The junior WR was the centerpiece of the offense since his brother, Jacquizz, had an off day. He accounted for 218 all-purpose yards - 90 receiving, 67 rushing and 61 on kick and punt returns.
Inconsistency ruled the day. The running game didn't pound out the yards. There was little deep threat due to pressure on the quarterback and the receivers couldn't get open enough.
The second quarter
OSU's offense stalled and punted on its first four possessions of the second quarter. Meanwhile, the Bearcats got their offense on track and scored three touchdowns. The the Beavers couldn't catch up.
Turning point II
The Beavers thought they had stripped the ball from DJ Woods and recovered it with eight minutes left in the game, but the officials ruled forward progress had been stopped before the fumble. The Bearcats retained the ball and went on to score the last TD to seal the game.
Cincinnati QB Tony Pike had a stellar day, completing 31 of 49 passes for 332 yards and two TDs.
The 26-game home winning streak against nonconference teams came to an end. The Beavers hadn't lost a nonconference game in Reser Stadium since Sept. 7, 1996, in the season opener against Montana.
James Rodgers became the second OSU player to top 1,000 career receiving and rushing yards. He has 1,142 rushing yards, and gained 90 receiving Saturday to reach 1,048. Pat Chaffey (1986, 88-89) was the first with 1,421 rushing yards and 1,293 receiving. Rodgers also became the 11th OSU receiver to top 1,000 receiving yards.
• QB Sean Canfield moved into eighth place in career passing yards with 3,295. He is two spots behind teammate Lyle Moevao (3,410).
• RB Jacquizz Rodgers moved into 12th place in career rushing with 1,595 yards.
Top 25 record
Over the last 10 games, the Beavers have played .500 ball against teams ranked in the top 25. The wins are over No. 1 USC (2008), No. 2 California (2007), No. 2 USC (2006), No. 19 Pittsburgh (2008) and No. 24 Hawaii (2006).
Junior WR Darrell Catchings returned from a wrist injury that kept him out of practice for five weeks. He rotated with Damola Adeniji at split end and caught one pass for 18 yards.
Moment of silence
There was a moment of silence before the game to honor NCAA president Myles Brand, who passed away Wednesday after a nine-month bout with pancreatic cancer. This was done at all Pacific-10 Conference game hosted by member schools. The military was also honored at OSU.
• WR Jordan Bishop started in place of Casey Kjos (back) in slot.
• The safety the defense recorded in the second quarter was the first one since Sept. 22, 2007, against Arizona State.
• LB Keaton Kristick's INT in the third quarter was the first of his career.
• The Beavers became the last team in the nation to commit a turnover when Canfield threw a fourth-quarter INT.