Martinez, Beavers chew through Stanford, 62-17

Jermaine Terry II (#84) celebrating his touchdown with his teammates in 62-17 Beaver victory over Stanford on Nov. 11, 2023
Jermaine Terry II (#84) celebrating his touchdown with his teammates in 62-17 Beaver victory over Stanford on Nov. 11, 2023
Kate Zinke

Saturday night in Reser Stadium the Beavers continued their hot streak as they thumped the Stanford Cardinal, 62-17. 

On the first drive, Andrew Chatfield Jr. caught an interception to steal the early momentum and end Stanford’s threat. Chatfield Jr.’s pick continues his hot defensive play from the last game against Colorado in which he had three sacks.

Oregon State’s offense immediately built off of this in form of a Damian Martinez seven-yard rushing touchdown which was his first of his four on the day. Martinez finished with 136 rushing yards just in the first half.

Martinez with 15 rushing attempts for 146 yards and four touchdowns puts him over 1,000 yards on the season. The 18th time in school history this has been achieved, and gives him over 2,000 rushing yards in his career, the 15th most in program history.

“Definitely feels good, I was eight yards shy last year then I got hurt in the bowl game, so it definitely feels good getting that,” said Martinez.

The defense had a night with six sacks and four interceptions. Chatfield Jr. and Jermod McCoy had each had one pick and Kitan Oladapo had two on the night.

“We just continued to do what Coach Bray says. The exact right scheme. (We) continued to build off of the fundamentals and just be confident,” said John McCartan.

Oregon State stayed strong in Reser Stadium. Now 16-1 at home with their one loss being USC in 2022, the Beavers have now won their ninth straight game on their home turf. 

Next week, OSU faces off with No. 5 Washington. The last Beaver home game of the 2023 season has the recipe to be a thriller with a primetime, 4:30 p.m. kick-off and a chance to hand the Huskies their first loss of the season. 

“There’s so much hype and all that but you want to kinda be normal in the way you prepare and again we put the hard work in Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We want to be loose on Fridays, then focus, and then let it rip on Saturday and so we are going to try to do that,” said Smith.

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    Steven HussemanNov 12, 2023 at 5:45 am

    Hello, it was veterans day (mention the flyover).