OSU Readies For Trip To No. 6 Washington St.
Oct. 19, 2003
GAME: Oregon State (5-2) at #6 Washington State (6-1)
SITE: Martin Stadium (35,117), Pullman, WA
DATE: Saturday, October 25
TIME: 3:38 p.m. PDT
RADIO: Live over 27-station Beaver Sports Network, starting 1:00 p.m. PDT
TV: Live over Fox Sports Net national cable, starting at 3:30 p.m. PDT
Delayed over Fox Sports Net NW on Sunday, 10:00 a.m. PDT
OSU STREAKS: Oregon State is on a one-game losing streak overall. The Beavers had a seven-game winning streak at Reser Stadiumsnapped by Washington and the Beavers are now on a one-game losing streak at Reser. OSU has a one-game Pacific-10 Conference losingstreak, a one-game road winning streak and a two-game Pac-10 road winning streak. Oregon State has won 17 straight non-conference gamesat Reser Stadium, dating back to 1996. The Beavers' last home non-conference defeat was against Montana on Sept. 7, 1996. Oregon State is37-19 (.661) in its last 56 games and has won 26 of its last 30 (.867) home games. The Beavers' 6-0 record at Reser Stadium in 2000 amounted tothe most wins ever in one season at home, before OSU reached six wins (6-1) in 2003. OSU was 5-1 at Reser Stadium in 1999, 4-1 in 2001, 6-1 in2002 and 4-1 so far in 2003. Oregon State is 29-14 (.674) in the current decade. The Beavers did not win 29 games in the 1990s until November13, 1999. Head Coach Mike Riley has a 9-1 non-conference record as OSU's head coach.
OSU-WSU SERIES: Washington State leads the overall series 45-39-3. The Cougars are currently on a one-game winning streak in theseries as a result of downing the Beavers 34-27 at Pullman in 2001. The two teams did not face each other in 2002. WSU is on a one-game winning streak at Pullman. OSU won at Pullman n 1999 by 27-13. Over the years, WSU has a 22-15-2 edge over the Beavers at Pullman. OSUleads 19-18-0 at Corvallis.
INJURY REPORT: (OUT)-Kellen Marshall, CB (right knee ACL). (QUESTIONABLE)-Dan Rothwell, DE (left foot).
SEIGLER BREAKS OSU CAREER DEFENSIVE POINT RECORD: Richard Seigler accounted for 56 production pointsvs. Washington and in the process he passed Kane Rogers and Inoke Breckterfield on the Beavers' career point list. Seigler now has 1,186points, while Breckterfield has 1,167 and Rogers 1,149.
TOP CAREER POINT PRODUCERS AMONG DEFENSIVE STARTERS: Linebacker Richard Seigler, OSU's careerrecord holder, is the top career point producer among the current Beaver defensive starters with 1,186 points, which ranks third on theBeavers' career list. Seigler has accounted for 49 ï¿½ career tackles for loss and is closing in on Inoke Breckterfield's career mark of 55 ï¿½.
Bill Swancutt RAISES HAVOC: Junior defensive end Bill Swancutt added a sack against Washington. He has accounted fora sack or tackle for loss in 17 of his last 20 games. He had a streak of five games stopped vs. Boise State in OSU's fourth game of the season.He was also blanked against California this year and against Stanford last year. He has recorded at least one sack in 13 games during hiscareer and at least one tackle for loss in 20 games. He has played in 30 career games, including 20 as a starter. He tied the OSU season recordfor sacks in 2002 with (11 ï¿½) and tackles for loss with (21). Swancutt finished fourth in the Pac-10 during the 2002 in sacks and tackles for loss.He opened the 2003 season the way he finished. Swancutt recorded two tackles for loss and a sack in the Sacramento State contest, had onesack and tackle for loss at Fresno State and 1 ï¿½ sack and 2 ï¿½ tackles for loss vs. New Mexico State. Bill finished the 2002 season with 322 ï¿½defensive points, second best on the team. That figure also ranked 19 th on OSU's single-season list. Swancutt currently ranks 10 th in the Pac-10in tackles for loss with 1.07 average per game.
NOTES FROM OSU-WASHINGTON GAME: Washington wide receiver Charles Frederick had 216 yards receiving againstOregon State, which is an all-time record vs. the Beavers. The previous high was 215 yards by Ed Barker of Washington State in 1951.Frederick also had the highest all-purpose yardage mark against OSU with 371 yards (216 receiving, 101 on punt returns and 54 on kickoffreturns).
