Beavers Set To Compete In First Bowl Game Since 1965
Nov. 28, 1999
STREAKS: Oregon State is on a one-game losing streak overall. The Beavers have a 10-game non-conference winning streak, a three-game winning streak at Reser Stadium, a one-game Pacific-10 Conference losing streak and a two-game road winning streak. Oregon State's 10-game non-conference winning streak is the longest since winning 20 straight from 1928 through 1933. That 20 game straight non-conference winning streak is the Beavers' all-time record. OSU won five of six games at Reser Stadium this year. The Beavers are 8-4 in their last 12 games and have won six of their last seven home games. The last time OSU had seven wins in a season was in 1966 when the Beavers finished 7-3. Oregon State's last eight-win season was in 1964 (8-3-0), which was also the last year the Beavers went to a bowl game. OSU played in the 1965 Rose Bowl, losing to Michigan 34-7.
GAME: Oregon State (7-4) vs. Hawaii (8-4) in Jeep Oahu Bowl
SITE: Aloha Stadium (50,000), Honolulu, Hawaii
DATE: December 25, 1999
TIME: 5:30 p.m. PST
RADIO: Live over 27-station Beaver Sports Network, starting at 4:30 p.m. PST
TV: Live over ESPN, starting at 5:30 p.m. PST
OSU (7-4, 4-4) HAWAII (8-4, 5-2) 28-13 at Nevada 29,167 7-62 USC 50,000 46-23 FRESNO STATE 30,339 31-27 EASTERN ILLINOIS 28,762 48-41 GEORGIA SOUTHERN 27,031 34-19 BOISE STATE 31,751 29-37 *at USC 43,795 20-0 *at SMU 15,131 21-47 *WASHINGTON 35,470 33-3 *UTEP 39,021 17-21 *at Stanford 37,419 19-38 *RICE 37,975 55-7 *UCLA 33,427 35-21 *at Tulsa 15,756 27-13 *at Washington State 34,240 14-34 *TCU 36,026 17-7 *CALIFORNIA 35,520 62-41 *at San Jose State 15,367 28-20 *ARIZONA 33,314 31-24 OT FRESNO STATE 37,283 14-25 *at Oregon 46,115 48-41 NAVY 41,895 *Indicates Pacific-10 Game 14-22 WASHINGTON STATE 44,374 *Indicates WAC gameRADIO NETWORK: All Oregon State football games are carried live over the OSU radio network which consists of 27 stations in the Pacific Northwest. Mike Parker is in his first season of calling the play-by-play, while former OSU halfback Bob Grim is in his 11th year as the color analyst. Michael Convery is in his second season as OSU's sideline reporter. KEX (1190 AM) in Portland serves as the flagship station of the 27-station network, produced by Beaver Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Communications. Air time for the OSU-Hawaii game will be 4:30 p.m. PST. KLOO (1340 AM) radio in Corvallis is on the air live two hours prior to kickoff before all OSU games with a special pregame show. The show originates from the Tailgaters Sports Bar, located on Coblestone Square, on road games with Jon Warren and Doug Blair announcing. The network stations follow:
MARKET STATION/FREQUENCY MARKET STATION/FREQUENCY MARKET STATION/FREQUENCY Bend KXUX 940 AM Enterprise KWVR 1340 AM Ontario KSRV 1380 AM Brookings KURY 910 AM Enterprise KWVR 92.1 FM Pendleton KUMA 1290 AM Brookings KURY 95.3 FM Hermiston KOHU 1360 AM Portland KEX 1190 AM Caldwell/Boise, ID KCID 1490 AM Klamath Falls KAGO 1150 AM Prineville Crestview Cable Coos Bay KHSN 1230 AM Lakeview KQIK 1230 AM Roseburg KQEN 1240 AM Corvallis KLOO 1340 AM Lakeview KQIK 93.5 FM Seaside KSWB 840 AM Corvallis KLOO 106.1 FM Medford KMED 1440 AM The Dalles KODL 1440 AM Cottage Grove KCGR 100.5 FM Myrtle Point KTBR 94.1 FM Tillamook KMBD 1590 AM Eugene KKNX 840 AM Newport KNPT 1310 AM Tillamook KTIL 104 FM
RANKINGS: Oregon State received two votes (Nov. 28) on the USA Today/ESPN poll and did not receive a vote on the AP poll.
OREGON STATE OAHU BOWL SCHEDULE
Sunday, Dec. 19
OSU AM walk thru
Monday, Dec. 20
Press Conference, 8:00 a.m. at Planet Hollywood Waikiki
OSU Practice, 10:00 a.m.
Iolani High School
Tuesday, Dec. 21
Press Conference, 8:30 a.m. at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
Ni'ihau Room, Second Floor
OSU Practice, 10:00 a.m.
Iolani High School
Team Photo at Polynesian Cultural Center, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 19 OSU AM walk thru
Monday, Dec. 20 Press Conference, 8:00 a.m. at Planet Hollywood Waikiki OSU Practice, 10:00 a.m. Iolani High School
Tuesday, Dec. 21 Press Conference, 8:30 a.m. at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel Ni'ihau Room, Second Floor OSU Practice, 10:00 a.m. Iolani High School Team Photo at Polynesian Cultural Center, 4:30 p.m.
INJURY UPDATE: Oregon State defensive end DeLawrence Grant (ankle sprain) and wide receiver Monjero Jones (ankle sprain) did not play against Oregon. Both should return vs. Hawaii. Wide receiver James Newson (broken leg) and linebacker Sefa O'Reilly (knee surgery) are out.
ERICKSON FIRST OSU COACH TO GO BOWLING IN INITIAL YEAR: Dennis Erickson has become the first Oregon State head coach in history to lead his team to a bowl appearance in his first year as head coach. Former Oregon State head coach Tommy Prothro accomplished that goal in his first season at UCLA after leading Oregon State following the 1965 Rose Bowl game. In the history of the schools making up the Pac-10 Conference, a total of 16 coaches (counting Erickson) have led their teams to bowl appearances in their first year as head coach.
