Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ducks Too Much For Fighting Sioux

At Eugene, Oregon:

Joseph Young scored a game-high 25 points as the Oregon Ducks (#14 in the Associated Press poll, #15 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings; 6-0) remained undefeated following their 91-76 Saturday home win over the North Dakota Fighting Sioux (2-3) in the Global Sports Hardwood Challenge.

Friday, November 29, 2013

117th Civil War Game: Late TD Lifts Ducks To Wild Win Over Beavers

At Eugene, Oregon:

Marcos Mariota, who passed for 285 yards on Friday,  threw a 12-yard pass to Josh Huff for the game-winning touchdown with 29 seconds remaining (the third time the twosome hooked up for a major score) as the Oregon Ducks (#13 in the Bowl Championship Series standings; #12 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls; 10-2 overall, 7-2 in Pac-12 play) came from behind to upend the visiting Oregon State Beavers (6-6, 4-5) in the 117th edition of the Civil War Game, handing the Beavers their fifth consecutive defeat.

Balanced Broncos Buck Visiting Vikings To Stay Unbeaten

At Boise, Idaho:

Ryan Watkins (who grabbed 13 rebounds) and Derrick Marks each scored 14 points as the Boise State Broncos (6-0) matched the best start in school history with a 76-60 home win over the Portland State Vikings (4-2).

Ducks Bounce Back From Halftime Deficit To Overpower Visiting Tigers

At Eugene, Oregon:

Mike Moser scored 19 points as the Oregon Ducks (#14 in the Associated Press poll, #15 in the USA Today/Coaches ranking. 5-0), after trailing by seven points at halftime on Friday, went on a second-half 20-0 run en route to an 85-62 home win over Pacific (4-1) in a battle of unbeatens.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


A Happy Thanksgiving greeting from all of us at Bob's House!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pilots Overpower Visiting Spartans

At Portland, Oregon:

Kevin Baily scored 22 points on Wednesday night while Ryan Nicholas (who grabbed 14 rebounds) and Thomas van Der Mars each added 11 as the Portland Pilots (4-3) took advantage of 62.5% second-half shooting and solid defense en route to a 86-69 home win over the San Jose State Spartans(2-5), who shot 32.3% from the field in said second half.  Rashad Mohammad was one of the bright spots for the Spartans, scoring 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Beavers Dominate Visiting SIU-Edwardsville

At Corvallis, Oregon:

The Oregon State Beavers (3-1), with five players scoring in double figures, had their way Tuesday night at home with Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (1-6) 101-81.  Devon Collier scored 19 points to pace the Beavers (to go with his seven rebounds) while Angus Brandt added 19 (to go with his seven rebounds).  The Beavers shot 64% from the field.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Niners Dominate Sluggish Redskins Near DC; End Two-Game Skid

At Landover, Maryland:

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick completed 15 of 24 passed for 235 yards and three touchdowns (two to Anquan Boldin, one to Vernon Davis) on Monday night and Phil Dawson converted both of his field goal attempts (29 and 49 yards) as the San Francisco 49ers (7-4) ended their two-game losing streak with a 27-6 road win over the overmatched Washington Redskins (3-8) in National Football League action.

Men's Hoops: Ducks Climb Up In Both AP And Coaches Polls

The Oregon Ducks climbed up in both the Associated Press (up three spots) and USA Today/Coaches (up two) polls to #14 and #15, respectively.  

Still no support for any of the Beaver State's other three men's Division I basketball teams.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

MLS Cup Playoffs: RSL Handcuff Timbers, Win West Title; Get SKC In MLS Cup Final On Road

At Portland, Oregon:

Robbie Findley scored the only goal of the match in the 29th minute on Sunday as Real Salt Lake won game two of their Major League Soccer Western Conference Final 1-0 over the Portland Timbers on the road and took the series 5-2 on aggregate.

RSL, who won the league title in their previous MLS Cup Final appearance in 2009, will take on Sporting Kansas City in the MLS Cup Final on Saturday, December 7 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas (1:00 PM Pacific Time, ESPN).


At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Quarterback Darian Durant (that's him holding the Grey Cup) completed 17 of 24 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns (two of them to Geroy Simon) while running back Kory Sheets---named the game's Most Valuable Player---ran for a championship-game record 197 yards and two TDs as the Saskatchewan  Roughriders won their fourth Grey Cup championship (their first since 2007) with a 45-23 victory at home over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 101st Grey Cup Final played at Mosaic Stadium.

