Beavers Football Awaits Bowl Berth
Dec. 1, 2002
ERICKSON INNOVEMBER: Dennis Erickson is currently in his 17th year as acollegiate head coach. He has compiledan impressive record during the month of November. In the month of November he has a career mark of 47-11-1, apercentage of .805. Erickson is 10-3(.769) in November as Oregon State's head coach. Erickson is 6-0 in November at OSU's Reser Stadium.
NUMBER 200 FORERICKSON: Dennis Erickson coached his 200th collegiate game as a headcoach when Oregon State defeated Stanford 31-21 on November 16.
FOURTH MOST WINS FORBEAVERS: With a 8-4 record heading into a bowl game, Oregon State has tied forthe fourth most victories in school history.Dennis Erickson has coached two of the top four best records in just hisfourth season as the Beavers' head coach.With a bowl victory, a nine-win season would tie for the second mostwins in OSU history. A look at the topwin seasons follow:
Year Record Head Coach Bowl
OREGON STATE IN THEPOLLS: The following is where Oregon Stateranks in various polls, as well OSU's opponent:
OSU GAMES ONTEAMLINE/TRZ:
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OSU INJURYREPORT: (OUT)-Henry Anderson, DT (broken right forearm); Dan Rothwell, DE (left kneesurgery, ACL, MCL); Lee Davis, LT (ACL,right knee); Deondre Alexander, WR (right shoulder); Dan Haines, TE (left knee,ACL) and David Lose, LG (left fibula fracture).
SENIORS IN FINAL HOMEGAME: Atotal of 16 seniors played in their final home and regular season game forOregon State against Oregon in this year's Civil War. The 16 include-Nick Barnett, SLB, Fontana, CA; Calvin Carlyle,FS, Los Angeles, CA; Ryan Cesca, PK, Manhattan Beach, CA; Lee Davis, OT,Inglewood, CA; Peter Gregg, DE, Eagle Creek, OR; Jeremaine Jackson, Montebello,CA; Shawn Kintner, WR, Keizer, OR; Mike Kuykendall, OG/OT, Bend, OR; James Lee,DT, Salem, OR; Eric Manning, DT, Compton, CA; Terrell Roberts, CB, Richmond,CA; Tyler Ross, TE, Lake Oswego; Alvin Steen, DT, Inglewood, CA; Seth Trimmer,FL, Corvallis, OR; Erik Tuma, WLB, Beaverton, OR and Dennis Weathersby, CB,Duarte, CA.
DENNIS ERICKSONSEVENTH ON ACTIVE WINNING LIST:
SEIGLER TOP CAREERPOINT PRODUCER AMONG DEFENSIVE STARTERS:Junior linebacker Richard Seigler isthe top career point producer among the OSU defensive starters with 931 points,which currently ranks sixth on the Beavers' career list.
Richard Seigler, mlb
Nick Barnett, slb
Dennis Weathersby, cb 5
Calvin Carlyle, ss
Eric Manning, dt
Noah Happe, de
Mitch Meeuwsen, fs
Dwan Edwards, dt
Terrell Roberts, cb
Bill Swancutt, de
Erik Tuma, wlb 1
SEIGLER MOVES INTOSIXTH PLACE ON OSU CAREER DEFENSIVE LIST:Richard Seigler has produced 931career defensive points on the Beavers' scoring system which puts him sixth onthe career list. He passed Steve Brown(926) as a result of scoring 17 points in the Oregon game.
3-Jeff Schneider, MLB (1984-87)
4-Reggie Tongue, FS (1992-95)
1-ReserStadium rushing record-239, Steven Jackson vs. California.
2-ReserStadium/OSU most touchdown passes one half-4, Derek Anderson vs. UNLV (tiesrecord held by Scott Richardson, OSU vs. WSU,
3-ReserStadium/OSU most touchdowns responsible for-6, Derek Anderson vs. UNLV
4-ReserStadium/OSU most touchdown passes-5, Derek Anderson vs. UNLV (ties record heldby Erik Wilhelm vs. Akron, 1987)
5-ReserStadium/OSU most passes caught-11, James Newson vs. Oregon (ties record held byReggie Bynum, OSU vs. Idaho, 1985, and vs.