OSU RANKED 4 th NATIONALLY IN PASS EFFICIENCY DEFENSE: Oregon State leads the Pac-10 Conference andranks fourth nationally in pass efficiency defense, allowing a percentage rating of 93.73. Right behind OSU is Washington State, ranked fifthby allowing a rating of 94.38.
OSU RANKED 21 ST NATIONALL IN RUSHING DEFENSE: Oregon State is fifth in the Pac-10 and ranks 21 st nationally inrushing defense, while Washington State leads the Pac-10 and ranks sixth nationally in rushing defense. The Beavers are giving up anaverage of 97.43 yards a game on the ground, compared to 75.71 y the Cougars. WSU and OSU ranked one-two in the Pac-10 and 19 th and 25 th ,respectively, in total defense. The Cougars are allowing 305.57 yards per game, compared to the Beavers at 317.43.
BEAVERS RANK 16 TH NATIONALLY IN TOTAL OFFENSE: Oregon State leads the Pac-10 and ranks 16 th nationally intotal offense with 461.29 yards per game. Washington State is second in the Pac-10 and ranks 25 th nationally in total offense with 419.14 yardsper game.
OSU RANKS 18 TH NATIONALLY IN PASS OFFFENSE: OSU is second in the Pac-10 and ranks 18 th nationally in passingoffense with 291.57 yards per game, while WSU leads the conference and is 15 th nationally with 293.57 yards per game.
Steven Jackson, TB: Steven was held to his lowest rushing total of the season with only 49 yards vs. Washington. It stopped astreak of six straight 100-yard rushing games and 11 straight regular season games. Jackson wound up with 102 all-purpose yards vs. theHuskies. He also had a streak stopped of scoring a touchdown in six straight games. (California)-Steven had his best game of the 2003season to date against California, rushing for a season-high 227 yards and seventh best (tie) single-game mark in OSU history. He had a 66-yardrun to tie for the 26 th longest run in a game. He scored three touchdowns, the third time he has scored three TDs in a game and his 10 thmulti touchdown game. He accounted for 239 all-purpose yards, which equals the eight-best single-game mark. He owns four of the top eightall-purpose yardage marks at OSU. He has now rushed for over 200 yards four times and owns four of the top eight rushing marks. He is theonly OSU player in history to have four 200-yard rushing games. He also had a 38-yard run against California. (ASU)--Steven was held to hislowest rushing output of the season to date when Arizona State limited the Beaver star to 105 yards on the ground. Jackson rushed for onetouchdown and totaled 103 all-purpose yards. His 103 all-purpose yards moved him into fourth place on OSU's all-time leader list and heneeds just nine more yards to move into third place. (Boise State)--Steven rushed for 122 yards on 30 carries, an average of 4.1. He scoredone touchdown, which proved to be the Beavers' winning TD against Boise State. He had 126 all-purpose yards. As a result of hisperformance against Boise State, Jackson now leads the Pac-10 in rushing (136.25) and all-purpose yards (184.50) and ranks seventh nationallyin rushing and fourth nationally in all-purpose yards. He has scored 30 points to date, which ties him for second in the Pac-10 and 27 thnationally. Jackson's totals vs. Boise State pushed the junior tailback into the No. 2 spot on OSU's all-time rushing list and his onetouchdown scored gives him 26 in his career, which is the second highest career total in OSU history. (New Mexico State)--Jackson rushedfor 166 yards, his fourth-highest ever single-game mark, vs. New Mexico State. It was the 27 th best rushing game in OSU history. He rushedfor a pair of touchdowns, his ninth multi-touchdown game. He has moved into third place in career scoring with 174 points. He accounted for181 all-purpose yards, giving him 3,142 career all-purpose yards, fifth best at OSU. (Fresno State)--Jackson rushed for 128 yards and atouchdown and caught five passes for 116 yards vs. Fresno State for 244 all-purpose yards, a career best and sixth best single-game mark inOSU history. His 116 receiving yards is a career best and ties for 41 st best single-game mark in OSU history. He caught a 66-yard pass fromDerek Anderson, which ties for the 26 th longest pass play in OSU history. He moved into third place in career rushing, sixth in career all-purposeyards and into a tie for fourth in career scoring as a result of his stats at Fresno State. After two games, he leads the Pac-10 in rushingand all-purpose yards and ranks 15 th