Bring On The Civil War
Nov. 17, 2002
GAME: Oregon State (7-4, 3-4) vs. Oregon (7-4, 3-4)
SITE: Reser Stadium (35,362), Corvallis, OR
DATE: Saturday, November 23
TIME: 12:30 p.m. PST
RADIO: Live over 29-station Beaver Sports Network, starting at 10:30 a.m. PST
TV: Live over KATU, channel 2, Portland, and KEZI, channel 9, Eugene, 12:30 p.m. PST Delayed over Fox Sports Net NW on Sunday, 12:30-3:00 p.m. PST
CROWD: Reser Stadium is sold out (35,363) for the Civil War. The sellout will be Oregon State's 16th straight.
TELEVISION: The game is scheduled to be televised live in the State of Oregon only over KATU (channel 2) in Portland and over KEZI (channel 9) in Eugene. Scott Lynn (play-by-play) and Steve Preece (analyst) will call the action. Fox Sports NW will also televise the game on a delayed basis on Sunday from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
OSU STREAKS: Oregon State is on a one-game winning streak overall. The Beavers have a two-game winning streak at Reser Stadium, a one-game Pacific-10 Conference winning streak, a one-game road winning streak and a one-game Pac-10 road winning streak. Oregon State is 31-15 (.674) in its last 46 games and has won 21 of its last 24 (.875) home games. The Beavers' 6-0 record at Reser Stadium in 2000 is the most wins ever in one season at home. OSU was 5-1 at Reser Stadium in 1999, 4-1 in 2001 and 5-1 so far in 2002. Oregon State is 23-11 (.676) in the current decade. The Beavers did not win 23 games in the 1990s until September 4, 1999.
ERICKSON IN NOVEMBER: Dennis Erickson is currently in his 17th year as a collegiate head coach. He has compiled an impressive record during the month of November. In the month of November he has a career mark of 46-11-1, a percentage of .801. Erickson is 9-3 (.750) in November as Oregon State's head coach.
THE CIVIL WAR SERIES: Oregon State and Oregon have played a total of 105 games with the Ducks leading 53-42-10 in the series. The Ducks hold a one-game series lead as a result of winning 17-14 in Eugene last year. Oregon State has a two-game winning streak in Corvallis as a result of winning 44-41 in double overtime in 1998 and 23-13 in 2000. All told, the Beavers have a 15-26-5 record against Oregon in games played in Corvallis. OSU's Dennis Erickson is 1-4 as a head coach vs. Oregon, 1-2 with the Beavers and 0-2 with Washington State. He is 1-2 as head coach of the Beavers. Oregon's Mike Bellotti is 5-2 vs. Oregon State.
NUMBER 200 FOR ERICKSON: Dennis Erickson coached his 200th collegiate game as a head coach when Oregon State defeated Stanford 31-21 last Saturday. Erickson has posted a record of 143-56-1 in 17 years as a head coach.
ERICKSON RADIO SHOW: A total of 17 stations on the Beaver Sports Network will carry the weekly Dennis Erickson coaches radio show, which airs live every Tuesday night (7-8:00 p.m.) from the Headline Cafe in downtown Corvallis. Mike Parker, OSU football play-by-play announcer, is the host of the show. Fans can ask Coach Erickson questions by calling 1-877-600-6433, or on a Cellular One phone by hitting pound BSP for a free call. The 17 stations carrying the show include-Albany-Corvallis (KEJO, 1240 AM); Bend (KICE, 940 AM); Brookings (KURY, 910 AM); Cottage Grove (KCGR, 100.5 FM); Enterprise (KWVR, 92.1 FM/1340 AM); Eugene (KKNX (840 AM); Florence (KCST, 1250 AM); Klamath Falls (KKJX, 960 AM); Lakeview (KOIK, 1230 AM); Medford (KMED, 1440 AM); Newport (KNPT, 1310 AM); Ontario (KSRV, 1380 AM); Portland (KEX, 1190 AM); Prineville (KRCO, 690 AM); Roseburg (KRNR, 1490 AM); and The Dalles (KODL, 1440 AM).
OSU GAMES ON TEAMLINE/TRZ: Fans can hear the live play-by-play of all Oregon State football games in 2002. Just call TEAMLINE at 1-800-846-4700 and enter 5921 for OSU's access code and enter a credit card number when prompted.
OSU RELEASE ONLINE: Oregon State's official web site is part of the Official College Sports Network (formerly FansOnly) and can be found at www.osubeavers.com. Updated releases, player bios, statistics and other information can be accessed from OSU's web site. Game broadcasts and live stats are also available on the site. The Pac-10 Conference official web site is located at www.Pacific10.org.
OSU INJURY REPORT: (OUT)-Henry Anderson, DT (broken right forearm); Dan Rothwell, DE (left knee surgery, ACL, MCL); Lee Davis, LT (ACL, right knee) and Deondre Alexander, WR (right shoulder). (Probable)-Adam Rothenfluh, QB (sprained right thumb).
