Beavers Will Welcome Undefeated Boise State To Corvallis
Sept. 14, 2003
GAME: Oregon State (2-1) vs. Boise State (2-0)
SITE: Reser Stadium (35,362), Corvallis, OR
DATE: Saturday, September 20
TIME: 4:00 p.m. PDT
RADIO: Live over 27-station Beaver Sports Network, starting at 1:30 p.m. PDT
TV: Live over Fox Sports Net NW, starting at 4:00 p.m. PDT
Delayed over Fox Sports Net NW on Sunday, 4:00 p.m. PDT
CROWD: The Oregon State-Boise State game is sold out. Capacity at Reser Stadium is 35,362. The Beavers are on a streak of 18 straight games sold out at Reser Stadium, dating back to USC on Sept. 30, 2000.
TICKETS: A limited number of reserve seat tickets, priced at $33.00 apiece, remain available for the OSU's final two home games of the season, Nov. 1 vs. Arizona and Nov. 15 vs. Stanford. 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 www.osubeavers.com.
TELEVISION: The game will be televised live and on a delayed basis by Fox Sports Net NW with Rich Waltz calling the play-by-play with former Beaver quarterback Steve Preece serving as the analyst. Fox Sports Net NW will show the replay of the game on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Fox Sports NW covers the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
OSU STREAKS: Oregon State is on a one-game winning streak overall. The Beavers have a five-game winning streak at Reser Stadium, a two-game Pacific-10 Conference winning streak, a one-game road losing streak and a one-game Pac-10 road winning streak. Oregon State has won 16 straight non-conference games at Reser Stadium, dating back to 1996. The Beavers' last home non-conference defeat was against Montana on Sept. 7, 1996. Oregon State is 34-18 (.654) in its last 52 games and has won 24 of its last 27 (.889) 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. Oregon State is 26-13 (.667) in the current decade. The Beavers did not win 26 games in the 1990s until October 23, 1999. Head Coach Mike Riley has an 8-1 non-conference record as OSU's head coach.
INJURY REPORT: (OUT)-Andy Darkins, LB (ankle and shoulder surgery); Kellen Marshall, CB (right knee ACL); and Chaz Scott, SLB (right knee). (QUESTIONABLE)-Kirk Yliniemi, PK (appendectomy) and Seth Lacey, SLB (calf bruise).
OSU-BOISE STATE SERIES: Oregon State and Boise State have played twice previously over the years, with the Beavers holding a 2-0 series edge. OSU downed the Broncos 34-3 at Corvallis in 1987 and dropped BSU 37-30 at Boise in 1989. Mike Riley has not coached against Boise State and Dan Hawkins, the Broncos' head coach, has not coached against OSU.
SEIGLER MOVES TO THIRD ON OSU CAREER DEFENSIVE POINT LIST: Richard Seigler continues his climb up the ladder to become OSU's all-time top defensive point producer. Seigler added a team-high 39 points in the Beavers' victory over New Mexico State. He now trails No. 2 Kane Rogers by 92 points and the all-time leader, Inoke Breckterfield, by 110.
SEIGLER TOP CAREER POINT PRODUCER AMONG DEFENSIVE STARTERS: Linebacker Richard Seigler is the top career point producer among the current OSU defensive starters with 1,058 points, which ranks third on the Beavers' career list.
Bill Swancutt CONTINUES SACK ATTACK: Junior defensive end Bill Swancutt has recorded at least one sack in each of his last five games, plus he has recorded a tackle for loss in each of his last five games. Swancut has produced at least one tackle for loss in 15 of his last 16 games. The only game he has been blanked in that period was against Stanford last year. He has recorded at least one sack in 12 games during his career and at least one tackle for loss in 18 games. He has played in 26 career games, including 15 as a starter. He tied the OSU season record for sacks in 2002 with (11 ï¿½) and tackles for loss with (21). Swancutt finished fourth in the Pac-10 during the 2002 in sacks and tackles for loss. He opened the 2003 season the way he finished. Swancutt recorded two tackles for loss and a sack in the Sacramento State contest, had one sack and tackle for loss at Fresno State and 1 ï¿½ sack and 2 ï¿½ tackles for loss vs. New Mexico State. Bill finished the 2002 season with 322 ï¿½ defensive points, second best on the team. That figure also ranked 19th on OSU's single-season list. Swancutt ranks third in the Pac-10 in sacks and fourth in tackles for loss.
NOTES FROM OSU-NEW MEXICO STATE GAME: Middle linebacker Richard Seigler was the top defensive point producer in the New Mexico State game with 39 points, followed by Bill Swancutt with 38 and Jonathan Pollard with 35.
OSU RANKED 17th NATIONALLY IN TOTAL OFFENSE: Oregon State currently ranks 17th nationally and second in the Pac10 Conference in total offense, averaging 462.33 yards per game. The Beavers rank 29th nationally in passing yardage with 273.0 per game and 36th in rushing at 189.30 per game. Oregon State's opponent this week, Boise State, ranks fifth nationally.
