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2006 Oregon State Beavers football team

The 2006 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head coach was Mike Riley, with home games being played at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon.

2006 Oregon State Beavers football
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 39–38 vs. Missouri
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 22
APNo. 21
2006 record10–4 (6–3 Pac-10)
Head coachMike Riley (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorDanny Langsdorf (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorMark Banker (4th season)
CaptainYvenson Bernard
CaptainMatt Moore
CaptainJoe Newton
CaptainSabby Piscitelli
Home stadiumReser Stadium
(Capacity: 43,300)
Seasons
← 2005
2007 →
2006 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 4 USC +   7 2         11 2  
No. 14 California +   7 2         10 3  
No. 21 Oregon State   6 3         10 4  
UCLA   5 4         7 6  
Oregon   4 5         7 6  
Arizona State   4 5         7 6  
Arizona   4 5         6 6  
Washington State   4 5         6 6  
Washington   3 6         5 7  
Stanford   1 8         1 11  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The upsetEdit

After a mediocre 4–3 start, the Beavers had a historic 33-31 upset win over #3 (AP, #2 coaches) University of Southern California that snapped the Trojans' 38-game regular season winning streak and 27 game Pac-10 winning streak. From plays in this upset win, the Beavers won the Pontiac game changing performance award for the week in the PAC-10 and nationally after Jeff Van Orsow batted down a two-point conversion attempt, which stopped any hope of bringing the game to overtime.

110th Civil WarEdit

The 110th Civil War was a thriller played at Reser Stadium. After scoring first, the Ducks failed to gain the lead until the 4th quarter. With 3:07 left to play and the Beavers up 27–20, the Ducks scored a touchdown and successfully made the 2-point conversion, sparking celebrations on the Oregon sideline as the Ducks went up 28–27. With 1:12 left in the game, OSU's kicker Alexis Serna kicked a clutch 40-yard field goal, that ended up being the game winner. Alexis Serna was pivotal in the Beaver victory, as he connected on field goals from 49, 40, and 50 yards. OSU defensive lineman Ben Siegert, who earlier in the game blocked a point-after attempt by the Ducks, blocked a 44-yard field goal attempt by Oregon's Matt Evensen with 20 seconds left to play. The Beavers won the Civil War 30–28.

Sun BowlEdit

The 2006 Sun Bowl, in El Paso, Texas, and against the Missouri Tigers, was another thrilling and close game for the Beavers this season. After being down 14 points in the 4th quarter, the Beavers proceeded to score 7 in a drive that took about 3 and a half minutes. They next held the Tigers, and got the ball back, now only being down 7. With less than 2 minutes, and the ball, the Beavers proceed again to score. Coach Riley elected to go for a two-point conversion instead of kicking the extra point. The extra point would have been enough to tie the game and send it to overtime. The two-point conversion was successful, giving the Beavers a one-point lead with only 22 seconds left in the game, and the eventual win. The game was voted among the top three bowl games of the year by ESPN and Fox Sports.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 PMEastern Washington*FSNNWW 56–1738,071
September 74:30 PMat Boise State*ESPNL 14–4230,711
September 237:15 PMIdaho*
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon
FSNNWW 38–040,317
September 301:00 PMCalifornia
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon
L 13–4139,309
October 74:00 PMWashington State
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon
FSNNWL 6–1342,951
October 143:30 PMat WashingtonFSNNWW 27–1762,656
October 214:00 PMat ArizonaW 17–1057,113
October 2812:30 PMNo. 2 USC
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon
FSNW 33–3142,871
November 41:00 PMArizona State 
  • Reser Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon
W 44–1038,274
November 113:15 PMat UCLAFSNNWL 7–2567,532
November 1812:30 PMat StanfordFSNNWW 30–738,502
November 2412:30 PMOregon
FSNW 30–2844,015
December 29:00 PMat No. 23 Hawaii*ESPNW 35–3250,000
December 2911:15 AMvs. Missouri*No. 25CBSW 39–3848,732

RosterEdit

  • QB Matt Moore, Sr.

Regular seasonEdit

Eastern WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eastern Washington 0 7 3 7 17
Oregon State 21 21 7 7 56

Boise StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 14 0 0 0 14
Boise State 7 21 7 7 42

IdahoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Idaho 0 0 0 0 0
Oregon State 14 3 14 7 38

CaliforniaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 California 21 10 7 3 41
Oregon State 0 3 3 7 13

Washington StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State 3 3 7 0 13
Oregon State 0 3 0 3 6

WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 7 3 10 7 27
Washington 3 14 0 0 17

ArizonaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 14 0 0 3 17
Arizona 0 3 7 0 10

USCEdit

#2 USC at Oregon State
1 234Total
USC 0 10714 31
Oregon State 7 9170 33

Oregon State's first victory over USC since 2000.[2]

 
Oregon State fans prepare to rush the field in an historic upset of #3 USC in 2006

Arizona StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona State 0 10 0 0 10
Oregon State 17 14 3 10 44

UCLAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 0 7 0 0 7
UCLA 0 6 7 12 25

StanfordEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 7 13 3 7 30
Stanford 7 0 0 0 7

OregonEdit

1 234Total
Oregon 7 0714 28
Oregon State 7 1373 30

[3]

HawaiiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 7 14 7 7 35
#23 Hawai'i 0 21 3 8 32

Brut Sun Bowl vs. MissouriEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Oregon State 14 0 7 18 39
Missouri 7 10 14 7 38

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beavers Win Sun Bowl". Sports Illustrated. December 29, 2006. Retrieved December 30, 2006.
  2. ^ "Three and Out: Beavers Stun USC; BCS Race Wide Open". ESPN. October 28, 2006. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Oregon State Claims Victory in Civil War with Oregon". ESPN. November 24, 2006. Retrieved December 29, 2014.