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Can The Oregon State Football Team Turn Things Around?

Bowl Chances?

Oregon State is only 2-5 on the season and they have to win 4 of their last 5 games just to be bowl eligible.


Do the Beavers have a chance? I would say no.

Even though QB Sean Mannion had a career day in his last game Oregon State still has to face Stanford at home and then host Oregon in the Civil War game and they have to win one of those games to make it to a bowl.

However, both Stanford and Oregon are ranked in the top 25 and OSU has not beaten a ranked team in the conference for some time.

QB Shaun Mannion had a stellar passing day with 376 yards with 4 TD and 1 INT  in the Beavers last game but can he lead OSU to a bowl game?

I would say no, as the Beavers have had major issues running the ball as well as on defense.

The Beavers were a bowl staple a few years back, but they have fallen on hard times.

Sean Mannion

Can Sean Mannion lead OSU to a bowl game?

This season they have only won 2 games, rank 105th in rushing yards per game and has a defense that ranks 69th in the nation. On top of that in their last 5 games they only face one team that currently has a losing record and that is Utah and at least that game is at home.

The only wins for the Beavers this season has been against San Diego State and Washington State and those teams have a legit passing offense, but that is about it.

For Oregon State to have any chance to turn their season around they will need freshman RB Malcolm Agnew to play well and stay healthy.

He missed 4 games this season, but came back strong in the last win over Washington State rushing for over 100 yards and he will be counted on to help Mannion out on offense.

Oregon State is decent against the run, but they only ranks 90th in the nation defending the pass.

To say that is not good for them is an understatement, as they have a solid chance to beat Utah in their next game, nut in their next 3 games they face Pac 12 teams that have good passing offenses in Stanford, California, and Washington.

Oregon State has a small chance to turn their season around, but they will have to start playing some D and come up with an upset or 2 since they only face one team in their last 5 games that has a losing record.     

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