Oregon State was in this one for about 50 minutes. Then it seemed as though the wheels just finally fell off the cart as we all know from watching this team, they usually do.
It looked early on as if this one would be decided rather early as the Cougars jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter.
The Beavers’ offense was just sputtering along as usual, but just as you thought they were just going to roll over in this one, they put together an eleven play, 72-yard drive to cut the deficit in half.
Then, around two minutes later, OS was able to capitalize on a Riley Nelson mistake that turned into a pick six. Kick return man and cornerback Jordan Poyer was the culprit, as he was able to tie this one up going into halftime.
The second half started much like the first in that BYU was able to get two unanswered scores. However, the Beavs answered late in the third on a Sean Mannion touchdown pass to cut it to three.
BYU would jump right back with two more unanswered scores to take the lead up to 17 points. This proved too much for the Beavers as they would eventually fall 38-28.
If you want to find reasons for the loss, there are many of them.
The two main ingredients in another Oregon State disaster has to be that they allowed 11 of 14 third down conversions. Couple that with four turnovers and it’s no wonder they weren’t able to come away with this one.
The Beavers are now 1-5 on this season, with no breaks in sight for this young team.
This week will be one of the two feasibly winnable games left for Oregon State this season. They will head up to Pullman to play the Washington State Cougars.
The Cougars have lost three of their last four games. The one win coming against a 1-5 Colorado team, so they aren’t going to exactly outclass the Beavers here.
Sean Mannion will have to be on point if the Beavers want to leave the state of Washington with a victory. He will lead an attack that is 94th out of 120 teams in scoring.
This one has all the makings for a shootout, as neither one of these teams has been able to keep people out of the end zone this season. Oregon State ranks 96th in points allowed, while the Cougars rank 73rd.
True freshman Sean Mannion threw for over 300 yards for the second time in his young career. He was able to dial up for 306 on 43 passing attempts. He also added two touchdowns. One on the ground, then one through the air when he connected with Brandin Cooks from 59 yards out.
DT – Dominic Glover Academics
CB – Sean Martin Foot
OT – Michael Philipp Knee
DB – Josh LaGrone Knee
LB – Feti Unga Calf
DE – Taylor Henry Shoulder
OG – Josh Andrews Knee
WR – Micah Hatfield Hand
With the loss to BYU this past weekend, Oregon State guaranteed to be without a non-conference win this season. To show just how impressive this is. This will be their first season without a win of this variety in the 21st century.
|Oct 22-10:30 PM ET||Record|
|OREST||1-5 (0-2 V)|
|WSHST||3-3 (2-1 H)|