Beavers Set For Saturday Tilt Versus Arizona

Oct. 27, 2003

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GAME: Oregon State (5-3) vs. Arizona (1-7)
SITE: Reser Stadium (35,362), Corvallis, OR
DATE: Saturday, November 1
TIME: 1:00 p.m. PST
RADIO: Live over 27-station Beaver Sports Network, starting 11:00 a.m. PST
TV: Delayed over Fox Sports Net NW on Sunday, 1:00 p.m. PST
RECORDS: OSU (5-3, 2-2) ARIZONA (1-7, 0-4)

The Oregon State-Arizona is not sold out at Reser Stadium (35,352) as of Monday (Oct. 27). Approximately 100 tickets remain for the Homecoming contest. The Beavers are operating on 21 straight sellouts of Reser Stadium. The remaining tickets are priced at $33.00 apiece. Tickets can be purchased on line at, or by calling the OSU Ticket Office at 1-800 GO BEAVS or 541-737-4455 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

There is no live television of Saturday's game. The game will be televised on a delayed basis over Fox Sports Net NW for replay at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Rich Cellini will call the play-by-play and Steve Preece will be the color analyst. Fox Sports NW covers the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

Fox Sports Net NW produces and airs a weekly OSU one half hour football show. The show this week will air on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 10:30 p.m. Beavers Football Experience gives Oregon State faithful an inside look at the weekly trails, tribulations and triumphs behind the 2003 gridiron season. 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.

Oregon State is on a two-game losing streak overall. The Beavers had a seven-game winning streak at Reser Stadium snapped by Washington and the Beavers are now on a one-game losing streak at Reser. OSU has a two-game Pacific-10 Conference losing streak, a one-game road losing streak and a one-game Pac-10 road losing 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 37-20 (.649) in its last 57 games and has won 26 of its last 30 (.867) 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 4-1 so far in 2003. Oregon State is 29-15 (.659) in the current decade. The Beavers did not win 29 games in the 1990s until November 13, 1999. Head Coach Mike Riley has a 9-1 non-conference record as OSU's head coach.

Oregon State and Arizona have played 26 games in the series with the Wildcats holding a 19-6-1 overall edge. However, lately it has been all Beavers. OSU has won the last four meetings, winning 28-20 in Corvallis in 1999, 33-9 in Tucson in 2000 and back-to-back 38-3 wins the past two years in Corvallis. All told, the Beavers are 4-7-1 in Corvallis , 1-1 in Portland and 1-11 in Tucson.Mike Riley is 0-2 vs. Arizona.

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.

Mike Riley has a one-hour radio midweek show throughout the season over the Beaver Radio Sports Network every Tuesday night of the season. The show airs from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., live from the Fox n' Firkin Restaurant in downtown Corvallis with Mike Parker hosting. Riley also does a Monday morning radio show with KEX (1190) each Monday during the season. He is heard at 8:05 a.m. each Monday throughout the season.

Head Coach Mike Riley is available via conference call each week during the Beavers' media luncheons. 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. Riley also participates each week on the Pac-10 coaches' conference call and is on live at 10:20 a.m. each week. Call the Pac-10 or OSU sports information for the number.

Mike Riley's Tuesday media briefings are shown live on ESPN News at 11:15 a.m. Satellite coordinates for the feed are Galaxy 10R, Transponder 24K.

(OUT)-Kellen Marshall, CB (right knee ACL) and Darrick Bruns, C (fractured left wrist). (QUESTIONABLE)-Dan Rothwell, DE (left foot).

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 5-3 in 2003 with a collegiate record of 13-17 (.433) 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.

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.

Richard Seigler accounted for 56 production points vs. Washington and in the process he passed Kane Rogers and Inoke Breckterfield on the Beavers' career point list. Seigler now has 1,207 � points, while Breckterfield has 1,167 and Rogers 1,149.

Linebacker Richard Seigler, OSU's career record holder, is the top career point producer among the current Beaver defensive starters with 1,207 � points, which tops the Beavers' career list. Seigler has accounted for 50 career tackles for loss and is closing in on Inoke Breckterfield's career mark of 55 �.

