Beavers Will Try To Spoil Cal's Homecoming

Sept. 29, 2003

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GAME: Oregon State (4-1) at California (3-3)
SITE: Memorial Stadium (73,347), Berkeley, CA
DATE: Saturday, October 4
TIME: 2:00 p.m. PDT
RADIO: Live over 27-station Beaver Sports Network, starting at 12:00 noon PDT
TV: Delayed over Fox Sports Net NW on Sunday, 4:00 p.m. PDT

CROWD: California is expecting a crowd of 35,000 at Memorial Stadium (73,347) on Homecoming for the Bears.

TELEVISION: There will be no live television. The game will be televised on a delayed basis by Fox Sports Net NW for showing at 4:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday. Rich Cellini will call the play-by-play and Steve Preece will be the analyst. Fox Sports NW covers the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

OSU STREAKS: Oregon State is on a three-game winning streak overall. The Beavers have a seven-game winning streak at Reser Stadium, a three-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 17 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 36-18 (.667) in its last 54 games and has won 26 of its last 29 (.897) 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, 6-1 in 2002 and 4-0 so far in 2003. Oregon State is 28-13 (.682) in the current decade. The Beavers did not win 28 games in the 1990s until November 6, 1999. Head Coach Mike Riley has a 9-1 non-conference record as OSU's head coach. The Beavers have a current streak of 20 straight sellouts of Reser Stadium.

Mike Riley: Oregon State's Mike Riley is currently in his third season as the Beavers' head coach, 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. He is 4-1 in 2003 with a collegiate record of 12-15 (.444) as a head coach, all at Oregon State. 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 currently has a 9-1 record in non-conference games as OSU's head coach.

INJURY REPORT: (OUT)-Andy Darkins, LB (ankle and shoulder surgery); Kellen Marshall, CB (right knee ACL); and James Lowe, SLB (right knee). (QUESTIONABLE)-Matt Brock, C (left shoulder).

OSU-CALIFORNIA SERIES: Oregon State and California have played a total of 55 times with the Bears holding a 31-24-0 lead in the series. The Beavers are currently on a four-game winning streak in the series. OSU has a one-game win streak at Berkeley. All told, the Beavers have a 10-9 record vs. Cal at Corvallis, 2-3 in Portland and the Bears have a 19-12 advantage in games played at Berkeley. OSU won last year's game at Corvallis by a score of 24-13. Mike Riley is 0-2 in his coaching career vs. California, while the Bears' Jeff Tedford is 0-1 vs. the Beavers as a collegiate 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 LOU 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 one of 39 players on the Doak Walker Watch List. The Doak Walker Award is giving annually to the nation's top running back.

JACKSON ON WALTER CAMP LIST: Steven Jackson is one of 42 players on the initial Walter Camp Football Foundation 2003 Player of theYear 'Watch List.' The list will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists in early November.

JACKSON GETS HEISMAN MENTION: Steven Jackson made ESPN's preseason list of top 10 Heisman Candidates as the network listed the OSU running back No. 7 on its preseason Heisman show last.

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.

SEIGLER 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 13 points in OSU's victory over Arizona State. He now trails No. 2 Kane Rogers by 39 points and the all-time leader, Inoke Breckterfield, by 57.

SEIGLER TOP CAREER POINT PRODUCER AMONG DEFENSIVE STARTERS: Linebacker Richard Seigler is the top career point producer among the current OSU defensive starters with 1,111 points, which ranks third on the Beavers' career list.

OSU DEFENSE STINGY OVER 5-YEAR RUN: Since 1999, Oregon State ranks as the eighth best defensive team in the nation in terms of number of touchdowns given up.

NOTES FROM OSU-ASU GAME: Oregon State enjoyed its 20th straight sellout of Reser Stadium vs. Arizona State.

  • Oregon State's 45 points was the most the Beavers have ever scored against Arizona State, topping the previous high of 31 in a 33-31 loss in Tempe in 1977. The most points OSU had scored in beating the Sun Devils was 30 in 1969's 30-7 win in Temple and 1993's 30-14 win in Corvallis. The 28-point margin of victory was OSU's largest ever in the series, topping the 23 points in 1969.