Fresno Statein 1985; Imani Percoats, OSU vs. Washington, 1999)
6-ReserStadium/OSU longest run with blocked field goal-83, Dennis Weathersby vs. UCLA
1-Most 200-yardrushing games-3, Steven Jackson (239 vs. California; 230 yards vs. Stanford and227 vs. Fresno State)
2-Mostyards rushing-1,656, Steven Jackson
3-Mostyardage pass receiving-1,119, James Newson
4-Mostall-purpose yards-1,807, Steven Jackson
5-Mosttouchdown passes-24, Derek Anderson
6-Mosttouchdowns pass receiving-11, James Newson
7-Mostrushing attempts-300, Steven Jackson
10-Mostconsecutive field goals kicked-13, Kirk Yliniemi
1-Most touchdownspassing in game-5, vs. UNLV (ties record vs. Akron, 1987 and Pacific, 1962)
3-Mostyards returned on pass interceptions in game-146, vs. Fresno State
5-Mostfans drawn in home season-255,054
**OregonState's 21-point margin of victory was the Beavers' largest in a Civil War gamesince a 41-19 win at Corvallis in 1968.
**DerekAnderson completed 21 of 37 passes for 370 yards and four touchdowns, a careerhigh and the sixth best single-game mark in OSU history.
**Andersonthrew four TD passes vs. Oregon to give him 24 on the season, setting asingle-season record.
**Andersoncompleted the regular season with 2,994 yards passing, second best in OSUhistory, and with 2,811 yards of total offense, fourth best in Beaver history.
**Andersonmoved into fifth place on OSU's career passing list with 3,257 yards.
**StevenJackson rushed for 153 yards, his ninth 100-yard plus game of the season andfifth in a row. The nine 100-yardrushing games in a season ties the record held by Ken Simonton (1999).
**Jacksonbroke the OSU single-season rushing record with 1,656 yards.
**Jackson's1,665 yards this season ranks as the sixth-best single-season mark inPacific-10 history, and he became the only non-USC running back among the topsix. Jackson has one game to go thisyear.
**Jacksonhas 2,046 career rushing yards, which ranks eight on OSU's all-time list.
**Jacksonhas 15 rushing touchdowns and 17 total.The 15 rushing touchdowns ranks fourth on OSU single-season list and his102 points this year ties him for third on single-season list.
NOTES FROM CIVIL WARVICTORY OVER OREGON CONTINUED
**Widereceiver James Newson had 11 catches for 168 yards and one touchdown.
**Newsonset an OSU single-season record for receiving yardage with 1,119 yards and asingle-season record with 11 touchdowns on receptions.
**Newsonnow has 2,101 career receiving yards, moving him into second place on OSU'sall-time list. Newson has 122 careerreceptions, good enough for sixth place on OSU's all-time list.
**DerekAnderson's 69-yard touchdown pass to Steven Jackson tied for the 23rdlongest pass play in OSU history.
**MitchMeeuwsen intercepted two passes, giving him five on the season and eight in hiscareer. The five picks move him into atie for 11th on single-season list.
**KirkYliniemi booted a 41-yard field goal to extend his season record of consecutivefield goals made to 13. The OSU careerrecord for consecutive field goals made is 15, held by Jim Nielsen.
**OregonState's 370 yards passing vs. Oregon was the seventh-highest single-game markin school history.
**OregonState's 528 yards in total offense was the 14th best single-gamemark in school history.
**OregonState's season scoring total reached 401 points following the Oregon game totop the previous season record of 400 (2000).
totalnumber of fans tops the previous high of 201,896 in 2000, when OSU played sixhome games.
