Found November 15, 2013 on
Crystal Ball Run:
The Beavers will need a strong game from quarterback Sean Mannion if they
want to avoid their third straight loss. Photo: USA Today
Oregon State at No. 21 Arizona State
Saturday, 9:30 PM, Pac-12 Network
Line: Arizona State -14
When the season started, most people outside of Tempe would not have chosen Arizona State to finish first in the Pac-12 South. Yet that is where the Sun Devils find themselves here in mid-November, with a one game lead on UCLA and USC.
Oregon State finds themselves in third place in the Pac-12 North, with only a slim chance right now of winning the division after consecutive losses to Stanford and USC. A ten win season is still a possibility, but the road to getting there is much harder now.
The Beavers have actually been a better team on the road this season than at home, which is where all three losses this season have occurred. However, none of the road opponents so far for Oregon State are of the caliber that Arizona State prese...
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OREGON STATE WAS anything but electric in a devastating 30-17 loss on the road Saturday night. The Beaver offense could not get the ball rolling when it mattered most, and four interceptions from Sean Mannion certainly didn’t help alleviate the strain of a vicious ASU defense and the thundering footfalls of Marion Grice. There were many reasons for this Beaver loss, starting with…
Oregon State rallied from a slow start, pulling within 10 points of No. 21 Arizona State in the third quarter.
The Beavers couldn't sustain their momentum, hurt by too many mistakes.
Sean Mannion threw interceptions for four of Oregon State's five turnovers and the Beavers stumbled after gaining momentum in the third quarter to lose their third straight, 30-17 to the Sun...
TEMPE - Arizona State (8-2, 6-1 Pac-12) dominated the first half to take a 20-0 lead before stumbling through the third quarter. The Sun Devils halted Oregon State's momentum with a blocked field goal in the fourth quarter and put it out of reach when Nelson raced in on Sean Mannion's fourth interception of the game.
After just barely sneaking out of Salt Lake City with a win, Arizona State faces another high-stakes game this weekend, returning to play at Sun Devil Stadium for the first time in almost a month.
Oregon State comes to Tempe trying to prevent falling into a tailspin after consecutive losses to Stanford and USC. The Beavers, led by national passing leader Sean Mannion and national...