SENIORS IN FINAL HOME GAME: A total of 16 seniors will be playing in their final home and regular season game for Oregon State in this year's Civil War. The 16 include-Nick Barnett, SLB, Fontana, CA; Calvin Carlyle, FS, Los Angeles, CA; Lee Davis, OT, Inglewood, CA; Peter Gregg, DE, Eagle Creek, OR; Jeremaine Jackson, Montebello, CA; Shawn Kintner, WR, Keizer, OR; Mike Kuykendall, OG/OT, Bend, OR; James Lee, DT, Salem, OR; Eric Manning, DT, Compton, CA; Terrell Roberts, CB, Richmond, CA; Tyler Ross, TE, Lake Oswego; Alvin Steen, DT, Inglewood, CA; Seth Trimmer, FL, Corvallis, OR; Erik Tuma, WLB, Beaverton, OR and Dennis Weathersby, CB, Duarte, CA.
OSU REDSHIRTS 20 PLAYERS: Oregon State, so far, has redshirted a total of 20 scholarship players. The 20 include-Brent Bridges, OG, junior; Brandon Browner, CB, freshman; Anton Clarkson, QB, freshman; Ryan Cole, TB, freshman; D.J. Coote, CB, senior; Josh Hawkins, WR, sophomore; Adam Koets, OT, freshman; Joe Lemma, DE, freshman; Josh Linehan, OT, freshman; Brandon Lockheart, OG, junior; Jason Lowe, SLB, senior; Kellen Marshall, CB, freshman; Joe Newton, TE, freshman; Sabby Piscitelli, FS, freshman; J.C. Ronnfeldt, OG, freshman; Brandon Scales, DE, freshman; Ben Siegert, DT, freshman; Alvin Smith, DT, sophomore; Tone Taupule, SLB, freshman and Harvey Whiten, SS, sophomore. The Beavers are also redshirting five freshman walk-ons-Colt Charles, QB; Matthis Gehring, DT; Scott Lawson, WR; Kelly Phelps, LB; Scott Smith, TE and Andrew Taylor, TB.
FIRST QUARTER DEFENSE: Oregon State's defense allowed a touchdown in the first quarter for this season in the game with Washington, and then allowed its second touchdown at Stanford. OSU has outscored opponents 102-43 in the first quarter.
GAME NOTES FROM OSU-STANFORD:
DENNIS ERICKSON SEVENTH ON ACTIVE WINNING LIST: Dennis Erickson, Montana State, '69, is in his fourth season as Oregon State's head coach. He posted a 7-5 record in his first year, 1999, stopping a 28-year string of losing seasons for the Beavers. He led OSU to an 11-1 record in 2000, the best record in school history. His record was 5-6 in 2001 and he is 7-4 so far in 2002. The 2001 season amounted to only Erickson's second losing season in 17 years as a collegiate head coach. In four seasons, he has produced a record of 30-16 (.652) in his Beaver career. Erickson is 12-1 at OSU in regular season non-conference games. Erickson ranks seventh as the winningest Division 1-A active college head coach with five or more years of service as a head coach. As a collegiate head coach, Erickson is 14-3 in season openers. He has a winning percentage of .718 (143-56-1). He is seventh on the all-time active coaches winning percentage list at .718, just slightly behind No. 6, R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M (.725). Erickson is ninth among active Division 1-A college coaches for total victories with 143. Erickson produced a 32-15 record in four years as head coach at Idaho (1982-85); 6-6 as head coach at Wyoming (1986); 12-10-1 in two years at Washington State (1987-88); 63-9-0 in six years at Miami (1989-94) and now 30-16 at Oregon State. Dennis was head coach of the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL (1995-98) and produced a four-year record of 31-33-0. Erickson has been named Coach of the Year in three of the four conferences he has coached in--Big Sky, Pac-10 and Big East. He was named Coach of the Year in the Pac-10 for the 2000 season, making him one of two coaches in conference history to win the honor at two different schools (he also won the award at WSU in 1988). Erickson was named national Coach of the Year by the Sporting News following the 2000 season. He also was one of three finalists for the Football Writers Association Coach of the Year Award and one of six finalists for the Paul 'Bear' Bryant Coach of the Year Award in 2000. He was selected Coach of the Year by CNNSI.com and by BCSfootball.com in 2000. Erickson was one of five finalists for Coach of the Year honors by The Football News in 1999 and one of 16 finalist for national Coach of the Year honors by the Associated Press.
SEIGLER TOP CAREER POINT PRODUCER AMONG DEFENSIVE STARTERS: Junior linebacker Richard Seigler is the top career point producer among the OSU defensive starters with 914 points, which currently ranks seventh on the Beavers' career list. After 465 games in his career, Dennis Weathersby has defended 61 passes (56 breakups and 5 interceptions), which is an OSU career record. Weathersby broke up 17 passes as a freshman when he named a freshman All-American. He broke up 13 passes as a sophomore, 14 as a junior in 2001 and 12 so far in 2002. Weathersby was a preseason Playboy All-American heading into the 2001 season and was selected second team All-American by The Sporting News.
