Huskies stuff Beavers

A struggling Oregon State Beavers team came into Husky Stadium and ran into a fifth-ranked Washington team that was firing on all cylinders. Jake Browning had another big game with 3 TDs as the Huskies rolled to a 41-17 win over the Beavers.

The Huskies emerge on to the field through the Purple Haze.
The Huskies emerge on to the field through the Purple Haze.
Dante Pettis keeps his eyes on the ball as he hauls in this pass.
Dante Pettis keeps his eyes on the ball as he hauls in this pass.
John Ross brings in this pass with a defender draped all over him.
John Ross brings in this pass with a defender draped all over him.
OSU's Victor Bolden gets uprooted during a kick return.
OSU’s Victor Bolden gets uprooted during a kick return.
John Ross gets twisted down after a catch.
John Ross gets twisted down after a catch.
Dante Pettis and Aaron Fuller leap in celebration after a Pettis touchdown.
Dante Pettis and Aaron Fuller leap in celebration after a Pettis touchdown.
John Ross tries to haul in this pass but it is just s bit too under thrown.
John Ross tries to haul in this pass but it is just s bit too under thrown.
Who is that masked man? It's Elijah Qualls.
Who is that masked man? It’s Elijah Qualls.
Myles Gaskin breaks free for a run.
Myles Gaskin breaks free for a run.
Jake Browning lets go of a pass under heavy pressure.
Jake Browning lets go of a pass under heavy pressure.
This pass gets broken up to prevent a potential Beavers touchdown.
This pass gets broken up to prevent a potential Beavers touchdown.
Dante Pettis is all alone on this touchdown pass.
Dante Pettis is all alone on this touchdown pass.
Budda Baker throws up a Dubs after the game.
Budda Baker throws up a Dubs after the game.

Buffs bounce Beavers

I made the trip down to Corvallis last weekend for the Oregon State – Colorado game. Both teams were looking for their first Pac-12 win of the season. Watching the game, you could tell why both of these teams were winless in the conference. It was a pretty rough game as both teams struggled to get their offenses going. Colorado was able to pull off a 17-13 victory. This was actually the first conference win in the last 14 tries for the Buffaloes, so they were happy to get that weight off of their backs.

Colorado RB Phillip Lindsay
Colorado RB Phillip Lindsay
The US Navy Leapfrogs deliver the flag to the field in style.
The US Navy Leapfrogs deliver the flag to the field in style.
The Beavers take the field.
The Beavers take the field.
Colorado QB Sefo Liufau
Colorado QB Sefo Liufau
Donovan Lee on a kick return
Donovan Lee on a kick return
Oregon State QB Seth Collins
Oregon State QB Seth Collins
Oregon State's other QB Nick Mitchell takes a hard hit.
Oregon State’s other QB Nick Mitchell takes a hard hit.
Colorado RB Phillip Lindsay gets wrapped up.
Colorado RB Phillip Lindsay gets wrapped up.
OSU wore a helmet decal in remembrance of the victims of the Umpqua Community College  shootings.
OSU wore a helmet decal in remembrance of the victims of the Umpqua Community College shootings.
Colorado QB Sefo Lirufau takes a hard hit to the head.
Colorado QB Sefo Lirufau takes a hard hit to the head.
OSU's Preston Decoud lays of the field motionless after an he'd/neck injury. He returned to the stadium after a trip to the hospital.
OSU’s Preston Decoud lays of the field motionless after an he’d/neck injury. He returned to the stadium after a trip to the hospital.
Teammates look on as the paramedics tend to Decoud.
Teammates look on as the paramedics tend to Decoud.
The visiting Buffaloes also kneel as Ducoud is being tended to.
The visiting Buffaloes also kneel as Ducoud is being tended to.
OSU RB Ryan Nall powers ahead for yardage.
OSU RB Ryan Nall powers ahead for yardage.
The Buffs take the field for the second half.
The Buffs take the field for the second half.
Colorado QB Sefo Lirufau scrambles for yards.
Colorado QB Sefo Lirufau scrambles for yards.
Two Beavers converge on Colorado WR Bryce Bobo.
Two Beavers converge on Colorado WR Bryce Bobo.
OSU's Victor Bolden gets tripped up on a run.
OSU’s Victor Bolden gets tripped up on a run.
Beavers RB Ryan Nall loses a shoe but still powers ahead.
Beavers RB Ryan Nall loses a shoe but still powers ahead.
OSU's Victor Bolden gets tripped up on a run.
OSU’s Victor Bolden gets tripped up on a run.
Noah Togiai tries to get a hold of this pass but it is broken up byKenneth Olugbode.
Noah Togiai tries to get a hold of this pass but it is broken up byKenneth Olugbode.
OSU's Victor Bolden draws a pass interference call on this play.
OSU’s Victor Bolden draws a pass interference call on this play.
Head coaches Gary Andersen and Mike Macintyre shake hands after the game.
Head coaches Gary Andersen and Mike Macintyre shake hands after the game.
The Beavers sing their fight sone with the crowd after the loss.
The Beavers sing their fight sone with the crowd after the loss.
Colorado QB Sefo Lirufau makes this young fan's night by giving him a high five after the win.
Colorado QB Sefo Lirufau makes this young fan’s night by giving him a high five after the win.

