Beavers Prepare For Football Opener

Aug. 21, 2003

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GAME: Oregon State (0-0) vs. Sacramento State (0-0)
SITE: Reser Stadium (35,362), Corvallis, OR
DATE: Thursday, August 28
TIME: 7:00 p.m. PDT
RADIO: Live over 27-station Beaver Sports Network, starting at 5:00 p.m. PDT
TV: Live over Beaver Sports Network, starting at 7:00 p.m. PDT
Delayed over Fox Sports Net NW on Saturday, 10:00 a.m. PDT

CROWD: Oregon State is expecting a crowd of between 33,000 and 36,000 for its season opener at Reser Stadium (35,362). The Beavers are on a streak of 16 straight games sold out at Reser Stadium, dating back to USC on Sept. 30, 2000.

TICKETS: OSU is sold out of season tickets, but approximately 2,500 individual reserve seat tickets still remain available for the game, priced at $33.00 apiece. Contact the OSU Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800 GO BEAVS or 541-737-4455 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day for tickets. Tickets can also be purchased on line at The Ticket Office (107 Gill) will be open the entire day on Thursday (Aug. 28), while the Reser Stadium ticket booths will be open at 3 p.m. on game day. Stadium gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

TELEVISION: The game will be televised live over the Oregon State Television Network, as well as delayed on Fox Sports Net Northwest. Chris Marlowe will call the play-by-play with former Beaver quarterback Steve Preece serving as the analyst. KVAL Sports Director Todd McKim will be the sideline reporter. The game will be televised live in the state of Oregon over KVAL-TV, channel 13, Eugene; UPN, channel 49, Portland; KOBI, channel 5, Medford; KOTI, channel 2, Klamath Falls; KPIC, Roseburg; and KCBY, Coos Bay. Fox Sports Net NW will show the replay of the game on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10:00 a.m. Fox Sports NW covers the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

OSU STREAKS: Oregon State is on a one-game losing streak overall. The Beavers have a three-game winning streak at Reser Stadium, a two-game Pacific-10 Conference winning streak, a one-game road winning streak and a one-game Pac-10 road winning streak. Oregon State is 32-17 (.653) in its last 49 games and has won 22 of its last 25 (.880) home games. The Beavers' 6-0 record at Reser Stadium in 2000 amounted to the most wins ever in one season at home, before OSU reached six wins (6-1) in 2003. OSU was 5-1 at Reser Stadium in 1999, 4-1 in 2001 and 6-1 in 2002, all under Dennis Erickson. Oregon State is 24-12 (.667) in the current decade. The Beavers did not win 24 games in the 1990s until September 11, 1999. Head Coach Mike Riley has a perfect 6-0 non-conference record as OSU's head coach.

SEASON TICKETS SOLD OUT: Oregon State has sold out its season ticket allotment for the third straight year. Season tickets were capped at 22,200 this year. The Beavers sold 23,000 season tickets in 2001 and 2002.

RADIO: Oregon State will have a 27-station radio network for the 2003 season. The Beavers' football network is produced by Beaver Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Communications. Mike Parker and Bob Grim will call the action from the booth and Michael Convery of KEX will continue as the sideline reporter. The entire network pregame show will air two hours prior to kickoff, home and away. The pregame Tailgate Sow will start two hours prior to kickoff with Scott Lynn (KEX Sports Director), Lee Jamison, Parker and Convery hosting the show. In addition, KEJO (1240 AM) radio in Corvallis will also host a pregame show from Reser Stadium starting four hours prior to kickoff with Doug Blair and Jon Warren announcing. Jamison and Lynn will host a postgame show from the new Hilton Garden Hotel following all home games and from the press box on road games.

BEAVER SPORTS TALK: Mike Riley will have a one-hour radio midweek show throughout the season over the Beaver Radio Sports Network every Tuesday night, starting on August 26. The show will air from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., live from the Fox n Firkin Restaurant in downtown Corvallis with Mike Parker hosting. Riley will also do a Monday morning radio show with KEX (1190) each Monday during the season, starting on Aug. 25. He will be heard at 8:05 a.m. each Monday throughout the season.

