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Oregon State 52, Arizona 23

11/1/2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State found the perfect ingredient
for ending its two-game losing streak: the Arizona Wildcats.

The Beavers (6-3, 3-2 Pac-10) beat the helpless Wildcats 52-23
Saturday in a game that was even more lopsided than the final
score.

Derek Anderson threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns and
Steven Jackson caught a touchdown pass and ran for three more
scores as the Beavers rolled up 426 yards of total offense.

"Guys were open all day," Anderson said. "We were having a
good time throwing the ball around."

Jackson, the Pac-10's leading rusher, ran for 107 yards on 28
carries, his 17th career 100-yard game. It was his first career
four-touchdown game.

The Wildcats (1-8, 0-5) managed just 232 yards in their eighth
straight loss.

"We just didn't come out here and get big at the beginning,"
said Mike Bell, who has the tailback duties all to himself after
Clarence Farmer was dismissed from the team Tuesday by coach Mike
Hankwitz.

Arizona also suspended starting fullback Gilbert Harris and
guard Keith Jackson for the remainder of the season after the
university declared them ineligible.

Hankwitz took over as interim coach when John Mackovic was fired
Sept. 28.

"I tell my boys that there's nothing left but for us to come to
work," Hankwitz said.

Oregon State had seen its Rose Bowl aspirations wither after
consecutive losses to Washington and Washington State. Steven
Jackson, who was second in the nation in rushing entering the
Washington game, was held to just 134 yards during that two-week
skid.

"We really wanted to come out strong after the last two
weeks," said Beaver Richard Seigler. "We really showed up
tonight."

The Beavers led 7-0 after the first quarter, and then scored
three touchdowns in the first 4:49 of the second quarter. Kenny
Farley's punt block set up Jackson's second touchdown run to make
it 21-0. The Beavers led 35-0 at halftime.

Oregon State outgained the Wildcats 331-86 in the first half.

Kirk Yliniemi kicked a career-long 54-yard field goal to make it
38-0.

Mike Bell scored on a 10-yard run in the third, the Wildcats'
first touchdown against the Beavers since 1999. Bell ran for 106
yards.

Arizona got two more points on a safety to make it 52-9 late in
the third. The Beavers lined up to punt, but the snap sailed over
the head of punter Carl Tobey, who batted the ball out of the back
of the end zone.

Freshman quarterback Kris Heavner had two touchdown passes in
the final 3:33.

Heavner was 12-of-28 for 137 yards.

Anderson, who completed 21 of 32 passes with no interceptions,
had touchdown strikes to Jackson, James Newson, Mike Hass and Tim
Euhus. A total of 10 different receivers caught passes.Anderson was
coming off one of the worst performances of his career last week,
completing just 16 of 42 passes in a 36-30 loss to Washington
State.