ERICKSON MATCHES PROTHRO: Dennis Erickson has become the first Beaver head football coach to produce a winning record (7-4 currently) in his first season at OSU since Tommy Prothro in 1955. Prothro was 6-3-0 in his first season as the Beavers' head coach and finished second in the conference to UCLA. The Bruins were 9-2 overall and 6-0 in Pacific Coast Conference play, while the Beavers finished second in the league at 5-2.
BEAVERS' FOURTH QUARTER BARRAGE: Oregon State has owned the fourth quarter in 1999. The Beavers have outscored opponents 131-40 in the fourth quarter this season.
HONORS FOR 1999 BEAVERS: Oregon State players to date have achieved the following honors:
JAMES ALLEN, WLB
MIKE FESSLER, PUNTER
JONATHAN JACKSON, MLB
AARON KOCH, OG
KYLE ROSSELLE, DE
VINCENT SANDOVAL, OT
KEN SIMONTON, TB
SETH TRIMMER, WR
DENNIS WEATHERSBY, CB
AARON WELLS, DT
BEAVERS BREAK SCORING RECORD: Oregon State has established a new season scoring record in 1999 with 330 points, topping the previous high of 286 points during the 1998 season.
DENNIS ERICKSON SIXTH ON ACTIVE WINNING LIST: Dennis Erickson, Montana State, '69, is off to a 7-4 start as Oregon State's head coach. Erickson got his Beaver career off to a winning start with a 28-13 victory over Nevada. As a collegiate head coach, Erickson is 12-2 in season openers, including 10 straight victories. He is the sixth winningest active Division 1-A coach in college football with a winning percentage of .730 (120-44-1). Erickson is 15th among active Division 1-A college coaches for total victories with 120. Erickson produced a 32-15 record in four years as head coach at Idaho (1982-85), 6-6 as head coach at Wyoming (1986), 12-10-1 in two years at Washington State (1987-88), 63-9-0 in six years at Miami (1989-94) and now 7-3 at Oregon State. Most recently, Dennis was head coach of the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL and produced a four-year record of 31-33-0. Erickson has been named Coach of the Year in three of the four conferences he has coached in--Big Sky, Pac-10 and Big East. The current two victory lists follow:
REDSHIRTS: Oregon State has redshirted a total of 16 scholarship players this season. The list includes junior offensive tackle Paul Davidian, freshman offensive guard Matt Davis, freshman defensive end Dwan Edwards, freshman offensive tackle Robbie Enghusen, freshman tight end Tim Euhus, freshman wide receiver Aaron Hill, freshman quarterback Shayne House, freshman free safety Jason Jacobs, freshman offensive guard Brian Kilkenny, freshman defensive tackle David Lose, junior tailback Patrick McCall, freshman wide receiver James Newson, freshman defensive end Dan Rothwell, freshman linebacker Richard Seigler, junior tailback Daivd Swopes, and junior defensive tackle Brian Tulikihihifo. In addition, eight walk-on freshmen have also been redshirted. The walk-on list includes cornerback Clint Autry, wide receiver Nate Brentano, wide receiver Todd Grussmeyer, defensive lineman Noah Happe, center Jason Haas, offensive lineman Colin Kealoha, cornerback Matt Smith and punter Carl Tobey.
ATTENDANCE RECORD: Oregon State established a record for season attendance in 1999. In six home games at Reser Stadium, the Beavers attracted a total of 195,101 fans, an average of 32,517, topping the previous highs of 182,918 and average of 30,486 in 1994. OSU had five crowds over 30,000 in 1999, which is the first time in history the Beavers have had five crowds over 30,000 at home in one season. OSU also had two sellouts, Washington (35,470) and California (35,520).
CESCA ADDS TO PAT RECORD: Freshman place kicker Ryan Cesca has already broken Oregon State's record for most successful PAT kicks in a season. He currently has booted 35 out of 35, breaking the old mark of 29 in a season by Jose Cortez (1998) and Stan McGuire in 1949.
HAWAIIAN CONNECTION: Oregon State has four players on its roster who played prep football in Hawaii. Shawn Ball, DT, played at Punahou, Colin Kealoha, OL, played at Kamehameha, Toalei Talataina, DE, played at Kahuku, and Isaac White, LB, played at Campbell High School.
BEAVERS ON NETWORK TELEVISION: Oregon State has appeared six times on live television so far during the 1999 season and the Jeep O'ahu Bowl will mark the seventh appearance. The Beavers' live television appearances in 1999 follow:
Oct. 2 OSU at USC Live on Beaver Sports Properties Network in State of Oregon Oct. 9 Washington at OSU Live on Fox Sports Net Syndication Network Oct. 23 UCLA at OSU Live on Fox Sports Net Syndication Network Nov. 6 California at OSU Live on Fox Sports Net Syndication Network Nov. 13 Arizona at OSU Live on Fox Sports Net National Cable Network Nov. 20 OSU at Oregon Live on Fox Sports Net National Cable Network Dec. 25 OSU vs. Hawaii Live on ESPNERICKSON'S SPREAD OFFENSE IN HIGH GEAR: When Dennis Erickson took over as Oregon State's head coach in January, he brought with him his high-powered Spread Offense. After 11 games the Beavers are making plenty of noise on offense.
A look at OSU's offensive numbers:
BEAVERS VS. HAWAII: Oregon State and Hawaii have played five times previously with the Beavers holding a 3-2 advantage in the series. The Rainbows won the last meeting between the two teams, 23-21 in 1989 at Honolulu. OSU defeated Hawaii in 1976 by 59-0 at Honolulu. The Beavers played the Rainbows twice in bowl games, winning 39-6 in the 1940 Pineapple Bowl, played after the 1939 season, and 47-27 in the Jan. 1, 1949 Pineapple Bowl, following the 1948 season. Both games were played in Honolulu. The first ever meeting between the two teams was in 1923, a 7-0 victory by Hawaii at Honolulu.