and fifth nationally, respectively. (Sacramento State)--Jackson opened the 2003 season with 129 yardsrushing and 187 all-purpose yards vs. Sacramento State. The game was his 11 th 100-yard rushing game. He scored two touchdowns andcaught four passes for 58 yards. Steven, after one game, he ranked second in the Pac-10 and 15 th nationally in rushing (129.0) per game. Heranked second in the Pac-10 and 13 th nationally in all-purpose yards (187.0) per game. He was tied for second in the Pac-10 and 15 th nationallyin scoring with 12.0 points per game. (2002 Season)-Jackson led the Pac-10 in rushing and finished the 2002 season ranked eighth nationallywith 1,690 yards and an average of 130.0 yards per game. With his 153 yards rushing vs. Oregon, Steven broke the OSU single-season rushingrecord and all-purpose yards record. His 1,690 yards rushing topped Ken Simonton's old mark of 1,559 yards. His 1,855 all-purpose yardstopped the old record of 1,705 by Simonton in 1999. Jackson accounted for nine rushing games over 100 yards in 2002, which ties Simonton'sschool record, and three over 200, including a season-best of 239 vs. California. He also rushed for 227 vs. Fresno State and 230 vs. Stanford.Steven ranked ninth in the Pac-10 in total offense, sixth in scoring with 102 points and second in all-purpose yards with 146.69 average pergame. He wound up ranked 22 nd nationally in all-purpose yards and is tied for 37 th nationally in scoring. He finished the season ranked sixth onthe Pac-10 all-time single-season rushing list. All five players ahead of Jackson on the list are former USC players (Career)-Jackson rushedfor 119 yards vs. USC as a freshman in 2001 for his first 100-yard game. He has accounted for a total of 16 games in which he has rushed forover 100 yards in 30 games played at OSU, including 11 of his last 13 games. He had a streak of five-straight 100-yard rushing games stoppedby Pittsburgh at the Insight Bowl. Jackson has accounted for 3,006 yards rushing in 30 career games, which ranks second on the Beavers'career list. He has scored 204 career points, which ranks third on OSU's career list. He has 3,712 career all-purpose yards, an average of 123.7per game. He ranks third on OSU's career all-purpose yardage list. He has scored 29 rushing touchdowns, which is the second-highest careertotal at OSU. He was a total of 10 games in which he has scored multiple touchdowns and three games with three touchdowns.
JACKSON 3 RD IN NCAA RUSHING: Steven Jackson ranks third nationally in rushing and he leads the Pac-10 with an average of132.39 yards per game. With 926 yards rushing after seven games, Jackson alone has rushed for more yards this season and five teams in thePacific-10. Jackson led the Pacific-10 Conference in rushing and finished eighth in the nation in 2002 with 130.00 yards per game average.
ALL-PURPOSE GEMS-JACKSON AND NEWSON: After seven games of the Pac-10 season, tailback Steven Jackson ranksNo. 1 and wide receiver James Newson ranks fourth atop the conference in all-purpose yards. Jackson is averaging 168.86, which is secondnationally, while Newson is averaging 1261.7, good enough to rank 35 th nationally.
JACKSON WINS PAC-10 HONOR: Steven Jackson was named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance againstCalifornia on Oct. 4 Redshirt freshman cornerback Brandon Browner was name Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week following hisperformance against Arizona State on Sept. 27.
TRACKING JACKSON'S 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES: Steven has rushed for 100 yards or more 16 times in his career,including a career-best 239 vs. California in 2002. He had a string of five straight 100-yard games stopped in the Insight Bowl when Pittsburghheld him to 34 yards. He tied Ken Simonton's single-season record with nine 100-yard rushing games in 2002. Steven also rushed for over200 yards three times in 2002 to become the only OSU back in history to accomplish that fete in one season. He rushed for 113 yards vs. USCin 2001 as Simonton's backup and was named ABC Player of the Game for Oregon State. Jackson rushed for 891yards in his five games priorto the 2002 Insight Bowl, an average of 178.2 yards per game. Jackson has rushed for over 100 yards in 11 of his last 13 games. He had astreak of 11 straight regular season games stopped by Washington.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT Steven Jackson...