Bill Swancutt RAISES HAVOC:
Junior defensive end Bill Swancutt had a huge game against Washington State, picking up 44 � defensive production points on two sacks 3 � tackles for loss, a quarterback hurry and six total tackles. He has accounted for a sack or tackle for loss in 18 of his last 21 games. He had a streak of five games stopped vs. Boise State in OSU's fourth game of the season. He was also blanked against California this year and against Stanford last year. He has recorded at least one sack in 14 games during his career and at least one tackle for loss in 21 games. He has played in 31 career games, including 21 as a starter. He tied the OSU season record for sacks in 2002 with (11 �) and tackles for loss with (21). He has 11 tackles for loss and 6 � sacks so far in 2003. 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. Bill is second to teammate Richard Seigler in season production points. Bill has 230 �, compared to 264 � by Seigler. Swancutt currently is tied for fourth in the Pac-10 with 6 � sacks and is tied for fifth in tackles for loss with 11. He is third in the conference in fumbles forced with three.

Since 1999, Oregon State ranks as the 11th best defensive team in the nation in terms of number of touchdowns given up.

As a result of intercepting five passes against Washington State, OSU has climbed all the way to third place nationally with 14 picks. Nebraska and WSU lead the nation with 18 interceptions, while OSU, UCLA, Florida and Northern Illinois have all picked off 14 passes.

Oregon State forced seven turnovers, five interceptions and two fumbles, plus two safeties against Washington State, a team that entered the game ranked No. 1 in the nation in turnover margin with a plus 2.00 per game.

  • OSU held Washington State to a net 3 yards rushing, with ranks as the Beavers' fifth best defensive effort against the run in OSU history, and the second best against a Cougar team. The Beavers held WSU to minus 7 yards rushing at Corvallis in 1994.

  • Kirk Yliniemi was a perfect four-for-four kicking field goals against Washington State to tie the OSU record for most field goals kicked in a game. The record is held by Troy Bussanich, Jose Cortez, Ryan Cesca and Yliniemi. Kirk also kicked four against Boise State earlier this season.

  • Yliniemi matched his career long field goal made with a 51-yarder vs. WSU. He also kicked a 51-yarder vs. Boise State this year. The 51-yard field goal equals the 10th longest kick in OSU history. Yliniemi is perfect on four kicks 50 or more yards in his career to date.

  • By scoring 14 points vs. Washington State, Yliniemi has moved in fifth place on OSU's career scoring list with 163 points, passing Billy Main (162). Yliniemi is now in third place among Beaver kickers on the OSU career list. Troy Bussanich has 168 and Ryan Cesca 219. Yliniemi has 59 points on the season, which ranks 20th on single-season list.

  • Derek Anderson's 66-yard TD pass to Mike Hass vs. WSU is equal to the 26th longest pass play in OSU history and the 21st longest touchdown pass.

  • Mitch Meeuwsen intercepted three passes vs. WSU and had a fourth called back due to a penalty. It was third time in his career he has intercepted more than one pass in a game. Meeuwsen now has six interceptions on the season, which ranks 11th on OSU's single-season list.Mitch has moved into second place in career interceptions with 14, just one behind all-time leader Dan Espalin (1962-64) who intercepted 15 in his career.

  • Steven Jackson has passed the 1,000 mark in rushing yards on the season, making it the ninth time and OSU running back has passed the century mark in a season. Jackson has 1,011 yards presently, which ranks ninth on the single-season list.

  • Derek Anderson has thrown a TD pass in 13 straight games.

  • James Newson has caught a pass in 32 straight games.

  • Derek Anderson has accounted for 2,224 yards in total offense this season, which ranks ninth on single-season list.

  • James Newson has caught 47 passes for 844 yards. His 47 receptions rank 19th on OSU single-season list and his 844 yards ranks sixth on single-season list. His 844 all-purpose yards rank 40th on Beavers' single-season list.

  • Steven Jackson has 1,288 all-purpose yards this season, which ranks 12th on OSU single-season list.

  • Mitch Meeuwsen leads the Pac-10 in pass interceptions with six and is tied for fourth nationally. Teammate Brandon Browner is third in the Pac-10 and 15th nationally with four picks and Aric Williams is tied for eighth in the conference and 43rd nationally with three interceptions.

    Oregon State is ranked fifth nationally in pass efficiency defense and trails Washington State in the Pac-10 Conference. The Beavers are allowing a percentage rating of 96.72. Right ahead of OSU is Washington State, ranked fourth with a rating of 94.12.