OSU DEFENSE STOPS THE RUN: In its last five games, Oregon State has limited opponents to a total of 183 yards rushing on 154 carries, an average of 1.19 per carry and 36.6 yards per game.
LONG DRIVES: Oregon State has had 13 scoring drives of 80 or more yards this season, compared to five by opponents.
TOTAL OFFENSE PACE: The Beavers are currently on pace to gain 4,900 yards in total offense during the regular season. The total would be the third-highest mark in school history, trailing only the 1999 (5,212), and 2000 (4,972) squads. For the record, Oregon State will likely conclude the year with four of the top five season totals for offense coming under the four-year regime of Dennis Erickson.
SCORING RECORD IN SIGHT: OSU is zeroing in on the school record for most points in one season. The Beavers are currently on pace to score 390 points during the regular season, with the record being 400 during the 2000 season, which includes the Fiesta Bowl.
OSU RANKS SEVENTH NATIONALLY IN RUSHING DEFENSE: Oregon State leads the Pac-10 in rushing defense, allowing 88.0 yards per game on the ground. The Beavers ranks seventh nationally. Oregon State has allowed just 183 yards rushing in its last five games, an average of 26.6 yards per game. In those five games, Beaver opponents and averaged 1.19 yards per carry.
OSU EIGHTH NATIONALLY IN PASS EFFICIENCY DEFENSE: Oregon State leads the Pac-10 in pass efficiency defense and ranks eighth nationally with a 94.28 average.
BEAVERS RANK 10TH NATIONALLY IN TOTAL DEFENSE: Oregon State leads the Pac-10 Conference in total defense, allowing 290.36 yards per game. That figure ranks 10th nationally.
STEVEN JACKSON, TB, PAC-10 RUSHING LEADER: Sophomore tailback Steven Jackson leads the Pac-10 in rushing and ranks fifth nationally with 1,503 yards and an average of 136.6 yards per game. Oregon's Onterrio Smith is runner-up with 119.9 yards per game average and his regular season is over. If Jackson did not gain a yard against Oregon, he could win the Pac-10 rushing title with 125.3 yards per carry average. Jackson has accounted for eight rushing games this season over 100 yards and three over 200, including a season-best of 239 vs. California. He also rushed for 227 vs. Fresno State and 230 last Saturday at Stanford. Steven ranks ninth in the Pac-10 in total offense, seventh in scoring with 84 points and third in all-purpose yards with 144.0. He ranks 27th nationally in all-purpose yards and is tied for 43rd nationally in scoring. (Eastern Kentucky)-Jackson's first game as a starter was huge. Jackson ran for 141 yards on 21 carries against Eastern Kentucky and scored a pair of touchdowns. He had long runs of 29 yards and 17 yards for a touchdown. Jackson's 141 yards rushing ranks as the 49th best game in school history for individual rushing. The EKU game was Jackson's second career 100-yard rushing game. (Temple)-Jackson rushed for 117 yards vs. Temple, his second straight 100-yard rushing game of the season. He had a long run of 21 yards. He also caught his first pass of the season, giving him 127 all-purpose yards. (UNLV)-Steven rushed for 51 yards on 17 carries vs. UNLV and he caught three passes for 11 yards and a touchdown, his first touchdown receiving this year. (Fresno State)-Steven rushed for a career high 227 yards vs. Fresno State and scored two touchdowns. The 227-yard rushing effort is the fifth-best single-season mark in OSU history. He scored on a career best 75 yard run, which equals the 12th longest run from scrimmage in Beaver history. He was selected as the Offensive Player of the Week in the Pacific-10 Conference for his efforts vs. Fresno State. (USC)-Steven carried the ball 15 times vs. USC for a net 67 yards, including runs of 25 and 21 yards. He had 16 all-purpose plays for 64 yards. (UCLA)-Steven Jackson raced 80 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage in the game vs. UCLA. It was a career-long TD run for Jackson and it tied for the sixth-longest run in OSU history. All told, Steven rushed for 104 yards vs. UCLA on 15 carries, his fourth 100-yard game of the season. His 80-yard TD run is the longest in the Pacific-10 Conference this season, and his 75-yard run vs. Fresno State is the second longest. (ASU)-Steven rushed for 58 yards on 14 carries, an average of 4.1 yards per carry. He caught three passes for 26 yards, giving him 84 all-purpose yards on 17 plays, an average of 4.9 yards per play. (California)-Steven had the best game of his career with 239 yards rushing and three touchdowns vs. Cal on 35 carries. It was a Reser Stadium rushing record and second-best mark in OSU history. (Arizona)-Steven carried the ball 27 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns vs. Arizona. He caught one pass for 9 yards, giving him 143 all-purpose yards. His longest run against the Wildcats was 25 yards. He had a 69-yard run called back due to a holding call. (Washington)-Steven rushed for 135 yards on 35 carries and scored two touchdowns. He caught one pass for 15 yards, giving him 150 all-purpose yards. (Stanford)-Steven rushed for 230 yards and one touchdown on 35 carries for the fifth best single game mark in OSU history. He had 240 all-purpose yards, the sixth best one-game mark in Beaver history. He had a 58-yard TD run and a 70-yard run to set up another touchdown. . (Career)-Jackson rushed for 119 yards vs. USC as a freshman in 2001 for his first 100-yard game. He has posted nine 100-yard games in 21 games played at OSU, including his first two starts this year. Jackson has accounted for 1,893 yards rushing in 21 career games, which ranks eighth on the Beavers' career list. He has scored 126 career points, which ranks 11th on career list. He has 2,259 career all-purpose yards, an average of 107.6 per game. He ranks 17st on OSU's career all-purpose yardage list.