OREGON STATE IN BOWL GAMES: Oregon State has appeared in six bowl games during its football history. The Beavers last appearance in a bowl was in the 1965 Rose Bowl, a game in which OSU lost to Michigan 34-7. The Beavers' bowl history follows:
Pineapple Bowl, Jan. 1, 1940 at Honolulu, Hawaii
Rose Bowl, Jan. 1, 1942 at Durahm, North Carolina
Pineapple Bowl, Jan. 1, 1949 at Honolulu, Hawaii
Rose Bowl, Jan. 1, 1957 at Pasadena, CA
Liberty Bowl, Dec. 15, 1962 at Philadelphia, PA
Rose Bowl, Jan. 1, 1965 at Pasadena, CA
BIG PLAY OFFENSE: Oregon State produced two "Big Play" gains against Oregon of 25 yards or more After 11 games, the Beavers have produced a total of 54 for the season. The "Big Play" list follows:
ON PLAYING HAWAII: "It will be fun playing Hawaii. June Jones has done a tremendous job over there. Greg McMackin is the defensive coordinator and he was my defensive coordinator at Seattle and Miami."
1999 OFFENSIVE STARTERS
TAKEAWAYS GIVEAWAYS GAME SEASON OPPONENT INT. FUMBLE TOTAL INT. FUMBLE TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL Nevada 2 1 3 1 0 1 +2.0 +2.0 Fresno State 1 1 2 0 1 1 +1.0 +3.0 Georgia Southern 0 2 2 1 1 2 0.0 +3.0 USC 0 1 1 2 2 4 -3.0 0.0 Washington 2 1 3 5 2 7 -4.0 -4.0 Stanford 2 2 4 1 2 3 +1.0 -3.0 UCLA 2 1 3 1 0 1 +2.0 -1.0 WSU 0 1 1 0 1 1 0.0 -1.0 California 2 2 4 1 0 1 +3.0 +2.0 Arizona 2 2 4 0 0 0 +4.0 +6.0 Oregon 0 1 1 0 1 1 0.0 +6.0 TOTALS 13 15 28 12 10 22 +6.0OSU IN THE RED ZONE: The Beavers converted on two of three trips into the red zone during the Civil War contest. Meanwhile, Oregon was successful on all five of its trips into the red zone. Oregon State was a perfect nine-for-nine in converting on scoring opportunities in the red zone in victories over UCLA and Washington State. The Beavers converted on three of five trips into the red zone in the victory over Arizona. OSU had a two-game stretch prior to that where they had problems in the red zone. In that two-game stretch vs. Washington and Stanford, the Beavers converted only five of 12 attempts in the red zone. OSU got back on track against UCLA and were perfect on all four trips into the red zone. For the season, OSU has scored on 36 of 48 trips into the red zone, a percentage of .750 The Beavers have scored on 27 of 32 attempts in goal-to-goal situations, a percentage of .844. OSU has stopped the opposition four times in 28 trips into the red zone, a percentage of .857. Opponents have scored on 17 of 19 attempts in first and goal situations, a percentage of .895. The season chart follows:
OSU Poss inside the 20 OSU Poss First & Goal Opponents/Inside 20 Opp. First & Goal Game Poss. TD-FG-Scores Poss TD-FG-Scores Poss TD-FG-Scores Poss TD-FG-Scores Nevada 4 3 0 3 3 2 0 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 Fresno State 6 5 1 6 3 3 0 3 2 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 Georgia Southern 5 4 1 5 3 3 0 3 4 3 0 3 4 3 1 4 USC 3 3 0 3 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 Washington 7 3 0 3 3 2 0 2 3 3 0 3 2 2 0 2 Stanford 5 1 1 2 5 1 1 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 UCLA 4 4 0 4 3 3 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 WSU 5 3 2 5 5 3 2 5 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 California 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Arizona 5 3 0 3 3 3 0 3 4 1 2 3 1 0 1 1 Oregon 3 2 0 2 2 2 0 2 5 1 4 5 4 1 3 4 TOTALS 48 31 5 36 32 24 3 27 28 15 9 24 19 10 7 17
SIMONTON BECOMES TOP SOPHOMORE BACK IN PAC-10 HISTORY: Ken Simonton became the most prolific running back as a sophomore in Pac-10 history during the Civil War game. Simonton has rushed for 1,329 yards on the season, which tops the previous best by a Pac-10 sophomore running back. USC's Charles White rushed for 1,291 yards in 1977, his sophomore season.