    Oregon State is fourth in the Pac-10, but ranks 11th nationally in rushing defense, allowing 85.6 yards per game. The Beavers are giving up an average of 97.43 yards a game on the ground, compared to 75.71 y the Cougars. Washington State ranks third, USC ninth, and Oregon 10th.

    Steven Jackson, TB:
    Jackson rushed for 85 net yards and had 106 all-purpose yards at Washington State. He passed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season with 1,011, the ninth time an OSU back has gone over 1,000 yards in one season. (Washington)-Steven was held to his lowest rushing total of the season with only 49 yards vs. Washington. It stopped a streak of six straight 100-yard rushing games and 11 straight regular season games. Jackson wound up with 102 all-purpose yards vs. the Huskies. He also had a streak stopped of scoring a touchdown in six straight games. (California)-Steven had his best game of the 2003 season to date against California, rushing for a season-high 227 yards and seventh best (tie) single-game mark in OSU history. He had a 66-yard run to tie for the 26th longest run in a game. He scored three touchdowns, the third time he has scored three TDs in a game and his 10th multi touchdown game. He accounted for 239 all-purpose yards, which equals the eight-best single-game mark. He owns four of the top eight all-purpose yardage marks at OSU. He has now rushed for over 200 yards four times and owns four of the top eight rushing marks. He is the only OSU player in history to have four 200-yard rushing games. He also had a 38-yard run against California. (ASU)--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 a total of 16 games in which he has rushed for over 100 yards in 31 games played at OSU, including 11 of his last 14 games. He had a streak of five-straight 100-yard rushing games stopped by Pittsburgh at the Insight Bowl. Jackson has rushed for 3,091 yards rushing in 31 career games, which ranks second on the Beavers' career list. He has scored 204 career points, which ranks third on OSU's career list. He has 3,818 career all-purpose yards, an average of 123.2 per game. He ranks third on OSU's career all-purpose yardage list. He has scored 29 rushing touchdowns, which is the second-highest career total at OSU. He was a total of 10 games in which he has scored multiple touchdowns and three games with three touchdowns.

    Steven Jackson ranks leads the Pac-10 and ranks fourth nationally in rushing with an average of 126.38 yards per game. Jackson has topped the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight season. He has rushed for more yards than six other teams in the Pacific-10 Conference.

    Steven Jackson ranks third nationally and leads the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards with an average of 161.00 yards per game.

    After eight games of the Pac-10 season, tailback Steven Jackson ranks No. 1 and wide receiver James Newson ranks fourth atop the conference in all-purpose yards. Jackson is averaging 161.0, which is third nationally, while Newson is averaging 120.57, good enough for 48th nationally.

    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.

    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.

    Steven has rushed for 100 yards or more 16 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 in one season. 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 11 of his last 14 games. He had a streak of 11 straight regular season games stopped by Washington.

    WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT Steven Jackson...

    Mike Riley, OSU Head Coach:
    'Steven Jackson is the total package. He has it all. He has great speed, he is tough, he is a great leader, he has great instincts as a runner, he is very strong and he is a quality person. I don't know if there is anything else left.'

    Dennis Erickson, former OSU Head Coach and current San Francisco 49ers' Head Coach:
    'You saw Steven Jackson play. Would you be worried?' That was Erickson's comment when asked if he had concerns about OSU's running game at the start of the 2002 season.

    Jeff Tedford, Cal Head Coach:
    'Great player, great player. You just don't bring him down with one guy and with an arm tackle. You really have to put a body on him and two and three bodies to bring the guy down. You know he's got great speed when he does hit the corner or find the crease, and he can get around and go. He's a tremendous running back.'

    Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN:
    'Steven Jackson can get it done with quickness and power, reminding some observers of a young Eddie George.'

    Dave Newhouse, Oakland Tribune:
    'If Jackson seems familiar to Old Blues (Cal alums), it's because he looks so much like Chuck Muncie, Cal's Heisman Trophy runner-up in 1975. And the 6-foot-3, 233-pound Jackson, only a junior, could win the Heisman this year.'

    California cornerback Daymeion Hughes:
    'He's a definite Heisman candidate. He's a big boy. I've never tackled someone that big. That's the best back we've seen all year, and we've played against some good ones.'

    California defensive tackle Lorenzo Alexander:
    'There is almost nothing you can do. If he's running away form you, you aren't going to catch him because he is so fast. Those were Heisman numbers.'