Mike Riley, OSU Head Coach: 'Steven Jackson is the total package. He has it all. He has great speed, he is tough, he is a great leader, hehas great instincts as a runner, he is very strong and he is a quality person. I don't know if there is anything else left.'
Dennis Erickson, former OSU Head Coach and current San Francisco 49ers' Head Coach: 'You saw Steven Jackson play. Would you beworried?' That was Erickson's comment when asked if he had concerns about OSU's running game at the start of the 2002 season.
Jeff Tedford, Cal Head Coach: 'Great player, great player. You just don't bring him down with one guy and with an arm tackle. You reallyhave to put a body on him and two and three bodies to bring the guy down. You know he's got great speed when he does hit the corner orfind the crease, and he can get around and go. He's a tremendous running back.'
Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN: 'Steven Jackson can get it done with quickness and power, reminding some observers of a young Eddie George.'
Dave Newhouse, Oakland Tribune: 'If Jackson seems familiar to Old Blues (Cal alums), it's because he looks so much like Chuck Muncie,Cal's Heisman Trophy runner-up in 1975. And the 6-foot-3, 233-pound Jackson, only a junior, could win the Heisman this year.'
California cornerback Daymeion Hughes: 'He's a definite Heisman candidate. He's a big boy. I've never tackled someone that big. That'sthe best back we've seen all year, and we've played against some good ones.'
California defensive tackle Lorenzo Alexander: 'There is almost nothing you can do. If he's running away form you, you aren't going tocatch him because he is so fast. Those were Heisman numbers.'
Jay Heater, Contra Costa Times: 'Jackson, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound junior, is arguably the best running back in the nation. Jackson would be aleading candidate for the Hesiman Trophy if he played in Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Mich., or Austin, Texas. He is the best player in the Pac-10,and he'll be a top-5 draft pick next year.'
Pete Carroll, USC Head Coach: 'There is no doubt about that. He (Jackson) is exactly what they (NFL) are looking for. He is a big-timerunner who plays with speed.'
Jeff Tedford, Cal Head Coach: 'He (Jackson) is a guy who plays with a great passion for the game. You see how people rally around him.And he is a guy who doesn't go down with one guy. He is a horse and they definitely ride him.'Dan Hawkins, Boise State Head Coach: 'Well the guy goes and bangs his knee up and then comes back for another 100-yard game. There'sonly one word to describe Steven Jackson, and that is 'workhorse.' Just when you think you've got him, you don't. What it comes down to is he is a very big force for them (OSU).'
Dirk Koetter, Arizona State Head Coach: 'Steven Jackson is one of the premier backs in the Pac-10, if not the country. We thought we had agood game plan on him, but he still found a way to knock the ball through time and time again.'
Dirk Koetter, Arizona State Head Coach: 'He's a great mixture of size, speed and power. He's one of those backs who can take thepunishment and come back next week and be ready for more.'
Steven Jackson on catching more passes this year: 'It gives linebackers headaches. That means they've got to follow me, and it takes theirattention off of the receivers and teams can't blitz all the time.'
Tony Samuel, Head Coach New Mexico State: 'He is a great back. He never had anyone like him while I was at Nebraska.'
Keith Gilbertson, Head Coach Washington: 'He's the complete deal. He's a big back with great inside moves, great outside speed. He cancatch the ball out of the backfield. He's a big-time player - real special, a high-profile, primetime player.'
Bill Swancutt, OSU defensive end: 'He's so big, so strong and so fast. You've heard of swarming to the football. Well, in this case, you'dbetter swarm to Steven Jackson. He's one big back. I guess all you can do is try to stay on four feet, wrap him up, hold on and hope for help.I am glad I don't have to worry about tackling Jackson.'
Mike Bellotti, Oregon Head Coach: 'Jackson is awesome, scary...a big, powerful back with speed to go all the way. Jackson has put theBeaver team on his back and carried it down the field.'
Rachel Bachman, The Oregonian: He is a rare talent - a possible first-round draft pick as soon as next spring and one of the best athletes toplay in Corvallis. He is an unquestioned leader. He is a solid student. He is a Heisman Trophy Candidate.'