OSU BREAKS SEASONSCORING RECORD:
Yards Play/25 Yards or More Opponent TD
Derek Anderson to JamesNewson 86pass
Derek Anderson to KennyFarley 80pass
Derek Anderson to StevenJackson 69 pass
Derek Anderson to JamesNewson 60pass
Derek Anderson to KennyFarley 48pass
Derek Anderson to JamesNewson 48pass
Derek Anderson to JamesNewson 46pass
Derek Anderson to JamesNewson 43pass
Derek Anderson to JamesNewson 41pass
Derek Anderson to ShawnKintner 40pass
Derek Anderson to GeorgeGillett 40pass
Derek Anderson to JamesNewson 40pass
Derek Anderson to JamesNewson 38pass
Derek Anderson to GeorgeGillett 36pass
Derek Anderson to JamesNewson 34pass
Derek Anderson to JamesNewson 34pass
Derek Anderson to JamesNewson 32pass
Derek Anderson to ShawnKintner 32pass
Derek Anderson to JamesNewson 31pass
Derek Anderson to KennyFarley 28pass
Derek Anderson to JamesNewson 28pass
Derek Anderson to KennyFarley 28pass
Derek Anderson to StevenJackson 28 pass
Derek Anderson to KennyFarley 28pass
Derek Anderson to KennyFarley 27pass
Derek Anderson to KennyFarley 26pass
Derek Anderson to KennyFarley 25pass
Derek Anderson to JamesNewson 25pass
TOTAL OFFENSE ONRECORD PACE:
OSU REDSHIRTS 20PLAYERS: Oregon State, so far, has redshirted a total of 20 scholarshipplayers. The 20 include-Brent Bridges,OG, junior; Brandon Browner, CB, freshman; Anton Clarkson, QB, freshman; RyanCole, TB, freshman; D.J. Coote, CB, senior; Josh Hawkins, WR, sophomore; AdamKoets, OT, freshman; Joe Lemma, DE, freshman; Josh Linehan, OT, freshman;Brandon Lockheart, OG, junior; Jason Lowe, SLB, senior; Kellen Marshall, CB,freshman; Joe Newton, TE, freshman; Sabby Piscitelli, FS, freshman; J.C.Ronnfeldt, OG, freshman; Brandon Scales, DE, freshman; Ben Siegert, DT,freshman; Alvin Smith, DT, sophomore; Tone Taupule, SLB, freshman and HarveyWhiten, SS, sophomore. The Beavers arealso redshirting five freshman walk-ons-Colt Charles, QB; Matthis Gehring, DT;Scott Lawson, WR; Kelly Phelps, LB; Scott Smith, TE and Andrew Taylor, TB.
OSU DEFENSE STOPS THERUN: Inits last five games prior to the Civil War game with Oregon, Oregon State hadlimited all five opponents to under 100 yards rushing and a combined total of183 yards rushing on 154 carries, an average of 1.19 per carry and 36.6 yardsper game. That five-game run looked likethis:
STEVEN JACKSON'S OSU
YEAR TCB YG
2002 300 1752
TOTAL 374 2157
YEAR TCB YG
Years TD PAT PTS NEEDS 6-StevenJackson, OSU 2002 1,656
Fresno St. 3
ANDERSON BREAK OSUSEASON TOUCHDOWN PASSING RECORD:
SEASON TOUCHDOWN PASSES
CAREER TOUCHDOWN PASSES
1-Derek Anderson (2002)
SEASON PASSING YARDAGE LIST
1-Jonathan Smith 1999
SEASON TOTAL OFFENSELIST 4-EdSingler 1979-82
OSU GREAT IN THE REDZONE: OregonState has scored 40 times on 47 trips(.851 percentage) into the red zone (20-yard line to end zone).