  • James Newson caught six passes for 124 yards and one touchdown. It was the 12th time in his career that Newson has exceeded 100 yards receiving and it was the 29th straight game in which he has caught a pass. Newson's touchdown reception was the 18th of his career, tying him for second place on OSU's all-time leader list with Robb Thomas (1985-88). He trails only Vern Burke (19 touchdowns) in TD receptions.

  • Newson moved up two notches on OSU's career all-purpose list as a result of his 124 yards vs. ASU. He is now seventh with 2,898 yards.

  • Redshirt freshman Brandon Browner broke the OSU record for passes defended in a game with seven. Browner picked off a career-high three interceptions and broke up four passes. The old record was five by Dennis Weathersby vs. California in 2002.

  • Steven Jackson had 26 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown. It was the 10th straight regular season game in which Jackson has rushed for at least 100 yards. It was the 15th 100-yard game of his career. Jackson had 103 all-purpose yards (minus-2 yards receiving). He moved into fourth place on OSU's all-time leader list in that category with 3,371 yards, moving past Billy Main (3,292 yards, 1967-69).

  • With Arizona State ranked 24th on the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, Oregon State posted its first win over a ranked team since beating Notre Dame 41-19 in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl.

  • Oregon State won its Pacific-10 opener for the first time since beating USC 31-21 in 2000 at Reser Stadium.

  • OSU has won seven straight games at Resesr Stadium and 26 of its last 29 games.

  • Oregon State got its first punt return touchdown since Dwayne Owens ran back a punt 97 yards vs. UCLA at Pasadena in 1992 when Cole Clasen returned a punt 42 yards but fumbled the ball into the end zone where it was recovered by teammate Keller Christensen.

  • Kirk Yliniemi scored nine points vs. ASU to give him 139 career points, good enough to move him into a tie for 10th place on the Beavers' career list with Sam Baker.

  • ASU's Hakim Hill rushed for 115 yards vs. OSU to become the first opponent running back to top the century mark.

    BEAVERS 7th NATIONALLY IN TOTAL OFFENSE: Oregon State leads the Pac-10 Conference in rushing, passing and total offense. As a result, the Beavers rank seventh nationally in total offense, averaging 469.20 yards per contest.

    BEAVERS RANKED 14th NATIONALLY RUSHING DEFENSE: Oregon State ranks fourth in the Pac-10 Conference in rushing defense and 14th nationally, allowing 81.60 yards per game.

    OSU RANKED 16th NATIONALLY PASS EFFICIENCY DEFENSE: Oregon State currently ranks second in the Pac-10 and 16TH nationally in pass efficiency defense, with a percentage of 98.04. The Beavers lead the Pac-10 in scoring defense and ranks 21st nationally, allowing 16.0 points per game.

    Steven Jackson, TB: Steven was held to his lowest rushing output of the season to date when Arizona State limited the Beaver star to 105 yards on the ground. Jackson rushed for one touchdown and totaled 103 all-purpose yards. His 103 all-purpose yards moved him into fourth place on OSU's all-time leader list and he needs just nine more yards to move into third place. (Boise State)--Steven rushed for 122 yards on 30 carries, an average of 4.1. He scored one touchdown, which proved to be the Beavers' winning TD against Boise State. He had 126 all-purpose yards. As a result of his performance against Boise State, Jackson now leads the Pac-10 in rushing (136.25) and all-purpose yards (184.50) and ranks seventh nationally in rushing and fourth nationally in all-purpose yards. He has scored 30 points to date, which ties him for second in the Pac-10 and 27th nationally. Jackson's totals vs. Boise State pushed the junior tailback into the No. 2 spot on OSU's all-time rushing list and his one touchdown scored gives him 26 in his career, which is the second highest career total in OSU history. (New Mexico State)--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 15 games in which he has rushed for over 100 yards in 28 games played at OSU, including 10 of his last 11 games and 10 straight regular season games. He had a streak of five-straight 100-yard rushing games stopped by Pittsburgh at the Insight Bowl. Jackson has accounted for 2,730 yards rushing in 28 career games, which ranks second on the Beavers' career list. He has scored 186 career points, which ranks third on OSU's career list. He has 3,371 career all-purpose yards, an average of 120.4 per game. He ranks fourth on OSU's career all-purpose yardage list. He has scored 27 rushing touchdowns, which is the second-highest career total at OSU. He has rushed for at least one touchdown in five straight games. He was a total of eight games in which he has scored multiple touchdowns.

