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Dec. 28, 2004

OREGON STATE GAME NOTES - Insight Bowl vs. Notre Dame

December 28, 2004 - Bank One Ballpark; Phoenix, Ariz.

With his 358 yards and four touchdowns passing on Tuesday night, Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson moved into second place on both the Pacific-10's all-time list of career passing yardage leaders (11,249 yards) and career touchdown pass leaders (79 TDs). Anderson finished as the Beavers' all-time leader for career passing yards, touchdown passes and total offense (10,716 yards).

With his first touchdown pass on Tuesday night, Anderson set a school record for touchdown passes in a season; his 29 TD passes in 2004 broke the record of 25 that Anderson set in 2002. Anderson completed the 2004 season with 3,615 passing yards, good for second place on OSU's all-time list of single-season leaders behind Anderson's 4,058 yards in 2002.Anderson's passing yardage against Notre Dame was the most in the Beavers' bowl history, topping his 322 yards against New Mexico in the 2003 Las Vegas Bowl.

With his five catches for 105 yards on Tuesday night, Oregon State wide receiver Mike Hass set OSU's record for pass receptions in a season with 86 and the school record for receiving yardage with 1,379 yards. Those numbers broke the records of 81 receptions and 1,306 yards, both set by James Newson in 2003.

Oregon State tight end Joe Newton's seven catches tied for the second-most in the Beavers' bowl history. James Newson had 10 catches against Pittsburgh in the 2002 Insight Bowl, and Tim Euhus had seven catches against New Mexico in the 2003 Las Vegas Bowl.

Oregon State's 3,706 yards passing as a team in 2004 was the second-highest season mark in OSU history. The Beavers' 4,545 yards total offense as a team was the fifth-best mark in OSU history, and OSU's 320 points was the fifth-highest total in OSU history.

Oregon State tight end Dan Haines' touchdown catch in the second quarter was his first of the season and the second of his career. Haines' other touchdown catch had come in 2002 against Arizona in the ninth week of the season.

When Oregon State failed to score on its first possession, it marked just the fifth time in this season's 12 games that OSU didn't score on its opening drive. OSU did score on its second and third possessions against Notre Dame.

When Oregon State opened a 14-0 lead after one quarter against Notre Dame, it continued the Beavers' 2004 trend of starting fast. OSU outscored its opponents 91-41 in the first quarter this season, including 67-13 in the Beavers' last seven games.

After Tuesday's win over Notre Dame, Oregon State has an all-time bowl record of 7-4. Excluding the non-NCAA-sanctioned Pineapple Bowl games in the 1939 and 1948 seasons, OSU's all-time bowl record is 5-4.

Tuesday's victory marked the first time OSU has won bowl games in back-to-back seasons. It is the second time the Beavers have posted wins in two straight bowl games; the last time came when Oregon State won three straight in the 1940 Pineapple Bowl, the 1942 Rose Bowl and the 1949 Pineapple Bowl.

Mike Riley became just the second head coach in Oregon State history to win multiple bowl games; his record in bowl games at OSU is now 2-0. The only other head coach to win more than one bowl game was Lon Stiner, who coached Oregon State from 1933-48. Stiner was 3-0 in bowl games, with the Beavers winning the Rose Bowl following the 1941 season and Pineapple Bowls following the 1939 and 1948 seasons.

Oregon State's 38 points were the fifth-most the Beavers have scored in a bowl game. OSU scored 55 points against New Mexico in the 2003 Las Vegas Bowl, 47 points against Hawai'i in the 1949 Pineapple Bowl, 41 points against Notre Dame in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl, and 39 points against Hawai'i in the 1940 Pineapple Bowl.

Oregon State's 378 yards total offense was the fifth-most for the Beavers in a bowl game. OSU gained 540 yards against New Mexico on the 2003 Las Vegas Bowl, 446 yards against Notre Dame in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl, 438 yards against Hawai'i in the 1999 O'ahu Bowl and 399 yards against Hawai'i in the 1949 Pineapple Bowl.

Oregon State's 14-point opening quarter matched the fourth-highest scoring quarter in the Beavers' bowl history. It trails the 29-point third quarter against Notre Dame in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl, the 19-point first quarter against Hawai'i in the 1940 Pineapple Bowl and the 17-point first quarter against New Mexico in the 2003 Las Vegas Bowl. OSU had scored 14 points in a quarter four other times in bowl games, including twice against New Mexico in the 2003 Las Vegas Bowl

Tuesday's crowd of 45,917 was a Bank One Ballpark record for the Insight Bowl, topping the 42,364 who saw California defeat Virginia Tech 52-49 in 2003.

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