Posted October 13, 2012 on AP on Fox
Cody Vaz passed for 332 yards and three touchdowns in his first start since high school and No. 10 Oregon State used a strong start and bigger finish to beat Brigham Young 42-24 on Saturday. Vaz was filling in for Sean Mannion, who is out indefinitely with a left knee injury. Oregon State is 5-0 for the first time since 1939. Markus Wheaton caught two first-quarter TD passes, and scored on a 12-yard reverse in the fourth, while cornerback Jordan Poyer returned an interception 49 yards to seal the victory against BYU (4-3). Vaz started 5 of 5 for 75 yards and finished 20 of 32 against BYU's fifth-rated defense. BYU quarterback Riley Nelson completed 28 of 51 passes for 305 yards and a touchdown, but was intercepted three times. Oregon State rolled up 450 yards offense. Brandin Cooks caught eight passes for 173 yards for the Beavers. Vaz's third TD pass was pure luck as BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy tipped it at the line. Tight end Colby Prince grabbed it in the end zone for a t...
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