    Jay Heater, Contra Costa Times:
    'Jackson, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound junior, is arguably the best running back in the nation. Jackson would be a leading candidate for the Hesiman Trophy if he played in Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Mich., or Austin, Texas. He is the best player in the Pac-10, and he'll be a top-5 draft pick next year.'

    Pete Carroll, USC Head Coach:
    'There is no doubt about that. He (Jackson) is exactly what they (NFL) are looking for. He is a big-time runner who plays with speed.'

    Jeff Tedford, Cal Head Coach:
    'He (Jackson) is a guy who plays with a great passion for the game. You see how people rally around him. And he is a guy who doesn't go down with one guy. He is a horse and they definitely ride him.'

    Dan Hawkins, Boise State Head Coach:
    'Well the guy goes and bangs his knee up and then comes back for another 100-yard game. There's only one word to describe Steven Jackson, and that is 'workhorse.' Just when you think you've got him, you don't. What it comes down to is he is a very big force for them (OSU).'

    Dirk Koetter, Arizona State Head Coach:
    'Steven Jackson is one of the premier backs in the Pac-10, if not the country. We thought we had a good game plan on him, but he still found a way to knock the ball through time and time again. He's a great mixture of size, speed and power. He's one of those backs who can take the punishment and come back next week and be ready for more.'

    Steven Jackson on catching more passes this year:
    'It gives linebackers headaches. That means they've got to follow me, and it takes their attention off of the receivers and teams can't blitz all the time.'

    Tony Samuel, Head Coach New Mexico State:
    'He is a great back. He never had anyone like him while I was at Nebraska.'

    Keith Gilbertson, Head Coach Washington:
    'He's the complete deal. He's a big back with great inside moves, great outside speed. He can catch the ball out of the backfield. He's a big-time player - real special, a high-profile, primetime player.'

    Bill Swancutt, OSU defensive end:
    'He's so big, so strong and so fast. You've heard of swarming to the football. Well, in this case, you'd better swarm to Steven Jackson. He's one big back. I guess all you can do is try to stay on four feet, wrap him up, hold on and hope for help. I am glad I don't have to worry about tackling Jackson.'

    Mike Bellotti, Oregon Head Coach:
    'Jackson is awesome, scary...a big, powerful back with speed to go all the way. Jackson has put the Beaver team on his back and carried it down the field.'

    Rachel Bachman, The Oregonian:
    He is a rare talent - a possible first-round draft pick as soon as next spring and one of the best athletes to play in Corvallis. He is an unquestioned leader. He is a solid student. He is a Heisman Trophy Candidate.'

    Brooks Hatch, Corvallis Gazette-Times:
    'Steven Jackson, the 6-foot-3, 233-pound junior, is one of the finest running backs in the country and should be considered a realistic candidate for the Heisman Trophy.'

    Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune:
    'In a little more than two years in Corvallis, Jackson has become the most popular Oregon State athlete since Gary Payton in the late '80's, and not just because of his NFL-caliber ability to carry the football. He is an approachable, affable young man who doesn't drink or get himself into trouble.'

    Paul Buker, The Oregonian:
    'The Bears (California) are assuming - make that praying - that Jackson will be in the NFL next season. And for their sake, he better be.'

    Bob Rodman, Eugene Register Guard:
    'Oregon State's powerful tailback (Steven Jackson) has a million-dollar smile and the talent to match it.'

    Dennis Erickson, former OSU Head Coach and current San Francisco 49ers' Head Coach:
    'Steven is a physical kid who can really run. He catches the ball, he runs, he's smart. He does it all.'

    Dan Fouts, ABC announcer:
    'Steven Jackson is the best football player in the land.'

    Pat Hill, Head Coach Fresno State:
    'Steven Jackson is the best I have seen.'

    Steve Mooshagian, Head Coach Sacramento State:
    'Jackson is a force...a beast.'

    Dan Cozzetto, former OSU assistant coach who recruited Jackson and current Washington assistant coach:
    'He's a great kid. The best I've been around. In fall camp (2001), we decided we couldn't redshirt him. We had (Ken) Simonton, and he was being hyped for the Heisman, and he was tremendous. But then you turn around and see Steven and you go, 'Wow!' He has a great mind for the game and he just loves to play the game, which is a heck of a combination.'

    Bill Doba, Head Coach Washington State:
    'You've got to try to stop Steven Jackson. He's a big, strong kid; he's 230-some pounds, and you've got to try to get him before he gets going, if that's possible.'