OSU-PAC-10/NCAA RANKINGS IN 1999:
RYAN CESCA: Freshman place kicker Ryan Cesca has been perfect on all 35 of his PAT attempts, a school record for number of successful PAT kicks...he has made six of 11 field goal attempts (.545)..his long is 43 yard vs. Georgia Southern...he has scored 53 points, which is second to Ken Simonton's team leading 92 points...Cesca ranks 14th in scoring in the Pac-10 Conference and he is seventh in field goal kicking, based on the average number of successful kicks...Cesca's season kicking statistics follow:
SIMONTON AMONG NCAA LEADERS IN RUSHING, SCORING, ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING: Ken Simonton has rushed for over 100 yards for an OSU record eight times this season. A rib injury (bruised) suffered in the first quarter of the UCLA game (Oct. 23) proved to be very costly to Simonton in terms of remaining in the top five nationally in rushing and all-purpose running. Ken did not see action until midway through the third quarter at WSU, carrying the ball 9 times for 41 yards and catching a pass for 23 yards. The Beavers' dynamo sophomore tailback led the nation in rushing and scoring for two straight weeks and was in the top five through the first seven weeks of the season. Ken currently ranks 13th nationally in rushing, seventh in scoring and 26th in all-purpose running. Simonton has rushed for 1,329 yards, an average of 120.8 yards per game. Simonton has scored 106 points, an average of 9.64 points per game. He is averaging 138.45 all-purpose yards per game. Here is a look at the NCAA leaders in all three departments:
SIMONTON'S OSU RECORD 100-YARD GAME RECORD RUN: The streak reached seven straight 100-yard games before a rib injury in the first quarter of the UCLA game halted Ken Simonton's attempt for an eighth straight 100-yard rushing game. Simonton established a Beaver record for consecutive 100-yard rushing games when he rushed for 127 yards against USC on October 2. It was Simonton's fifth straight 100-yard rushing game, an OSU record. He had 106 yards vs. Washington to improve the record to six straight games, and he rushed for 115 vs. Stanford to hike the mark to seven straight games. Simonton has rushed for over 100 yards 12 times in his 22-game career to date, including eight of 11 games in 1999. Pete Pifer carried for over 100 yards 11 times in his career. Former All-American fullback Bill Enyart rushed for over 100 yards nine times in his career. Another fullback, Dave Schilling, rushed for over 100 yards 13 times in his career to hold the Beaver record for most 100-yard career games, a figure Simonton can tie with a 100-yard game vs. Hawaii. Here is a look at Pifer, Enyart and Schilling careers:
DAVE SCHILLING (13-100 yard games) KEN SIMONTON (11-100 yard games)
1969 1970 1971 1998 1999
UCLA 20 UCLA 61 Georgia 52 Nevada 121 Nevada 199
Iowa 2 Iowa 174 Iowa 100 Baylor 103 Fresno State 178
Arizona State 18 Oklahoma 96 Michigan State 133 USC 78 Georgia Southern 180
USC 16 USC 21 UCLA 103 Arizona State 33 USC 127
Washington 108 Utah 106 California 87 Utah State 99 Washington 106
Utah 182 Houston 116 Arizona State 157 Stanford 207 Stanford 115
Stanford 21 Washington 52 Washington 22 Arizona 36 UCLA 37
California 92 Stanford 63 Stanford 0 Washington 57 Washington State 41
WSU 61 California 75 Arizona 30 California 94 California 134
Oregon 115 WSU 139 WSU 35 UCLA 43 Arizona 149
TOTAL 635 Oregon 173 Oregon 114 Oregon 157 Oregon 63
TOTAL 1,084 TOTAL 833 TOTAL 1,028 TOTAL 1,329
DAVE SCHILLING (13-100 yard games) KEN SIMONTON (11-100 yard games) 1969 1970 1971 1998 1999 UCLA 20 UCLA 61 Georgia 52 Nevada 121 Nevada 199 Iowa 2 Iowa 174 Iowa 100 Baylor 103 Fresno State 178 Arizona State 18 Oklahoma 96 Michigan State 133 USC 78 Georgia Southern 180 USC 16 USC 21 UCLA 103 Arizona State 33 USC 127 Washington 108 Utah 106 California 87 Utah State 99 Washington 106 Utah 182 Houston 116 Arizona State 157 Stanford 207 Stanford 115 Stanford 21 Washington 52 Washington 22 Arizona 36 UCLA 37 California 92 Stanford 63 Stanford 0 Washington 57 Washington State 41 WSU 61 California 75 Arizona 30 California 94 California 134 Oregon 115 WSU 139 WSU 35 UCLA 43 Arizona 149 TOTAL 635 Oregon 173 Oregon 114 Oregon 157 Oregon 63 TOTAL 1,084 TOTAL 833 TOTAL 1,028 TOTAL 1,329
KEN SIMONTON: Ken holds the OSU record for career scoring (184 points)...he needs 196 rushing yards to become Beavers' career rushing leader, passing Dave Schilling, 2,552.70...Ken is OSU's single-season rushing record holder with 1,329 yards...he is OSU's season scoring record holder with 106 points...he needs 69 yards to become OSU's single-season all-purpose running leader, passing Tim Alexander (1,591)...Ken is second in the Pac-10 in rushing, leads in scoring and is fourth in all-purpose yards....he ranks 13th in the NCAA in rushing with 120.8 yards per game...he has scored 106 points which ranks 7th nationally with 9.64 average...he is 26th nationally in all-purpose running with 138.45 yards per game average...he had a streak of scoring a touchdown in seven straight games stopped at Stanford...he has scored 22 touchdowns in his last 13 games...he had his streak of consecutive 100-yard rushing games halted vs. UCLA after suffering a first quarter rib injury...