Brooks Hatch, Corvallis Gazette-Times: 'Steven Jackson, the 6-foot-3, 233-pound junior, is one of the finest running backs in the countryand should be considered a realistic candidate for the Heisman Trophy.'
Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune: 'In a little more than two years in Corvallis, Jackson has become the most popular Oregon State athletesince Gary Payton in the late '80's, and not just because of his NFL-caliber ability to carry the football. He is an approachable, affable youngman who doesn't drink or get himself into trouble.'
Paul Buker, The Oregonian: 'The Bears (California) are assuming - make that praying - that Jackson will be in the NFL next season. Andfor their sake, he better be.'
Bob Rodman, Eugene Register Guard: 'Oregon State's powerful tailback (Steven Jackson) has a million-dollar smile and the talent to matchit.'
Dennis Erickson, former OSU Head Coach and current San Francisco 49ers' Head Coach: 'Steven is a physical kid who can really run. Hecatches the ball, he runs, he's smart. He does it all.'
Dan Fouts, ABC announcer: 'Steven Jackson is the best football player in the land.'
Pat Hill, Head Coach Fresno State: 'Steven Jackson is the best I have seen.'Steve Mooshagian, Head Coach Sacramento State: 'Jackson is a force...a beast.'
Dan Cozzetto, former OSU assistant coach who recruited Jackson and current Washington assistant coach: 'He's a great kid. The best I'vebeen around. In fall camp (2001), we decided we couldn't redshirt him. We had (Ken) Simonton, and he was being hyped for the Heisman, andhe was tremendous. But then you turn around and see Steven and you go, 'Wow!' He has a great mind for the game and he just loves to playthe game, which is a heck of a combination.'
2003 HONORS FOR Steven Jackson...
1-Selected Pac-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week following OSU-California game on Oct. 4
2-Selected as the Pac-10's Offensive Player of the Year at midway point of season by Ted Miller, Seattle PI
3-Selected as the leading Heisman Trophy candidate on the West Coast at midway point of season by Ted Miller, Seattle PI
4-Selected by Gene Wojciechowski of ESPN.com as his 'Player of the Half-Season' and No. 1 on his Heisman ballot.
2003 PRESEASON HONORS FOR JACKSON...
1-Selected 2 nd team All-American by The Sporting News
2-Rated 4 th best running back in nation by The Sporting News
3-Selected 1 st team All-American by Athlon Sports
4-Selected 1 st team All-Pac-10 by Athlon Sports
5-Selected 1 st team All-American by College Football News.com
6-Rated 7 th on preseason Heisman Trophy candidate poll by Sports Illustrated.com
7-Selected 3 rd team All-American by Street & Smith
8-Selected as a top candidate for Heisman Trophy by Street & Smith
9-Selected as a top candidate for Walter Camp Award by Street & Smith
10-Selected as a top candidate for Maxwell Trophy by Street & Smith
11-Selected as a top candidate for Doak Walker Award by Street & Smith
12-Selected 1 st team All-Pac-10 by Street & Smith
13-Selected 2 nd team All-American by Phil Steele's College Football Preview
14-Rated as the 4 th best running back in nation by Phil Steele's College Football Preview
15-Selected 1 st team All-Pac-10 by Phil Steele's College Football Preview
16-Selected 2 nd team All-American by Lindy's
17-Rated as the 4 th best running back in nation by Lindy's
18-Selected 1 st team All-Pac-10 by Lindy's
Derek Anderson, QB: Derek passed for 344 yards vs. Washington in a losing cause. The 344-yard passing total is the 14 th bestsingle-game mark in OSU history. His 327 yards in total offense vs. the Huskies is the 17 th best single-game performance at OSU. As a resultof his yardage vs. Washington, Anderson moved into third place in OSU career total offense with 5,311 yards. By throwing a TD pass vs.Washington, Derek has now thrown at least one touchdown pass in 12 straight games. Derek currently leads the Pac-10 in total offense(284.43) and ranks 17 th nationally. He is fourth in the Pac-10 I points responsible for with 12.0 average, which ranks in a tie for 28 th nationally.