UW-Oregon State 2-minute drill
Player of the game Oregon State redshirt freshman Sean Mannion showed why the Beavers made the surprising decision early in the year to...
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Player of the game
Oregon State redshirt freshman Sean Mannion showed why the Beavers made the surprising decision early in the year to give him the starting job. The strong-armed Mannion completed 26 of 37 passes for 339 yards and two touchdowns and saved his best for last, going 6 for 9 for 146 yards in the fourth quarter.
Play of the game
Oregon State was still in danger when it had a second-and-10 at its own 1-yard-line with just over seven minutes left. But Mannion calmly dropped into the end zone and got good protection to let Markus Wheaton get open on a double move, then threw a strike that Wheaton caught for a 52-yard gain. That keyed a 99-yard drive that sewed up the game.
Oregon State was clinging to a 17-14 lead when it scored 14 points in a span of 26 seconds in the fourth quarter, getting the second score after a fumble by Nick Montana gave the Beavers the ball at the UW 15.
Starting left guard Colin Tanigawa suffered what could be an ACL injury in the second quarter. Safety Justin Glenn suffered a concussion on the opening kickoff. Safety Will Shamburger was sidelined with a stinger.
"We prepare our players to put them in position to be successful, and unfortunately we weren't successful today. What we have to figure out is was it scheme, fundamentals, technique. The bottom line is that we just did not make the play when we had an opportunity, so that's what we need to figure out." — UW coach Steve Sarkisian.
By the numbers
747 Chris Polk's career rushing attempts, a school record as he passed Napoleon Kaufman (735 from 1991-94) Saturday.
3 Oregon State's rushing touchdowns. The Beavers had just nine coming into the game.
8-14 Oregon State's third-down conversion rate, continuing a seasonlong issue for a UW team that was allowing 49.3 percent coming in, second-worst in the Pac-12.
112-55 What UW has been outscored by in its last three games, losses to Oregon, USC and Oregon State.
19 Career 100-yard games for Polk, who was one of the lone bright spots Saturday with 109 yards on 25 carries.
Apple Cup vs. Washington State at CenturyLink Field, Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Versus.
|Sept. 3||E. Wash.||W, 30-27|
|Sept. 10||Hawaii||W, 40-32|
|Sept. 17||@Neb.||L, 51-38|
|Sept. 24||California||W, 31-23|
|Oct. 1||@Utah||W, 31-14|
|Oct. 15||Colorado||W, 52-24|
|Oct. 22||@Stanford||L, 65-21|
|Oct. 29||Arizona||W, 42-31|
|Nov. 5||Oregon||L, 34-17|
|Nov. 12||@USC||L, 40-17|
|Nov. 19||@Or. State||L, 38-21|
|Nov. 26||WSU||4:30 p.m.|
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