OSU Poss inside the 20 DEFENSE
OREGON STATE WINSTURNOVER BATTLE:
DENNIS WEATHERSBY ONTHORPE LIST:
Newson on the 2001season
Newson on OSU single-seasonReceiving chart
NO YDS AVG. TD LG Name Year NO YDS AVG. TD
PLAYER GAME AVG. PAC-10 RANK NCAARANK
Passing Comp. PG
Points Resonsible For
Team Rushing Offense
Team Passing Offense
Team Total Offense
Team Pass Efficiency
Team Net Punting
Team Punt Return
Team Kickoff Return
Team Scoring Offense
Team Rushing Defense
Team Pass Efficiency Defense
Team Pass Defense Yards
Team Passes Intercepted
Team Total Defense
Team Scoring Defense
Team Turnover Margin
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS
Nevada 16 Blk
Hawaii 42 NG, 31 NG,47 Blk, 37G Notre Dame
New Mexico St.
UNLV 48 NG
FIRST QUARTERDEFENSE: Oregon State's defense allowed a touchdown in the first quarter forthis season in the game with Washington, and then allowed its second touchdownat Stanford. OSU has outscoredopponents 112-46 in the first quarter.
2002 OFFENSIVE STARTERS
2002 DEFENSIVE STARTERS
THIS, THAT, ETC.
***Cornerback DennisWeathersby broke Oregon State's single-game record for passes defended in theBeavers' 24-13 victory over California with five. Weathersby broke up four passes and intercepted one pass.
***Dennis Erickson is 4-0 vs.1-AA opponents as Oregon State's head coach.
***Junior middle linebackerRichard Seigler produced 325 defensive points in OSU's system during the 2001season, which ranks 19th on the Beavers' all-time season list.
***Oregon State is 1-2 inovertime 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 NickBarnett had the best game of his OSU career with 18 tackles against Californiain 2001, including 11 solo tackles. Healso had four quarterback hurries.
***Middle linebacker RichardSeigler posted a career-high 17 tackles at Washington this year.
***Middle linebacker RichardSeigler had the best game of his OSU career to date in the 2001 Arizona Stategame. Seigler produced a total of 81points on the Beavers' defensive point system, breaking the record of 72 pointsestablished last year by defensive end DeLawrence Grant against San Diego StateUniversity. In addition, Seigler alsobroke the OSU record for tackles for loss in a game with seven.
***Derek Anderson completedhis first collegiate pass, a 13-yarder to Seth Trimmer, in the third quarteragainst Washington State on Oct. 6, 2001.Anderson completed 6 of 14 passes for 96 yards and was intercepted onhis final pass of the game.
***Two Oregon State assistantcoaches have redshirt freshman sons playing on this year's team.
***OSU backs have rushed for100 yards or more a total of 170 times.
***Oregon State did not playa true freshman during the 2002 regular season.
***Oregon State has fourmarried players on the roster this year.Punter Carl Tobey got married in 2001 to the former Annalee Nelson.
***Senior wide receiver SethTrimmer and senior strong safety Calvin Carlyle have already graduated fromOregon State. Trimmer is currentlyworking on a Master's degree and Carlyle is working on a second major.
***Dwight Wright, backup tailback, rushed for 72 yardsand a touchdown vs. Fresno State, his second highest career output.
***Oregon State broke aschool record with 146 yards in pass interception return yardage vs. FresnoState. The previous record was 139 vs.Montana in 1949.
***Mitch Meeuwsen, OregonState free safety, had a streak of seven straight games in which he had brokenup a pass halted when he failed to break up a pass against USC.
***Tailback Steven Jacksonbroke the OSU Reser Stadium rushing record (dating back to 1953 when thestadium was built) with 239 yards against California. The previous record was 234 by OSU's Ken Simonton vs. USC in2000. Jackson's 239 yards was thesecond highest rushing total by a Beaver running back, trailing only Bill Enyart's299 yards at Utah in 1968.
***Steven Jackson's 239 yardsvs. Cal also amounts to the 25th best single-game rushing mark inPacific-10 Conference history.
***Jackson became the fifthOregon State running back in history to pass the 1,000-yard rushing total in aseason by going over 1,000 yards in the California game.
***By scoring threetouchdowns vs. California, Jackson matched his career high of three touchdownsscored in one game. He also scoredthree times vs. Washington in 2001 and three times vs. Oregon this year.