(Season Notes)--Ken holds OSU single-season scoring record with 106 points and the single-season rushing record with 1,329 yards...he is third on season all-purpose list with 1,523 yards...Ken rushed for 199 yards vs. Nevada, scored three touchdowns and had 216 yards in all-purpose yardage...his 199 yards rushing is the second highest of his career, topped only by 207 vs. Stanford in 1998...his 216 all-purpose yards is a personal best, topping his previous high of 207 yards vs. Stanford in 1998...his 199 yards rushing is the seventh best single-season rushing mark in OSU history...his 216 yards in all-purpose yards in the 13th best single-game mark in Beaver history...his 35 carries vs. Nevada matches his career high of 35 vs. Stanford last year...had long run of 36 yards...Fresno State--Ken rushed for 178 yards on 31 carries against the Bulldogs, his third straight game over 100 yards...had 200 all-purpose yards...the 178 yards rushing is the 11th best single-game effort in OSU history...has scored nine touchdowns in last three games...has rushed for 534 yards and 9 touchdowns in last three games, an average of 178 yards per game...had long run of 31 yards...Georgia Southern--Ken rushed for 180 yards on 32 carries and scored 4 touchdowns...the 180 yards rushing is the 11th best single-game mark in OSU history and the 4 touchdowns ties his own school record for TDs in a game...had 183 all-purpose yards...long run of 29 yards...USC--Ken established a Beaver record by rushing for over 100 yards in five straight games...rushed for 127 yards and 1 touchdown vs. USC and caught 2 passes for 10 yards, giving him 137 all-purpose yards on 31 plays...Washington--Ken rushed for 106 yards, his sixth straight 100-yard game, scored 2 touchdowns and caught 2 passes for 1 yard, giving him 107 all-purpose yards...Stanford--Ken rushed for 115 yards on 32 carries against Stanford, an average of 3.6 yards per carry...he also caught 3 passes for 13 yards, giving him 128 all-purpose yards...his long run was 17 yards...UCLA--It took an injury to do what no other team has been able to do in 1999, stop Ken from rushing for 100 yards in a game...he rushed for 37 yards on 8 first quarter carries and added 39 yards on 2 pass receptions...WSU--Ken entered the game for the first time midway through the third quarter and rallied the Beavers to a convincing 27-13 victory over the Cougars...he carried the ball 9 times for 41 yards and caught a pass for 23 yards...he scored two touchdowns...California--Ken carried the ball 31 times for 134 yards vs. California, including a long run of 37 yards...he caught a pass for 30 yards, giving him 164 all-purpose yards on 32 plays...he scored on a 2-point PAT...Arizona--Ken rushed for 149 yards on 21 carries, an average of 7.1 yards...had runs of 46, 37 and 27 yards...his runs of 46 and 37 yards set up short touchdowns...Oregon--Ken was held to 63 yards rushing and to 99 all-purpose yards...it was the first time this season he was held below 100 yards rushing when he was not injured...he scored all 14 points vs. Oregon to become the Beavers' single-season scoring leader with 106 points...(Career Notes)--By scoring on a 2-point PAT vs. California, Ken became Oregon State's career scoring leader with 170 points, passing Troy Bussanich (168)...Ken has hiked that figure to 184 with 14 points vs. Oregon...Ken has rushed for over 100 yards 12 times in his 22-game OSU career...Ken has rushed for 2,357 career yards in 22 games to rank second on OSU's career rushing list... Ken has 2,695 career all-purpose yards to rank ninth on that career list...Ken rushed for over 100 yards in each of his first two starts in 1998 and he has surpassed that effort in 1999 by rushing for over 100 yards in all six games played...Ken's 1,028 yards rushing in 1998 ranked him sixth on OSU's single-season list, when he became the Beavers' first-ever freshman to rush for over 1,000 yards, and only the second freshman in Pac-10 history to do so...his 78 points in 1998 ranked sixth in OSU's single-season list and his 1,172 all-purpose yards in 1998 ranked 11th on the Beavers' single-season list...he became the first freshman in 1998 to ever rush for over 100 yards in his first game for OSU and also the first freshman to rush for over 100 yards in back-to-back games to open a season....Ken is on pace to have an opportunity to become the first back in Pac-10 history to rush for over 1,000 yards in four seasons...Simonton's career numbers:
1--Pac-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week following Oregon game, Nov. 21
2--Selected to The Football News' first team Freshman All-America team
OSU ALL-TIME CAREER RUSHING LEADERS
TCB YG YL NYG AVG TD 1-Dave Schilling 641 2,563 11 2,552 4.0 20 2-Ken Simonton 500 2,459 102 2,357 4.7 30CAREER ALL-PURPOSE RUNNING
PLAYS Rush Rec P-Ret KO-R Total 6-Ray Taroli 209 435 218 0 2,160 2,813 7-Dave Schilling 666 2,552 207 0 0 2,759 8-Pat Chaffey 489 1,421 1,293 0 0 2,714 9-Ken Simonton 545 2,357 273 65 0 2,695
OSU ALL-TIME CAREER SCORING LEADERS
Years TD PAT 2-PAT FG PTS 1-Ken Simonton 1998-99 30 0 2 0 184
OSU ALL-TIME SEASON SCORING LEADERS
Year TD PAT 2-PAT FG PTS 1-Ken Simonton 1999 17 0 2 0 106
OSU ALL-TIME SEASON RUSHING LIST
Year TCB YG YL NYG AVG TD 1-Ken Simonton 1999 276 1,380 51 1,329 4.8 17 6-Ken Simonton 1998 224 1,079 51 1,028 4.6 13OSU ALL-TIME ALL-PURPOSE LIST
Plays Plays Rush Rec P-Ret KO-R Total 1-Tim Alexander 104 3 620 169 799 1,591 3-Brian Taylor 183 411 364 0 787 1,559 3-Ken Simonton 294 1,329 194 0 0 1,523
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT SIMONTON: The following comments have been made about Ken Simonton so far this season:
"Without a doubt, that's the best back we'll see all year," Nevada head coach Jeff Tisdel.
"He hits the holes real well. He's a good duck-in-and-out back. He's just a strong runner. I have nothing but the highest respect for him," Nevada linebacker Josh Smith.
"He's a good football player," Fresno State coach Pat Hill.
"We knew he was a great player coming in. We didn't have enough people to stop him on the run. He's a great player," Georgia Southern coach Paul Johnson.
"I think he is a gifted player. He brings a lot to the table for them," Washington coach Rick Neuheisel.
"He's a bona fide big-time player who makes things happen. I enjoy watching players with heart who provide leadership and play with drive. They inspire and encourage others, and it's a marvelous thing to have somebody like that on your team," Stanford coach Tyrone Willingham.
"I think he is phenomenal," said Stanford defensive tackle Willie Howard. "They run a single-back offense, so there's no secret to who's going to get the ball when they run. We saw the stats, and he still got something like 132 yards."
"I think he is really good," said Washington State coach Mike Price.
"He's strong. He just goes. He goes straight and shoots for the hole. He doesn't care about people coming at him, he just goes," Washington State linebacker Curtis Holden.
