This And That
Nov. 1, 2003
Oregon State wide receiver James Newson tied the school record for receiving touchdowns in a career with his scoring catch; it was the 19th of his career. Newson tied Vern Burke (1962-63) for the record. Newson also extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one pass reception to 33. Newson finished with seven catches for 100 yards and one touchdown; it was the 14th 100-yard receiving game of Newson's career. Newson now has 54 catches this season, moving him into 11th place on OSU's all-time list of single-season leaders; he has 944 receiving yards this season, moving him into fourth place on OSU's all-time list of single-season leaders.
Oregon State running back Steven Jackson had a career-high and tied OSU's single-game record by scoring four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving). Jackson also moved into second place on OSU's career scoring list; Jackson now has 228 points and trails only Ken Simonton (366 points, 1998-2001). Jackson had the 11th multi-touchdown game of his career and the third game of his career with three more touchdowns. With his 107 yards on 28 carries, Jackson now has 1,118 yards this season and that jumps him to fifth place on OSU's all-time list of single-season leaders. Throw in his two catches for 26 yards on Saturday, and Jackson is now in second place on OSU's all-time list of career leaders for all-purpose yards with 3,951, trailing only Ken Simonton (5,606 yards, 1998-2001). Jackson has 84 points this season, putting him in a tie for seventh place on OSU's all-time list of single-season leaders.
Oregon State placekicker Kirk Yliniemi's 54-yard field goal was the longest of his career and it was tied for the fourth-longest in school history. Yliniemi's 10 points on Saturday (seven conversions, one field goal give him 69 points this season, moving him into 13th place on OSU's all-time list of single-season leaders; Yliniemi has 173 career points, moving him into fourth place on OSU's all-time list of leaders.
Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson passed for four touchdowns Saturday, moving him into a tie for sixth place on OSU's all-time list of single-season leaders with 15 touchdown passes. Anderson moved into seventh place on OSU's all-time list of single-season passing leaders; he has 2,597 yards of passing this season after going 21-for-32 for 308 yards and four touchdowns. Anderson also moved into seventh place on OSU's all-time list of single-season total offense leaders; he now has 2,532 yards total offense this season.
Oregon State's 52 points was the most the Beavers have ever scored against Arizona; the previous high came in a 35-21 win in Corvallis in 1990. The 52 points were the third-most the Beavers have ever scored in a conference game, topped only by a 63-14 win over Montana in 1949 in Corvallis and a 55-7 win over UCLA in 1999 in Corvallis.
Oregon State's 333 yards passing tied for the 24th-best single-game total in OSU history.
Oregon State's streak of quarters without allowing Arizona a touchdown reached 15 before the Wildcats crossed OSU's goal line in the third quarter.
Oregon State's scoring drive for its third touchdown as simple as one-two-three - one play, two yard, three seconds.
After Saturday's victory, Oregon State has won 27 of its last 31 games at Reser Stadium. That run of success dates back to the Beavers' 44-41 double-overtime win over Oregon on Nov. 21, 1998.
Saturday's crowd of 36,138 was the 22nd consecutive sellout at Reser Stadium. The first game of the sellout streak was OSU's 31-21 win over eighth-ranked Southern California on Sept. 30, 2000.