Photo from Canadian Football League website

Vikings Top UC Davis

At Portland, Oregon:

DeShaun Wiggins scored 21 points while Aaron Moore added 16 as the Portland State Vikings (4-1) defeated the visiting UC Davis Aggies (3-3) 79-63 on Sunday as the Vikings outscored their guests by eight points in each half, despite 23 points from the Aggies' Corey Hawkins.

Ducks Down Dons In Eugene

At Eugene, Oregon:

Elgin Cook scored 18 points while Jason Calliste added 16 on Sunday as the Oregon Ducks (#17 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls; 4-0 overall), with six players scoring in double figures, defeated visiting San Francisco (3-3) 100-80.  Kruize Pinkins had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Dons.

Ducks Fall In BCS Standings; Media And Coaches Polls, Too

In the wake of their road undressing at Arizona which ended any hope of playing either for the national title OR in the Rose Bowl (or perhaps any other BCS bowl game), the Oregon Ducks fell eight spots to #13 in the Bowl Championship Series standings and seven spots to #12 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls.

After their fourth straight defeat, a nationally televised home embarrassment at the hands of Washington,  the Oregon State Beavers dropped down to #47 in the BCS standings and have no support in either of the aforementioned polls.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Huskies Undress Sagging Beavers In Corvallis

At Corvallis, Oregon:

In front of a national television audience, Bishop Sankey ran for 179 yards and three touchdowns (increasing his career rushing touchdown count to 34, tying Napoleon Kaufman for the school record) as the Washington Huskies (7-4 overall, 4-4 in Pac-12 play) demolished the slumping Oregon State Beavers (6-5, 4-4) 69-27 on Saturday night.  The Beavers have now dropped four straight games with Friday's Civil War game with Oregon (who may be out for blood after getting knocked off at Arizona) on the horizon.

Mean Green Outlast Pilots In Double Overtime

At Portland, Oregon:

T.J. Taylor, who scored a team-high 21 points, came off the bench to convert two three-point shots in the second overtime period on Saturday as the North Texas Mean Green (3-3) upended the homestanding Portland Pilots (3-3) 77-72.  Thomas van Der Mars scored 21 points to pace the Pilots.

Vikings Overcome 10-Point Halftime Deficit To Down SIU-Edwardsville

At Portland, Oregon:

Tim Douglas scored 18 points while DaShaun Wiggins added a season-high 17 on Saturday as the Portland State Vikings (3-1) came back from a 10-point halftime deficit and defeated visiting Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (1-4) 77-74.

MLS Cup Playoffs: SKC Overcome Early Deficit, Overtake Dynamo, Win East Title; Will Host MLS Cup Final

At Kansas City, Kansas:

Goals from C.J. Sapong (14') and Dom Dwyer (63') enabled Sporting Kansas City to overcome an early deficit and defeat the visiting Houston Dynamo 2-1 in game two of their Major League Soccer Eastern Conference final series, which the hosts won 2-1 on aggregate.

SKC will host the MLS Cup Final (their first appearance in the MLS title game since 2004) on Saturday December 7 against the winner of the Portland-Real Salt Lake Western Conference final series (which RSL leads 4-2 on aggregate).

Wildcats Claw Ducks In Tucson, End Oregon's Rose Bowl (And Likely BCS) Chances

At Tucson, Arizona:

Ka'Deem Carey carried the ball 48 times for 206 yards and four touchdown as he became Arizona's all-time leading rusher as the Wildcats (7-4 overall, 4-4 in Pac-12 play) throttled the turnover-plagued visiting Oregon Ducks (#5 in the Bowl Championship Series standings and both the Associated Press and USA Today/College polls; 9-2, 6-2) 42-16 on Saturday.  The Ducks' lopsided defeat, coupled with Stanford's 63-13 home demolition of arch-rival California, clinched a second straight Pac-12 Northern Division title and conference championship game appearance for the Cardinal.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Vikings Top Columbia

At Portland, Oregon:

Thomas van Der Mars scored a game-high 14 points (by converting seven of eight shots from the field) as the Portland State Vikings (3-2) topped visiting Columbia (2-3) 69-52 in Friday play in a round-robin Coaches versus Cancer contest.

Vikings Erase 15-Point Deficit And Upend Visiting Ramblers

At Portland, Oregon:

Aaron Moore scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds on Friday as the Portland State Vikings (2-1) erased a 15-point halftime deficit by outscoring visiting Loyola-Chicago (2-3) 47-28 in the second half and upended the visiting Ramblers 67-63.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ancient Chinese Secret, Eh?