    2003 HONORS FOR Steven Jackson...
    1-Selected Pac-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week following OSU-California game on Oct. 4
    2-Selected as the Pac-10's Offensive Player of the Year at midway point of season by Ted Miller, Seattle PI
    3-Selected as the leading Heisman Trophy candidate on the West Coast at midway point of season by Ted Miller, Seattle PI
    4-Selected by Gene Wojciechowski of as his 'Player of the Half-Season' and No. 1 on his Heisman ballot.


    1-Selected 2nd team All-American by The Sporting News
    2-Rated 4th best running back in nation by The Sporting News
    3-Selected 1st team All-American by Athlon Sports
    4-Selected 1st team All-Pac-10 by Athlon Sports
    5-Selected 1st team All-American by College Football
    6-Rated 7th on preseason Heisman Trophy candidate poll by Sports
    7-Selected 3rd team All-American by Street & Smith
    8-Selected as a top candidate for Heisman Trophy by Street & Smith
    9-Selected as a top candidate for Walter Camp Award by Street & Smith
    10-Selected as a top candidate for Maxwell Trophy by Street & Smith
    11-Selected as a top candidate for Doak Walker Award by Street & Smith
    12-Selected 1st team All-Pac-10 by Street & Smith
    13-Selected 2nd team All-American by Phil Steele's College Football Preview
    14-Rated as the 4th best running back in nation by Phil Steele's College Football Preview
    15-Selected 1st team All-Pac-10 by Phil Steele's College Football Preview
    16-Selected 2nd team All-American by Lindy's
    17-Rated as the 4th best running back in nation by Lindy's
    18-Selected 1st team All-Pac-10 by Lindy's

    Derek Anderson, QB:
    Derek completed 16 of 42 passes for 276 yards and one touchdown vs. WSU, but was intercepted twice. He completed a 66-yard TD pass to Mike Hass to equal the 26th longest pass play in OSU history and 21st longest TD pass. He leads the Pac-10 in total offense and ranks 18th in the nation after eight games. He has thrown at least one TD pass in 13 straight games. (Washington)-Derek passed for 344 yards vs. Washington in a losing cause. The 344-yard passing total is the 14th best single-game mark in OSU history. His 327 yards in total offense vs. the Huskies is the 17th best single-game performance at OSU. As a result of his yardage vs. Washington, Anderson moved into third place in OSU career total offense with 5,311 yards. Derek currently leads the Pac-10 in total offense (284.43) and ranks 17th nationally. He is fourth in the Pac-10 I points responsible for with 12.0 average, which ranks in a tie for 28th nationally. (California)-Derek had his best road game ever, and one of his top overall performances in leading OSU to a 35-21 victory over California at Berkeley. Derek completed 18 of 27 passes (.667 percentage) and two touchdowns. He was intercepted one time, a pick that was returned for a touchdown. He scored OSU's first TD on the ground. After six games, Derek leads the Pac-10 in total offense (277.33 yards per game) and ranks 13th nationally. He has improved his passing efficiency to 123.22, which ranks seventh in the conference and 60th nationally. He has been responsible for an average of 12 points a game, which leads the Pac-10 and is tied for 32nd nationally. With his 220 yards in total offense, he moved into fourth place, passing Heisman Trophy winner Terry Baker, on OSU's all-time list. (ASU)-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 265-game career to date (21 straight as a starter), Anderson has completed 366 of 782 passes for 5,865 yards. He has 37 touchdown passes and has thrown 32 interceptions. He has accounted for 5,544 yards (213.2 average) in total offense on 873 plays. He is third on the OSU career list for touchdown passes thrown with 37. Derek ranks third on OSU's career passing list with 5,865 yards. He ranks third on Oregon State's career total offense list with 5,544 yards.