WEEKLY MEDIA LUNCHEONS: Oregon State's weekly media luncheons will once again be held every Tuesday during the football season with the first one set for Monday, August 25 on the third floor of the Valley Football Center. All luncheons will start at 11:00 a.m. Deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Sunday to provide Hal Cowan with interview requests and intentions to attend.

RILEY ON CONFERENCE CALL: Head Coach Mike Riley is available via conference call each week during the Beavers' media luncheons. The first call will be at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, August. 25. Thereafter, the call will be at 11:15 a.m. each Tuesday of the football season. Media can call 913-981-5581 and join the conference call. Media should dial the number five to 10 minutes ahead of the conference call to ensure participation.

BEAVERS FOOTBALL EXPERIENCE TV SHOW: Fox Sports Net NW will produce and air a weekly OSU one half hour football show on Tuesday nights. Beavers Football Experience will give Oregon State faithful an inside look at the weekly trails, tribulations and triumphs behind the 2003 gridiron season. Airing Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m., BFE will be inside the locker rooms and behind the scenes of the Oregon State football program as each week's show will chronicle the human stories, pathos and emotions that ultimately proved catalytic in the storyline of each game. Additionally, the Beavers Football Experience will preview the next week's contest through the eyes of head coach Mike Riley.

FOX NET TELEVISION REPLAYS: All OSU games will be televised on a delayed basis each Sunday over Fox Sports Net Northwest. Play-by-play announcers for the Fox Sports Net Northwest delayed telecasts are assigned by Fox Sports Net Northwest from a pool of Chris Marlowe, Rich Cellini, Rich Waltz and Jim Watson. Steve Preece, former Oregon State quarterback (1966-68) and member of the OSU Athletic Hall of Fame and the State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, will serve as the color analyst for the 14th consecutive season.

ATTENDANCE RECORD: Oregon State established a new attendance record at home in 2002, making it back-to-back years of breaking the record. The Beavers attracted 255,054 fans to Reser Stadium in seven games, an average of 36,436. The average broke the record established in 2001 of 36,412. The total number of fans tops the previous high of 201,896 in 2000, when OSU played six home games.

THREE BOWL TRIPS IN FOUR YEARS: Oregon State has played in three post-season bowls in the last four years under Dennis Erickson, starting with the Oahu Bowl in 1999, the Fiesta Bowl in 2000 (bowl played Jan. 1, 2001) and the Insight Bowl in 2002. This is the best post-season stretch in Beaver football history.

FOURTH MOST WINS FOR BEAVERS: With its 8-5 record in 2002, Oregon State has tied for the fourth most season victories in school history. Dennis Erickson has coached two of the top four best records in just his fourth season as the Beavers' head coach.

EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME: Oregon State's Richard Seigler and Dwan Edwards have already accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine game scheduled for Pacific bell Park in San Francisco on January 10 at 11:00 a.m.

YLINIEMI ON JOE GROZA WATCH LIST: OSU place kicker Kirk Yliniemi is one of 30 preseason candidates on the Lou Groza Watch List. He is a candidate for the 12th annual Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, presented by the FedEX Orange Bowl

Steven Jackson ON DOAK WALKER WATCH LIST: Junior tailback Steven Jackson is on the Doak Walker Watch List. The Doak Walker Award is giving annually to the nation's top running back.

Richard Seigler ON LOMBARDI WATCH LIST: Senior linebacker Richard Seigler is one of 40 candidates on the Lombardi Award Watch List. The Rotary Lombardi Award is given annually to the outstanding lineman in the country.

OSU BREAKS SEASON SCORING RECORD: OSU broke its season scoring record during the regular season with 401 points. The Beavers add 13 points vs. Pittsburgh in the Insight Bowl for a final total of 414 points, topping the previous record of 400 during the 2000 season, which included the Fiesta Bowl.

OSU SETS TOTAL OFFENSE RECORD: OSU established a season record in total offense during the 2002 campaign with 5,347 yards, topping the old mark of 5,212 yards produced in 1999. Four of the top five marks for total offense in one season in Beaver history were produced under the four-year regime of Dennis Erickson (1999-02). Mike Riley's 1988 team produced the fourth best mark in history with 4,305 yards in total offense.