JONATHAN SMITH: Jonathan is third in the Pac-10 Conference in total offense and ranks 26th nationally with 245.0 yards per game average...he is averaging 253.1 yards a game passing...Jonathan ranks ninth in the Pac-10 in passing efficiency at 118.8...Jonathan did not throw an interception against UCLA and Washington State and he had thrown 71 attempts without a pick before being intercepted one time against California...he has been intercepted only one time in OSU's last five games...he has thrown 173 passes during that span...he had a streak of throwing a touchdown pass in nine straight games halted at Washington State, but he got back on track with a TD pass vs. California and three vs. Arizona...Jonathan put the "Big Play" back into the OSU offense in 1998 after taking over the controls from an injured Terrance Bryant...Jonathan was directly responsible for 32 plays of 25 yards or more in OSU's last four games of 1998...he opened the 1999 season with three "Big Plays" while directing OSU to a 28-13 victory over Nevada...he added five more in the Beavers' 46-23 victory over Fresno State and three more in 48-41 victory over Georgia Southern...he added four vs. USC, one against Washington, eight against Stanford, five in the UCLA game, three at WSU, three vs. California, four against Arizona, but only one vs. Oregon...Jonathan ranks third on OSU's single-season passing list with 2,784 yards...he ranks second on the single-season total offense list with 2,695 yards...(Season Notes)--Nevada--Jonathan passed for 257 yards and one touchdown vs. Nevada and was intercepted one time...he completed 21 of 43 passes...the 257 yards amounted to the fourth best single-game performance in Jonathan's OSU career...Jonathan's 74-yard touchdown pass to Martin Maurer matches the 11th longest pass play in OSU history and tied for the eighth longest touchdown pass play...Fresno State--Jonathan completed 16 of 29 passes for 303 yards and 2 touchdowns vs. the Bulldogs, plus he also rushed for his first collegiate touchdown...had 312 yards in total offense...his 303 yards passing is the 18th best single-game mark in OSU history and fourth best in his short career...his 312 yards in total offense equals the 18th best single-game mark in OSU history...Georgia Southern--Jonathan passed for 272 yards and a touchdown, a 51-yarder to Monjero Jones...accounted for 264 yards in total offense...USC--Jonathan had his lowest statistical output of the season against USC...he completed 14 of 31 passes for 185 yards and 1 touchdown...he had numerous passes dropped or his average would have been much higher...he opened the game by hitting Imani Percoats on a 28-yard pass...he completed seven of his first eight passes for 122 yards and then saw five straight passes dropped...he had 165 yards in total offense...Washington--Jonathan completed 21 of 43 passes for 239 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception...Stanford--Jonathan had his second career 400-yard passing game with 405 vs. Stanford, completing 23 of 41 passes and 2 touchdowns...accounted for 414 yards in total offense...had a career long 24-yard run...had a 69-yard TD pass to Roddy Tompkins, which tied for the 17th longest pass play in OSU history...his 405 yards passing and 414 yards in total offense are the fourth best single-game marks in OSU history...UCLA--Jonathan produced 272 yards in total offense against UCLA in three quarters of action, the 27th best single-game mark in OSU history...he passed for 261 yards, completing 15 of 34 passes and matched his personal high with 3 touchdown passes...he also scored a touchdown on a 10-yard run, making him responsible for 4 touchdowns...threw TD passes of 23 and 47 yards to Roddy Tompkins and 10 yards to Imani Percoats...WSU--Jonathan completed 17 of 27 passes for 245 yards while leading OSU to a 27-13 victory over the Cougars...he completed a 59-yard pass and a 27-yard pass to Imani Percoats, plus a 26-yarder to Martin Maurer...California--Jonathan had a rough game statistically, completing only 8 of 33 attempts for 160 yards and one touchdown...however, it was his 41-yard touchdown pass to Roddy Tompkins that put OSU ahead to stay on the first play of the first quarter...Jonathan's 146 yards in total offense is his fewest yards since becoming OSU's starting quarterback against the Bears in 1998...Arizona--Jonathan completed 17 of 41 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns, plus he ran for a touchdown, thus accounting for all four touchdowns...he threw a 65-yard TD pass to Roddy Tompkins to put OSU ahead for good at 14-10 in the second quarter...the play was the 22nd longest pass play in Beaver history...Oregon--Completed 21 of 38 passes for 248 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions...had one big play, a 33-yarder to Martin Maurer on first play of game...had 221 yards in total offense...(Career Notes)--Jonathan established an OSU record by passing for 469 yards vs. Washington in 1998...his 459 yards in total offense vs. the Huskies is the second best one-game mark in OSU history, topped only by Erik Wilhelm's 480 yards in 1987...Jonathan has completed 269 of 566 passes for 4,211 yards, 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions...he has 4,184 yards of total offense in 17 career games played...Jonathan has moved into second place in career passing at Oregon State and into third place in career total offense...he has passed for over 300 yards in five of his 17 games played, and the first three were coming off the bench as a backup...his 21 touchdown passes puts him fifth on OSU's all-time touchdown passing list...his 15 touchdown passes this season ties him for fourth on the single-season list.
