This And That
Nov. 15, 2003
Oregon State wide receiver Mike Hass had 8 catches for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns; that's the second-best single-game receiving yardage total in OSU history, trailing only Robb Thomas' 230 yards against Akron in 1987.
Oregon State wide receiver James Newson caught at least one pass for the 34th consecutive game. Newson finished with 9 catches for 115 yards; he now has 1,059 yards receiving this season, moving him into second place on OSU's single-season list. He has 63 catches this season, moving him into third place on OSU's single-season list. It was the 15th 100-yard receiving game of Newson's career and his sixth this season.
Oregon State running back Steven Jackson had 21 carries for 148 yards and 1 touchdown. Jackson now has 1,266 yards rushing this season, keeping him in fifth place on OSU's single-season list. Jackson has 13 rushing touchdowns this season, moving him into a tie for fifth place on OSU's single-season list. Jackson now has 90 points this season, moving him into a tie for sixth place on OSU's single-season list. Jackson now has 18 100-yard rushing games in his career and 8 this season.
Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson completed 26 of 48 passes for 383 yards and 4 touchdowns. That was the sixth-best single-game mark for passing yardage in OSU history. Anderson also rushed for 6 yards; his 389 yards total offense tied for the sixth-best single-game mark in OSU history. Anderson has now passed for 2,980 yards this season, the third-best single-season total in OSU history; his 2,921 yards total offense is the third-best single-season mark in OSU history. With his four touchdown passes, Anderson has 19 this season; that's the third-best single-season mark in OSU history.
Oregon State placekicker Kirk Yliniemi had 2 field goals and 4 point-after kicks, giving him 79 points this season; that moves him into 11th place on OSU's single-season list. After his 2 successful kicks against Stanford, he has made 9 straight field goals.
Oregon State punter Carl Tobey's 66-yard punt in the first quarter tied for the sixth-longest in school history.
Oregon State's 43 points were the most the Beavers have ever scored against Stanford and the 40-point margin was the Beavers' largest ever against the Cardinal; the previous highs were 33 points in a 33-31 win in Corvallis in 1979 and a 32-point margin in a 38-6 win in Corvallis in 2000. Stanford was held without a touchdown for the second straight game at Reser Stadium. Stanford's 3 points were the fewest ever by the Cardinal at Reser Stadium, the fewest scored by Stanford in the series since OSU's 27-0 win at Stanford in 1962, and the fewest scored by Stanford in Corvallis since a 0-0 tie at old Bell Field in 1946.
Oregon State's 663 yards total offense was the third-highest single-game mark in school history, trailing only 703 yards against Utah in 1951 and 669 yards against Pacific in 1993. OSU's 441 yards passing was the third-highest total in school history, trailing only 508 yards at Washington in 1998 and 476 yards against Akron in 1987.
Stanford's minus-12 yards rushing was the third-best figure ever for an Oregon State defense, trailing only the minus-24 yards for Oregon in 1966 and the minus-23 yards for Arizona in 2002.
After Saturday's victory, Oregon State has won 28 of its last 32 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 36,251 was the 23rd 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.
Saturday's game marked the final game at Reser Stadium for Hal Cowan, who is retiring after 28 football seasons as Oregon State's sports information director. Cowan's 38 years in the profession at OSU, Oregon, California and Central Michigan is tied for third-most in the country. Through Saturday's game, Cowan has a streak of 303 consecutive games worked; that's the sixth-longest active streak in the country and the longest in Division I-A.
Saturday's game marked the completion of Jack Sailing's 50th season as part of Oregon State's statistical crew. Sailing has typed the play-by-play for almost every home football game - missing only a very limited number of games for illness or business - since the Beavers' 13-0 win over Idaho on Sept. 25, 1954. Despite the onset of the computer age, Sailing continues to bring his electric typewriter to type the play-by-play in case of computer malfunction.
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