Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 10/1/12
Sean Mannion led the Beavers through a second half shootout with 433 yards to make Mike Riley the winningest coach in Oregon State football’s history. Going undefeated in September sets Oregon State up for a good season, one that will end versus the mighty Ducks. Although a long road to the Pac-12 Championship, the clutch win against Arizona shows that Oregon State are serious contenders. They have rightfully earned the #14 ranking. The passing game was above par, caught mostly by one of college football’s most dynamic wide receiver duos. Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks combined for a total of 19 catches and 315 yards. Wheaton grabbed two touchdowns from the Sophomore Mannion, who gave credit to his “playmakers on both sides of the field” for the “good team win”. Mannion, after throwing a career-high in passing yards, mentioned that the momentum started early on with the offensive line’s strong effort and that he was proud of the team for “settling down” in the 3rd quarter, keepin...
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