Oregon State Tops Washington, 29-14

Oct. 16, 2004

Associated Press Writer

SEATTLE (AP) - Alexis Serna kicked five field goals and Oregon State forcedseven turnovers in a 29-14 win over Washington on Saturday, just its thirdvictory over the Huskies since 1975.

Derek Anderson threw for 286 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown pass toMarcel Love, in the third quarter for Oregon State.

Serna, a redshirt freshman who missed three extra points in a 22-21 overtimeloss to LSU in the season opener, made kicks of 23, 27, 31, 36 and 55 yards forthe Beavers (2-4, 1-2 Pac-10).

Washington (1-5, 0-3) had its opportunities, but fullback James Sims fumbledtwice inside the 5-yard-line. Washington quarterback Isaiah Stanback fumbledtwice in the fourth quarter deep in his own territory, leading to six OregonState points.

The Beavers won at Washington for the first time since 1985. Oregon Statelost in Seattle 31-29 in 2002, 33-30 in 2000 and 35-34 in 1998.

It was Anderson's best game in three starts against Washington. In his lasttrip to Seattle in 2002, Anderson finished 15 for 40 with five interceptions.

Facing a 14-9 deficit in the third quarter, the Beavers seized control.Dwight Wright raced untouched for a 55-yard touchdown, giving Oregon State a16-14 lead, and Anderson followed with a 73-yard drive, finding Love to put theBeavers up 23-14.

Oregon State had an apparent touchdown taken away after Mitch Meeuwsenintercepted Stanback and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown, but the scorewas negated by a pass interference penalty.

Given another chance, Washington drove deep into Oregon State territory andMichael Braunstein kicked a 25-yard field goal. But Oregon State was offsides,giving Washington a first down at the 4. On the next play Sims fumbled andOregon State's Joe Rudulph recovered.

Casey Paus started at quarterback for the Huskies, but last just two series.Paus was 1-for-5 for 2 yards and two interceptions in the first quarter.

Stanback took over and led the Huskies to their only touchdown of the firsthalf, a 23-yard TD pass to Quintin Daniels early in the second quarter.Stanback threw a 24-yard scoring pass to Joe Toledo in the third quarter togive Washington a 14-9 lead.

The injury-plagued Huskies lost sophomore defensive tackle Dan Milsten inthe first quarter to a broken left leg. Milsten was taken off the field in anambulance after making a tackle on Oregon State's Ryan Cole with 6:25 left inthe quarter.

In the last week, starting offensive tackle Khalif Barnes broke his rightwrist in practice and defensive lineman Donny Mateaki was ruled out for theseason with a foot tendon injury.

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