    JACKSON 6TH IN NCAA RUSHING: Steven Jackson ranks sixth nationally in rushing and he leads the Pac-10 with an average of 130.00 yards per game. With 650 yards rushing after five games, Jackson alone has rushed for more yards this season and four teams in the Pacific-10-USC (457), ASU (419), Arizona (441) and UCLA (340). 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 ranks fifth nationally and leads the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards with an average of 168.20 yards per game.

    TRACKING JACKSON'S 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES: Steven has rushed for 100 yards or more 15 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 10 of his last 11 games, including 10 straight regular season games.

    OSU IN RED ZONE: Oregon State has been proficient from an offensive standpoint in the red-zone this season, converting 18 of a possible 23 attempts for a percentage of .783. The Beavers have also been rock solid from a defensive standpoint in the red-zone. OSU has allowed only seven scores in 15 attempts in the red-zone, a percentage of .467. The Beavers got off to a great start in 2003 with 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.

    BIG PLAY BEAVERS: OSU produced eight 'Big Plays' of over 25 yards in its victory over Boise State and followed up with five in its 45-17 win over Arizona State. Derek Anderson was involved in all eight plays against Boise State and four of five vs. ASU. Oregon State has produced a total of 21 plays of 25 or more yards in five games to date. Anderson has been involved in all but three of OSU's big plays this season.

    OREGON STATE REVERSES TURNOVER TREND: After opening the season with three straight games on the negative side in the turnover department, Oregon State stopped the bleeding in its fourth game of the season vs. Boise State by having as many takeaways as giveaways. The Beavers completely reversed the trend against Arizona State by coming up with six turnovers and committing only three turnovers. OSU has a minus 0.40 average after five games, which ranks seventh in the Pac-10 and 77th nationally.

    Bill Swancutt RAISES HAVOC: Junior defensive end Bill Swancutt added a tackle for loss vs. Arizona State, which means the Beaver stalwart has now accounted for a tackle for loss in 16 of his last 18 games. He had a streak of five games stopped vs. Boise State in OSU's fourth game of the season. The only other game he failed to record a tackle for loss or sack 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 19 games. He has played in 28 career games, including 17 as a starter. He tied the OSU season record for sacks in 2002 with (11 �) 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 � sack and 2 � tackles for loss vs. New Mexico State. Bill finished the 2002 season with 322 � defensive points, second best on the team. That figure also ranked 19th on OSU's single-season list. Swancutt currently ranks eighth in the Pac-10 and tied for 23rd nationally in sacks with an average of 0.70 per game. Swancutt is sixth in the Pac-10 in tackles for loss with 1.30 average per game.

    Derek Anderson, QB: Derek led OSU to a 45-17 victory over Arizona State by completing 15 of 29 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for one touchdown. Derek combined for receivers to have over four pass plays of 25 yards or more, including TD passes of 28 to James Newson and 61 to Kenny Farley. After five games, Derek ranks first in the Pac-10 in total offense (288.8 per game) and 12th nationally. He is fifth in the Pac-10 in completions per game (16.6) and eighth in efficiency at 118.56. (Boise State)-Derek had the most productive day of his career vs. Boise State while leading the Beavers to a 26-24 victory. Anderson completed 19 of 37 passes for 408 yards, the third-highest single-game mark in OSU history. He accounted for 416 yards of total offense, the fourth-highest single-game mark in Beaver history. He threw one TD pass for his 31st career TD pass. After four games, Anderson leads the Pac-10 in total offense (300.0 average) and ranks 13th in the nation. (New Mexico State)--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 23-game career to date (18 straight as a starter), Anderson has completed 311 of 665 passes for 5,021 yards. He has 33 touchdown passes and has thrown 26 interceptions. He has accounted for 4,764 yards (207.1 average) in total offense on 732 plays. He is third on the OSU career list for touchdown passes thrown with 33. Derek ranks third on OSU's career passing list with 5,021 yards. He ranks fifth on Oregon State's career total offense list with 4,764 yards. Derek could catch Heisman Trophy winner Terry Baker this week on OSU's total offense career list. He needs 216 yards to pass Baker. Anderson has led Oregon State to a 12-6 record (.667) as the starting quarterback.