(California)-Derek had his best road game ever, and one of his top overall performances in leading OSU to a 35-21 victory over California atBerkeley. Derek completed 18 of 27 passes (.667 percentage) and two touchdowns. He was intercepted one time, a pick that was returned for atouchdown. He scored OSU's first TD on the ground. After six games, Derek leads the Pac-10 in total offense (277.33 yards per game) andranks 13 th nationally. He has improved his passing efficiency to 123.22, which ranks seventh in the conference and 60 th nationally. He hasbeen responsible for an average of 12 points a game, which leads the Pac-10 and is tied for 32 nd nationally. With his 220 yards in total offense,he moved into fourth place, passing Heisman Trophy winner Terry Baker, on OSU's all-time list. (ASU)-Derek led OSU to a 45-17 victoryover Arizona State by completing 15 of 29 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for one touchdown. Derek combined forreceivers to have over four pass plays of 25 yards or more, including TD passes of 28 to James Newson and 61 to Kenny Farley. After fivegames, Derek ranks first in the Pac-10 in total offense (288.8 per game) and 12 th nationally. He is fifth in the Pac-10 in completions per game(16.6) and eighth in efficiency at 118.56. (Boise State)-Derek had the most productive day of his career vs. Boise State while leading theBeavers to a 26-24 victory. Anderson completed 19 of 37 passes for 408 yards, the third-highest single-game mark in OSU history. Heaccounted for 416 yards of total offense, the fourth-highest single-game mark in Beaver history. He threw one TD pass for his 31 st career TDpass. After four games, Anderson leads the Pac-10 in total offense (300.0 average) and ranks 13 th in the nation. (New Mexico State)--Anderson completed 17 of 30 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown vs. New Mexico State. He has now thrown at least one TD pass in eightstraight games. He also scored a running TD vs. the Aggies. After three games, Anderson ranks second in the Pac-10 and 24 th nationally intotal offense (261.33). (Fresno State)--Anderson had a string of 65 passes without a pick before he suffered his first interception againstFresno State. He matched his career high with five interceptions in the 16-14 loss to the Bulldogs. Derek completed 15 of 44 passes for 285yards, the 36 th best single-game effort in OSU history. He threw one TD pass and accounted for 284 yards in total offense, the 37 th best single-gamemark in OSU history. He threw a 66-yard pass to Steven Jackson, which tied for the 26 th longest pass play in Beaver history. After twogames, Derek ranks first in the Pac-10 in total offense and 18 th nationally. He ranks 10 in passing efficiency at 99.71 in the Pac-10. He is tied forfifth in pass completions per game with 16.0. He is tied for 11 th with Steven Jackson for points responsible for in the Pac-10. (SacramentoState)--Anderson opened the 2003 season by leading OSU to a 40-7 victory over Sacramento State, completing 17 of 37 passes for 273 yardsand two touchdowns. He accounted for 276 yards in total offense. His 276 yards in total offense is the 39 th best single-game mark in OSUhistory. He had thrown his last 59 passes without an interception following the Sacramento State game. After one game, Derek ranked fourthin the Pac-10 and 37 th nationally in passing efficiency (132.95); tied for second in Pac-10 with 17 passes completed per game and led the Pac-10and ranked 17 th nationally in total offense (276.0) per game. (2002 season)-Anderson completed 211 of 449 passes for 3,313 yards and 25touchdowns in 2002, all OSU season records. He also accounted for 3,082 yards in total offense, also a single-season school record. Hethrew 109 passes before he threw his first interception of the season on his 110 th attempt. Prior to that, he was last intercepted on his finalthrow of the 2001 season against Northern Arizona. Anderson finished the 2002 season ranked eighth in the Pac-10 and 59 th nationally inpassing efficiency at 121.56. He ranked seventh in the Pac-10 and 47 th nationally in completions per game with 16.23 average. He ranked sixthin the Pac-10 and 35 th nationally in total offense with 237.08 yards per game average. Derek ranked fifth in the Pac-10 and 24 th nationally inpoints responsible for with 12.77 per game. Derek completed his 25 touchdown passes to eight different receivers. (2001 Season)-In his firstseason as OSU's starting quarterback, Anderson was involved in 38 plays that were 25 yards or longer. He also established school recordsfor passing yardage, touchdown passes, total offense and touchdown passes in a game (5) and touchdowns responsible for in a game (6). Hehad four 300-yard plus games, including two straight to end the season. (Career numbers)--In his 25-game career to date (20 straight as astarter), Anderson has completed 350 of 740 passes for 5,589 yards. He has 36 touchdown passes and has thrown 30 interceptions. He hasaccounted for 5,311 yards (212.4 average) in total offense on 820 plays. He is third on the OSU career list for touchdown passes thrown with36. Derek ranks third on OSU's career passing list with 5,589 yards. He ranks third on Oregon State's career total offense list with 5,311 yards.Anderson has led Oregon State to a 13-7 record (.650) as the starting quarterback.
