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Beavers' win streak ends in upset

10/19/2003

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."