Oct. 16, 2004
By TIM BOOTH
Associated Press Writer
SEATTLE (AP) - Alexis Serna kicked five field goals and Oregon State forced seven turnovers in a 29-14 win over Washington on Saturday, just its third victory over the Huskies since 1975.
Derek Anderson threw for 286 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown pass to Marcel Love, in the third quarter for Oregon State.
Serna, a redshirt freshman who missed three extra points in a 22-21 overtime loss to LSU in the season opener, made kicks of 23, 27, 31, 36 and 55 yards for the Beavers (2-4, 1-2 Pac-10).
Washington (1-5, 0-3) had its opportunities, but fullback James Sims fumbled twice inside the 5-yard-line. Washington quarterback Isaiah Stanback fumbled twice in the fourth quarter deep in his own territory, leading to six Oregon State points.
The Beavers won at Washington for the first time since 1985. Oregon State lost in Seattle 31-29 in 2002, 33-30 in 2000 and 35-34 in 1998.
It was Anderson's best game in three starts against Washington. In his last trip to Seattle in 2002, Anderson finished 15 for 40 with five interceptions.
Facing a 14-9 deficit in the third quarter, the Beavers seized control. Dwight Wright raced untouched for a 55-yard touchdown, giving Oregon State a 16-14 lead, and Anderson followed with a 73-yard drive, finding Love to put the Beavers up 23-14.
Oregon State had an apparent touchdown taken away after Mitch Meeuwsen intercepted Stanback and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown, but the score was negated by a pass interference penalty.
Given another chance, Washington drove deep into Oregon State territory and Michael Braunstein kicked a 25-yard field goal. But Oregon State was offsides, giving Washington a first down at the 4. On the next play Sims fumbled and Oregon State's Joe Rudulph recovered.
Casey Paus started at quarterback for the Huskies, but last just two series. Paus was 1-for-5 for 2 yards and two interceptions in the first quarter.
Stanback took over and led the Huskies to their only touchdown of the first half, a 23-yard TD pass to Quintin Daniels early in the second quarter. Stanback threw a 24-yard scoring pass to Joe Toledo in the third quarter to give Washington a 14-9 lead.
The injury-plagued Huskies lost sophomore defensive tackle Dan Milsten in the first quarter to a broken left leg. Milsten was taken off the field in an ambulance after making a tackle on Oregon State's Ryan Cole with 6:25 left in the quarter.