DEREK ANDERSON, QB: Sophomore quarterback Derek Anderson has completed 169 of 367 passes and has thrown 20 touchdown passes. He threw 109 passes before he threw his first interception of the season on his 110th attempt. Prior to that, he was last intercepted on his final throw of the 2001 season against Northern Arizona. Anderson currently ranks eighth in the Pac-10 and 74th nationally in passing efficiency at 117.56. He ranks eighth in the Pac-10 and 55th nationally in completions per game with 15.36 average. He ranks eighth in the Pac-10 and 40th nationally in total offense with 223.64 yards per game average. Derek is seventh in the Pac-10 and tied for 28th nationally in points responsible for with 12.36 per game. Derek has completed 20 touchdown passes to eight different receivers. His 20 touchdown passes ties him for the OSU season record with Jonathan Smith. (Eastern Kentucky)--Anderson had a huge first game for Oregon State in his first collegiate start. Anderson completed 15 of 26 passes for 345 yards and three touchdowns. His efficiency rating is 207.33 after one game. Anderson's 345 passing yards against Eastern Kentucky is the 10th best in school history. His 332 yards in total offense is the 12th best in school history. He threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Farley, which ties for the fifth-longest pass play in school history and ties for the fourth-longest touchdown pass in school history. Derek was involved in several 'Big Plays' of over 25 yards in the EKU contest. He connected on six pass plays of 25 yards or more, including an 80 yarder to Farley, a 43-yard scoring pass to James Newson, a 41-yard scoring pass to Jayson Boyd and non-scoring passes of 36 yards to Boyd, 28 to Farley and 25 to Farley. (Temple)-Derek completed 33 of 51 passes for 286 yards and four touchdowns against the Owls without an interception. He accounted for 297 yards in total offense on 53 plays. The last time an OSU quarterback completed four touchdown passes in a game was Jonathan Smith vs. UCLA in 2000. The school record is five TD passes in a game by Erik Wilhelm vs. Akron. Anderson's 286 yards passing is the 31st best single-game mark and his 297 yards in total offense also ranks 31st on the Beavers' single-game list. (UNLV)-Derek had the best game of his young career against UNLV. He completed 20 of 26 passes for 356 yards and five touchdowns and accounted for 360 yards in total offense and was responsible for six touchdowns (he ran for one touchdown). The 356 yards passing was the sixth-highest single-game total in school history. The 360 yards in total offense ranks as the eighth highest total in school history. Derek tied a school record with four touchdown passes in the first half, matching the mark set by Scott Richardson vs. Washington State in 1979. The five touchdown passes ties the school record for touchdown passes in a game, matching the mark set by Erik Wilhelm against Akron in 1987. Anderson had seven pass completions over 28 yards in the contest. (Fresno State)-Derek completed 9 of 20 passes for 214 yards and three touchdowns. He threw his first interception of the season after 109 attempts without a pick. He had 176 yards in total offense. He had three pass completions over 30 yards vs. the Bulldogs. (USC)-Derek had a tough day against USC, completing only 8 of 30 passes for 80 yards and no touchdowns. He was limited to 45 yards in total offense on 31 plays. He was sacked five times. He was also the victim of several dropped passes by OSU receivers. (UCLA)-Derek completed 16 of 41 passes for 260 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He was also intercepted two times. (ASU)-Derek completed 16 of 40 passes for 224 yards. He was intercepted three times and did not throw a touchdown pass. He completed four passes of over 25 yards, including a 48-yarder to James Newson. (California)-Derek passed for 80 yards vs. California, which equals his lowest output of the season. He completed 8 of 24 passes for 80 yards. (Arizona)-Derek completed 12 of 28 passes for 239 yards and one touchdown, an 86-yarder to James Newson, which is the fifth longest pass play in OSU history and fourth longest TD pass in Beaver history. Derek scored one touchdown on a 1-yard run. (Washington)-Derek had his toughest day as a Beaver in the Washington game as he threw five interceptions. He completed 15 of 40 passes for 250 yards, including a 60-yard TD pass to James Newson. He also completed a 41-yard pass to Newson and a 26-yarder to Cole Clasen. He had 262 yards in total offense. (Stanford)-Derek completed 17 of 41 passes for 290 yards and a 46-yard TD pass to James Newson. The 290 yards ranks as the 31st best single-game mark. He had 287 yards in total offense, which ranks in a tie for 324th on the single-game list. (Career numbers)--In his 16-game career to date, Anderson has completed 186 of 408 passes for 2,887 yards. He has 21 touchdown passes and has thrown 15 interceptions. He has accounted for 2,698 yards (168.6 average) in total offense on 450 plays. He has moved into sixth place on the OSU career list for touchdown passes thrown with 21. Derek now ranks sixth on OSU's single-season passing list with 2,624 yards and seventh in career passing yards with 2,887. He ranks sixth on the single-season total offense list with 2,460 yards and 11th in career total offense with 2,698 yards.