BEAVERS RANKED 12th NATIONALLY IN PASS EFFICIENCY DEFENSE: Oregon State ranks second in the Pac-10 Conference in pass efficiency defense and 12th nationally with a percentagae90.63. The Beavers opponent this week, Boise State, ranks sixth nationally.
BEAVERS RANK 23RD IN TOTAL DEFENSE: Oregon State ranks third in the Pac-10 and 23rd nationally in total defense, allowing 283.0 yards per game. Boise State, the Beavers' opponent this week ranks eighth nationally at 240.0 per game.
BEAVERS RANK 16TH IN SCORING DEFENSE: Oregon State ranks third in the Pac-10 and 16th nationally in scoring defense, allowing 13.00 points per game. Boise State, the Beavers' opponent on Saturday, ranks second, allowing only 5.0 points per game.
BEAVERS ALLOW FIRST QUARTER OFFENSIVE TOUCHDOWN: Only three teams last year, Washington, Stanford and Pittsburgh, scored a first quarter offensive touchdown against OSU. The Beavers allowed their first offensive score of the season in the first quarter when the Aggies' Eric Higgins scored on a 47-yard run.
Steven Jackson, TB: Jackson rushed for 166 yards, his fourth-highest ever single-game mark, vs. New Mexico State. It was the 27th best rushing game in OSU history. He rushed for a pair of touchdowns, his ninth multi-touchdown game. He has moved into third place in career scoring with 174 points. He accounted for 181 all-purpose yards, giving him 3,142 career all-purpose yards, fifth best at OSU. (Fresno State)--Jackson rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 116 yards vs. Fresno State for 244 all-purpose yards, a career best and sixth best single-game mark in OSU history. His 116 receiving yards is a career best and ties for 41st best single-game mark in OSU history. He caught a 66-yard pass from Derek Anderson, which ties for the 26th longest pass play in OSU history. He moved into third place in career rushing, sixth in career all-purpose yards and into a tie for fourth in career scoring as a result of his stats at Fresno State. After two games, he leads the Pac-10 in rushing and all-purpose yards and ranks 15th and fifth nationally, respectively. (Sacramento State)--Jackson opened the 2003 season with 129 yards rushing and 187 all-purpose yards vs. Sacramento State. The game was his 11th 100-yard rushing game. He scored two touchdowns and caught four passes for 58 yards. Steven, after one game, he ranked second in the Pac-10 and 15th nationally in rushing (129.0) per game. He ranked second in the Pac-10 and 13th nationally in all-purpose yards (187.0) per game. He was tied for second in the Pac-10 and 15th nationally in scoring with 12.0 points per game. (2002 Season)-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. 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 (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 13 games in which he has rushed for over 100 yards in 26 games played at OSU, including eight of his last nine games. He had a streak of five-straight 100-yard rushing games stopped by Pittsburgh at the Insight Bowl. Jackson has accounted for 2,503 yards rushing in 26 career games, which ranks third on the Beavers' career list. He has scored 174 career points, which ranks third on OSU's career list. He has 3,142 career all-purpose yards, an average of 120.8 per game. He ranks fifth on OSU's career all-purpose yardage list.
JACKSON 9TH IN NCAA RUSHING: Steven Jackson currently ranks ninth nationally in rushing and he leads the Pac-10 in rushing. Jackson led the Pacific-10 Conference in rushing and finished eighth in the nation in 2002 with 130.00 yards per game average.
JACKSON 5TH NATIONALLY IN ALL-PURPOSE YARDS: Steven Jackson currently ranks fifth nationally and leads the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards with an average of 204.0 yards per game.
TRACKING JACKSON'S 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES: Steven has rushed for 100 yards or more 13 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 five games prior to the 2002 Insight Bowl, an average of 178.2 yards per game. Jackson has rushed for over 100 yards in eight of his last nine games.
BIG PLAY BEAVERS: OSU opened the season with four plays of 25 yards or more against Sacramento State and added only two against Fresno State and New Mexico State. Derek Anderson has been involved in six of the 'Big Plays.'
OSU IN RED ZONE: Oregon State got its 2003 season off to a good start as far as success in the Red Zone (20 yard line and in). The Beavers scored on all five trips into the red zone in the season opener vs. Sacramento State. Oregon State's last four games in 2002 found the Beavers perfect in the red zone, converting on all 12 trips. OSU's streak of 17 straight times scoring successfully in the red zone was stopped at Fresno State as the Beavers scored one touchdown in three trips into the zone. OSU has converted 10 of 13 trips into the red zone and held opponents to only three scores in seven attempts, a percentage of .419.
OREGON STATE LOSING TURNOVER BATTLE: The Beavers has lost the battle of turnovers in all three games so far this season. The Beavers have forced only four turnovers in three games, while committing nine. OSU has a minus 1.67 average after three games, which is last in the Pac-10.