***Defensive tackle EricManning had a career-high five tackles for loss and a sack vs. California.
***OSU's 301 yards rushingvs. California was a season high for the Beavers and also the first timeCalifornia had allowed over 300 yards rushing since Arizona State had 345 in1995.
***OSU held California to anet 16 yards rushing, which matched the 11th best team defensiveeffort against the run by a Beaver team.OSU also held Michigan State to a net 16 yards rushing in 1942.
***Steven Jackson became thefirst 200-yard rusher against California since Washington State's Michael Blackhad 214 in 1996.
***Steven Jackson's 239all-purpose yards vs. California ranks seventh on Oregon State's single-game list.
***Oregon State's 10-play,91-yard touchdown drive in the first quarter vs. California was the Beaver'slongest of the season.
***Tailback Dwight Wright hada career-long 47-yard run vs. California.
***Arizona's minus (-23)yards rushing vs. the Beavers was the second-fewest rushing yards allowed byOregon State in school history. Themark was just one yard short of the school record of minus (-24) yards setagainst Oregon in the 1966 Civil War.Arizona's 93 yards of total offense was the ninth lowest ever allowed byOregon State.
***Arizona has not scored atouchdown against Oregon State since the third quarter of the 1999 game inCorvallis, a stretch of 13 quarters.
***Derek Anderson's 86-yardstouchdown pass to James Newson vs. Arizona was the fifth-longest pass play inBeaver history and the fourth-longest touchdown pass in OSU history.
***Defensive end BillSwancutt had at least one tackle for loss yardage in each of OSU's first 10games this season. His streak wasstopped vs. Stanford. He added twosacks against Oregon, giving him tackles for loss in 11 of 12 games.
***Oregon State's sixquarterback sacks against Arizona were the most for the Beavers since recordingsix against Arizona in 2000 at Tucson.
***Kirk Yliniemi booted acareer-long 50-yard field goal vs. Washington, matching the 11thlongest field goal in OSU history.
***Yliniemi booted acareer-best three field goals against Washington, which he tied at Stanford.
***James Newson caught fivepasses for 138 yards vs. Washington.The 138 yards is the 20th best single-game yardage mark forreceivers in OSU history.
***Steven Jackson rushed for 230 yards on 35 carriesagainst Stanford to become the first running back to rush for over 200 yardsvs. Stanford since San Jose State's Deonce Whitaker rushed for 254 on 21carries on September 9, 2000.
***Steven Jackson's 230 yardsvs. Stanford is the fifth best single-game rushing mark in OSU history andJackson became the first back in Beaver history to rush for over 200 yardsthree times in one season.
***Steven Jackson's 70-yardrun vs. Stanford ties him for 19th on OSU's list of longest runsfrom scrimmage.
***Derek Anderson's 290 yardspassing vs. Stanford is the 32nd best single-game mark in OSUhistory. His 287 yards in total offenseties for 35th on the Beavers' single-game list.
***Steven Jackson's 240 yardsall-purpose yards vs. Stanford is the sixth best single-game mark in OSUhistory.
**OSU's 518 yards in totaloffense vs. Stanford ranks as 18th best game at OSU and 290 yardspassing is the 40th best mark in school history.
EAST-WEST SHRINEGAME: ThreeOregon State seniors-Nick Barnett, Eric Manning and Dennis Weathersby-have beenselected to play in the East-West Shrine game scheduled for Pacific Bell Parkin San Francisco on January 11. Allthree accepted invitations to play in August.
THE LAST TIME OREGONSTATE...