    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 caught five passes for 87 yards (17.4 average) at WSU. He has caught at least one pass in 32 straight games. He leads the Pac-10 and ranks second nationally in receiving yards after the WSU game with 120.57 average. He is third in the conference and 17th nationally with 6.71 catches per game average. (Washington)-James caught eight passes for 128 yards (16.0 average) against Washington. It was the 31st straight game James has caught at least one pass. It was the fourth game this season he has been over the century mark for yardage. He has had 13 games with over 100 yards receiving. James was leading the Pac-10 in receiving yardage at 127.17 per game and ranked second nationally after the Washington game. He was tied for first in the Pac-10 and ninth nationally with 7.0 catches per game. (California)-James caught four passes for 79 yards (19.8 average) vs. California, including a 34-yarder to set up OSU's first touchdown against the Bears. James led the Pac-10 in yards receiving (125.80) and ranked second nationally to Pittsburgh's Larry Fitzgerald after the Cal game. Newson was also second in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards at 125.80 and 41st nationally. James ranked second in the conference and 15th nationally with an average of 6.80 catches per game. (ASU)-James had 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 ranked No. 1 in the Pac-10 and No. 2 in the nation in receiving yards with an average of 137.50 per game after the ASU game. He led the Pac-10 and ranked eighth in the nation with 7.5 pass receptions per game. After the ASU gamer, he was 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, ranked No. 1 in the Pac-10 and No. 2 in the nation in receiving yardage at 142.0 per game. He ranked 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 ranked third in the Pac-10 and 25th nationally in all-purpose yards with 142.0 average. (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 179 career passes for 3,110 yards, an average of 17.4 per catch and 18 touchdowns. The yardage and catches are OSU career records. Newson has caught passes in 32straight 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.

    James is second in the nation and No. 1 in the Pac-10 in receiving yardage with an average of 120.57 per game. James is third in the Pac-10 with an average of 6.71 receptions per game and is 17th nationally.

    Oregon State is second in the Pac-10 and ranks 21st nationally in total offense with 440.00 yards per game. USC leads the Pac-10 and ranks 19th nationally in total offense with 444.13 yards per game.

    OSU is second in the Pac-10 and ranks 17th nationally in passing offense with 289.6 yards per game, while WSU leads the conference and is 15th nationally with 295.0 yards per game.

    Kirk Yliniemi, PK:
    Kirk tied his own school record by kicking four out of four field goals at Washington State, including a matching career best 51-yarder. He scored 14 points to move into fifth place in OSU career scoring with 163 points (Washington)-Kirk added five points vs. Washington, but missed the fourth field goal attempt of his career to date when he missed from 48 yards. He booted a 39-yarder later in the game. (California)-Kirk added five PAT points vs. California, giving him 144 career points and a tie for eighth on the Beavers' career scoring list. 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 30 of 34 field goal attempts, a percentage of .882, and he has made 73 of 75 PAT attempts for 163 points, which puts him in fifth place on Beavers' career list. His first 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 4-for-4 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 two in the 40-49 range.


  • Sophomore wide receiver Mike Hass, who walked on 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 176 times.

  • Oregon State has played one true freshman so far during the 2003 season, safety Dallas Buck.

  • 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 in 2002 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 2002 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 30 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.

  • For those who keep track, Oregon State's starting offensive line averages 313.8 pounds, which ranks eighth among 1-A schools as the heaviest offensive line in the country.

  • Steven Jackson had 26 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown vs. ASU. 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).

  • Brandon Browner, redshirt freshman cornerback, was named the Pac-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. ASU. He intercepted three passes, including one in the end zone, broke up another pass and had a key 4-yard tackle for loss on a fourth down play at the OSU 1-yard line in the third quarter.

  • Oregon State's 45 points vs. ASU was the most the Beavers have ever scored against the Sun Devils, topping the previous high of 31 in a 33-31 loss in Tempe in 1977. The most points OSU had scored in beating ASU 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 vs. ASU. 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 had 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).

  • 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 against ASU and it was the first time since beating USC 31-21 in 2000 at Reser Stadium that the Beavers won a conference opener.

  • Oregon State got its first punt return touchdown in the game vs. ASU 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.

  • Oregon State held California to just 52 yards passing, marking the first time Cal had been held to less than 100 yards passing since the 2000 season when WSU allowed only 89 yards through the air.

  • California became only the second team this year (New Mexico State the other) to rush for over 100 yards against Oregon State.

  • Cal's Adimchinobe Echemandu became only the second opposing running back to top the century mark against Oregon State as he rushed for 146 yards vs. the Beavers. ASU's Hakim Hill rushed for 115 against OSU.

  • Oregon State rolled up 493 yards in total offense vs. California, which ranks as the 27th best total offense single-game mark at OSU.

  • Steven Jackson's 66-yard run vs. California tied for the 26th longest run in OSU history.

  • Steven Jackson's 227 yards rushing vs. California ties for the seventh-best single-game rushing mark in OSU history. Jackson has now rushed for over 200 yards four times, the most by any Beaver running back.