CAREER DEFENSIVE NUMBERS: Middle linebacker Jonathan Jackson has the highest career defensive point total of current Beaver players with 836 points, which places him 10th on the Beavers' career defensive point chart. Jackson needs only 16 points vs. Hawaii to move into 9th place on the Beavers' career list. Jackson is followed by strong safety Terrence Carroll with 617. Shawn Ball has the most sacks with 7 1/2 and tackles for loss with 13 1/2. Jonathan Jackson was the top OSU defender in the Fresno State and Georgia Southern games with 32 defensive points. Dennis Weathersby topped the point total with 36 at USC and Darnell Robinson had 41 points to lead against Washington. Terrence Carroll top the defensive unit with 33 points at Stanford., while defensive end DeLawrence Grant had 34 1/2 to lead OSU vs. UCLA. Darnell Robinson produced a season-high 52 defensive points vs. WSU to lead all OSU defenders. James Allen had a career best 58 defensive points vs. California, which ties for the 15th best single-game mark in Beaver history. Jonathan Jackson matched Allen's 58-point production by putting 58 points on the board vs. Arizona to take high point honors. James Allen and Jonathan Jackson tied with 32 defensive points for high point honors vs. Oregon. A look at career defensive points of players with two or more seasons of play:
RODDY TOMPKINS: Roddy continues to be OSU's big play receiver this season....he has caught 27 passes for 574 yards, an average of 21.3 per catch, and five touchdowns...it was his 65-yard TD reception late in the second quarter that put OSU ahead to stay against Arizona...the 65-yard TD pass was the 22nd longest in OSU history...earlier this season, he caught a 69-yarder vs. Stanford for a touchdown, a 48-yard pass vs. Washington, a 47-yard pass vs. UCLA for a touchdown, a 41-yard TD pass vs. California, a 36-yarder vs. Stanford and a 29-yarder vs. Fresno State...Roddy caught 2 passes vs. California, which moved him into eighth place on OSU's career pass receiving list with 108 receptions...Roddy had his best game of the 1999 season vs. Stanford with 5 receptions for 134 yards, including a 69-yard TD reception, which matches the 17th longest pass play in OSU history...Roddy caught 2 passes in the victory over UCLA, both going for touchdowns, giving him touchdowns on three consecutive catches, going back to the Stanford game...against UCLA, the first was good for 23 yards and the second went for 47 yards...his 134 yards on receptions is the 16th best single-game mark in OSU history...he failed to catch a pass vs. Georgia Southern, the eighth time in his career that he has been blanked...he caught 6 passes for 68 yards vs. Oregon...(Career Notes)--after starting 29 straight games in his OSU career, he came off the bench against Washington in 1998 to catch 9 passes for 210 yards, including a 90-yard TD pass...he produced 210 yards receiving against the Huskies, which is the second best mark in OSU history and the 210 all-purpose yards is the 14th best mark, and the 90-yard TD reception against Washington is the third longest pass play in OSU history, and second longest TD pass... he has 117 career receptions for 1,839 yards...he is tied with Vern Burke for sixth on the Beavers' career receiving list...he has 2,012 all-purpose yards in his career, which ranks 20th on OSU's all-time list...Roddy's 12 touchdowns puts him fourth on OSU's all-time touchdown receiving list...Roddy's top individual game for receptions was 10 vs. UCLA in 1997...Tompkins' 1999 season and 44-game career (40 starts) marks:
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Since 1965, Oregon State won three times on the road to open the season. In 1965 the Beavers defeated Illinois in Dee Andros first game as head coach by a score of 12-10. In 1993, OSU defeated Wyoming 27-16 on the road under Jerry Pettibone. Dennis Erickson made it three times by defeating Nevada on the road to open the 1999 season. The last time Oregon State was the only team to win among the four Northwest schools of the Pac-10 during the opening week of the season was in 1967, the year of the Giant Killers.
The last time Oregon State opened the season with at 3-0 start was in 1967 with wins over Stanford, Arizona State and Iowa. The last time the Beavers went undefeated in the month of September was also in 1967 with the victories over Stanford, ASU and Iowa.
Ken Simonton's 199 yards rushing vs. Nevada is the seventh best single-game rushing mark in OSU history...his 216 all-purpose yards vs. Nevada is the 13th best single-game mark in Beaver history.
Jonathan Smith had a streak of 71 passes thrown without an interception stopped in the Georgia Southern game. He had a second streak of 71 passes thrown without an interception stopped in the California game. He currently has a string of 100 straight passes thrown without an interception.
Jonathan Smith's 74-yard TD pass to Martin Maurer vs. Nevada matches the 11th longest pass play in OSU history and matches the eighth longest TD pass in OSU history.
Imani Percoats first collegiate reception went for a 19-yard touchdown against Fresno State.
126 yards in receptions by Imani Percoats vs. Fresno State was the 23rd best single-game mark for receiving yardage in OSU history.
Imani Percoats' 11 receptions vs. Washington ties him for second on OSU's single-game receiving list.
133 yards in receptions by Monjero Jones vs. Georgia Southern is the 16th best single-game mark for receiving yardage in OSU history.
Martin Maurer's 74-yard TD reception vs. Nevada is a career best, along with his 89 yards in receptions.
Robert Prescott accounted for 212 yards in all-purpose running vs. USC, which ranks 15th on OSU's single-game all-time list.
The last time Oregon State scored over 40 points in back-to-back games, prior to 46 vs. Fresno State and 48 vs. Georgia Southern, was in 1928 when the Beavers defeated Columbia 41-0 and Pacific 46-0 in back-to-back games.
Terrance Byrant broke a Pac-10 and Oregon State record in 1998 by throwing 170 passes without an interception, breaking the Beaver record of 126 by Erik Wilhelm (1986) and the Pac-10 mark of 150 by California's Pat Barnes (1996).
OSU backs have rushed for 100 yards or more a total of 144 times.
OSU had a running back rush for over 100 yards in nine straight games before a Beaver back failed to rush for 100 yards at WSU.
Toalei Talataina's 60-yard return of a fumble for a touchdown against Nevada in 1998 was the third longest return of a fumble for a touchdown in Oregon State history.
Beaver players with starting streaks include offensive guard Aaron Koch with 33 straight games, linebacker Jonathan Jackson with 23 games, and three players have started 22 straight games, defensive tackle Shawn Ball, cornerback Keith Heyward-Johnson and offensive tackle Jason White. Ken Simonton had his streak stopped at 18 games when he failed to start vs. WSU, the only game in his career he has not started.
