James had a banner day against Arizona, catching six passes for 121 yards, including a career-long 86-yard TD pass from Derek Anderson. The pass was the fifth longest pass play in OSU history and fourth longest TD pass. James also returned five punts for 31 yards, giving him 152 all-purpose yards. (Washington)-James caught five passes for 138 yards, including a 60-yard TD pass and a 41-yarder. The 138 yards ranks as the 19th best single-game yardage game in OSU history. (Season)-James is sixth in the Pac-10 and is tied for 38th nationally with 5.00 receptions per game (50 total). He is fifth in the Pac-10 and 26th nationally in receiving yards per game with an average of 86.40 per game. He ranks 13th in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards (93.80 average) and is tied for 14th in scoring (5.40 per game). He currently is tied for third place on OSU's single-season TD reception list with nine. He has caught at least one TD pass in seven games this year. (Career)--James has caught 108 career passes for 1,846 yards, an average of 17.1 per catch and 14 touchdowns. Newson has caught passes in 22 straight games and has had seven games over 100 yards. He is fourth on OSU's career list for touchdown passes with 14 and has had four games in which he has caught two TD passes. He needs six more TD passes to become No. 1. 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 (88.0 yards per game), and that ranked 23rd nationally.
OREGON STATE WINNING TURNOVER BATTLE: Despite committing five turnovers (five pass interceptions) against Washington, Oregon State is still on the plus side when it comes to turnovers. The Beavers have won the battle of turnovers in seven of its 10 games this year, coming up on the negative side at USC, Arizona State and Washington, all defeats. The Beavers have forced 27 turnovers and have committed 22, giving OSU a plus 5.0 for the season and a plus 0.50 average, which ranks fifth in the Pac-10 and tied for 37th nationally. OSU did not commit a turnover vs. Temple, UNLV and Arizona.
OSU RANKS SEVENTH NATIONALLY IN RUSHING DEFENSE: Oregon State leads the Pac-10 in rushing defense, allowing 87.0 yards per game on the ground. The Beavers ranks seventh nationally. Oregon State has allowed just 85 yards rushing in its last four games, an average of 21.3 yards per game. In those four games, Beaver opponents and averaged 0.70 yards per carry.
OSU 11th NATIONALLY IN PASS EFFICIENCY DEFENSE: Oregon State leads the Pac-10 in pass efficiency defense and ranks 11th nationally with a 95.03 average.
BEAVERS RANK 12TH NATIONALLY IN TOTAL DEFENSE: Oregon State leads the Pac-10 Conference in total defense, allowing 291.10 yards per game. That figure ranks 12th nationally.
OSU 18TH NATIONALLY IN SCORING DEFENSE: Oregon State leads the Pac-10 in scoring defense, allowing 18.4 points a game. That figures ranks 18th nationally.
RICHARD SEIGLER, MLB: Richard Seigler, junior middle linebacker, is third in the Pac-10 tackles with an 8.4 average. Seigler is tied for seventh in the Pac-10 for tackles for loss with 12 (11 solo and two assisted). Richard is currently in second place on the Beavers' season defensive point production list with 272 ï¿½ points, trailing Nick Barnett (321). 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. UNLV-Seigler produced 27 defensive points against UNLV with seven tackles (five solo) and he record ï¿½ sack with Nick Barnett. Fresno State-Richard set the tone for the game by returning a 65-yard pass interception for a touchdown during the second offensive series by the Bulldogs. It was his first career touchdown. He had 25 defensive points vs. the Bulldogs. USC-Richard produced 30 points on nine tackles (eight solo) and a tackle for loss. UCLA-Richard was OSU's top point producer on defense in the UCLA game with 36, coming on 14 tackles (seven solo) and a tackle for loss and quarterback hurry. ASU-Richard produced 16 defensive points against Arizona State with two solo tackles and a pair of tackles for loss. California-Richard produced 18 points with seven tackles (four solo) and a quarterback hurry. Richard failed to record a tackle for loss against the Bears, stopping a streak of 10 straight games with a tackle for loss. Arizona-Richard produced 19 defensive production points in the Arizona game with five tackles, a quarterback hurry and tackle for loss. Washington-Richard produced 37 points with 17 tackles, including two tackles for loss. Career-Seigler has moved into eighth place on OSU's career defensive production point list with 890 ï¿½ points.