1970s commercial for Calgon water softener.

Pilots Top Visiting Vandals

At Portland, Oregon:

Thomas van Der Mars scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds on Thursday as the Portland Pilots (2-2) defeated the visiting Idaho Vandals (2-2) in a contest that was part of a round-robin Coaches versus Cancer Tournament which include North Texas and Columbia as well as the Pilots and Vandals.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sure Hank, But Would You Be Able To Work Well Enough With Annie?

From 1954, here's Hank Ballard and the Midnighters with the classic rhythm-and-blues hit, Hank's own composition, "Work With Me, Annie."

Here's A Trio Of Blue Fontanes---Namely Geri, Bea, And Marge

From 1954, here are the Fontane Sisters with the Ann Ronell-penned Depression Era weeper "Willow Weep For Me."  The girls are backed by Billy Vaughn's orchestra here.

Feeling Your Cheerios?

Apparently, that's what the cartoon kid depicted in this commerical (from circa 1952) was doing.

Says Kids, Wanna Grow Up Eight Ways?

Why then, how 'bout eating plenty of Wonder Bread?

1952 commerical.

You Can Run, But You Can't Hide

From the Frito Bandito. 

1970 commercial for Fritos Corn Chips.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ducks Too Much For Wolverines

At Eugene, Oregon:

Joseph Young scored 20 points while Johnathan Loyd added 12 on Tuesday night as the Oregon Ducks (ranked #17 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls; 3-0) went on a 16-0 run midway through the second half en route to a 69-54 home win over the Utah Valley Wolverines (2-2).

Congratulations, Anal Cavity

Not only have you been banned for life from Ralph Wilson Stadium for that piece of idiocy you pulled on Sunday, you're now heading for the unemployment line.

In case you're wondering, here's the YouTube video of this mental midget in action:

Monday, November 18, 2013

From The Hughes Rudd Department

Apparently, someone may have had one too many adult beverages.

Or maybe he's trying out for a revival of Jackass.

Top-Ranked Spartans Pull Away From Plucky Pilots

At East Lansing, Michigan:

Keith Appling scored 25 points (matching his career high) on Monday night as the top-ranked (in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls; 4-0) Michigan State Spartans pulled away in the second half and downed the visiting Portland Pilots (1-2) 82-67.

Ducks Climb Up A Spot To #17 In Both Men's Basketball Polls

The Oregon men's basketball Ducks moved up one spot in both the latest Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls to #17.  The Ducks were the only ones from the Beaver State's four Division I men's basketball programs to receive any support in either poll.

One Of Your Players Beats Up The Other Team's Quarterback.........

Not only is your team's conference's football championship game cancelled, your team been banned from the Division II playoffs.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ducks Climb Up To #5 In BCS, Both Polls

After Saturday's home win over Utah, the Oregon Ducks climbed up a spot in the Bowl Championship Series standings to #5, which is where they are also located in both the Associated Press (up one spot) and USA Today/Coaches (up two) polls.

Last-Second FG Sinks Niners

At New Orleans:

Garret Hartley kicked three field goals, including the game-winner from 31 yards out as time expired, lifting the New Orleans Saints (8-2) to a 23-20 Sunday National Football League home win over the San Francisco 49ers (6-4).

Grey Cup Playoffs: Ti-Cats, Riders Punch Tickets For Final

Two games were played in the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup Playoffs on Sunday.

At Toronto:

Henry Burris completed 27 of 40 passes for 371 yards and three touchdowns (and ran for another 51 yards) as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats advanced to their first Grey Cup Final since 1999 with a 36-24 Eastern Division Final road victory over the defending Grey Cup champs Toronto Argonauts.

At Calgary, Alberta:

Darian Durant threw for three touchdowns as the Saskatchewan Roughriders knocked off the Calgary Stampeders 35-13 on the road in the Western Division Final as the Roughriders advanced to next Sunday's 101st Grey Cup Final which they will be playing at home against Hamilton.