JAMES NEWSON, FL: Junior flanker James Newson got his 2002 season off to a flying start by scoring OSU's first touchdown of the season, a 43-yard pass from Derek Anderson. (Eastern Kentucky)-James caught three passes for 73 yards (24.3 average) and one touchdown in the season opener, including the first touchdown of the year for the Beavers. (Temple)-James caught a career-high nine passes vs. Temple for 77 yards and two touchdowns. He was bothered by leg cramps in the second half and saw limited action. He caught only two passes in the second half. (UNLV)-James caught seven passes for 167 yards vs. UNLV, including a 28-yard TD pass. He also had catches of 38, 32 and 31yards. The 167 reception yards ranks as the fourth-highest single-game total in school history. (Fresno State)-James caught three passes for 47 yards and one touchdown, a 12-yader from Derek Anderson. He had a long reception of 21 yards. He extended his streak of having caught at least one pass in a game to 16 games. He has caught at least one touchdown pass in all four games this year. (USC)-James caught three passes for 15 yards vs. the Trojans. (UCLA)-James caught nine passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns vs. UCLA to match his career high for receptions and fourth-highest yardage output. (ASU)-James caught four passes for 97 yards (24.3 average) vs. the Sun Devils. (California)-James was able to catch only one pass for 9 yards against California as the Bears applied double and tripled team coverage virtually the entire game on Newson. He returned one punt for 15 yards. (Arizona)-James had a banner day against Arizona, catching six passes for 121 yards, including a career-long 86-yard TD pass from Derek Anderson. The pass was the fifth longest pass play in OSU history and fourth longest TD pass. James also returned five punts for 31 yards, giving him 152 all-purpose yards. (Washington)-James caught five passes for 138 yards, including a 60-yard TD pass and a 41-yarder. The 138 yards ranks as the 19th best single-game yardage game in OSU history. (Stanford)-James caught three passes for 87 yards (29.0 average), including a 46-yard TD pass to put OSU ahead to stay. (Season)-James is seventh in the Pac-10 and is tied for 48th nationally with 4.82 receptions per game (53 total). He is fifth in the Pac-10 and 26th nationally in receiving yards per game with an average of 86.45 yards per game. He ranks 14th in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards (93.18 average) and is 15th in scoring (5.45 per game). He currently is tied for first place on OSU's single-season TD reception list with 10. He has caught at least one TD pass in eight games this year. (Career)--James has caught 111 career passes for 1,933 yards, an average of 17.4 per catch and 15 touchdowns. Newson has caught passes in 23 straight games and has had seven games over 100 yards. He is tied for third on OSU's career list for touchdown passes with 15 and has had four games in which he has caught two TD passes. He needs five more TD passes to become No. 1. In 2001, he caught 57 passes for 968 yards, an average of 17.0 per catch, and five TD passes. His 57 receptions ranked eighth on OSU's all-time single-season receiving chart and his 968 yards is the second most ever by a Beaver receiver in a season. James had the best yardage receiving day of his OSU career to date against Northern Arizona in 2001, catching seven passes for 190 yards, the third highest single-game yardage output in Beaver history. In a three-game stretch last year (Arizona State, California and USC), James combined to catch 22 passes for 374 yards (17.0 average) and a pair of touchdowns. He produced career bests two games in a row against ASU and Cal. James posted then career bests for catches (eight) and yardage (112) against Arizona State (Oct. 20, 2001) and came back with eight catches against California and then a new career best of 166 yards in receiving. The 166 yards amounts to the fourth best mark in OSU history, topped only Robb Thomas' school record 220 yards and Roddy Tompkins 210 yards at Washington in 1998 and Newson's 190 vs. NAU. Newson averaged 5.2 receptions per game in 2001, which ranked second in the Pac-10 and tied for 47th nationally.
