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Saturday, October 9, 2010
Oregon State answers Arizona challenge

By Ted Miller

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Oregon State isn't backing down, that's for sure.

Arizona took the third-quarter kickoff and drove 66 yards for a touchdown -- Keola Antolin doing much of the work with a 33-yard TD run. After a missed PAT, the Wildcats were down 17-13.

But that felt like a statement by the nation's No. 9 team.

Only the Beavers immediately answered with a 65-yard TD drive. And they even matched the Wildcats' missed PAT, which left the score at 23-13.

The Wildcats entered the game ranked second in the nation in total defense, surrendering just 230.8 yards per game. They've given up 351 yards already tonight.

The defense better step up or we could be headed for an upset. The Beavers are now 8 of 10 on third down.