Beavers Knock Off Terps On Road For First Win Over ACC Team Since '99

At College Park, Maryland:

Roberto Nelson scored 31 points and Devon Collier added 29 (to go with his 11 rebounds) as the Oregon State Beavers (2-1) on Sunday defeated an Atlantic Coast Conference school for the first time since 1999 as they knocked off the Maryland Terrapins (1-2) 90-83, snapping the Terps' 30-game non-conference home winning streak.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Beavers Fall Again As Sun Devils Prove Too Much For Oregon State

At Tempe, Arizona:

Marion Grice carried the ball 24 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns as the Arizona State Sun Devils (#19 in the Bowl Championship Series standings; #21 in the Associated Press poll, #22 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings; 8-2 overall, 6-1 in Pac-12 play) handed Oregon State (6-4, 4-3) their third straight defeat on Saturday as they downed the visiting Beavers 30-17.

Ducks Back On Winning Track; Back Atop Pac-12 North

At Eugene, Oregon:

Marcus Mariota threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday as the Oregon Ducks (#6 in the Bowl Championship Series standings; #6 in the Associated Press Poll, #7 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings; 9-1 overall, 6-1 in Pac-12 play) defeated the visiting Utah Runnin' Utes (4-6, 1-6) 44-21.

Thanks to Stanford's road defeat on Saturday night to Southern California, the Ducks have reclaimed sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 Conference's North Division.

As The Late Hughes Rudd Said

People are no damned good.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Beavers Get On Winning Track By Outlasting Pilots At Home

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Roberto Nelson scored 24 points (he has scored in double figures in 19 consecutive contests) and dished out a career high-tying seven assists on Wednesday night as the Oregon State Beavers (1-1) outlasted the visiting Portland Pilots (1-1) 79-73.  Angus Brandt (13 points, 10 rebounds) and Devon Collier (11 points, 11 rebounds) each delivered a double-double for the Beavers.

Vikings Blast D-3 Knights

At Portland, Oregon:

Tim Douglas scored 16 points on Wednesday night as the Portland State Vikings (1-1) never trailed during their 79-43 home demolition of Division III Pacific Lutheran (0-1).

Joseph Young Leads Way For Ducks

At Eugene, Oregon:

Joseph Young scored a career-high 36 points (28 of them in the second half) on Wednesday as the Oregon Ducks (ranked #18 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls; 2-0) broke open what was at halftime a close game and pulled away from the visiting Western Carolina Catamounts (2-1) 107-83.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ducks At #18 In Both Media And Coaches Polls

Following their season-opening men's basketball win over Georgetown at a US army base in South Korea on Saturday (their time), the Oregon Ducks have landed at #18 in both the Associated Press (up a spot from last weed) and USA Today/Coaches (right where they were last week) polls.

No support for any of the Beaver State's other three men's basketball programs in either poll.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fun With Bea, Marge, Geri----------------------And Pat!

From 1956, here are the Fonatane Sisters with "Voices."  Narration by Pat Boone with Billy Vaughn's Orchestra.

MLS Cup Playoffs: RSL Prove Too Much For Timbers In West Final Opener; Stoppage-Time Tally Keeps Portland In Series

At Sandy, Utah:

Chris Schuler (35'), Robbie Findley (41'), Devon Sandoval (48'), and Javier Morales (82') provided the scoring as Real Salt Lake got the measure of the visiting Portland Timbers 4-2 on Sunday in the opening game of the two-match Major League Soccer  Western Conference playoff final.  The Timbers' goals came courtesy of Will Johnson (14') and Frederic Piquionne (90'+3).

The series will conclude Sunday after next (November 24) at Jeld Wen Field in Portland, Oregon (6:00 PM Pacific Time, ESPN).

Grey Cup Playoffs: Ti-Cats, Riders Punch Tickets To Divisional Finals

The Canadian Football League's Grey Cup Playoffs commenced on Sunday with two games.

At Guelph, Ontario:

Dan LeFevour scored the winning touchdown in overtime as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats knocked off the visiting Montreal Alouettes 19-16 in the Eastern Division semifinal playoff.  The Ti-Cats will travel to Toronto to face the defending Grey Cup champions Argonauts in next Sunday's Eastern Division final.

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Darian Durant completed 19 of 23 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns (and running for 97 yards) while Chris Milo kicked five field goals as the Saskatchewan Roughriders defeated the visiting British Columbia Lions 29-25 in the Western Division semifinal playoff as the Riders will face the Calgary Stampeders on the road in next Sunday's divisional final.

Ducks Fall In BCS Standings, Both Polls

Following their Thursday night setback at Stanford, the Oregon Ducks dropped three places in the current Bowl Championship Series standings to #6, while falling from #2 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls to #6 and #7, respectively (their respective first-place votes evaporated in the process).

