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Saturday, December 4, 2010
Beavers strike first

By Ted Miller

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- That's what the Beavers needed.

Oregon State went 62 yards in 15 plays -- converting on 3rd-and-17, 3rd-and-2 and 3rd-and-6 -- to take a 7-0 lead against No. 2 Oregon in the Civil War.

The drive took 7:36 off the clock. It was the longest drive this year for the Beavers in plays and in time.

It's the eighth time this year the Ducks have trailed in the first quarter, so this is nothing new.

It's clear Jacquizz Rodgers has shown up: he's rushed eight times for 33 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards, including the 6-yard TD from Ryan Katz.