Huskies Shoot Down High-Flyin' Beavers
Oct 19, 2003
By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Charles Frederick caught a pair of touchdown passesand returned a punt for another score as Washington upset No. 22 Oregon State38-17 Saturday night, snapping the Beavers' four-game winning streak.
Frederick scored on passing plays of 35 and 87 yards, after breaking outwith an 86-yard punt return. He finished with nine catches for 216 yards.
Cody Pickett completed 19 of 40 passes for 285 yards and three scores forthe Huskies (4-3, 2-1 Pacific-10), who stopped a two-game losing streak.
Oregon State tailback Steven Jackson, who went into the game ranked secondin the nation with an average of 146.2 yards a game, was held to 49 yards on 22carries.
The Beavers (5-2, 2-1), who were coming off a bye, were hurt by 15 penaltiesfor 141 yards. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak at Reser Stadium.
OSU quarterback Derek Anderson was 21-of-48 for 344 yards and a touchdown,but was intercepted three times.
Frederick caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Pickett in the third quarterto make it 21-10. On the next series, Marquis Cooper intercepted Anderson andthe Huskies went on to score on Pickett's 1-yard pass to Ben Bandel.
Evan Knudsen added a 43-yard field goal before Frederick's 87-yard TDreception made it 38-10 in the fourth quarter.
Anderson hit George Gillett with a 29-yard scoring pass for the finalmargin.
The Huskies surprised favored Oregon State by jumping out to an early leadwith Frederick's 86-yard punt return. Frederick easily ran past seven Beaversto make it 7-0 at 8:32 of the first quarter.
Washington extended its lead on tailback Kenny James' 2-yard scoring runearly in the second quarter. It was James' first rushing touchdown of theseason.
The Beavers narrowed it to 14-7 on Anderson's 5-yard keeper, set up by his30-yard pass to Mike Hass, who reached improbably between two defenders to pulldown the ball.
On Washington's next series, Richard Seigler intercepted Pickett and ranback 30 yards. But the Beavers weren't able to capitalize, and settled for KirkYlinemi's 39-yard field goal.
The Huskies were hit late in the first half when senior tailback RichAlexis, who has four touchdowns in his previous four games, was carted off thefield with an apparent left knee injury after a hit by Seigler.
Washington officials said he had a deep bruise on his quadriceps contusion.He had rushed for 26 yards before he was injured. His 2,371 career yards rankhim sixth on Washington's all-time list.
The Huskies led 14-10 at halftime after Knudson's 48-yard field goal attemptfell short.
In addition to the two straight losses, against UCLA and Nevada,Washington's athletic department took a hit this past week when it was revealedthat a doctor, Dr. William Scheyer, had been suspended from practicing medicinefor improperly prescribing drugs.
It was another blow for the Washington - after the dismissal of footballcoach Rick Neuheisel in July over a gambling scandal and the basketballprogram's NCAA probation for illegal recruiting practices.
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