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2009 Las Vegas Bowl: BYU vs. Oregon State

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The VTF bowl scenario poll overwhelmingly reflected a desire for the Cougars to go up against USC - whether it was in Las Vegas or San Diego.  But while some might be a bit disappointed for not drawing the Trojans, it's not like Oregon State is some kind of consolation prize.  They are an excellent football team and will be a tough opponent.  The No. 16 Beavers are the second-highest ranked team in the Pac-10 and narrowly missed playing in the Rose Bowl when they turned the ball over on downs (on the Oregon 28 yard line) late in the fourth quarter and lost 37-33 in the Civil War.

The Beavers won at Cal, and lost close games to Arizona, Cincinnati and USC. In fact, their loss at USC is their only loss this season to a currently unranked school.  Interestingly, Oregon State also came to Sam Boyd Stadium earlier this season and squeaked out a win over a feisty UNLV program.

We'll discuss the Beavers more as the bowl game approaches, but for now let's be very, very pleased with this result.  The program gets a larger payout than playing in the Poinsettia, probably a greater home field advantage than playing Arizona or UCLA in prior years, and there is the intriguing angle of Mendenhall coaching against his alma mater.  This is exciting!

GO COUGARS!!!

Official Announcement - BYU Athletics

"Building the Dam" - Oregon State Blog at SB Nation

Oregon State statistics after the jump...


Passing

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
Sean Canfield 12 103.0 284 406 70 3103 258.6 7.6 21 6 46 -161 -13.4 -3.5 1 - -
Ryan Katz 3 60.0 12 21 57.1 186 62 8.9 0 0 7 -7 -2.3 -1 0 - -
Lyle Moevao 1 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - -

Rushing

Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg TD
Sean Canfield 12 46 -161 -13.4 -3.5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Jenkins 1 2 6 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Katz 3 7 -7 -2.3 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan McCants 4 6 25 6.3 4.2 0 1 4 1 4 0
James Rodgers 12 54 289 24.1 5.4 0 87 1004 83.7 11.5 9
Jacquizz Rodgers 12 255 1377 114.8 5.4 20 74 509 42.4 6.9 1
Jovan Stevenson 7 25 136 19.4 5.4 1 5 59 8.4 11.8 0
Markus Wheaton 8 11 79 9.9 7.2 1 7 77 9.6 11 0

Receiving

Receiving
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG TD
Damola Adeniji 12 49 701 58.4 14.3 4
Jordan Bishop 6 11 135 22.5 12.3 1
Brady Camp 5 5 40 8 8 2
Darrell Catchings 2 2 24 12 12 0
Howard Croom 1 1 4 4 4 0
Joe Halahuni 11 34 474 43.1 13.9 3
Casey Kjos 5 8 68 13.6 8.5 1
Ryan McCants 4 1 4 1 4 0
Aaron Nichols 7 11 176 25.1 16 1
Colby Prince 1 1 12 12 12 0
James Rodgers 12 87 1004 83.7 11.5 9
Jacquizz Rodgers 12 74 509 42.4 6.9 1
Jovan Stevenson 7 5 59 8.4 11.8 0
Kevan Walker 1 1 16 16 16 0
Markus Wheaton 8 7 77 9.6 11 0

Kicking

Field Goals PAT
G 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM FGA PCT XPM XPA PCT pts
Justin Kahut 12 - - - - - 22 27 80.0% 43 44 100.0% 109

 


Team Stats - Game Averages

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Offense 10.2 419.4 275.3 144.2