SEIGLER RANKS FIFTH ON OSU CAREER DEFENSIVE POINT LIST: Richard Seigler has produced 940 career defensive points on the Beavers' scoring system which puts him fifth on the career list. He passed Bryan Jones (938) as a result of the Insight Bowl. Reggie Tongue's fourth place total of 984 points is his next target.

SEIGLER TOP CAREER POINT PRODUCER AMONG DEFENSIVE STARTERS: Linebacker Richard Seigler is the top career point producer among the current OSU defensive starters with 940 points, which ranks fifth on the Beavers' career list.

BIG PLAY BEAVERS: OSU brought the 'Big Play' back to the Beavers' arsenal in 2002. The Beavers produced a total of 71 plays of 25 yards or more during the 2002 season. Quarterback Derek Anderson was involved in 38 of the Big Plays and tailback Steven Jackson was involved in 12.

Bill Swancutt TIED OSU SACK RECORD IN 2002: As a result of recording 1 � sacks against Pittsburgh in the Insight Bowl, defensive end Bill Swancutt tied the OSU season record for sacks in 2002 with (11 �) and tackles for loss (21). Swancutt tied LaDairis Jackson, another defensive end, who recorded the same numbers during the 2000 season. Bill finished fourth in the Pac-10 in sacks and tackles for loss. Bill finished the season with 322 � defensive points, second best on the team. That figure also ranks 19th on OSU's single-season list. Bill finished the regular season with a bang by leading the Beavers in defensive points in the Civil War with 49 � against Oregon, coming on seven tackles, 2 � tackles for loss, two sacks, a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry. Bill produced at least one tackle for loss in the first 10 games this season before being stopped at Stanford. He finished the season with at least one tackle for loss in 12 of 13 games. Bill was also selected last week to the Verizon District VIII All-Academic team.

FIRST QUARTER DEFENSE: Only three teams, Washington, Stanford and Pittsburgh scored an offensive touchdown against Oregon State's defense during the first quarter of games in 2002. OSU outscored opponents 119-53 in the first quarter.

OSU RANKED NINTH NATIONALLY IN RUSHING DEFENSE: Oregon State completed the 2002 season ranked third in the Pac-10 Conference and ninth nationally in rushing defense, allowing 94.2 yards per game on the ground.

OSU SIXTH NATIONALLY IN PASS EFFICIENCY DEFENSE: Oregon State led the Pac-10 in pass efficiency defense in 2002 and ranked sixth nationally with an average of 94.89.

BEAVERS RANKED 11TH NATIONALLY IN TOTAL DEFENSE: Oregon State ranked second in the Pac-10 Conference in total defense and 11th nationally in 2002, allowing 293.54 yards per game.

OSU 14TH NATIONALLY IN PASS INTERCEPTIONS: Oregon State finished the 2002 season second in the Pac-10 and tied for 14th nationally in pass interceptions with 20.

BEAVERS RANKED 20TH IN TOTAL OFFENSE: Oregon State completed the 2002 season ranked fourth in the Pacific-10 Conference in total offense and 20th nationally with an average of 411.31 yards per game.

BEAVERS RANKED 26TH IN SCORING OFFENSE: Oregon State completed the 2002 season ranked sixth in the Pac-10 and 26th nationally in scoring with an average of 31.85 points per game. The Beavers established a school record with 414 points scored.

