Saturday, December 29, 2007


Oregon State (Beavers, 16,226 students, Corvallis, OR) 21, MARYLAND 14

Oregon State’s Yvenson Bernard rushed for 177 yards and a touchdown in his final college game, and the Beavers stopped Maryland's running game cold to emerge from a rainy baseball stadium with a 21-14 victory Friday night.

Bernard teamed up with freshman James Rodgers (left), who rushed for a career-best 115 yards, caught an early TD pass and recovered Bernard's fumble for the second half's only score. With one defensive stand after another, the Beavers (9-4) extended the Pac-10's longest bowl winning streak to four and snapped Ralph Friedgen's three-game postseason winning streak at Maryland.

Chris Turner passed for 205 yards and hit Isaiah Williams and Darrius Heyward-Bey with first-quarter TD passes, but the Terrapins (6-7) stalled in the second half of their fifth loss in seven games.

The Beavers' vaunted rushing defense -- ranked second in the nation -- was just as good as Maryland feared, holding the Terrapins to 2 yards on the ground in the first three quarters. Maryland ended up with 19 yards rusing…


(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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