  • Steven Jackson's 239 all-purpose yards vs. California ranks in a tie for the eighth-best single-game mark in OSU history, and he has four of the top eight marks.

  • Steven Jackson has rushed for a combined 466 yards against California in his two games vs. the Bears, plus he added 2 catches for 12 yards. He has scored six touchdowns in his last two outings against Cal.

  • Mitch Meeuwsen intercepted one pass against California to give him 11 career interceptions, which ties him for seventh in career interceptions at OSU with Teddy Johnson (1985-88) and Bill Shefford (1949-51).

  • Richard Seigler produced a season-high 56 defensive points vs. Washington and broke the OSU career defensive point record in the process. Seigler passed both Kane Rogers and Inoke Breckterfield to become No. 1 with 1,186 points.

  • Derek Anderson passed for 344 yards vs. Washington, the 14th best single-game mark in OSU history. His 327 yards in total offense is the 17th best single-game mark in Beaver history.

    Heading into Saturday's game, Arizona has not scored a touchdown for 13 straight quarters against Oregon State. The Wildcats' last TD vs. the Beavers was the third quarter of the 1999 game in Corvallis. Last year, OSU held Arizona to minus (-23) yards rushing, which is the second-fewest rushing yards ever allowed by the Beavers. Arizona's 93 yards in total offense last year was the ninth lowest ever allowed by Oregon State.

    Linebacker Richard Seigler has the longest active starting streaks among OSU players with 44.

    Oregon State has been proficient from an offensive standpoint in the red-zone this season, converting 27 of a possible 33 attempts for a percentage of .818. The Beavers have also been rock solid from a defensive standpoint in the red-zone. OSU has allowed only 16 scores in 25 attempts in the red-zone, a percentage of .640. 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. OSU has scored on its last four trips into the red-zone over two games.

    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, four at California, three at home vs. Washington and two at Washington 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 30 plays of 25 or more yards in eight games to date. Anderson has been involved in all but five of OSU's big plays this season.

    OSU forced seven turnovers at WSU against a team that was leading the nation in turnover margin at plus 2.00 entering the game. The Beavers had a plus two in turnovers against the Cougars and have closed the gap in OSU's turnover margin. The Beavers are a minus 0.25 on the season, committing two more turnovers and forced. OSU ranks sixth in the Pac-10 and 78 nationally.

    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.

    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


    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.

    Oregon State is sold out of season tickets, but approximately 1,200 individual reserve seat tickets still remain available for the New Mexico 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 Individual game tickets still remain for the Arizona and Stanford games. The number of tickets remaining for each game follows:

    Nov. 1 Arizona - 200
    Nov. 15 Stanford - 750

    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 football coaches are available on a media teleconference every Tuesday during the football season, 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.

    Oregon State's football media luncheon, featuring Mike Riley and requested players, are held every Tuesday in the Valley Football Center on the third floor.

    Oregon State's weekly media luncheons will once again be held every Tuesday during the football season on the third floor of the Valley Football Center. All luncheons will start at 11:00 a.m. Deadline is 1:00 p.m. on Sunday to provide Hal Cowan with interview requests and intentions to attend.


    Returned a punt for touchdown-Cole Clasen 42 yards vs. Arizona State at Corvallis, 2003 (teammate Keller Christensen recovered Clasen's Fumble in endzone for the OSU TD)

    Recovered a blocked punt for touchdown-Kenny Farley vs. Arizona at Corvallis, Oct. 13, 2001 (blocked by Cole Clasen)

    Returned a blocked field goal for touchdown-Dennis Weathersby, 83 yards vs. UCLA at Corvallis, Oct. 5, 2002 (blocked by Nick Barnett)

    Returned a kickoff for touchdown-Steven Jackson, 89 yards vs. Northern Arizona at Corvallis, Nov. 17, 2001

    Returned a fumble for touchdown-Noah Happe, 19 yards vs. UCLA at Corvallis, Oct. 5, 2002

    Returned a pass interception for touchdown-Richard Seigler, 65 yards vs. Fresno State at Corvallis, Sept. 21, 2002 Noah Happe, 52 yards vs. Fresno State at Corvallis, Sept. 21, 2002 Mitch Meeuwsen, 45 yards vs. Washington State at Pullman, Oct. 25, 2003