Steven Jackson, TB, PAC-10 RUSHING CHAMPION/OSU SINGLE-SEASON RECORD HOLDER: Tailback Steven Jackson led the Pac-10 in rushing and finished the 2002 season ranked eighth nationally with 1,690 yards and an average of 130.0 yards per game. With his 153 yards rushing vs. Oregon, Steven broke the OSU single-season rushing record and all-purpose yards record. His 1,690 yards rushing topped Ken Simonton's old mark of 1,559 yards. His 1,855 all-purpose yards topped the old record of 1,705 by Simonton in 1999. Jackson accounted for nine rushing games over 100 yards in 2002, which ties Simonton's school record, and three over 200, including a season-best of 239 vs. California. He also rushed for 227 vs. Fresno State and 230 vs. Stanford. Steven ranked ninth in the Pac-10 in total offense, sixth in scoring with 102 points and second in all-purpose yards with 146.69 average per game. He wound up ranked 22nd nationally in all-purpose yards and is tied for 37th nationally in scoring. (Career)-Jackson rushed for 119 yards vs. USC as a freshman in 2001 for his first 100-yard game. He has accounted for a total of 10 games in which he has rushed for over 100 yards in 23 games played at OSU. He had a streak of five-straight 100-yard rushing games stopped by Pittsburgh at the Insight Bowl. Jackson has accounted for 2,080 yards rushing in 23 career games, which ranks sixth on the Beavers' career list. He has scored 144 career points, which ranks in a tie for seventh on OSU's career list. He has 2,530 career all-purpose yards, an average of 110.0 per game. He ranks 12th on OSU's career all-purpose yardage list. He finished the season ranked sixth on the Pac-10 all-time single-season rushing list. All five players ahead of Jackson on the list are former USC players.

JACKSON EIGHTH IN NCAA RUSHING: Steven Jackson, the Pacific-10 Conference rushing champion, finished the 2002 season ranked eighth in the nation in rushing with 130.00 yards per game rushing. SO

TRACKING JACKSON'S 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES: Steven has rushed for 100 yards or more 10 times in his career, including a career-best 239 vs. California in 2002. He had a string of five straight 100-yard games stopped in the Insight Bowl when Pittsburgh held him to 34 yards. He tied Ken Simonton's single-season record with nine 100-yard rushing games in 2002. Steven also rushed for over 200 yards three times in 2002 to become the only OSU back in history to accomplish that fete. He rushed for 113 yards vs. USC in 2001 as Simonton's backup and was named ABC Player of the Game for Oregon State. Jackson rushed for 891yards in his last five games prior to the Insight Bowl, an average of 178.2 yards per game.

Derek Anderson, QB: Quarterback Derek Anderson completed 211 of 449 passes for 3,313 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2002, all OSU season records. He also accounted for 3,082 yards in total offense, also a single-season school record. 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 finished the 2002 season ranked eighth in the Pac-10 and 59th nationally in passing efficiency at 121.56. He ranked seventh in the Pac-10 and 47th nationally in completions per game with 16.23 average. He ranked sixth in the Pac-10 and 35th nationally in total offense with 237.08 yards per game average. Derek ranked fifth in the Pac-10 and 24th nationally in points responsible for with 12.77 per game. Derek completed his 25 touchdown passes to eight different receivers. (Season)-In his first season as OSU's starting quarterback, Anderson was involved in 38 plays that were 25 yards or longer. He also established school records for passing yardage, touchdown passes, total offense and touchdown passes in a game (5) and touchdowns responsible for in a game (6). He had four 300-yard plus games, including two straight to end the season. (Career numbers)--In his 18-game career to date, Anderson has completed 228 of 490 passes for 3,576 yards. He has 26 touchdown passes and has thrown 16 interceptions. He has accounted for 3,320 yards (184.4 average) in total offense on 540 plays. He has moved into third place on the OSU career list for touchdown passes thrown with 26. Derek ranks third on OSU's career passing list with 3,576 yards. He ranks seventh on Oregon State's career total offense list with 3,320 yards and needs just 87 more to move into sixth place.

ANDERSON OWNS OSU SEASON TOUCHDOWN PASSING RECORD: Derek Anderson threw four touchdown passes against Oregon to give him 24 on the season and a new OSU single-season touchdown passing record in the process. He added one TD pass in the Insight Bowl vs. Pittsburgh to give him 25. His 21st TD pass broke the tie he had with Jonathan Smith (20) going into the Civil War game. And even more remarkable, he has moved into third place on the Beavers' all-time career touchdown passing list with 26.