    Derek Anderson threw for 246 yards and two touchdowns against ASU.

    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: James has his third straight 100-yard receiving game of the season with 124 yards on six catches and a touchdown vs. Arizona State. His numbers elevated him to seventh on OSU's career all-purpose list with 2,898 yards. He tied Robb Thomas for second in career TD catches with 18. He caught passes for 28, 26 and 25 yards vs. ASU. He has now caught a pass in 29 straight games. He currently ranks No. 1 in the Pac-10 and No. 2 in the nation in receiving yards with an average of 137.50 per game. He leads the Pac-10 and ranks eighth in the nation with 7.5 pass receptions per game. He is third in the Pac-10 and 25th nationally in all-purpose yards with 137.5 per game. (Boise State)--James had the most productive game of his OSU career against Boise State, catching nine passes for a career-high 208 yards, the third-highest in OSU history. By catching nine passes, he became OSU's all-time receiving leader with 156 receptions, passing Phil Ross (153). He already holds the career receiving record of 2,692 yards. James, after three games, ranks No. 1 in the Pac-10 and No. 2 in the nation in receiving yardage at 142.0 per game. He ranks No. 2 in the Pac-10 and No. 7 in the nation with 8.0 average catches per game. He caught passes of 53, 48 and 41 yards against Boise State. He also ranks third in the Pac-10 and 25th nationally in all-purpose yards with 142.0 average. He has caught passes in 28 straight games. (New Mexico State)-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)--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. James caught at least one touchdown pass in 10 games during the 2002 season. (Career)--James has caught 162 career passes for 2,816 yards, an average of 17.4 per catch and 18 touchdowns. The yardage and catches are OSU career records. Newson has caught passes in 29 straight games and has had 12 games over 100 yards. He is tied for second on OSU's career list for touchdown passes with 18 and has had four games in which he has caught two TD passes. He needs two 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. 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: Kirk booted six PAT points and his only field goal attempt (29 yards) vs. ASU. Kirk has scored 35 points on the season to rank second in the Pac-10 with an 8.75 per game average. He has now kicked two field goals in a row. He currently ranks second in the Pac-10 and 13th nationally with 1.75 field goals made per game. (Boise State)--Senior place kicker Kirk Yliniemi missed the New Mexico State game after having an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday prior to the game. Ten days after having the surgery, he came back to boot four field goals vs. Boise State, to tie a school-record and Reser Stadium mark. He kicked a career long of 51-yarder on his first attempt of the Boise State game. Kirk saw his OSU record streak of successful made field goals come to an end vs. Boise State after 20 straight made kicks over a two-year span. Kirk missed a 43-yarder on his fourth attempt of the game. He came back to kick a fourth field goal in the second half. (Fresno State)--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 25 of 28 field goal attempts, a percentage of .893, and he has made 64 of 66 PAT attempts for 139 points, which ties him for 10th place on Beavers' career list. His firs PAT miss was against Washington in Seattle in 2002 when the Beavers were penalized 15 yards for celebration and missed the long 35-yard PAT attempt. His career long field is 51 yards, plus he is a perfect 3-for-3 from 50 yards or more. He booted one 50 vs. Washington last year and 50 against Pittsburgh at the Insight Bowl. He has missed two field goals in the 30-39-yard range and one at 43 yards.