The idle Oregon State Beavers dropped three places in the BCS standings to #39.  The Beavers received no support in either the AP or Coaches' poll.

Panthers Stifle Niners Offense For Fifth Straight Win

At San Francisco:

DeAngelo Williams ran 27 yards late in the second quarter for a touchdown and Graham Gano kicked a 53-yard field goal with 10:05 remaining in the fourth quarter on Sunday as the Carolina Panthers (6-3) knocked off the San Francisco 49ers (6-3) 10-9 in National Football League action as the Panthers ended the Niners' five-game winning streak with their fifth consecutive victory.  Drayton Florence sealed the Carolina win with a last-minute interception of a passed by Colin Kaepernick, who was sacked five times in the match.

Beavers Drop Season Opener

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Sterling Smith scored a career-high 21 points on Sunday as the Coppin State Eagles (1-1) picked up their first-ever victory over a Pac-12 team, 78-73 on the road against the Oregon State Beavers (0-1), ruining the Beavers' regular-season opener, despite a career-high 36 points from OSU's Roberto Nelson.  The Beavers, who last qualified for the NCAA Tournament when President Bush (George H.W., that is) was in the White House (1990), were playing without the suspended Devon Collier and Eric Moreland.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

MLS Playoffs: Goose Eggs For Dynamo And SKC In East Final Series Opener

At Houston:

The opening match of the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference final between the Houston Dynamo and visiting Sporting Kansas City concluded in a 0-0 stalemate on Saturday.

The series will conclude on Saturday November 23 at Kansas City, Kansas (4:30 PM Pacific Time, NBCSN).

Friday, November 08, 2013

Ryan And Kevin's Excellent Adventure Carry Pilots In Season-Opening Track Meet

At Portland, Oregon:

Ryan Nicholas (27 points on eight-of-twelve shooting from the field) and Kevin Bailey (29 points on 10-os-17 shooting) each scored career highs on Friday night as the Portland Pilots opened their 2013-14 regular-season campaign with a 100-83 home win over UC Davis.

Runnin' Rebels Too Much For Overmatched Vikings

At Las Vegas:

Roscoe Smith (16 points and 10 rebounds) and Khem Birch (12 points and 17 rebounds) each delivered double-doubles on Friday as the UNLV Runnin' Rebels proved too much for the Portland State Vikings 67-48 in the regular-season opener for both schools.

Ducks Top Hoyas In Season Opener----------In South Korea?!

At Pyeongtaek, South Korea:

Joseph Young scored 24 points and grabbed five rebounds as the Oregon Ducks (ranked #19 in the Associated Press poll, #18 in the USA Today/Coaches' rankings) held off the Georgetown Hoyas 82-75 on Saturday (local time) at a Camp Humphreys, a US army base south of Seoul, South Korea, negating the Hoyas' Joshua Smith's 25-point performance.  It was the regular-season opener for both schools.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Cardinal Dominate, Then Hold Off Furious Ducks Comeback 26-20; Major Blow To Oregon's BCS Title Chances

At Palo Alto, California:

Tyler Gaffney ran for 157 yards and a touchdown while Jordan Williamson kicked four field goals as the Stanford Cardinal (#5 in the Bowl Championship Series standings; #6 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches' polls; 8-1 overall, 6-1 in Pac-12 play) dominated action for three quarters before holding off the visiting----and formerly undefeated---Oregon Ducks (#3 in BCS; #2 in both the AP and Coaches' Polls; 7-1, 5-1) 26-20 on Thursday night.

MLS Cup Playoffs: Timbers Hold Off Sounders To Advance; Galaxy Detrhoned By RSL In OT

The quarterfinal round of the Major League Soccer Cup Playoffs concluded on Thursday with two games.

At Sandy, Utah:

After Sebastian Valasquez scored in the 35th minute to give Real Salt Lake a 1-0 game-two regulation advantage over the visiting Los Angeles Galaxy to force overtime, Chris Schuler scored the series-winning goal in the 102nd minute to give RSL a 2-1 series-aggregate victory in their Western Conference semifinal series, dethroning the two-time defending MLS Cup champions in the process.

At Portland, Oregon:

Goals from Will Johnson (PK-29'), Diego Valeri (44'), and Mamadou Futty Dansa (47'), the Portland Timbers held off the visiting Seattle Sounders 3-2 in game two of their Western Conference semifinal series and took the two-match set 5-3 on aggregate.