ANDERSON OWNS OSU SEASON PASSING TOTAL OFFENSE RECORDS: As a result of his numbers in the Insight Bowl, Anderson broke OSU's single-season record for passing yards and total offense yards. He passed for 3,313 yards during the season and accounted for 3,082 yards in total offense. He broke the previous marks of 3,053 passing yards by Jonathan Smith (1999) and 2,957 yards in total offense by Smith in 1999. He has moved into fourth place on the OSU all-time list of passing leaders with 3,576 yards and seventh in total offense with 3,320 yards.

OSU HAD SUCCESS IN THE RED ZONE: Oregon State scored 41 times on 48 trips (.854 percentage) into the red zone (20-yard line to end zone) during the 2002 season. The Beavers scored 31 touchdowns and 10 field goals. Defensively, OSU stopped opponents 13 times in 40 ventures into the Beavers' red zone, for a percentage of .675. Oregon State's last four games in 2002 were perfect offensively, converting on all 12 trips into the red zone.

OREGON STATE WON TURNOVER BATTLE: The Beavers won the battle of turnovers in nine of its 13 games in 2002, coming up on the negative side only in road games at USC, Arizona State and Washington, plus the Insight Bowl, all defeats. The Beavers forced 33 turnovers and committed 25, giving OSU a plus 8.0 for the season and a plus 0.61 average, which ranks third in the Pac-10 and tied for 21st nationally. OSU did not commit a turnover vs. Temple, UNLV, Arizona and Oregon.

James Newson OWNS SEASON RECEIVING YARDAGE AND TOUCHDOWN RECORD: By virtue of catching 11 passes for 168 yards vs. Oregon, James Newson eclipsed the OSU season record for pass receiving yardage. Newson followed up his Oregon performance with 10 catches for 165 yards against Pittsburgh at the Insight Bowl to add to his totals. Newson completed the 2002 season with 1,284 yards (school record) on 74 receptions (second most season receptions) and 12 touchdowns (school record). He passed Vern Burke for the yardage record. Burke had 1,007 yards in 1962. By catching one touchdown against the Ducks, Newson broke the OSU single-season mark with 11, and then he added a 12th vs. Pittsburgh. Newson ranked fourth in the Pac-10 and 15th nationally with 98.77 yards receiving per game. He ranked fifth in the Pac-10 and 26th nationally on 5.69 catches per game. James was tied for 12th in the Pac-10 in scoring with 5.54 points per game. He ranked 10th in the Pac-10 and 90th nationally with 104.46 all-purpose yards per game. (Season)-James caught at least one touchdown pass in 10 games during the 2002 season. (Career)--James has caught 132 career passes for 2,266 yards, an average of 17.2 per catch and 17 touchdowns. The 2,266 yards breaks the OSU career record for receiving yardage. Newson has caught passes in 25 straight games and has had nine games over 100 yards. He is third on OSU's career list for touchdown passes with 17 and has had four games in which he has caught two TD passes. He needs three more TD passes to become No. 1. He ranks fifth in career receptions with 132. Phil Ross is the all-time leader with 153. 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 in 201 (Arizona State, California and USC), James combined to catch 22 passes for 374 yards (17.0 average) and a pair of touchdowns. 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, middle linebacker, finished the 2002 season ranked 10th in the Pac-10 tackles, averaging 7.6 per game. Richard finished third on the Beavers' season defensive point production list with 322 points, trailing Nick Barnett (421 �) and Bill Swancutt (322). His 322 � points tie him for 22nd on OSU's single-season point production list. Seigler was the Beavers' top defensive point producer in 2001. Career-Seigler has moved into fifth place on OSU's career defensive production point list with 940 points.

Mike Riley: Oregon State's Mike Riley starts his third season as the Beavers' head coach in 2003, after a four-year break as an NFL coach. Riley was OSU's head coach in 1997 (3-8) and 1998 (5-6) before becoming the head coach of the San Diego Chargers for three years. He was secondary coach of the New Orleans Saints in 2002. Riley's collegiate record is 8-14 (.364) as a head coach. He has also served as a head coach in the Canadian Football League and the World League of American Football. He coached the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL for five years (1987-90) and produced a 40-32-0 (.556) record, including two Grey Cup championships (1988 and 1990). He had a two-year record of 11-9-0 (.550) as the head coach of the San Antonio Riders of the World League. He compiled a three-year record of 14-34 (.292) as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers. Riley enters the 2003 season with a perfect 6-0 record in non-conference games as OSU's head coach.