RICHARD SEIGLER, MLB: Richard Seigler, junior middle linebacker, is seventh in the Pac-10 tackles with an 8.1 average. Seigler is tied for sixth in the Pac-10 with teammate Eric Manning for tackles for loss with 12 ï¿½ (11 solo and three assisted). Richard is currently in second place on the Beavers' season defensive point production list with 296 points, trailing Nick Barnett (353). Seigler, the Beavers' top defensive point producer in 2001, opened the 2002 campaign with another solid performance. Seigler produced 40 defensive points vs. Eastern Kentucky with seven tackles (six solo), one tackle for loss, a quarterback hurry and a pass interception that he returned 32 yards to set up an OSU touchdown in the second quarter. Temple-Seigler topped OSU in point production against Temple with 38 points, coming on 13 tackles (five solo) and three tackles for loss. UNLV-Seigler produced 27 defensive points against UNLV with seven tackles (five solo) and he record ï¿½ sack with Nick Barnett. Fresno State-Richard set the tone for the game by returning a 65-yard pass interception for a touchdown during the second offensive series by the Bulldogs. It was his first career touchdown. He had 25 defensive points vs. the Bulldogs. USC-Richard produced 30 points on nine tackles (eight solo) and a tackle for loss. UCLA-Richard was OSU's top point producer on defense in the UCLA game with 36, coming on 14 tackles (seven solo) and a tackle for loss and quarterback hurry. ASU-Richard produced 16 defensive points against Arizona State with two solo tackles and a pair of tackles for loss. California-Richard produced 18 points with seven tackles (four solo) and a quarterback hurry. Richard failed to record a tackle for loss against the Bears, stopping a streak of 10 straight games with a tackle for loss. Arizona-Richard produced 19 defensive production points in the Arizona game with five tackles, a quarterback hurry and tackle for loss. Washington-Richard produced 37 points with 17 tackles, including two tackles for loss. Stanford-Richard had 23 ï¿½ defensive points at Stanford, including a key interception on the 1-yard line to stop a Cardinal TD. Career-Seigler has moved into seventh place on OSU's career defensive production point list with 914 points.
WEATHERSBY HOLDS OSU CAREER PASS BREAKUP RECORD: Weathersby, a senior cornerback, broke up one pass against Eastern Kentucky in the season opener, giving him 45 in his career, an all-time record at OSU. Dennis established an Oregon State single-game record with five passes defended vs. California. He broke up four passes and intercepted a pass in the end zone to ice the game in the final two minutes of the game. He now has 56 passes broken up and five interceptions for a total of 61 passes defended. Going into the EKU game, Dennis was tied with Andrea Holland at 44 for the career lead. Weathersby broke up 14 passes during the 2001 season, including a record four vs. Fresno State and three against UCLA. Weathersby finished tied for fourth place among Pac-10 pass defenders with 16 breakups (Pac-10 includes interceptions) in 2001. He has broken up passes in 34 of the 46 games he has played in so far in his career. Weathersby was a preseason All-American on the Playboy Magazine squad as a junior and by The Sporting News and Street and Smith this year. Dennis earned team defensive high-point honors against UNLV as he accounted for 33 points. He had five solo tackles, his first career sack, a forced fumble and a pass breakup. Dennis was named last week to the Verizon District VIII All-Academic team for the second year in a row.
EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME: Three Oregon State seniors-Nick Barnett, Eric Manning and Dennis Weathersby-have been selected to play in the East-West Shrine game scheduled for Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco on January 11. All three accepted invitations to play in August.
DENNIS WEATHERSBY ON THORPE LIST: Senior cornerback Dennis Weathersby is one of 14 players selected as semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award. The Thorpe Award is given annually to the best defensive back in college football. In addition to Weathersby, the 14 include Rod Babers, Texas; Sammy Davis, Texas A&M; Mike Doss, Ohio State; Brandon Everage, Oklahoma; Terrance Holt, North Carolina State; Terence Newman, Kansas State; Willie Pile, Virginia Tech; Troy Polamalu, USC; Etric Pruitt, Southern Miss.; Stuart Schweigert, Purdue; Derrick Strait, Oklahoma; Shane Walton, Notre Dame and Eugene Wilson, Illinois. The list will be cut to three on November 25.
