Cougars Fall To Beavers, 38-19
Oct. 23, 2004
By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Derek Anderson threw for 270 yards and threetouchdowns to lead Oregon State to a 38-19 victory Saturday over WashingtonState, which lost its third straight.
Dwight Wright caught a touchdown then ran for another for the Beavers (3-4,2-2 Pac-10), who have put together a modest two-game winning streak for thefirst time this season.
Jerome Harrison ran 19 yards for a score in the third quarter and LorenLangley added a field goal for the Cougars (3-4, 1-3), who also had a safetyand got a late scoring pass from redshirt freshman Alex Brink.
Wright, who took over as Oregon State's starting tailback this season afterSteven Jackson left school early for the NFL draft, caught a 3-yard scoringpass from Anderson and also ran for an 8-yard touchdown in the first half.
Marcel Love's 44-yard touchdown reception made it 24-3 at halftime.
Alexis Serna, who set a school record with five field goals in OregonState's 29-14 victory over Washington in Seattle last weekend, added a36-yarder midway through the first quarter.
After the Cougars' safety early in the third, Ryan Cole had a 79-yard runfor the Beavers to make it 31-5. Cole finished with 12 carries for 104 yards.
Harrison started in place of Chris Bruhn, who injured his shoulder in theCougars' 23-17 loss to Stanford last week.
Meanwhile, Washington State's starting quarterback Josh Swogger is out forthe rest of the season with a broken bone in his right foot.
The Cougars turned to Brink, the former Oregon player of the year who ledSheldon High School to the state championship.
Brink, who had already seen playing time against Colorado and Idaho,completed 15 of 41 passes for 201 yards and a touchdown. He was interceptedtwice.
He finally connected with Greg Prator on a 32-yard pass play with 4:01 leftin the game.
Cougars receiver Jason Hill, who had nine touchdown receptions going intothe game, was largely ineffective, with one catch for 39 yards.
The last time Oregon State beat both Washington and Washington State was in1974. That Dee Andros-coached team also beat rival Oregon that year.
Anderson completed 18 of 39 passes with one interception. He has thrown anOregon State record 64 career touchdowns, and is closing in on Jonathan Smith'sschool record for passing yards.
Anderson has thrown for 9,627 yards, surpassing Erik Wilhelm (1985-88), whothrew for 9,393 yards. Smith (1998-01) threw for 9,680 yards.
Mike Hass, who was leading the Pac-10 with an average of 116.5 yards pergame, caught five passes for 99 yards.