STEVE MOOSHAGIAN: Steve Mooshagian is in his first year as the head coach of the Sacramento State Hornets. Mooshagian joined the Hornets after spending the last four seasons as receivers' coach for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL. At Cincinnati, he coached a pair of former Oregon State stars, Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Mooshagian is a 1982 graduate of Fresno State and was an assistant coach at Fresno State form 1984-94. He was head coach at Fresno City College in 1995 and offensive coordinator at Nevada in 1996. He served as offensive coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh in 1997-98 before joining the Bengals in 1999.

OSU-SACRAMENTO STATE SERIES: This is the first meeting in football between Oregon State and Sacramento State of the Big Sky Conference. The Beavers have played Montana (12-2-2), Eastern Washington (1-0), Northern Arizona (1-0), UC Davis (4-0) and Portland State (1-0) previously from the Big Sky Conference.

Kirk Yliniemi: Oregon State senior place kicker Kirk Yliniemi enters the 2003 season with a streak of having successfully kicked 15 straight field goals, which is a season record. The 15 straight field goals made also equals the Beavers' career record established by Jim Nielsen in 1984-85. Yliniemi, a Lou Groza Watch List contender, scored 90 points for OSU in 2002, which ranked eighth in the Pac-10 and tied for 49th nationally. In his career, Yliniemi has booted 18 of 20 field goal attempts, a percentage of .900, and he has made 50 of 51 PAT attempts for 104 points, which is tied for 20th on Beavers' career list. He currently is on a streak of making 12 straight PAT attempts. His only PAT was against Washington in Seattle last year when the Beavers were penalized 15 yards for celebration and missed the long PAT attempt. His career long field is 50 yards. He booted one 50 vs. Washington last year and 50 against Pittsburgh at the Insight Bowl. Both of his missed field goals have come in the 30-39-yard range.

  • Josh Farrell, backup tailback for Sacramento State, lettered for Oregon State in 2002 as a backup tailback and special teams player. He transferred to Sacramento State at the start of spring quarter.

  • Oregon State is 1-2 in overtime games after losing to USC in 2001. The Beavers lost to California 48-42 in 1996. OSU defeated Oregon in double overtime 44-41 in 1998.

  • Middle linebacker Richard Seigler posted a career-high 17 tackles at Washington in 2002.

  • Middle linebacker Richard Seigler had the best game of his OSU career to date in the 2001 Arizona State game. Seigler produced a total of 81 points on the Beavers' defensive point system, breaking the record of 72 points established last year by defensive end DeLawrence Grant against San Diego State University. In addition, Seigler also broke the OSU record for tackles for loss in a game with seven. His seven tackles for loss topped the old record of 4 � held by Bryan Ludwick in a game against Northern Illinois in 1996 at Corvallis. Against the Sun Devils, Seigler produced 8 solo tackles, 7 assisted tackles, 7 tackles for loss (19 yards), a sack for 5 yards and he recovered a fumble.

  • OSU backs have rushed for 100 yards or more a total of 170 times.

  • Oregon State did not play a true freshman during the 2002 regular season.

  • Oregon State has three married players on the roster. Punter Carl Tobey got married in 2001 to the former Annalee Nelson. Linebacker Seth Lacey got married in the summer of 2002 to the former Mackenzie Copeland. Tight end Tim Euhus got married on June 21, 2003 to the former Michelle Davis.

  • Oregon State has won seven of its last 10 season-openers.

  • Quarterback Derek Anderson tied a school record with five touchdown passes vs. UNLV, matching Erik Wilhelm's five against Akron in 1987. Anderson's four touchdown passes in the first half tied the school record for a half, matching the mark set by Scott Richardson against Washington State in 1979.

