Posted December 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
Markus Wheaton swears he didn't know he was close to setting Oregon State's school record for career receptions against lower-division Nicholls State. ''I was wondering why I was getting the ball so much,'' the senior receiver laughed after 12 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in No. 16 Oregon State's 77-3 rout of lower-division Nicholls State on Saturday. Wheaton has 224 receptions, surpassing James Rodgers, who wrapped up his career at Oregon State last year with 222. Rodgers is on the practice squad with the Atlanta Falcons. Wheaton also ran for a score before retreating to the sideline when the Beavers piled up a 35-0 first-half lead. Oregon State's 77 points broke the record for most in a game, surpassing a 76-0 victory over Willamette in 1931. The game was originally scheduled to be the season opener for both teams on Sept. 1, but it was postponed when Hurricane Isaac bore down on the Colonels' campus in Thibodeaux, La. Officials for the schools decided it was in the ...
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