Ducks are Civil in Beaver beatdown

Last weekend I made the trip down to chilly Corvallis to get my taste of a new rivalry game. The “Civil War” game between the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers. The Beavers have struggled this year but the #2 ranked Ducks are on track to play for the first ever playoff for the National Championship. As with all rivalry games, you can usually throw out the team’s records because they get hyped up and come out ready to play. Or so the story goes… Oregon stormed right out of the gate and it was 9-0 before you could even blink an eye and Heisman trophy front-runner Marcus Mariota accounted for 6 touchdowns on way to a 47-19 rout of the Beavers.

Head Coach Mike Riley shares a laugh with Senior QB Sean Mannion during introductions of the Seniors.
Head Coach Mike Riley shares a laugh with Senior QB Sean Mannion during introductions of the Seniors.
Sean Mannion takes the field for the last time as a Beaver.
Sean Mannion takes the field for the last time as a Beaver.
Storm Woods (best name in college football) carves through a flock of ducks for yardage.
Storm Woods (best name in college football) carves through a flock of ducks for yardage.
Marcus Mariota rolls out to avoid the rush.
Marcus Mariota rolls out to avoid the rush.
Royce Freeman gets out in the open.
Royce Freeman gets out in the open.
Ducks are jumpin' after a score.
Ducks are jumpin’ after a score.
Danny Mattingly wraps up Jacob Wark.
Danny Mattingly wraps up Jacob Wark.
Tyler Anderson gets to the outside of the Duck Defense.
Tyler Anderson gets to the outside of the Duck Defense.
Royce on a Roll.
Royce on a Roll.
More Jumping Ducks.
More Jumping Ducks.
Devon Allen gets uprooted by a Beaver.
Devon Allen gets uprooted by a Beaver.
Mariota escaping from the OSU pressure.
Mariota escaping from the OSU pressure.
There is a Beaver buried under all those Ducks.
There is a Beaver buried under all those Ducks.
Marcus Mariota seeing through the defense.
Marcus Mariota seeing through the defense.
Woods storms through the Ducks defense.
Woods storms through the Ducks defense.
Mariota with a huge run for important yards to keep a drive alive.
Mariota with a huge run for important yards to keep a drive alive.
I know you shouldn't dwell on the shots you missed, but this one really pisses me off.
I know you shouldn’t dwell on the shots you missed, but this one really pisses me off.
Byron Marshall slips away from the Beavers...
Byron Marshall slips away from the Beavers…
...for six points.
…for six points.
The Ducks D celebrate after a stop.
The Ducks D celebrate after a stop.

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Mariota charges into the end zone for one of his touchdowns on the night.
Mariota charges into the end zone for one of his touchdowns on the night.
Sean Mannion unloads a pass.
Sean Mannion unloads a pass.
This was the only Duck that didn't make it into the end zone on this night.
This was the only Duck that didn’t make it into the end zone on this night.
Benny still kept a smile all night.
Benny still kept a smile all night.
Senior Dylan Wynnn shows his love for his team.
Senior Dylan Wynnn shows his love for his team.
Storm Woods finds his way into the end zone.
Storm Woods finds his way into the end zone.
Coaches Helfrich and Riley shake hands after the game.
Coaches Helfrich and Riley shake hands after the game.
Coach Riley congratulates Marcus Mariota after the game.
Coach Riley congratulates Marcus Mariota after the game.
Marcus Mariota talks to the media.
Marcus Mariota talks to the media.
One of the perks of a freezing cold, clear night is a good view of the moon. Not bad for hand-held.
One of the perks of a freezing cold, clear night is a good view of the moon. Not bad for hand-held.