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Nebraska Hires Mike Riley as Head Football Coach

Banana Stock/Getty Images(LINCOLN, Neb.) -- The University of Nebraska wasted little time in finding the successor to former head football coach Bo Pelini. The school has hired former Oregon State head coach Mike Riley to take over the program.

Riley had been with Oregon State since 2003.

Despite going 9-3 in 2014, the school fired Pelini after seven seasons.

"It is truly an honor to join the University of Nebraska family," Riley said in a statement released by Nebraska. "Though we love Corvallis and Oregon State, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to coach at one of the nation's most storied football programs and I can't wait to get started."

While Pelini won 71% of his games at Nebraska and won three bowl games, the school is confident Riley can take them back to national prominence.

"Mike Riley has a proven record of success, a sound approach to football and teaching, an understanding of the educational mission of our university and the integrity and values that we cherish at Nebraska," Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst said.

Riley had a .523 winning percentage with Oregon State and won two bowl games during that span.



Kessler Leads (18) USC Past Oregon State, 35-10

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Trojans junior quarterback Cody Kessler was 24 of 32 for 261 yards and two touchdowns as (18) Southern California (3-1; 2-0 Pac-12) defeated Oregon State (3-1; 0-1 Pac-12), 35-10 on Saturday night.

With the Beavers leading 10-7 with 7:16 left in the second quarter, USC took the lead for good when Kessler found Justin Davis on a 16-yard touchdown pass. The Trojans would end the game, scoring 28 unanswered points.

Junior running back Javorius Allen led the ground attack for USC with 115 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Sophomore running back Justin Davis contributed 82 yards and a T-D on 15 carries.

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Oregon State Wins the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl 

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(HONOLULU) --  Rashaad Reynolds scored two touchdowns, both on fumble recoveries as Oregon State routed Boise State 38-23 to win the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl.

The Beavers (7-6) snapped a five-game losing streak to hand the Broncos (8-5) their worst loss in two months.

"They've worked hard, they haven't lost their focus even though there's been some discouragement, they didn't let it stay with them," head coach Mike Riley said. "I loved how they've responded all year."

Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks caught eight passes for 60 yards and a touchdown.  He set a Pac-12 record for most receiving yards in a single season.

Sean Mannion threw for 259 yards and a touchdown to set a conference record for passing yards.  Storm Woods rushed for 107 yards and a score.

Matt Miller had 206 receiving yards and a touchdown in the loss for Boise State.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 12/24/13

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) --  NCAAF - Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl:  Oregon State 38 (7-6) - Boise State 23 (8-5)

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RB Steven Jackson Agrees To 3-Year Deal With Atlanta Falcons

NFL via Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a three-year contract with free agent running back Steven Jackson on Thursday. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

The 29-year-old Jackson will replace Michael Turner as the starting running back, after the Falcons cut Turner loose before the start of free agency.

Jackson was originally drafted out of Oregon State by the Rams with the 24th overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft. In nine seasons with the Rams, Jackson rushed for 10,135 yards and 56 touchdowns on 2,395 carries. He also has 407 receptions for 3,324 yards and eight touchdowns.

Last year, the three-time Pro Bowler topped the 1,000-yard mark for the eighth consecutive season.

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No. 23 Texas Comes From Behind To Beat Oregon State 

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO, TX) --  David Ash tossed two late touchdown passes to give No. 23 Texas a stunning 31-27 comeback victory over No. 13 Oregon State in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

Texas (9-4) never led before Ash connected with receiver Marquise Goodwin on a 36-yard touchdown with 2:24 left, just one play after they converted a fourth-and-1 to keep their chances of winning alive.

Running back Storm Woods ran for 118 yards and scored two touchdows for Oregon State (9-4), who narrowly missed their chance of wrapping up their first 10-win season since 2006.

The Beavers led 20-10 at halftime but Texas coach Mack Brown told his players in the locker room that they were going to win the game.

"I told them this it wasn't going to be easy, but I told them this game was ours and we would win it," Brown said. "This one is really special."

The Longhorn defense sacked Oregon State quarterback Cody Vaz 10 times, including one on fourth down with 1:30 left to seal the victory.

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College Football Preview: No. 5 Oregon At No. 16 Oregon State

Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After losing to Stanford last weekend, the fifth-ranked Oregon Ducks (10-1) will head into Saturday's game against in-state rival 16th-ranked Oregon State (8-2).

Oregon enters Saturday's Civil War game with an offense averaging an FBS-leading 54.8 points per game and will need some help if they are going to get back into a BCS title talk.

In order to get back into a chance at a BCS game, the Ducks will need a USC win over No. 1 Notre Dame and losses by Alabama, Georgia and Florida this weekend.

"It's the last game of the year, it's the biggest game we play," said Oregon head coach Chip Kelly.  "Can't be bigger than I make it every year."

