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November 10, 2007 at 6:06 PM

Oregon State game thread

LOCKER BACK AT STADIUM — As you can see if you’re watching on TV, Jake Locker has returned to the stadium wearing a neck brace. This is the last update for awhile because I have to file my story for the paper.
ELISE SAYS NO LONGER IN THE HOSPITAL — Elise Woodward just reported that Locker is no longer in the hospital. Again, no official word, but more that sounds positive, at least.
RONDEAU REPORTS LOCKER OKAY — Bob Rondeau just reported on the radio that Locker is said to be listening to the game on the radio in the hospital and that he “seems to be doing okay.” Rondeau didn’t give a source for his report saying simply it was the word he was getting in the press box. There is another rumor in the press box that he has been released from ER. Either way, all reports are trending positive. There is still no official word in the press box on Locker.
YET ANOTHER SERNA FIELD GOAL — Really amazing that he could be 18-18 on field goals against one team. This game is all but over now and we also now that that means for the season.
THIRD QUARTER OVER — OSU leads 19-10 but has the ball at the 2.
SERNA NOW 17-17 — That just has to be some kind of record that Serna is now 17-17 against the Huskies in his career.
SHAW THREE CATCHES FOR 38 YARDS — Maybe the biggest bright spot of the night is true frosh Curtis Shaw’s first game as a receiver as he has three catches for 38 yards.
WHITE-FRISBEE IN FOR TOLAR — He will get the most extensive time of his career at guard now.
THIRD BEAVER EJECTED — Safety James Dockery of OSU was ejected after a late hit personal foul on a punt typifying the heated emotion of this game.
HUSKIES GETTING CLOSER — Against a lot of odds the Huskies are making a game of it with Carl Bonnell scoring from one yard out. It’s now 16-10.
GETTING CRAZY NOW —- No question about UW showing some fight. Three players were ejected after that scrum, cornerback Brandon Hughes and safety Bryan Payton for the Beavers and Ryan Tolar for the Huskies.
HUSKIES SCORE — Ryan Perkins gets UW on the board with a 42-yard field goal and it’s 16-3.
SECOND HALF BEGINS — Jordan Reffett apparently suffered a stinger but is back on the field as the second half begins. Elise Woodward just reported that there is nothing new on Locker. Good start for UW with Moevao’s pass picked off by Trenton Tuiasosopo. Interesting to see how UW comes out now with things appearing so bleak.
WILLINGHAM COMMENTS — UW coach Tyrone Willingham said in his halftime comments that he could not confirm anything and that the training staff “did the right thing” in taking precautionary procedures. He said “we will find out more later.”
Apparently Jim Watson overheard Jake’s father saying he was moving around but had pain in his neck.
As for the game, it’s 16-0 at halftime and OSU dominated that second quarter, now holding a 158-78 edge in yards. Louis Rankin has 27 yards on 10 carries.
Locker was 6-14 for 16 yards passing before he was injured.
RONDEAU SAYS CONCERN ABOUT NECK INJURY — I just heard Bob Rondeau say that Locker was reportedly moving all of his limbs but there was concern about a possible neck injury.
REFFETT HURT — Jordan Reffett has just come off the field holding his neck or throat.
LOCKER HURT UPDATE — There is no official word in the press box on Jake Locker but I have heard that KJR’s Elise Woodward has reported that Locker was moving his extremities.
LOCKER HURT — If you’re watching, you’re seeing what I’m seeing. Locker is down and not getting up and they are bringing the ambulance out. This is the worst-case scenario for UW obviously, but what this may mean for the Huskies is of far less importance than the health of Locker. As soon as there is any info we will pass it along.
SPECIAL TEAMS BLOWS UP — The Huskies have had lots of special teams troubles all year and it’s blown up in their face here as the Beavers now have a 13-0 lead due to that blocked punt.
SERNA AGAIN — He is now 15-15 against UW with that 34-yarder as OSU takes a 6-0 lead. UW’s bend but don’t break is at least not breaking and keeping UW in the game.
THREE SACKS FOR BEAVERS — Slade Norris has two sacks for the Beavers now and has beaten both Cody Habben and Ben Ossai at left tackle. OSU’s line is obviously a huge upgrade from what the Huskies saw last week.
SERNA NOW 14-14 AGAINST UW — The Beavers are now ahead 3-0 as Alexis Serna hits a 51-yard field goal and he is now 14-14 against UW in his career.
UW SURVIVES FIRST QUARTER — Maybe a good omen for UW as the first quarter ends scoreless. OSU had outscored opponents 92-9 in the first quarter before today.
FOSTER AT MLB — Mason Foster played MLB on this drive, as well, with Savannah at OLB.
DEFENSIVE STRUGGLE — So far, anyway. UW is now 5-9 on fourth downs this year.
FOSTER STARTS — Mason Foster got the start at WLB for E.J. Savannah, but Savannah was in on passing downs. Jordan Murchison was also in in passing downs.
BIZARRE DRIVE — What was one of UW’s best-looking drives turned into a disaster as they went from being at the OSU 39 to their own 25, facing a fourth-and-45. OSU now has its first chance.
— Curtis Shaw made his first career catch as a receiver on UW’s opening drive.
— UW’s pre-game captains were Louis Rankin, Juan Garcia, Greyson Gunhiem and Jordan Reffett. All but Garcia were also captains last week (Anthony Russo was the other captain last week.) Gunheim has been a captain for four straight weeks. This is the third straight week for Rankin. Season captains will be selected after the season.
—- 20 minutes to kickoff and the OS band is on the field. Yes, in case you’ve fogotten, Oregon State is officially now OS and not OSU, and the band is simply doing OS when it’s in formation.
— We’ll start the game thread here with about an hour to go before kickoff.
As I added to the earlier post, J.R. Hasty is here and available to play. Given that this figures to be a physical game, UW may need more than one tailback tonight so Hasty could see some time.
Otherwise, there are expected to be no real changes to the personnel, though word is the kickoff coverage team has been revamped a little bit in the wake of the struggles a week ago. Jay Angotti was expected to be moved to a middle spot after working on the outside last week. Angotti made three tackles coming from the backside last week, twice stopping long returns before they got longer.
Johnie Kirton, who didn’t practice Thursday while battling a slight sickness, is in uniform and warming up.

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