NICK BARNETT, SLB: Nick Barnett leads the Pac-10 in tackles with an average of 9.5 per game and a total of 105 tackles. ASU's Jason Shivers trails at 8.7 per game. Nick leads OSU in defensive point production points with 353, which ranks 10th on OSU's single-season point production list. He ranks 19th on the career defensive point list with 763. Nick is fifth in the Pac-10 in tackles for loss with 15. Barnett, senior strong linebacker, led OSU in defensive points in the season opener against Eastern Kentucky with 41 points. For Barnett, it is the third time in his career that he has led the Beavers in defensive points. He contributed 11 tackles (five solo), three tackles for loss and a forced fumble in the OSU victory. Temple-Barnett added 24 points at Temple with 11 tackles (four solo) and a tackle for loss. UNLV-Nick led OSU in tackles against UNLV with 10 (five solo), plus he combined with Seigler for a sack. Fresno State-He scored 25 points on six tackles and two tackles for loss, plus a pass breakup. USC-Nick topped OSU in defensive points vs. USC with 34, coming on eight solo tackles, a tackle for loss and two pass breakups. UCLA-Nick had a solid game against UCLA, posting 32 defensive points with 12 tackles (five solo) and a big blocked field goal that led to an 83-yard touchdown return by teammate Dennis Weathersby. ASU-Nick led OSU in defensive points against Arizona State with 31 ï¿½. Nick posted 10 tackles, including seven solo. He had one tackle for loss and combined with Eric Manning for a sack. California-Nick produced 47 points, second highest for OSU, against the Bears with 10 tackles (seven solo), plus two tackles for loss, one sack, a forced fumble and pass broken up. It was his sack and forced fumble, which set up the Beavers third touchdown in the second quarter to salt the game away. Arizona-Nick registered 26 production points in OSU's victory over Arizona. Nick had five tackles, plus a sack and tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry. Washington-Nick was OSU's top point producer in the Washington game with 39 ï¿½ points. He posted 12 tackles and had one sack and 2 ï¿½ tackles for loss. Stanford-Nick led OSU in defensive production points with 32 against Stanford with 10 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and a pass breakup.
BILL SWANCUTT, DE: Sophomore defensive end Bill Swancutt is having a strong season. Bill led OSU in defensive points in the victory over Arizona with 45. He accounted for four tackles, plus a career-high three sacks and three tackles for loss. Bill now leads OSU in sacks with eight and tackles for loss with 17. He is third on Oregon State's defensive point production list with 241. He is fourth in the Pac-10 in tackles for loss with 17.0. He is fifth in the Pac-10 in sacks with 9.0 Bill was second in defensive points in the Arizona State contest with 30, coming on four tackles, two tackles for loss and a blocked field goal, the first blocked kick of his career. Bill produced at least one tackle for loss in the first 10 games this season before being stopped at Stanford. Bill was also selected last week to the Verizon District VIII All-Academic team.
OSU NOTES: Defensive tackle Eric Manning is sixth in the Pac-10 in tackles for loss with 12 ï¿½. Manning posted a season-high and career-high five tackles for loss against California, which ranks as the second-best mark in the Pac-10 this year, and he added 1 ï¿½ tackles for loss and a half sack in the Arizona game the following week. Steven Jackson has the top three rushing games in the Pac-10 this year with 239, 230 and 227-yard games. He also has the two longest runs, 80 and 75 yards. He is also tied for the most rushing TDs in a game with three. Derek Anderson and James Newson have combined for the third longest pass play in the Pac-10 with 86-yarder. Anderson has the highest total of touchdowns responsible for with six and is tied for the most passing touchdowns with five.
STEVEN JACKSON ON DOAK WALKER LIST: Oregon State sophomore tailback Steven Jackson has been selected as one of 42 preseason candidates for the Doak Walker Award, awarded annually to the nation's top college running back.
ERIC MANNING ON OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Senior defensive tackle Eric Manning is also among the list of players to watch for the 2002 Outland Trophy, which is presented by the Football Writers Association of America to the top interior lineman in college football each season.
CESCA SECOND IN OSU CAREER SCORING: Place kicker Ryan Cesca, a senior, was the Pac-10's first-team all-league kicker as a sophomore during the 2000 season. In the final month of the 2001 season, Cesca was inconsistent for the first time in his career and he lost his place kicking duties to junior walk-on Kirk Yliniemi during the Oregon game. Cesca scored nine points vs. Washington State on October 6, 2001 and moved into second place on the OSU career-scoring list as a result. He passed another kicker, Troy Bussanich, making him the highest scoring kicker in Beaver football history. To date, he has scored 219 career points, compared to Bussanich's 168. Ryan broke the OSU record for scoring in a season by a kicker in 2000 with 94 points, topping the previous high of 80 by Jose Cortez (1998). Cesca's 94 points ranks fourth on OSU's single-season scoring list. Ryan converted 46 of 47 PAT attempts in 2000 to establish a new single-season record before missing his final attempt of the regular season against Oregon. His 43-for-43 (before missing on his 44th attempt) topped his previous record of 37-for-37 in 1999. Cesca finished the 2000 regular season at 43-for-44. He ran his school record career streak to 80-for-80 before missing. The previous OSU record for consecutive PAT kicks was 54 straight by Bussanich (1986-89). He is 117-for-118 (.992) in his career and working on a current streak of 37 straight PATs made. As a freshman in 1999, he was perfect on all 37 of his PAT attempts, a school record then for number of successful PAT kicks. Ryan booted 16 of 19 field goal attempts in 2000, including a streak of eight in a row, which was stopped, when he missed a 45-yarder in his last attempt in the California game. He made four in a row at Arizona to tie OSU's single-game record. He made three vs. UCLA, and came back to kick three the following week against Washington State. He has made 34 of 54 field goal attempts (.630) in his career. He scored 58 points in 1999, which was second to Ken Simonton's team leading 118 points. He scored 94 points in 2000, which was second in the Pac-10 behind teammate Ken Simonton. Cesca has been successful on 18 of his last 28 field goal attempts, including a career-long 51-yarder vs. Fresno State.
