Oregon State-Portland State Post-Game Notes

Sept. 5, 2009


Oregon State vs. Portland State

Sept. 5, 2009

Reser Stadium

 

Post-Game Notes

 

Game Notes

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Game time weather was cloudy at 61 degrees. Humidity was 87 percent and wind was 8 mph from the South, Southeast.

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Attendance for the game was 41,679.

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The game is the latest start to the season for the Beavers since 1998 when Oregon State played Nevada on Sept. 5 to open the year.

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The 11:30 a.m. start, meanwhile, is believed to be the earliest in the history of Oregon State football at Reser Stadium, also formerly known as Parker Stadium. The stadium opened in 1953.

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The Beavers and Vikings also opened the 2005 season with a game at Reser Stadium. Oregon State won that season, 41-14.

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The rain Saturday marked the first time it has rained on Labor Day weekend during a football since the 2000 season. Oregon State went to the Fiesta Bowl that season.

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The game aired live on FSN Northwest with Rich Burk serving as play-by-play announcer. Steve Preece was an analyst while Rashad Floyd and Jen Mueller were both on the sidelines.

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Captains for OSU at the start of the game were Sean Canfield, Gregg Peat, Keaton Kristick and Lance Mitchell. OSU won the coin toss and elected to defer.

 

Oregon State Team Notes

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Oregon State led 14-0 after the first quarter. The Beavers have a 174-44 advantage in the first quarter over its last 17 games.

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The game was the 19th straight game that the Beavers had a game televised, which is a school record. It dates back to Nov. 3, 2007 at USC.

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The Beavers won their 29th game in their last 41 contests, the second-best mark behind only USC.

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The Beavers improved to 27-3 in their last 63 games when committing less than turnovers than their opponents.

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Oregon State won its season opener for the fourth time in the last five years.

 

Oregon State Individual Notes

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Head coach Mike Riley improved to 57-42 at Oregon State.

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Sean Canfield's 87-yard touchdown pass to James Rodgers to start the game was the sixth-longest pass in Oregon State team history.

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Justin Kahut's 50-yard field goal in the second quarter is a career high for the kicker.

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Michael Phillip became OSU's first true freshman to start on the offensive line since Keith DiDomenico did so at right guard in 1997 against USC and Oregon.

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Jacquizz Rodgers' two first-half touchdowns gave him four career-multiple rushing touchdownn games.

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Rodgers scored his third touchdown of the game on the Beavers' first offensive play of the second half. He is the first OSU player to score three in a game since James Rodgers against Washington last season.

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Rodgers ended the game with 103 yards rushing, his eighth career game topping the 100-yard mark.

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Eight true freshmen made their collegiate debuts against the Vikings.

 

 

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