Derek Anderson, QB: Anderson completed 17 of 30 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown vs. New Mexico State. He has now thrown at least one TD pass in eight straight games. He also scored a running TD vs. the Aggies. After three games, Anderson ranks second in the Pac-10 and 24th nationally in total offense (261.33). (Fresno State)--Anderson had a string of 65 passes without a pick before he suffered his first interception against Fresno State. He matched his career high with five interceptions in the 16-14 loss to the Bulldogs. Derek completed 15 of 44 passes for 285 yards, the 36th best single-game effort in OSU history. He threw one TD pass and accounted for 284 yards in total offense, the 37th best single-game mark in OSU history. He threw a 66-yard pass to Steven Jackson, which tied for the 26th longest pass play in Beaver history. After two games, Derek ranks first in the Pac-10 in total offense and 18th nationally. He ranks 10 in passing efficiency at 99.71 in the Pac-10. He is tied for fifth in pass completions per game with 16.0. He is tied for 11th with Steven Jackson for points responsible for in the Pac-10. (Sacramento State)--Anderson opened the 2003 season by leading OSU to a 40-7 victory over Sacramento State, completing 17 of 37 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns. He accounted for 276 yards in total offense. His 276 yards in total offense is the 39th best single-game mark in OSU history. He had thrown his last 59 passes without an interception following the Sacramento State game. After one game, Derek ranked fourth in the Pac-10 and 37th nationally in passing efficiency (132.95); tied for second in Pac-10 with 17 passes completed per game and led the Pac-10 and ranked 17th nationally in total offense (276.0) per game. (2002 season)-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. (2001 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 21-game career to date (16 straight as a starter), Anderson has completed 277 of 599 passes for 4,367 yards. He has 30 touchdown passes and has thrown 23 interceptions. He has accounted for 4,104 yards (195.4 average) in total offense on 655 plays. He is third on the OSU career list for touchdown passes thrown with 30. Derek ranks third on OSU's career passing list with 4,367 yards. He ranks fifth on Oregon State's career total offense list with 4,104 yards. Anderson has led Oregon State to a 10-6 record (.625 as a starting quarterback.
ANDERSON OWNS OSU SEASON PASSING TOTAL OFFENSE RECORDS: Anderson broke OSU's single-season record for passing yards, total offense yards and touchdown passes in 2002. He passed for 3,313 yards during the season, accounted for 3,082 yards in total offense and threw 25 touchdown passes.
James Newson, SE: Newson had a very productive game vs. New Mexico State, catching nine passes for 135 yards, the 27th straight game in which he has caught a pass. It was the 10th time he has had receiving yardage over 100 yards in a game. The 135 yards amounted to the 23rd best single-game mark in receiving yards at OSU. He also moved into 12th place on OSU's career all-purpose list with 2,566 yards. (Fresno State)--After missing the first game of the season with a hip-pointer, James opened his season by catching six passes for 83 yards (13.8 average) at Fresno State. The six receptions gives him 138 in his career, which ties Robb Thomas for third on OSU's career receiving list. He has now caught a pass in 26 straight games. (Sacramento State)--Newson was unable to play in the season opener with Sacramento State after suffering a hip pointer in practice on Tuesday. The injury ended Newson's streak of starting 24 straight games. (2002 season)--2By 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. James caught at least one touchdown pass in 10 games during the 2002 season.
NEWSON CONTINUED: (Career)--James has caught 147 career passes for 2,484 yards, an average of 16.9 per catch and 17 touchdowns. The 2,484 yards is the OSU career record for receiving yardage. Newson has caught passes in 27 straight games and has had 10 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 tied for third in career receptions with 147. Phil Ross is the all-time leader with 153, followed by Reggie Bynum at 149. 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.
Kirk Yliniemi, PK: Senior place kicker Kirk Yliniemi missed the New Mexico State game after having an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday prior to the game. He is questionable this week. He booted both PAT attempts vs. Fresno State and did not attempt a field goal. (Sacramento State)--Yliniemi booted two field goals against Sacramento State, giving him 17 straight successful field goals and a new career record for consecutive field goals made. Kirk missed the second PAT attempt of his OSU career on his final attempt against Sacramento State as a low snap on the ground never gave him an opportunity to kick the ball in normal fashion. (2002 season)-Yliniemi entered 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. (Career)--Yliniemi has booted 20 of 22 field goal attempts, a percentage of .909, and he has made 56 of 58 PAT attempts for 116 points, which ranks 15th on Beavers' career list. His only other PAT miss was against Washington in Seattle last year when the Beavers were penalized 15 yards for celebration and missed the long 35-yard 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.
STARTING STREAKS: Linebacker Richard Seigler has the longest active starting streaks among OSU players with 39. James Newson had his streak stopped at 24 games when he was injured and could not play against Sacramento State.
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