Monjero Jones caught 4 passes for 133 yards vs. Georgia Southern, the 16th most receiving yards in OSU history.
Oregon State's two starting offensive tackles are named White, but are not related. Senior Jason White starts at left tackle and is a senior from Discovery Bay, CA, while Mitch White, a junior, hails from San Diego, CA. Jason attended Diablo Valley Junior College and earned All-American honors in 1996, while Mitch attended Palomar College and earned JC All-American honors in 1998.
Strong safety Nick Barnett, place kicker Ryan Cesca, defensive tackle Eric Manning and cornerback Shamon Jamerson were the only true freshman to play for OSU in the season opener at Nevada. Cornerback Terrell Roberts, another true freshman, played for the first time in the Georgia Southern game, giving the Beavers a total of five true freshmen who have played so far in 1999.. 16-16
Oregon State had 10 players off of its 1998 roster who were signed by NFL teams and reported to camp. Two other players, Inoke Breckterfield, the defensive Player of the Year in the Pac-10, and Jamil Braithwaite, signed with Canadian Football League teams. Greg Ainsworth, Tim Alexander, James Battle, Jose Cortez, Matt Gartung, James Greule, Armon Hatcher, Bryan Jones, Joe Kuykendall and Brian Rogers, all signed with National Football League teams following the 1998 season.
The Beavers scored 94 points against Fresno State and Georgia Southern in back-to-back games, the most since scoring 90 back-to-back in 1959 (66-18 over Idaho and 24-20 over California). The all-time record for OSU for scoring points in back-to-back gams is 136 in the 1921 season, when the Beavers opened the campaign with a 68-7 victory over the Rooks and a 68-0 decision over Chemawa.
OSU passed for 326 yards against Georgia Southern, the 13th best team effort in Beaver history.
OSU had 543 yards in total offense vs. Georgia Southern, the eighth best single-game mark in Beaver history.
Ken Simonton tied his own record of 4 touchdowns in a game vs. Georgia Southern, which he did against Oregon last year. Pete Pifer, Bill Enyart, Reggie Bynum and Robb Thomas have also scored 4 touchdowns in a game.
Simonton's 180 yards rushing against Georgia Southern is the 11th best single-game mark in OSU history. He now has the 5th best (207), the 7th best (199), the 11th and 12th (178) best games.
Ken Simonton is the first Oregon State player to lead the nation in rushing at any point during the season. He led the nation following week two and three of the season.
Pete Pifer finished fourth in the nation in rushing with 1,088 yards in 1966 and he finished fifth in the nation in 1965 with 1,095 yards. Bill Enyart finished seventh in the nation in 1968 with 1,304 yards and Dave Schilling finished 18th in the nation in 1970 with 1,084 yards. Ken Simonton finished 41st in the nation last year with 1,028 yards.
Oregon State passed for 340 yards vs. USC, the 12th best single-game passing mark in Beaver history. OSU rolled up 469 yards in total offense vs. the Trojans, which ties for the 24th best one-game mark.
533 yards in total offense vs. Stanford is the ninth best single-game mark in OSU history.
405 yard passing vs. Stanford is the fourth best single-game mark in OSU history.
405 yards passing by Jonathan Smith vs. Stanford is the fourth best individual single-game mark in OSU history and Smith's second time over 400 yards. His 414 yards in total offense is also the fourth best individual single-game mark in Beaver history.
134 receiving yards by Imani Percoats vs. Stanford is the 16th best individual single-game mark in OSU history.
69-yard touchdown pass from Jonathan Smith to Roddy Tompkins vs. Stanford ties for the 17th longest pass play in OSU history.
66-yard punt return by T.J. Houshmandzadeh vs. Stanford ties for the seventh longest punt return in OSU history.
Oregon State's 55 points scored vs. UCLA are the most the Beavers have scored since a 67-28 win over Northern Illinois at Reser Stadium on Nov. 16, 1996. OSU's 42 points in the first half are the most since the Beavers scored 44 points in the first half of the same game.
OSU's 48-point margin of victory over UCLA is the largest since a 59-0 victory at Hawaii on November 27, 1976.
Oregon State's 55 points and 48-point margin of victory over UCLA are the best marks in conference games for the Beavers since they rejoined what is now the Pacific-10 Conference in 1964. The last time OSU scored more points or had a larger margin of victory in a conference game was when OSU beat Montana 63-14 in a Pacific Coast Conference game on Oct. 15, 1949 at Bell Field.
OSU's 55-7 victory over UCLA was the worst defeat for the Bruins in 69 years, since being beaten by USC 52-0 on Sept. 27, 1930.
Oregon State's 559 yard in total offense vs. UCLA is the eighth best single-game mark in Beaver history.
Oregon State's 334 yards passing vs. UCLA is the 15th best single-game mark in Beaver history. 17-17
Oregon State's successful PAT streak stopped at 55 straight against UCLA when backup kicker Matt Stanwood missed the final PAT attempt of the game.
Jonathan Smith's 272 yards in total offense vs. UCLA is the 27th best single-game mark in OSU history.
Linebacker James Allen had the best day of his career in the California game. Allen produced a total of 58 defensive points, which ties for 15th on OSU's single-game defensive point list with Inoke Breckterfield. Breckterfield also had 58 points vs. Oregon in 1977. Allen had 10 solo tackles, 3 tackles for loss (17 yards), 2 sacks (15 yards) and he broke up a pass.
Mike Fessler established a new Oregon State record with 14 punts in the California game, breaking the previous high of 13 by Sam Baker vs. USC in 1951 and Jim Nielsen vs. Arizona State in 1984. Fessler punted for 593 yards, averaging 42.4 and he had five punts land inside the 20 yard line. Fessler's 593 yards establishes a new Pac-10 record for yardage in one game, breaking the old mark of 573 by Mike Monohan, Washington State vs. Stanfrod, 1969.
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