    Recorded a safety-vs. Washington State at Pullman, Oct. 25, 2003

    Blocked a punt-Ryan Cole vs. Washington at Corvallis, Oct. 18, 2003 (Garth Erickson punter)

    Blocked a field goal-Bill Swancutt vs. Boise State at Corvallis, September 20, 2003 (Tyler Jones kicker)

    Blocked a PAT-Terrence Carroll vs. Stanford at Palo Alto, 1998 (Kevin Miller kicker)

    Beat a ranked team-Defeated Washington (ranked eighth by AP and eighth by USA Today/ESPN), November 10, 2001 at Corvallis (49-24)

    Defeated Oregon (ranked fifth by AP and sixth by USA Today/ESPN), November 18, 2000 at Corvallis (23-13)

    Defeated UCLA (ranked 23rd by AP and 24th by USA Today/ESPN), October 21, 2000 at Pasadena (44-38)

    Defeated USC (ranked 8th by AP and 7th USA Today/ESPN), September 30, 2000 at Corvallis (31-21)

    Defeated Notre Dame (ranked 10th by AP and 10th USA Today/ESPN), January 1, 2001 at Tempe, AZ (41-9)

    Defeated Washington (ranked 8th by AP), November 10, 2001 at Corvallis (49-24)

    Defeated Arizona State (ranked 24th by USA Today/ESPN), September 27, 2003 at Corvallis (45-17)

    Lost to a ranked team-Lost to Washington State (ranked 6th by AP and 6th by USA Today) 36-30 at Pullman, Oct. 25, 2003

    Scored a 2-point conversion-Shawn Kintner (pass from Derek Anderson) vs. Stanford at Stanford, Nov. 16, 2002

    Scored a 2-point defensive touchdown-Keith Heyward-Johnson vs. Washington at Seattle, Oct. 7, 2000Shut out an opponent at Reser Stadium-Washington State, 7-0, 1975

    Shut out an opponent-Oregon, 0-0, at Eugene, 1983

    Halfback completed a touchdown pass-DeShawn Williams vs. California at Berkeley, 1996 (Williams 14 yards to QB David Moran)

    Lineman scored a touchdown-Starling Latu, OG, vs. USC at Corvallis, 1994

    Had a player score 3 or more touchdowns in a game-Ken Simonton, TB, vs. Washington at Corvallis, Nov. 10, 2001 (3 touchdowns) Steven Jackson, TB, vs. Washington at Corvallis, Nov. 10, 2001 (3 touchdowns) Steven Jackson, TB, vs. California at Corvallis, Oct. 26, 2002 (3 touchdowns) Steven Jackson, TB vs. Oregon at Corvallis, Nov. 23, 2002 (3 touchdowns)

    Scored on its first offensive possession of the game-vs. California, October 4, 2003 at Berkeley, CA

    Had a player rush for over 100 Yards-Steven Jackson (227) vs. California at Berkeley, October 4, 2003

    Had a player rush for over 200 Yards-Steven Jackson (227) vs. California at Berkeley, October 4, 2003


    Returned a punt for touchdown-Charles Frederick, Washington, 86 yards at Corvallis, October 18, 2003

    Recovered a blocked punt for touchdown-Troy Polamalu, USC, at Los Angeles (Carl Tobey punter), Nov. 3, 2001

    Returned a kickoff for touchdown-Bennie Cunningham, Georgia Southern, 89 yards at Corvallis, 1999

    Returned a fumble for touchdown-Greg Scaffidi, New Mexico State, 22 yards, at Corvallis, Sept. 13, 2003

    Returned a pass interception for touchdown-Daymeion Hughes, California, 72 yards at Berkeley, Oct. 4, 2003 (Derek Anderson passer)

    Recorded a safety-Washington State at Pullman, Oct. 25, 2003

    Did not score-Oregon, (0-0) at Eugene, 1983

    Blocked a punt-Gary Daniels, Oregon, at Corvallis, Nov. 23, 2002 (Carl Tobey punter)

    Blocked a field goal-Sean Butts, Hawaii, at Honolulu (Ryan Cesca the kicker), December 25, 1999, at O'ahu Bowl

    Scored a 2-point conversion-California, Tony Gonzalez, pass from Ziv Gottlieb, at Berkeley, 1996

    Scored a 2-point defensive touchdown-Stanford, Tim Smith 100-yard pass interception at Corvallis, 1996

    Shut out Oregon State-USC (22-0), at Los Angeles, September 21, 2002

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