NICK BARNETT, SLB: Nick Barnett leads the Pac-10 in tackles with an average of 9.5 per game and a total of 95 tackles. Arizona's Lance Briggs trails with an average of 8.7 per game and Richard Seigler at 8.4. Nick leads OSU in defensive point production points with 321, which is tied for 21st on OSU's single-season point production list. Nick is fifth in the Pac-10 in tackles for loss with 13. 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. UNLV-Nick led OSU in tackles against UNLV with 10 (five solo), plus he combined with Seigler for a sack. Fresno State-He scored 25 points on six tackles and two tackles for loss, plus a pass breakup. USC-Nick topped OSU in defensive points vs. USC with 34, coming on eight solo tackles, a tackle for loss and two pass breakups. UCLA-Nick had a solid game against UCLA, posting 32 defensive points with 12 tackles (five solo) and a big blocked field goal that led to an 83-yard touchdown return by teammate Dennis Weathersby. ASU-Nick led OSU in defensive points against Arizona State with 31 ï¿½. Nick posted 10 tackles, including seven solo. He had one tackle for loss and combined with Eric Manning for a sack. California-Nick produced 47 points, second highest for OSU, against the Bears with 10 tackles (seven solo), plus two tackles for loss, one sack, a forced fumble and pass broken up. It was his sack and forced fumble, which set up the Beavers third touchdown in the second quarter to salt the game away. Arizona-Nick registered 26 production points in OSU's victory over Arizona. Nick had five tackles, plus a sack and tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry. Washington-Nick was OSU's top point producer in the Washington game with 39 ï¿½ points. He posted 12 tackles and had one sack and 2 ï¿½ tackles for loss.
WEATHERSBY HOLDS OSU CAREER PASS BREAKUP 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. Dennis established an Oregon State single-game record with five passes defended vs. California. He broke up four passes and intercepted a pass in the end zone to ice the game in the final two minutes of the game. He now has 55 passes broken up and five interceptions for a total of 60 passes defended. 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 33 of the 45 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. Dennis earned team defensive high-point honors against UNLV as he accounted for 33 points. He had five solo tackles, his first career sack, a forced fumble and a pass breakup.
BILL SWANCUTT, DE: Sophomore defensive end Bill Swancutt is having a strong season. Bill led OSU in defensive points in the victory over Arizona with 45. He accounted for four tackles, plus a career-high three sacks and three tackles for loss. Bill now leads OSU in sacks with eight and tackles for loss with 17. He is third on Oregon State's defensive point production list with 241. He is fourth in the Pac-10 in tackles for loss with 17.0. He is fifth in the Pac-10 in sacks. Bill was second in defensive points in the Arizona State contest with 30, coming on four tackles, two tackles for loss and a blocked field goal, the first blocked kick of his career. Bill has produced at least one tackle for loss in all 10 games this season. He had one tackle for loss at Washington.
OSU NOTES: Defensive tackle Eric Manning is sixth in the Pac-10 in tackles for loss with 12 ï¿½. Manning posted a season-high and career-high five tackles for loss against California, which ranks as the second-best mark in the Pac-10 this year, and he added 1 ï¿½ tackles for loss and a half sack in the Arizona game the following week. Steven Jackson has the top two rushing games in the Pac-10 this year with 239 and 227-yard games. He also has the two longest runs, 80 and 75 yards. He is also tied for the most rushing TDs in a game with three. Derek Anderson and James Newson have combined for the third longest pass play in the Pac-10 with 86-yarder. Anderson has the highest total of touchdowns responsible for with six and is tied for the most passing touchdowns with five.
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 219 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 117-for-118 (.992) in his career and working on a current streak of 37 straight PATs made. 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 34 of 54 field goal attempts (.630) in his career. 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 18 of his last 28 field goal attempts, including a career-long 51-yarder vs. Fresno State.
STEVEN JACKSON ON DOAK WALKER LIST: Oregon State sophomore tailback Steven Jackson has been selected as one of 42 preseason candidates for the Doak Walker Award, awarded annually to the nation's top college running back.
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 14 players selected as semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award. The Thorpe Award is given annually to the best defensive back in college football. In addition to Weathersby, the 14 include Rod Babers, Texas; Sammy Davis, Texas A&M; Mike Doss, Ohio State; Brandon Everage, Oklahoma; Terrance Holt, North Carolina State; Terence Newman, Kansas State; Willie Pile, Virginia Tech; Troy Polamalu, USC; Etric Pruitt, Southern Miss.; Stuart Schweigert, Purdue; Derrick Strait, Oklahoma; Shane Walton, Notre Dame; and Eugene Wilson, Illinois. The list will be cut to three on November 25.
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.
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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.
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 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. Media wishing to access Erickson's interview session at 11:15 a.m. can do so by calling 913-981-5581.
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.
PRACTICE/INTERVIEW SCHEDULE: Oregon State practices every day but Sunday and Monday during a normal week. No player interviews are allowed on Sunday or Monday. The Beavers practice from 4-6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and have a walk thru on Friday. PRACTICES TUESDAY THRU THURSDAY ARE CLOSED. Players are available during Tuesday's media luncheon or following practice on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Players are not available on Friday or Saturday until after the game. All interviews must be arranged through the OSU Sports Infomration Office.
BEAVER HUDDLE MEETINGS: There are no scheduled Beaver Huddle luncheons this week.
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