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Oregon St. beats Portland St. 34-7

Sep 15, 2009 - 9:36 PM By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer

CORVALLIS, Ore.(AP) -- The Rodgers brothers are back for Oregon State.

Jacquizz Rodgers ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns while big brother James caught a pair of passes for 95 yards and a score to lead the Beavers to a 34-7 victory over Portland State in the opener for both teams on Saturday.

Jacquizz, last season's Pac-10 offensive player of the year, missed Oregon State's final two games because of a shoulder injury. He had surgery in the offseason.

His brother broke his collarbone and missed Oregon State's Sun Bowl victory over Pittsburgh.

With both brothers key to Oregon State's success this season, they combined for 253 yards of offense against the Big Sky Conference Vikings.

Junior Ray Fry caught 10 passes for 146 yards for Portland State, opening its third season under former NFL coach Jerry Glanville.

Quarterback Drew Hubel completed 20 of 37 passes for 252 yards for the Vikings, who moved the ball but couldn't quite score against the Pac-10's Beavers.

Sean Canfield was 8-of-11 for 158 yards and a touchdown for the Beavers.

Canfield was opening the season in place of Lyle Moevao, who was still recovering from offseason rotator cuff surgery. Canfield threw six touchdowns and made two starts last season, while Moevao started in nine games and threw 19 touchdowns with 13 interceptions.

The Beavers finished 9-4 last season, capped by a 3-0 victory in the Sun Bowl, and were ranked No. 18. This season Oregon State just missed a spot in the preseason AP Top 25.

Portland State, which finished 4-7 last season, could not stop the Rodgers brothers.

Jacquizz Rodgers, who is known as Quizz, rushed last season for 1,253 yards, a Pac-10 record for a freshman. James Rodgers, instrumental in the Beavers' success with the fly sweep, rushed for 408 yards and five touchdowns and had 607 receiving yards with four scores last season.

On Oregon State's first play of the game from scrimmage, James Rodgers pulled down Canfield's pass and ran for an 87-yard touchdown. It was the sixth longest scoring catch in school history.

Not to be outdone, Quizz barreled into the end zone from five yards out to put the Beavers up 14-0 midway through the first quarter.

Justin Kahut's career-long 50-yard field goal made it 17-0 early in the second, and Jacquizz Rodgers added a 1-yard TD run before the half.

Quizz opened the second half with a 43-yard scoring run, giving the Beavers a 31-0 lead. Oregon State coach Mike Riley pulled him from the lopsided game shortly thereafter.

Kahut added a 24-yard field goal.

Portland State avoided the shutout with Conner Kavanaugh's 1-yard touchdown run with 2:51 left.

It was Jacquizz Rodgers' first three-touchdown game. He also caught four passes for 32 yards, while James rushed twice for 23 yards.