ANDERSON OWNS OSU SEASON PASSING TOTAL OFFENSE RECORDS: Anderson broke OSU's single-seasonrecord for passing yards, total offense yards and touchdown passes in 2002. He passed for 3,313 yards during the season, accounted for 3,082yards in total offense and threw 25 touchdown passes.
James Newson, SE: James caught eight passes for 128 yards (16.0 average) against Washington. It was the 31 st straight gameJames has caught at least one pass. It was the fourth game this season he has been over the century mark for yardage. He has had 13 gameswith over 100 yards receiving. James currently leads the Pac-10 in receiving yardage at 127.17 per game and ranks second nationally. He istied for first in the Pac-10 and ninth nationally with 7.0 catches per game. (California)-James caught four passes for 79 yards (19.8 average)vs. California, including a 34-yarder to set up OSU's first touchdown against the Bears. James led the Pac-10 in yards receiving (125.80) andranked second nationally to Pittsburgh's Larry Fitzgerald after the Cal game. Newson was also second in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards at125.80 and 41 st nationally. James ranked second in the conference and 15 th nationally with an average of 6.80 catches per game. (ASU)-James had his third straight 100-yard receiving game of the season with 124 yards on six catches and a touchdown vs. Arizona State. Hisnumbers elevated him to seventh on OSU's career all-purpose list with 2,898 yards. He tied Robb Thomas for second in career TD catcheswith 18. He caught passes for 28, 26 and 25 yards vs. ASU. He ranked No. 1 in the Pac-10 and No. 2 in the nation in receiving yards with anaverage of 137.50 per game after the ASU game. He led the Pac-10 and ranked eighth in the nation with 7.5 pass receptions per game. Afterthe ASU gamer, he was third in the Pac-10 and 25 th nationally in all-purpose yards with 137.5 per game. (Boise State)-James had the mostproductive game of his OSU career against Boise State, catching nine passes for a career-high 208 yards, the third-highest in OSU history. Bycatching nine passes, he became OSU's all-time receiving leader with 156 receptions, passing Phil Ross (153). He already holds the careerreceiving record of 2,692 yards. James, after three games, ranked No. 1 in the Pac-10 and No. 2 in the nation in receiving yardage at 142.0 pergame. He ranked No. 2 in the Pac-10 and No. 7 in the nation with 8.0 average catches per game. He caught passes of 53, 48 and 41 yardsagainst Boise State. He also ranked third in the Pac-10 and 25 th nationally in all-purpose yards with 142.0 average. (New Mexico State)-Newson had a very productive game vs. New Mexico State, catching nine passes for 135 yards, the 27 th straight game in which he has caught apass. It was the 10 th time he has had receiving yardage over 100 yards in a game. The 135 yards amounted to the 23 rd best single-game mark inreceiving yards at OSU. He also moved into 12 th place on OSU's career all-purpose list with 2,566 yards. (Fresno State)-After missing thefirst game of the season with a hip-pointer, James opened his season by catching six passes for 83 yards (13.8 average) at Fresno State. Thesix receptions gives him 138 in his career, which ties Robb Thomas for third on OSU's career receiving list. He has now caught a pass in 26straight games. (Sacramento State)-Newson was unable to play in the season opener with Sacramento State after suffering a hip pointer inpractice on Tuesday. The injury ended Newson's streak of starting 24 straight games. (2002 season)--By virtue of catching 11 passes for 168yards vs. Oregon, James Newson eclipsed the OSU season record for pass receiving yardage. Newson followed up his Oregon performancewith 10 catches for 165 yards against Pittsburgh at the Insight Bowl to add to his totals. Newson completed the 2002 season with 1,284 yards(school record) on 74 receptions (second most season receptions) and 12 touchdowns (school record). He passed Vern Burke for the yardagerecord. Burke had 1,007 yards in 1962. By catching one touchdown against the Ducks, Newson broke the OSU single-season mark with 11,and then he added a 12 th vs. Pittsburgh. Newson ranked fourth in the Pac-10 and 15 th nationally with 98.77 yards receiving per game. Heranked fifth in the Pac-10 and 26 th nationally on 5.69 catches per game. James was tied for 12 th in the Pac-10 in scoring with 5.54 points pergame. He ranked 10 th in the Pac-10 and 90 th nationally with 104.46 all-purpose yards per game. James caught at least one touchdown pass in 10games during the 2002 season. (Career)--James has caught 174 career passes for 3,023 yards, an average of 17.4 per catch and 18 touchdowns.The yardage and catches are OSU career records. Newson has caught passes in 31straight games and has had 12 games over 100 yards. He istied for second on OSU's career list for touchdown passes with 18 and has had four games in which he has caught two TD passes. He needstwo 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 57receptions 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 aseason. In a three-game stretch in 201 (Arizona State, California and USC), James combined to catch 22 passes for 374 yards (17.0 average)and a pair of touchdowns. Newson averaged 5.2 receptions per game in 2001, which ranked second in the Pac-10 and tied for 47 th nationally.
