Oregon State 2009 Season Wrap

Oregon State fans do not need more reasons to hate Oregon. Los Patos rival in the state and beavers play an annual series entitled the Civil War. It divides the state, sometimes along family lines, and is one of the most underrated rivalries in all of college sports. Both teams have rarely been in the elite, at the same time, but in recent years, the football rivalry has had much growth on it. In 2008 and 2009 Oregon State entered the civil war game needing a victory over the Ducks to secure their first Rose Bowl berth since the 1960's. On both occasions, the ducks are denied. What hurt even more in 2009 is that the ducks go in his place.

This has made some achievements of the State of Oregon in the field a little bittersweet. Jacquizz Rodgers running back had a monster season in the running game this year. He was one of the best riders in the country, with 1,440 yards and a touchdown surprising 21. Sean Canfield also completed 303 passes for 3.271 yards and 21 touchdowns against seven interceptions modest. These are big numbers, but Oregon State lost several chances to secure a spot in the Rose Bowl before facing the Ducks. His final record was 8-5, but could have been much more.

The Beavers began the season with an easy 34-7 home win over Portland State. A hard journey to Las Vegas followed, but the Beavers left the city of sin 23-21 victory over UNLV. He returned home to one of the most underrated conference games this year not as Big East champion Cincinnati across the country to visit. The Bearcats had a successful visit 28-18 win and sending the Beavers in Pac-10 in the game 2-1 overall.

Pac-10 game did not start well either. Oregon State struggled at home again, and lost a 37-32 decision to a resurgence of Arizona team. Oregon State went into the desert and left with a 28-17 victory over Arizona State. He grabbed a playoff career following key in the Pac-10 beating Stanford 38-28 before going to USC. The Trojans had a grudge to settle, as the only Pac-10 loss in 2008 appeared in the State of Oregon. USC established that by holding a grudge against Beaver rally late for a 42-36 victory. With two losses in conference play, it seemed that the beaver did, but they got tons of help from around the conference.

Oregon State reeled of four consecutive victories at UCLA (26-19), California (31-14), Washington (48-21) and Washington State (42-10), like everything else in the conference collapsed around them. USC, Stanford, Arizona and everything fell out of the race, leaving behind the Beavers of Oregon by one game entering the Civil War. A victory would give them the tiebreaker Beaver and the title of the conference, but the Ducks won 37-33 at home thanks to a late defensive posture. BYU added to the misery in the Las Vegas Bowl with a 44-20 victory.

Writer and editor, Freddie Brister is a former football coach for 25 years. His love for football is reflected in their words and memories of growing up in the South and play backyard football with his brother, cousins ??and neighborhood friends. His biggest thrill is to see former high school players have been trained to play at the college level. His favorite pastime is watching college football on TV and attending games in person whenever possible. Freddie Brister is a huge fan of college football.