  • Derek Anderson was responsible for six touchdowns (five passing and one rushing) vs. UNLV to tie a school record, matching the single-game mark set by Terry Baker (three passing and three running) against Iowa State in 1962.

  • Tailback Steven Jackson broke the OSU Reser Stadium rushing record (dating back to 1953 when the stadium was built) with 239 yards against California. The previous record was 234 by OSU's Ken Simonton vs. USC in 2000. Jackson's 239 yards was the second highest rushing total by a Beaver running back, trailing only Bill Enyart's 299 yards at Utah in 1968.

  • Steven Jackson's 239 yards vs. Cal also amounts to the 25th best single-game rushing mark in Pacific-10 Conference history.

  • Arizona's minus (-23) yards rushing vs. the Beavers in 2002 was the second-fewest rushing yards allowed by Oregon State in school history. The mark was just one yard short of the school record of minus (-24) yards set against Oregon in the 1966 Civil War. Arizona's 93 yards of total offense was the ninth lowest ever allowed by Oregon State.

  • Arizona has not scored a touchdown against Oregon State since the third quarter of the 1999 game in Corvallis, a stretch of 13 quarters.

  • Oregon State had its consecutive streak of successful PAT kicks made as a team snapped at Washington at 77 in 2002. Kirk Yliniemi missed on his second try at Washington after the Beavers were penalized for a celebration penalty. It was also Yliniemi's first PAT miss in his career. He is now made 50-of-51 on PAT kicks, including 12 straight. He had made 40 in a row before the miss.

  • Steven Jackson rushed for 230 yards on 35 carries against Stanford in 2002 to become the first running back to rush for over 200 yards vs. Stanford since San Jose State's Deonce Whitaker rushed for 254 on 21 carries on September 9, 2000.

  • Steven Jackson's 230 yards vs. Stanford in 2002 is the fifth best single-game rushing mark in OSU history and Jackson became the first back in Beaver history to rush for over 200 yards three times in one season.

    INJURY REPORT: (OUT)-Sir Henry Anderson, DT (right arm fracture); Andy Darkins, LB (ankle and shoulder surgery); Kellen Marshall, CB (right knee ACL). (DOUBTFUL)-Jason Fyda, C (neck).

    GATES OPEN: Reser Stadium gates will open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

    TICKET INFORMATION: Oregon State is sold out of season tickets, but approximately 2,500 individual reserve seat tickets still remain available for the Sacramento State game, priced at $33.00 apiece. Contact the OSU Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800 GO BEAVS or 541-737-4455 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day for tickets. Tickets can also be purchased on line at The Ticket Office (107 Gill) will be open the entire day on Thursday (Aug. 28), while the Reser Stadium ticket booths will be open at 3 p.m. on game day. Stadium gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Individual game tickets still remain for every game but Washington.

    KVAL TV SPECIAL: KVAL-TV, channel 13, in Eugene will broadcast its Oregon State preseason special at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, followed by live coverage of the game at 7:00 p.m. The station will also broadcast its Pac-10 preview show at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 27.

    PACIFIC-10 SATELLITE FEED: The Pac-10 provides a weekly statellite 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, beginning Sept. 3 and running through November 26. Coordinates for the feed are Telstar 6C, Transponder 24 (C-Band). Trouble numbers: Dennis Kirkpatrick 310-543-1835 or 805-231-3229 or Michelle Lockhart 925-932-4411.

    PACIFIC-10 COACHES TELECONFERENCES: Pacific-10 football coaches are available on a media teleconference every Tuesday during the football season, starting Sept. 2 and ending Nov. 18. The calls start at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) and each coach is scheduled to be on the line for 10 minutes. In addition, a taped replay will be available at 3:00 p.m. PDT following the call and will be available until the next call. Media members may call the Conference office or any Pac-10 SID to receive the media-only number for both the live teleconference and the taped replay.

    MEDIA LUNCHEON SCHEDULE: Oregon State's football media luncheon, featuring Mike Riley and requested players, are normally held every Tuesday in the Valley Football Center on the third floor. However, because of a Thursday game the first media luncheon will be Monday, Aug. 25. All player interview requests must be made prior to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday to ensure player attendance.

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