UC - Oregon State Game Notes

Sept. 19, 2009


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No. 17/21 Cincinnati at RV/24 Oregon State
Saturday, Sept. 19
6:45 p.m. ET
Corvallis, Oregon – Reser Stadium
Attendance: 41,909

Team Notes:
- Cincinnati captains: Alex Daniels, Mardy Gilyard
- Oregon State captains: Sean Canfield, Gregg Peat, Brandon Hardin
- Cincinnati won the toss and elected to receive.  Oregon State defended the south goal.
- UC snapped Oregon State’s 26-game non-conference home winning streak (last loss vs. Montana on Sept. 7, 1996).
- UC trailed for the first time this season following Oregon State’s 46-yard field goal at 12:13 of the first quarter (3-0).
- UC did not record its first first down of the game until its fourth possession.
- Jacob Ramsey was tackled in the end zone for a safety in the second quarter.  It was the first safety allowed by UC since Kevin Huber stepped out of the end zone to take the safety late in the game against West Virginia (11/8/08).
- UC recorded a season-high five sacks.
- The Bearcats held the Beavers to 27 rushing yards on 20 carries in the first half.
- Jacquizz Rogers’ 9-yard touchdown run in the third quarter marked the first points scored by a UC opponent in the third quarter this season.
- UC held Oregon State to 2.9 yards per rush.  They averaged 4.7 yards per carry coming into the game.

Individual Notes:
- Walter Stewart made his first career start at outside linebacker, filling in for an injured Curtis Young.  He made his first career solo sack, a nine-yard loss, in the second quarter.  Stewart recorded a second sack and caused a Sean Canfield fumble late in the second quarter and was credited with a half sack at the end of the first half.  He finished with 4 tackles, 2.5 for loss, and 2.5 sacks.
- Jake Rogers career-long 44-yard punt in first quarter.
- Patrick O’Donnell booted a career-long 50-yarder in the second half.  
- Robby Armstrong recorded his first career sack late in the first quarter, a loss of 12 yards.
- Tony Pike finished the game 31-of-49 for 332 yards with 2 TDs and 1 interceptions.  He scored on an 8-yard rush in the second quarter for UC’s first points.  It was his second rushing TD of 2009 and the third of his career (9/12/09, 1-yd. vs. Southeast Missouri; 11/8/08, 4-yd. at West Virginia).  It was the fourth 300-yard game of Pike’s career.
- Isaiah Pead scored on a 2-yard run with 6:40 to play in the second quarter.  It was his 3rd TD of the season (2 rush, 1 rec.).
- D.J. Woods’s 45-yard TD reception from Pike with 18 seconds left in the first half was his first career touchdown grab and also a career-long reception.  Woods finished with a career-high 7 catches for a career-best 117 yards and the touchdown.    
- True freshman fullback Colin Lozier made his first career appearance, opening the hole for Pead’s two-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
- Armon Binns grabbed a career-high 6 passes for 61 yards.
- Mardy Gilyard grabbed a 19-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to give UC a 28-18 lead.  It was his fourth receiving TD and sixth overall of 2009 (1 rush, 1 punt return).  He finished with 9 catches for 65 yards and a touchdown.
- JK Schaffer intercepted Sean Canfield with 5:30 to go in the game, his second interception of the year and his career.  It was the first turnover of the season for Oregon State, the last FBS school in the nation to commit a turnover.


Oregon State Post-Game Notes

Game Notes
•    Attendance for the game was 41,909.
•    Cincinnati won the coin toss. The Bearcats chose to receive.
•    The game was the second all-time matchup between the teams. OSU and Cincinnati met in 2007 in Cincinnati, with the Bearcats winning, 34-3.
•    The game was televised nationally by FSN. Steve Physioc served as play-by-play announcer, while Mike Pawlawski was the analyst. The sideline analyst was Rebecca Haarlow.
•    The game was the 21st consecutive televised for the Beavers, a school record.
•    Cincinnati, ranked 17th in the nation, became the first ranked non-conference team to play at Reser Stadium (formerly known as Parker Stadium) since BYU in 1977.
•    Game time weather was 68 degrees and cloudy. Wind was 13 mph from the West and humidity was at 59 percent.

Oregon State Team Notes
•    The Beavers have kept their opponents from scoring on their first drive of the game in all three games this season. OSU forced Cincinnati to punt after three plays.
•    OSU took a 6-0 lead into the second quarter. The Beavers have outscored their opponents, 215-68, in the first quarter over Oregon State’s last 42 games. Over the 18 games, OSU has a 180-44 advantage.
•    Cincinnati became the first team to score against the Beavers in the first half this season when Tony Pike scored on an 8-yard run. It was an 80-yard drive, the longest scoring drive against OSU this season.
•    Prior to Cincinnati’s first score, the Beavers had not allowed a first-half score for three straight games dating back to the 2008 season.
•    Oregon State recorded a safety in the second quarter, the team’s first since September 22, 2007 against Arizona State.
•    Oregon State became the last team in the nation to commit a turnover as the Beavers turned the ball over for the first time this season in a fourth quarter interception off Sean Canfield. The other two schools to have not given up a turnover prior to Saturday’s games, California and Michigan State, both gave up the ball in their respective games earlier on Saturday.

Oregon State Individual Notes
•    Quarterback Sean Canfield moved into eighth all-time in OSU career passing. He had 240 against Cincinnati and now has 3,295 for his career. He is two spots behind No. 6 Lyle Moevao, who has 3,410 for his career. No. 7 is Ed Singler, who had 3,399 passing yards from 1979-82.
•    Jacquizz Rodgers has now scored at least one rushing touchdown in each game this season and in five of his last six games played.
•    Jacquizz Rodgers finished with 73 yards rushing, giving him 1,595 for his career, good for 12th in school history.
•    James Rodgers finished the game with 90 yards receiving, pushing him over the 1,000 yard plateau. He now has 1,048 for his career. He is now one of just 11 players in Oregon State history to have 1,000 yards or more receiving.
•    James Rodgers is also now just the second OSU player in school history with 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving. Pat Chaffey (1986, 88-90) had 1,421 rushing yards and 1,293 receiving yards. Rodgers has 1,048 receiving yards and 1,142 rushing yards for his career.
•    Justin Kahut finished with his eighth career multiple field goal game and his second of the season. He hit on three on Saturday.
•    Keaton Kristick’s interception in the third quarter was the first of his career.