  • Sophomore wide receiver Mike Hass, who walke don at Oregon State two years ago, was put on scholarship by Coach Mike Riley during preseason camp.

  • 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 175 times.

  • Oregon State has not played a true freshman so far during the 2003 season.

  • Oregon State has won eight of its last 11 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 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.

  • Oregon State opened the 2003 season on a very positive note. It was the Beavers' 100th victory at Reser/Parker Stadium since the stadium opened in 1953 with a game against Washington State on November 14.

  • Derek Anderson passed for 273 yards and had 276 yards in total offense vs. Sacramento State. His 276 yards of total offense is the 39th best single-game mark in OSU history.

  • Mike Hass caught six passes for 129 yards vs. Sacramento State, which amounts to the 28th best single-game receiving yardage mark in OSU history.

  • OSU's 527 yards of total offense vs. Sacramento State is the 15th best single-game mark in OSU history.

  • OSU's 301 yards in passing vs. Sacramento State ranks as the 38th best single-game mark in OSU history.

  • Steven Jackson caught a 66-yard pass from Derek Anderson vs. Fresno State which ranks in a tie for 26th on OSU's list of longest pass plays.

  • Steven Jackson's 116 receiving yardage vs. Fresno State ties for the 41st best single-game mark in OSU history.

  • Carl Tobey had a 62-yard punt vs. Fresno State was the second longest of his career and the 19th longest in OSU history.

  • Mitch Meeuwsen picked off two pass interceptions vs. Fresno State, giving him 10 career picks, which ties him for ninth on the Beavers' all-time list. It was the third time in his career that he has intercepted two passes in a game. He also had two picks vs. Temple and Oregon in 2002.

  • Derek Anderson's 285 yards passing vs. Fresno State ranks as the 36th best single-game passing yardage mark in OSU history.

  • Anderson's 284 yards in total offense vs. Fresno State ranks as the 37th best single-game mark in OSU history.

  • Newson has caught at least one pass in 29 straight games.

  • OSU's 285 yards passing vs. Fresno State is the 44th best team single-game passing mark in OSU history.

  • 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.

  • Steve Jackson rushed for a season-high 166 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries against New Mexico State. It was the ninth multi-touchdown game of Jackson's career. The 166 yards rushing was the 27th highest single-game mark in OSU history and the fourth-highest of his career.

  • James Newson had nine catches for 135 yards vs. New Mexico State, the 23rd best single-game mark in receiving yardage at OSU.

  • James Newson caught nine passes vs. Boise State, giving him 156 in his career, good enough to break the OSU career record for receptions, passing Phil Ross (153).

  • Newson had 208 receiving yards vs. Boise State, the third best in OSU history and a career-high for Newson.

  • Quarterback Derek Anderson completed 19 of 37 passes for 408 yards and a touchdown vs. Boise State. The 408 yards was a career high for Derek and third-highest single-game mark in OSU history, behind Jonathan Smith's 469 yards at Washington in 1998 and Erik Wilhelm's 461 yards vs. Akron in 1987. Anderson had 416 yards in total offense, a career-best and fourth-best single-game mark in Beaver history.

  • Kirk Yliniemi booted four field goals vs. Boise State to match an OSU single-game and Reser Stadium record. Four field goals are the most kicked by Yliniemi in one game. His first kick was a career-long 51-yarder. Yliniemi extended his school-record streak of successful field goal attempts to 20 before missing an attempt late in the second quarter, then added another field goal in the third quarter.

  • Oregon State's 562 yards of total offense vs. Boise State was the 10th highest single-game mark in Beaver history. OSU's 408 yards passing was the third-highest single-game total in Beaver history.

  • Oregon State played its first true freshman of the 2003 season when Dallas Buck, a 6-2, 191-pound defensive back from Newberg High School in Newberg played against Arizona State.

  • New Mexico State has been the only team this season to rush for over 100 yards as a team against Oregon State.

  • James Newson had his starting streak stopped at 24 games when he was injured and could not play against Sacramento State.
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