Saturday, November 07, 2009


(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Or Joe Halahuni, Mr. Clutch....

The Beavers went to Berkeley and beat the hell out of the Bears 31-14.

OSU played physical defense to set the tone, and the offense executed thanks to Sean Canfield's senior leadership. His one INT was at the 1 yard line of Cal. He is playing great football. Smart and efficient. Quizz and James were productive as usual, but Sean is leading and producing the way a senior QB should and it's making a huge difference. He was 29-39, for 342 yds, 2 TD's, 1 INT. Sean is going to be either 1st or 2nd team All-Pac-10 this year. Maybe national honors too if he keeps this up.

This is a team sport and others add major value. OSU's defense played out of their mind tonight. Good to see an improvement in a critical game. They only gave up 239 yards for the entire game. Impressive.

Jahvid Best's concussion was truly frightening. I thought he had a pinched nerve or worse. His arms looked stiff after he landed, like rigomortous had set in and he was convulsing.

The Beavers brought a ton of heat on defense, I don't think there were many sacks or TFL, but they swarmed all night. They hit Cal right in the face. Repeatedly.

The Beavers are now 6-3, bowl eligible again!

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