Unsurprisingly, the Beavers fell yet again this weekend. This time to the tune of a 23-6 score against a mediocre Cal Golden Bears.
Once again the rushing attack disappointed, as Oregon State only accumulated a paltry 27 yards on the ground in this one. It wasn’t like they didn’t try to run either. They ran the ball 21 times in this one. That is good for a meager 1.3 yards per carry.
The Beavers just had no answer for Cal’s running game either. The main culprit was junior running back Isi Sofele who amassed nearly 200 yards on the ground on 23 carries and a touchdown.
But the onslaught didn’t end there, as the G-Bears backup running back C.J. Anderson was also able to tally up over 100 yards from scrimmage on just 15 touches. That comes to almost eight yards per carry, which is pretty impressive.
Oregon State actually opened the scoring in this one with a field goal. This was followed by a pair of Cal touchdowns before the Beavs closed out the scoring in the first half with another field goal making it 14-6 at halftime.
Cal would be the only team to get on the board in the second half, as they added a touchdown in the third quarter, then tacked on a field goal late in the fourth to cap the scoring. OSU Football Stats
Things won’t get any easier for OSU this week, as they will face the balanced attack of the Washington Huskies who are looking to get their season back on track.
Washington has had Oregon and USC in recent weeks, so they will be happy to get a match-up more suitable for them.
The Huskies come into this one with an offense ranked in the top half of the country. It lies just outside of the top 50 nationally at number 55. Their passing game has been a bit ahead of the running game as of late, but that is mainly due to the fact that they have been playing from behind almost exclusively in the last two games.
While this is a game that Oregon State can win if they are clicking, Washington will come in as a pretty hungry bunch after losing two in a row. This one could be pretty tight if Sean Mannion can avoid turnovers.
I will be bringing back the lowlight segment for Oregon State yet again. They just haven’t been able to get anything going this season.
However, I will put the spotlight on the two primary tailbacks for the Beavers.
Jovan Stevenson only gained 15 yards on five carries against Cal, and considering he had a run of 14 yards makes this performance especially poor.
Then you have Malcolm Agnew. He was only able to tally just three yards on six carries on the day.
You look at these stats, and it’s no wonder this team struggles so badly.
DB – Josh LaGrone (knee)
OT – Michael Philipp (knee)
DT – Dominic Glover (Academics)
DT – Castro Masaniai (Leg)
Just when you think it couldn’t happen. Things got worse for the Beavers. Washington State was able to snag a win this past weekend, which drew them level with Oregon State pitting the two in a tie for last in the northern division of the Pac 12.
That means Oregon State will have something to play for in the upcoming weeks.