Returned a punt fortouchdown-Dwayne Owens, 97 yards vs. UCLA at Pasadena, 1992
Recovered a blocked punt fortouchdown-Kenny Farley vs. Arizona at Corvallis, Oct. 13, 2001 (blocked by ColeClasen)
Returned a blocked field goalfor touchdown-Dennis Weathersby, 83 yards vs. UCLA at Corvallis, Oct. 5, 2002(blocked by Nick Barnett)
Returned a kickoff fortouchdown-Steven Jackson, 89 yards vs. Northern Arizona at Corvallis, Nov. 17,2001
Returned a fumble fortouchdown-Noah Happe, 19 yards vs. UCLA at Corvallis, Oct. 5, 2002
Returned a pass interceptionfor touchdown-Richard Seigler, 65 yards vs. Fresno State, at Corvallis, Sept.21, 2002
Recorded a safety-vs. UNLV atCorvallis, September 14, 2002
Blocked a punt-Jamaal Jacksonvs. Fresno State at Corvallis, Sept. 21, 2002 (Jason Simpson punter)
Blocked a field goal-BillSwancutt vs. Arizona State at Tempe, Oct. 12, 2002 (Mike Barth kicker)
Blocked a PAT-TerrenceCarroll vs. Stanford at Palo Alto, 1998 (Kevin Miller kicker)
Beat a ranked team-DefeatedWashington (ranked eighth by AP and eighth by USA Today/ESPN), November 10,2001 at Corvallis
Lost to a ranked team-Lost toUSC (ranked 18th by AP and 22nd by USA Today) 22-0 at LosAngeles, Sept. 21, 2002
Scored a 2-pointconversion-Shawn Kintner (pass from Derek Anderson) vs. Stanford at Stanford,Nov. 16, 2002
Scored a 2-point defensivetouchdown-Keith Heyward-Johnson vs. Washington at Seattle, Oct. 7, 2000
Shut out an opponent at ReserStadium-Washington State, 7-0, 1975
Shut out an opponent-Oregon,0-0, at Eugene, 1983
Halfback completed atouchdown pass-DeShawn Williams vs. California at Berkeley, 1996 (Williams 14yards to QB David Moran)
Lineman scored atouchdown-Starling Latu, OG, vs. USC at Corvallis, 1994
Had a player score 3 or moretouchdowns in a game-Ken Simonton, TB, vs. Washington at Corvallis, Nov. 10,2001 (3 touchdowns)
StevenJackson, TB, vs. Washington at Corvallis, Nov. 10, 2001 (3 touchdowns)
StevenJackson, TB, vs. California at Corvallis, Oct. 26, 2002 (3 touchdowns)
StevenJackson, TB vs. Oregon at Corvallis, Nov. 23, 2002 (3 touchdowns)
Scored on its first offensivepossession of the game-vs. Oregon at Corvallis, November 23, 2002
Had a player rush for over100 Yards-Steven Jackson (153) vs. Oregon at Corvallis, Nov. 23, 2002
Had a player rush for over200 Yards-Steven Jackson (230) vs. Stanford at Stanford, Nov. 16, 2002
THE LAST TIME ANOPPONENT...
Returned a punt fortouchdown-Kennan Howry, Oregon, 63 yards at Corvallis, Nov. 23, 2002
Recovered a blocked punt fortouchdown-Troy Polamalu, USC, at Los Angeles (Carl Tobey punter), Nov. 3, 2001
Returned a kickoff fortouchdown-Bennie Cunningham, Georgia Southern, 89 yards at Corvallis, 1999
Returned a fumble fortouchdown-Pierre Wright, Eastern Kentucky, 51 yards, at Corvallis, August 29,2002
Returned a pass interceptionfor touchdown-Chris Massey, Washington, 25 yards at Seattle, Nov. 9, 2002(Derek Anderson passer)
Recorded a safety-UCLA atCorvallis, Oct. 5, 2002
Did not score-Oregon, (0-0)at Eugene, 1983
Blocked a punt-Gary Daniels,Oregon, at Corvallis, Nov. 23, 2002 (Carl Tobey punter)
Blocked a field goal-SeanButts, Hawaii, at Honolulu (Ryan Cesca the kicker), December 25, 1999, at O'ahuBowl
Scored a 2-pointconversion-California, Tony Gonzalez, pass from Ziv Gottlieb, at Berkeley, 1996
Scored a 2-point defensivetouchdown-Stanford, Tim Smith 100-yard pass interception at Corvallis, 1996
Shut out Oregon State-USC(22-0), at Los Angeles, September 21, 2002
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