Portland will travel to Sandy, Utah for Sunday's opening match of the Western Conference final against Real Salt Lake (6:00 PM Pacific Time, ESPN)

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

MLS Cup Playoffs: Dynamo Oust SC-Winning Red Bulls In OT; SKC Finish Off Revs In OT, Too; Houston and Kansas City Face Off In East Final

The quarterfinal round of the Major League Soccer Cup Playoffs continued on Wednesday with two games.

At Harrison, New Jersey:

Omar Cummings scored the series-winning overtime goal in the 104th minute as the Houston Dynamo who gained a 1-1 game-two road draw with the New York Red Bulls, won their two-match series against the Supporters' Shield winners 4-3 on aggregate.

At Kansas City, Kansas:

Claudio Bieler scored the series-winning overtime goal in the 113th minute as Sporting Kansas City overturned their 2-1 series-opening road defeat with a 2-1 game-two regulation win at home over the New England Revolution that forced the series (at 3-3 on aggregate) into overtime.  SKC finished off the Revs 4-3 on aggregate and will face Houston in the Eastern Conference two-game Final, which will start on Saturday in Houston at 11:30 AM Pacific Time (NBC).

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Idle Ducks Fall To #3 In BCS Rankings, Remain Second In AP, Coaches Polls; Beavers Drop Four Spots In BCS, Lose Remaining Support In AP Poll, Keep Some In Coaches' Rankings

After Florida State's Saturday night beatdown of Miami in a battle of ACC unbeatens, the Seminoles moved past the idle Oregon Ducks to second place in the Bowl Championship Series standings that were released on Sunday (Alabama remained on top).  The Ducks, however, remained ranked in second place in both the Associated Press (two first-place votes) and USA Today/Coaches (five first-place votes) polls.

In the wake of their Friday home defeat at the hands of Southern California, support for the Oregon State Beavers in the AP poll evaporated.  Still, they managed to maintain a smattering of support in the Coaches' poll, where they would be ranked #37. The Beavers dropped four placed in the BCS standings to #36.

MLS Cup Playoffs: Dynamo Battle Back From Two Goals Down To Gain Series-Opening Draw With Red Bulls; Galaxy Blank RSL In Series Opener

Major League Soccer's MLS Cup Playoffs continued with two games on Sunday.

At Houston:

Ricardo Clark (51') and Omar Cummings (90'+2) provided the scoring as the Houston Dynamo battled back from a two-goal deficit and gain an Eastern Conference semifinal series-opening draw with the visiting New York Red Bulls.  Tim Cahill (22') and Eric Alexander (32') each scored a goal for the Red Bulls, who were reduced to ten men after losing Jamison Olave to a straight red-card ejection in the 65th minute.

At Carson, California:

Sean Franklin scored the only goal of the match in the 48th minute as the Los Angeles Galaxy held off visiting Real Salt Lake 1-0 in the opening contest of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

MLS Cup Playoffs: Revs Top SKC In East Semifinal Opener; Out West, Timbers Hold Off Sounders Rally For 2-1 Semi Series-Opening Win In Seattle

The Major League Soccer Cup Playoffs entered its' quarterfinal round on Saturday with two games.

At Foxborough, Massachusetts:

Andy Dorman (55') and Kelyn Rowe (67') provided the scoring as the New England Revolution took the opening game of their Eastern Conference semifinal series 2-1 at home over Sporting Kansas City.  Aurelien Collin scored for the visitors in the 69th minute to keep SKC in the series.

At Seattle:

Ryan Johnson (15') and Darlington Nagbe (67') delivered the goals for the Portland Timbers as they defeated the Seattle Sounders 2-1 on the road in the opening match of their Western Conference semifinal series.  Ozzie Alonso breathed life into the Sounders with his tally in the 90th minute.

Riders Drop Regular-Season Finale At Home

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Jamal Miles ran back a punt 79 yards for a touchdown in the game's final minute as the Edmonton Eskimos (4-14) defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders (11-7) 30-26 on the road on Saturday in the Canadian Football League's regular-season finale for both clubs.

Next Sunday, the Roughriders will host the British Columbia Lions in a Western Division Grey Cup semifinal match.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Trojans Smother Beavers In Corvallis

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Javorius Allen ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns while Marqise Lee had five receptions for 105 yards and another score as the Southern California Trojans
(6-3 overall, 3-2 in Pac-12 play) knocked off the Oregon State Beavers (6-3, 4-2) 31-14 on Friday night for their first win in Corvallis since 2004.