Oregon State also needs some help to get back into BCS title talk, but head coach Mike Riley is happy with where his team is this year.

"It's great to be where we are," said Riley. "We try not to be surprised by success, we work for that hard. But I am proud of the turnaround in this team and the work they did in the offseason and what they've accomplished to this point.

"It's much more fun and exciting to be going into the Civil War at 8-2 rather than 3-8."

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Scoreboard Roundup - 10/20/12

Banana Stock/ Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAAF:  (1) Alabama (7-0) creamed Tennessee (3-4), 44-13.

(2) Florida (7-0) clobbered (7) South Carolina (6-2), 44-11.

(4) Kansas State (7-0) devoured West Virginia (5-2), 55-14.

(5) Notre Dame (7-0) edged BYU (4-4), 17-14.

(6) LSU (7-1) escaped (18) Texas A&M (5-2), 24-19.

(8) Oregon State (6-0) outlasted Utah (2-5), 21-7,

(9) Oklahoma (5-1) slaughtered Kansas (1-6), 52-7.

(10) USC (6-1) stomped Colorado (1-6), 50-6.

(11) Georgia (6-1) outlasted Kentucky (1-7), 29-24.

(12) Mississippi State (7-0) bashed Middle Tennessee (4-3), 45-3.

(14) Florida State (7-1) topped Miami (4-4), 33-20.

(15) Rutgers (7-0) crushed Temple (3-3), 35-10.

(16) Louisville (7-0) slipped past South Florida (2-5), 27-25.

(17) Texas Tech (6-1) fought off (23) TCU (5-2), 56-53 in 3 OT.

(19) Clemson (6-1) steamrolled Virginia Tech (4-4), 38-17.

(20) Stanford (5-2) rolled past California (3-5), 21-3.

Toledo (7-1) surprised (21) Cincinnati (5-1), 29-23.

(22) Boise State (6-1) dominated UNLV (1-7), 32-7.

Oklahoma State (4-2) upended (24) Iowa State (4-3), 31-10.

(25) Texas (5-2) outlasted Baylor (3-3), 56-50.

NASCAR:  Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Won the Nationwide Series Race at Kansas.  Austin Dillon came in second, Joey Logano came in third, and Elliot Sadler came in fourth.

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Oregon State Loses Quarterback Indefinitely

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(CORVALLIS, Ore.) -- Oregon State will be without sophomore quarterback Sean Mannion indefintely after hurting his knee against Washington State, according to head coach Mike Riley.

Mannion threw three interceptions against Washington State on Saturday, a 19-6 Oregon State win. 

"It's very, very disappointing for the young man. He's invested a ton and he's going to miss some time," Riley said. "Like I told him, 'You're going to be fine. I read about a guy who hurt his knee in the first game of a the season a few years ago and he's still pretty good -- Tom Brady. The football stuff happens, you've just got to live with it and get better from it.'

Mannion has thrown for over 1,000 yards and seven touchdown for the 10th ranked Beavers, who have the fourth-best offense in the Pac-12. 

Junior Cody Vaz will replace Mannion behind center while he is out.  Vaz has not seen game action since 2010.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 10/6/12

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: ALDS: The Detroit Tigers (1-0) shut down the Oakland Athletics (0-1), 3-1.

NLDS: The Cincinnati Reds (1-0) held off the San Francisco Giants (0-1), 5-2.

Top 25 College Football: (2) Oregon (6-0) popped (23) Washington (3-2), 52-21.

North Carolina State (4-2) upset (3) Florida State (5-1), 17-16.

(10) Florida (5-0) stunned (4) LSU (5-1), 14-6.

(6) South Carolina (6-0) cruised past (5) Georgia (5-1), 35-7.

(7) Kansas State (5-0) crushed Kansas (1-4), 56-16.

(8) West Virginia (5-0) survived (11) Texas (4-1), 48-45.

(9) Notre Dame (5-0) handled Miami (Fla.) (4-2), 41-3.

(12) Ohio State (6-0) powered past (21) Nebraska (4-2), 63-38.

(14) Oregon State (4-0) held off Washington State (2-4), 19-6.

Iowa State (4-1) upset (15) TCU (4-1), 37-23.

(15) Clemson (5-1) blasted Georgia Tech (2-4), 47-31.

(17) Oklahoma (3-1) stopped Texas Tech (4-1), 41-20.

(18) Stanford (4-1) outlasted Arizona (3-3), 54-48.

(20) Mississippi State (5-0) topped Kentucky (1-5), 27-14.

(22) Rutgers (5-0) ko'ed Connecticut (3-3), 19-3.

Penn State (4-2) defeated (24) Northwestern (5-1), 39-28.

California (2-4) stopped (25) UCLA (4-2), 43-17.

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