Oregon St. was able to pick up their second win of the season this past weekend up in Washington as they used their passing attack to jump all over the Cougars in a 44-21 victory.
True freshman Sean Mannion was able to limit his mistakes this week, and when he has been able to do that, Oregon State has been a much better team.
The Beavers were just able to outplay Washington State on all sides of the ball in this one.
After Wazzou scored to tie the game at 14 a piece, Oregon State was able to reel off 20 consecutive points to basically seal this one up. This scoring frenzy being capped off by a field goal early in the fourth quarter to make it 34-14.
Six different Beaver players managed to score in this one. Pretty impressive for a team that has struggled to score anything all season long. (76th in points per game).
Oregon State, winners in two of their last three, look to continue their good play against a Utah team that has yet to pick up their first Pac 12 win.
Oregon State will once again look to QB Sean Mannion and the rest of the vaunted passing game to pick up their first two game winning streak of this season. They stake claim to the number 17 passing game in the country, not too bad for a 2-5 team. It’s that 105th ranked rushing attack that seems to kill them.
Utah isn’t much better on the ground however, coming in at number 104 in the country.
The difference is that they don’t have a strong passing game either, hovering around 93rd in the country.
Utah’s strength comes by way its defense, which is allowing just over 22 points a contest. Good for 36th in the country.
I just don’ t think that’s going to be enough.
Sean Mannion set a career high in touchdowns in a game with four. He also threw for over 300 yards for just the third time this season, including his second game in a row. He managed to throw less than two interceptions in this one for the first time in four games.
Malcolm Agnew’s 103 yard performance marks the first time this season that they have had an individual rush for 100 yards against a FBS opponent. Agnew had over 200 in their opening loss against Sacramento State.
DT – Castro Masaniai (Leg)
DT – Dominic Glover (Academics)
CB – Sean Martin (Foot)
OT – Michael Philipp (Knee)
DB – Josh LaGrone (Knee)
OG – Josh Andrews (Knee)
RB – Jovan Stevenson (Knee)
DE – Taylor Henry (Shoulder)
RB – Malcolm Agnew (Concussion)
LB – Feti Unga (Calf)
LB – Cameron Collins (Groin)
Their win last week vaulted Oregon State out of the cellar in the Pac 12 North division. They now have a 2-2 mark. Better than California’s 1-3 record, and the team they beat this weekend Washington State’s 1-3 mark.
Nevertheless, they still possess the second worst overall record in the entire Pac 12 at 2-5.
|Oct 29-7:00 PM ET||Record|
|OREST||2-5 (1-2 V)|
|UTAH||3-4 (1-2 H)|