NEWSON 2 ND NATIONALLY IN RECEIVING YARDS: James is second in the nation and No. 1 in the Pac-10 in receivingyardage with an average of 126.17 per game. James also is tied for the lead in the Pac-10 with an average of 7.0 receptions per game and is tiedfor ninth nationally.
OREGON STATE HURT BY TURNOVERS: After two straight games of positive gains in the turnover department, OregonState had a negative three in the turnover department in its loss to Washington. The Beavers have posted negative turnover number is four ofseven games this year. OSU currently has a -0.57 average per game, which ranks in a tie for eighth in the Pac-10 and tied for 90 th nationally.
Kirk Yliniemi, PK: Kirk added five points vs. Washington, but missed the fourth field goal attempt of his career to date when hemissed from 48 yards. He booted a 39-yarder later in the game. He has move into eighth place in career scoring with 149 points.(California)-Kirk added five PAT points vs. California, giving him 144 career points and a tie for eighth on the Beavers' career scoring list.Kirk booted six PAT points and his only field goal attempt (29 yards) vs. ASU. Kirk has scored 35 points on the season to rank second in thePac-10 with an 8.75 per game average. He has now kicked two field goals in a row. He currently ranks second in the Pac-10 and 13 th nationallywith 1.75 field goals made per game. (Boise State)--Senior place kicker Kirk Yliniemi missed the New Mexico State game after having anemergency appendectomy on Wednesday prior to the game. Ten days after having the surgery, he came back to boot four field goals vs.Boise State, to tie a school-record and Reser Stadium mark. He kicked a career long of 51-yarder on his first attempt of the Boise State game.Kirk saw his OSU record streak of successful made field goals come to an end vs. Boise State after 20 straight made kicks over a two-yearspan. Kirk missed a 43-yarder on his fourth attempt of the game. He came back to kick a fourth field goal in the second half. (Fresno State)--He booted both PAT attempts vs. Fresno State and did not attempt a field goal. (Sacramento State)--Yliniemi booted two field goals againstSacramento State, giving him 17 straight successful field goals and a new career record for consecutive field goals made. Kirk missed thesecond PAT attempt of his OSU career on his final attempt against Sacramento State as a low snap on the ground never gave him anopportunity to kick the ball in normal fashion. (2002 season)-Yliniemi entered the 2003 season with a streak of having successfully kicked15 straight field goals, which is a season record. The 15 straight field goals made also equals the Beavers' career record established by JimNielsen in 1984-85. Yliniemi, a Lou Groza Watch List contender, scored 90 points for OSU in 2002, which ranked eighth in the Pac-10 and tiedfor 49 th nationally. (Career)-Yliniemi has booted 26 of 30 field goal attempts, a percentage of .867, and he has made 71 of 73 PAT attempts for149 points, which puts him in eighth place on Beavers' career list. His firs PAT miss was against Washington in Seattle in 2002 when theBeavers were penalized 15 yards for celebration and missed the long 35-yard PAT attempt. His career long field is 51 yards, plus he is a perfect3-for-3 from 50 yards or more. He booted one 50 vs. Washington last year and 50 against Pittsburgh at the Insight Bowl. He has missed twofield goals in the 30-39-yard range and two in the 40-49 range.
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