Posted October 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
A week after Oregon State relied on its offense for a victory over Arizona, the defense helped secure the win against Washington State. The Beavers improved their record to 4-0 (3-0 in the Pac-12) and jumped four spots in The Associated Press rankings to No. 10 after a 19-6 win at home over the Cougars on Saturday. ''Our record says we are perfect right now, and I can't argue with that,'' said Oregon State receiver Markus Wheaton. ''But we have a lot to work on. As you can see there are a lot of penalties and missed assignments.'' There were also turnovers. Sophomore Sean Mannion was 25 of 42 for 270 yards, but he threw three interceptions to kill promising drives. Add that to 11 penalties for 110 yards, and the Beavers were their own worst enemies at times. The first half was particularly trying, with Mannion throwing two of his INTs and another drive stalling at the Cougars 24 when the Beavers failed to convert on fourth-and-2. They took a t...
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