Friday Night Blitz – November 8

For the November 8 version of the Friday Night Blitz, it’s the first round of the state playoffs. Jake Zivin and Stephen Nelson bring you highlights from twelve games from teams in our area and scores from many others. Who moved on, and whose season came to an end?

SSE: Cooks Crushes Cal, Wows Beavers

BERKELEY, Calif.– Oregon State won its sixth straight and became bowl eligible thanks in large part to the continued dominance of wide receiver Brandin Cooks. The Northern California native put on a show in front of 30-50 family and friends. Stephen Nelson wraps up our coverage from Cal with the “Cookie Monster.”

For Fred: Murphy Emerges Through Tragedy

BERKELEY, Calif.– When Fred Thompson died suddenly two years ago, Oregon State safety Ryan Murphy lost a teammate, a best friend, and a brother. “Growing up [in Oakland, Calif.], you have to be tough-minded and thick-skinned,” OSU wide receiver Kevin Cummings said, “But I don’t think you can ever be ready for your best friend … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz – October 4

For the October 4, 2013 edition of the Friday Night Blitz, Jake Zivin and Stephen Nelson bring you highlights from ten games. Could Roseburg stay unbeaten? Who would win the battle for Albany? See who won a top-10 matchup between Springfield and Hermiston. Plus many more scores from teams in our area.

Mannion, Cooks Lead OSU Rout of Colorado

Courtesy: Oregon State Sports Information CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sean Mannion keeps etching his name into the Oregon State record books. The junior passed for a school-record six touchdowns and 414 yards in Oregon State’s 44-17 win over Colorado Saturday at Reser Stadium. Mannion surpassed the previous record of five he had met earlier this season … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz – September 27

For the September 27 edition of the Friday Night Blitz, Jake Zivin, Erik Elken and Stephen Nelson have highlights from eleven games plus scores from around the state, including our Game of the Week — Sheldon vs South Medford. Get a wrap-up of Mid-Willamette League play, and more.

SSE: Nelson Emerging as OSU’s “Mr. Pick”

SAN DIEGO, Calif.– Sean Mannion didn’t lead the Beavers on a game-winning drive against San Diego State; he didn’t have to. Cornerback Steven Nelson returned an interception for a touchdown with less than three minutes to play in the game to put Oregon State ahead for good. For Nelson, a JUCO transfer in his first … Continue reading »

Nelson’s Pick Six Gives OSU 34-30 Win

Courtesy: OSU Sports Information SAN DIEGO – Steven Nelson’s fourth interception of the 2013 was his biggest of the 2013 season. The cornerback returned an interception 16 yards for a touchdown to send the Beavers to a 34-30 comeback victory over San Diego State Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego State quarterback Quinn Kaehler attempted … Continue reading »

Beavers Win Overtime Thriller in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Sean Mannion saved his best plays for the moments when Oregon State faced the most pressure. Mannion converted two crucial fourth downs in the fourth quarter and then threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks in overtime to push the Beavers past Utah 51-48 Saturday night. Mannion completed 27 of … Continue reading »

Beavers Bounce Back, Trounce UH 33-14

Courtesy: Oregon State Sports Information CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sean Mannion passed for 372 yards and four touchdowns and Brandin Cooks caught two touchdowns through the air to lead Oregon State past Hawai’i, 33-14, Saturday night at Reser Stadium. Mannion threw two scores to Cooks in the third quarter to break away from UH, which had scored two  touchdowns in … Continue reading »

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