Nov. 21, 2004
Oregon State's 50 points was the highest score ever by either school in the 108-game history of the Civil War. OSU's 29-point margin of victory was the Beavers' second-largest in the series, trailing only a 39-2 victory at the Beavers' old Bell Field in 1942.
The 50 points tied for 26th on the list of the highest-scoring games in OSU history, matching a 50-0 win over Gonzaga in Corvallis to end the 1919 season. The last time the Beavers had scored 50 points in a game came in a 55-14 win over New Mexico in the 2003 Las Vegas Bowl; OSU's last 50-point game in the regular season had been a 52-23 win over Arizona in Corvallis on Nov. 1, 2003.
With the win, Oregon State completed its third straight winning regular season; the last time the Beavers had three straight winning seasons came during OSU's run of five straight winning seasons from 1966-70.
Oregon State finished the 2004 season with a 3-2 record at Reser Stadium; it was OSU's sixth straight season with a winning record at home and the Beavers are 30-6 at home during that time. OSU has had seven straight seasons with at least a .500 record at home and is 33-9 on its home turf during that time.
Oregon State won the mythical 'Pacific Northwest Championship' by beating Oregon, Washington State and Washington this season. The last time OSU had beaten all three of its regional rivals was in 1974, when those victories were the Beavers' total in a 3-8 season.
With his nine catches, Oregon State wide receiver Mike Hass tied Oregon State's single-season record for pass receptions with 81; he tied the mark set by James Newson in 2003. Hass moved into sixth place on the OSU all-time career receptions list with 125. Hass' two touchdown catches gave him seven for the season, tying him for ninth place on OSU's all-time single-season list. Hass now has 14 career touchdown catches, putting him in fifth place on OSU's all-time list. Hass' 154 receiving yards gave him 2,287 for his career, putting him in second place on OSU's all-time list ahead of Reggie Bynum (2,231 yards, 1982-85) and trailing only James Newson (3,572 yards, 200-03).
With his four touchdown passes Saturday, Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson tied his single-season record for touchdown passes at 25; he set the record in 2002. Anderson's 351 yards passing game him gave him 3,257 yards this season, putting him in third place on OSU's all-time single-season list. Anderson had 370 yards total offense on Saturday to give him 3,111 for the year; that puts him in second place on OSU's all-time list. Anderson now holds the top three spots on OSU's single-season lists for both passing yardage and total offense. Anderson threw nine touchdown passes against the Ducks in his career, including four in each game at Reser Stadium.
Oregon State also made several other entries on its lists of top single-game offensive performances. OSU's 19 first downs by passing tied the school record, matching the mark set against Washington State in 1986, Georgia in 1987 and Akron in 1987. OSU's 368 yards passing as a team was the 14th-highest total in school history. Derek Anderson's 351 yards passing tied for the 15th-highest total in school history, and his 370 yards total offense was the 12th-highest total in school history. Mike Hass' 154 yards receiving tied for the 16th-highest total in school history.
Alexis Serna's five field goals tied the OSU single-game school record that he set at Washington earlier this season.
Bill Swancutt had three quarterback sacks on Saturday to give him 11.5 for the season, tying the OSU single-season record set by LaDairis Jackson in 2000 and Swancutt in 2002. He added to his career record, which is now 37.
Mitch Meeuwsen had one interception on Saturday, pushing his OSU career record to 20. His six interceptions this season tie for 11th on the Beavers' all-time list of single-season leaders. Sabby Piscitelli's interception on Saturday was his fifth of the season, tying him for fifth on OSU's all-time list of single-season leaders.
In Oregon State's defensive points system, Bill Swancutt had 62 points on Saturday; that tied for the 14th-highest single-game total in school history. Swancutt had six tackles (four unassisted, two assisted), three quarterback sacks, a forced fumble, an interception and a hurried pass.
Oregon State scored on its first drive of the game for the seventh time this year.
Saturday's crowd of 37,042 was the 28th straight sellout for an Oregon State home game at Reser Stadium, starting with a 31-21 win over No. 8-ranked Southern California on Sept. 30, 2000. It was also the 14th-largest crowd in Reser Stadium history, and the third-largest since the stadium took on its current 35,362-seat configuration during the 1990 season. With the completion of the new east grandstand for next season, Reser Stadium will seat approximately 43,000.
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