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CIVIL WAR BEAVER HUDDLE MEETINGS: Beaver Huddle luncheons this week:
Monday, Nov. 18 CORVALLIS-Noon, 3rd floor Valley Football Center Speakers-Dennis Erickson, Head Football Coach Bob De Carolis, Director of Athletics
EUGENE-Noon, Oregon Electric Station Speaker-Kevin Mounton, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
SALEM-6:00 p.m., McNary Golf Club Speakers-Bob De Carolis, Director of Athletics Ken Simonton, former OSU football All- American
Wednesday, Nov. 20 ROSEBURG-11:45 a.m., Knowloon Restaurant Speakers-Tim Lappano, Offensive Coordinator (via speakerphone)Bob De Carolis, Director of Athletics
MEDFORD-6:30 p.m., Rogue Valley Country Club Speakers-Jonathan Smith, Offensive Graduate Assistant (via speakerphone) Bob De Carolis, Director of Athletics
Thursday, Nov. 21 KLAMATH FALLS-11:45 a.m., Reames Country Club Speakers-Gregg Smith, Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line (via speakerphone Bob De Carolis, Director of Athletics
BEND-5:00 p.m., Bend Armory Speakers-Jonathan Smith, Offensive Graduate Assistant (via speakerphone)Bob De Carolis, Director of Athletics, Jess Lewis, former OSU football All-American, Bill Enyart, former OSU football All-American
Friday, Nov. 22 PORTLAND-Noon, DoubleTree Hotel, Lloyd Center Speakers-Dennis Erickson, Head Football Coach Bob De Carolis, Director of Athletics
TICKET INFORMATION: Contact the OSU Ticket Office at 541-737-4455 or 1-800-GO BEAVS for ticket information. The OSU Athletic Ticket Office is located in room 107 Gill Coliseum and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The ticket office is open at Reser Stadium (Gate 17) two hours prior to kickoff. WILL CALL is located at Gate No. 17.
BEAVERS SOLD OUT OF SEASON TICKETS: Oregon State sold out its entire allotment of 2002 season tickets (23,000) on July 18. The Beavers also sold out the 2001 season. OSU officially sold out all 23,011 available season tickets in 2001 by July 16, two days earlier than this year. The Beavers sold 14,700 season tickets in 2000 and 11,500 in 1999.
OSU MEDIA LUNCHEON LIVE ON ESPN NEWS: Oregon State's football media luncheon, featuring Dennis Erickson and requested players, will be held every Tuesday in the Valley Football Center third floor. Media wishing to attend must contact Hal Cowan prior to 5:00 p.m. each Monday if planning to attend a luncheon. All player interview requests must be made prior to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday to ensure player attendance. Coach Erickson's interview session each week will begin at 11:15 a.m. and will be live on ESPN News. The satellite coordinates for Erickson's press conference are SBS 6, Transponder 16. Here is the schedule for Oct. 22:
PACIFIC-10 SATELLITE FEED: The Pac-10 provides a weekly satellite feed featuring interviews with the coaches and selected players regarding upcoming games along with highlight footage. The half-hour feed airs every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. PDT/MST (2:30 p.m. EDT) beginning Sept. 4 and running through Nov. 20, with a final week run on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Coordinates for the feed are GE 2, Transponder 11 (C-Band). Trouble numbers: Master Control 310-543-1835 or 310-231-3229 or pager 888-423-0095 or Michelle Lockhart at the Pac-10 at 925-932-4411.
DOUBLE COVERAGE: A new one-hour radio program devoted to Pac-10 football will air on a national network of radio stations. Double Coverage will air in most markets on Wednesday evenings with a rebroadcast on Saturday mornings on many outlets. The show is produced by Lee Jamison and Bob Grim, Oregon State color commentator, is the host. Check local listings for the station in your area.
PRACTICE/INTERVIEW SCHEDULE: Oregon State practices every day but Sunday and Monday during a normal week. No player interviews are allowed on Sunday or Monday. The Beavers practice from 4-6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and have a walk thru on Friday. PRACTICES TUESDAY THRU THURSDAY ARE CLOSED. Players are available during Tuesday's media luncheon or following practice on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Players are not available on Friday or Saturday until after the game. All interviews must be arranged through the OSU Sports Infomration Office.