Washington 38

(4-3, 2-1 Pac-12)

(22) Oregon State 17

(5-2, 2-1 Pac-12)

Coverage: TBS

10:00 PM ET, October 18, 2003

Reser Stadium, Corvallis, OR

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Beavers' win streak ends in upset

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Charles Frederick gave Washington a good start to its second half.

Frederick caught a pair of touchdown passes and returned a punt for another score as the Huskies upset No. 22 Oregon State 38-17 Saturday night, snapping the Beavers' four-game winning streak.

Frederick scored on passing plays of 35 and 87 yards, after earlier returning a punt 86 yards for a touchdown. He finished with nine catches for 216 yards and Washington (4-3, 2-1 Pacific-10) stopped a two-game losing streak.

"We've been talking about this -- this is the second half of the season. The first half is behind us," Frederick said. "We knew we had to come out and play our hardest every week from here on out."

Cody Pickett completed 19 of 40 passes for 285 yards and three scores for the Huskies.

Oregon State tailback Steven Jackson, who went into the game ranked second in the nation with an average of 146.2 yards a game, was held to 49 yards on 22 carries.

The Beavers (5-2, 2-1), who were coming off a bye, were hurt by 15 penalties for 141 yards. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak at Reser Stadium.

OSU quarterback Derek Anderson was 21-of-48 for 344 yards and a touchdown, but was intercepted three times.

"Every time we got something going, it seemed like it was coming back on stupid penalties," Oregon State linebacker Richard Seigler said.

Frederick caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Pickett in the third quarter to make it 21-10. On the next series, Marquis Cooper intercepted Anderson and the Huskies went on to score on Pickett's 1-yard pass to Ben Bandel.

Evan Knudsen added a 43-yard field goal before Frederick's 87-yard TD reception made it 38-10 in the fourth quarter.

Anderson hit George Gillett with a 29-yard scoring pass for the final margin.

The Huskies surprised favored Oregon State by jumping out to an early lead with Frederick's 86-yard punt return. Frederick easily ran past seven Beavers to make it 7-0 at 8:32 of the first quarter.

"That punt return was a big, big factor in the game as far as momentum," Beavers coach Mike Riley said.

Washington extended its lead on tailback Kenny James' 2-yard scoring run early in the second quarter. It was James' first rushing touchdown of the season.

The Beavers narrowed it to 14-7 on Anderson's 5-yard keeper, set up by his 30-yard pass to Mike Hass, who reached improbably between two defenders to pull down the ball.

On Washington's next series, Seigler intercepted Pickett and ran back 30 yards. But the Beavers weren't able to capitalize, and settled for Kirk Ylinemi's 39-yard field goal.

The Huskies were hit late in the first half when senior tailback Rich Alexis, who has four touchdowns in his previous four games, was carted off the field with an apparent left knee injury after a hit by Seigler.

Washington officials said he had a deep bruise on his quadriceps. He had rushed for 26 yards before he was injured. His 2,371 career yards rank him sixth on Washington's all-time list.

The Huskies led 14-10 at halftime after Knudson's 48-yard field goal attempt fell short.

In addition to the two straight losses, against UCLA and Nevada, Washington's athletic department took a hit this past week when it was revealed that a doctor, Dr. William Scheyer, had been suspended from practicing medicine for improperly prescribing drugs.

It was another blow for the Washington -- after the dismissal of football coach Rick Neuheisel in July over a gambling scandal and the basketball program's NCAA probation for illegal recruiting practices.

"It's just a wonderful win for these kids. You'd have to be a player or a coach to know how low last week was," Washington coach Keith Gilbertson said. "We were about as lost as we could get, and we rallied together and practiced hard."