Found September 08, 2013 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
OSU has big bounce back After a stunning Week 1 loss to FCS opponent Eastern Washington, the OSU Beavers needed a win. And a defense. Luckily they got both in a bounce back win against Hawaii. Despite a shaky second quarter, the Beavs dominated both sides of the ball in this one. OSU’s offense continued to roll with over 500 yards, while the D limited the Rainbow Warriors to just 239 yards. With the first win of the season on the board, let’s look at the key players who made the big difference. Here are this week’s game balls… Sean Mannion – 31-43, 372 yards, 4 TDs For the second week in a row Mannion had a huge game. And if he hadn’t been relieved late in the game there’s a good chance he would have posted another 400 yard performance. While it was a solid all-around performance, there’s two important things to take away from this game for Mannion. 1) He showed poise in the pocket. After an unforgivable pick-six on a screen pass in the second quarter, Mannion really settled down. Despite Hawaii bringing a lot of pressure, the third-year QB did a great job making smart decision—rolling out of the pocket, and throwing the ball away. 2) He spread the ball around, a lot. While he still leaned on Brandin Cooks, Mannion was still effective in using different receivers. By days end the Beavers had 10 receivers involved in this game. That kind of spread will be huge for this offense as the season goes on. OSU’s D looked much better on Saturday vs. Hawaii (Photo: Doug Beghtel / The Oregonian) Brandin Cooks – 7 catches, 92 yards, 2 TDs For the second week in a row Cooks had a monster game. Just get used to that. There’s no doubt the junior is 100-percent ready to be this team’s primary receiver. After two TDs last week he had another two this week, and when Mannion needed a target he was there. While he still needs work on the reversal plays—which could be more of a product of bad o-line play—Cooks is quickly developing into a star. Tyrequek Zimmerman – 4 tackles, 1 PD, 1 sack The Beavs needed a big time defensive performance in this game, and after an ugly Week 1 the boys delivered. The biggest difference against Hawaii was play in the secondary, primarily the safeties. The biggest standout there was Zimmerman. The junior safety was aggressive, but smart. Not only did he put up an early sack, he was also the first one attacking the QB on OSU’s game-clinching safety in the fourth. And let’s not forget that the Rainbow Warriors only put up 170 yards passing in this one. Keith Kostol – 6 punts, 38.8 average yards, 4 within the 20 Kostol enjoyed a real breakout season last year, and so far in 2013 he looks even better. Kostol had his best punts in the first half, when this game was much closer than the final score. All-in-all the junior did a great job doing everything he could to quell Hawaii’s momentum in the second quarter. The value of special teams is often overlooked—especially in a dominating win—but Kostol was a huge part of this game. CHECK OUT THE BEAVERS BLOG IN OUR CLUBHOUSE TODAY AT NWSB!

Oregon State downs Hawaii 33-14

Sean Mannion threw for 372 yards and four touchdowns and Oregon State rebounded from a stunning loss in their season opener with a 33-14 victory over Hawaii on Saturday. Brandin Cooks had seven catches for 92 yards and two scores for the Beavers (1-1), who fell 49-46 at home last week to lower division Eastern Washington. Oregon State had 508 yards of total offense while Hawaii...

Two-Minute Drill: Oregon State vs. Hawaii

CORVALLIS – Call it a cookie cutter performance from Oregon State that gave them the 33-14 win over Hawaii. OSU’s defense held tough for much of the night. Sean Mannion threw his first interception of the season, but made up for it and then some with four touchdowns and some surprise rushing yardage. But there's much more to this win - both good and bad - that might have met the eye.

WEEK 3: Let's talk Beavers vs. Utes

IT'S HARD TO put enough emphasis on this coming game for Oregon State. They go on the road for the first time this season -- and open Pac-12 play. The Beavs lost three starters to injury at two positions they could least afford to. A record of 2-1 for the Beavs will look and feel a whole lot different than would 1-2. Meanwhile, Utah will come in undefeated and feeling good about themselves.

NOTEBOOK: Oregon State vs. Hawaii

SO YOU’RE WORRIED about the Beavs today based on what happened in the opener. Vegas isn’t. Indeed, Oregon State opened at more than a three-touchdown favorite, and the line has only gone up.

Uh-oh: Beavs tied at halftime vs.Hawaii

OREGON STATE, in the second straight game they were favored heavily in, is once again in a close one. The Beavs are tied with Hawaii at the half, 14-14. Oregon State took a 14-point lead and looked like they might be on their way to opening things up but a pick-six gave Hawaii a spark and it’s anyone’s ball game at the half.

Hawaii vs. Oregon State

After a tough 14-33 loss to Oregon State, Hawaii has to regroup. Here are a few things we learned from watching the game.

BEAVS WIN: OSU shuts out Hawaii in 2nd half

IT WASN'T ALWAYS pretty but Oregon State took command in the second half to even their mark at 1-1 with a 33-14 win over Hawaii.

Van **** talks Oregon State visit

Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks wide out Alex Van **** took his first official visit to Oregon State this past weekend and had a great experience in Corvallis.

Brown talks highly of Oregon State trip

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Baker makes pledge

Oregon State snagged another class of 2014 commitment, this time from the state of Florida.

College Fantasy Football 2013: Week 3 Waiver Wire Report

Week 2 is in the books and now we have a little clarity about some of those waiver wire gems. Who was a one week stud and who has the potential to go from undrafted to a top performer? Odds are that there are still a lot of great players on your waiver wire, now you just need to grab them before your competition does.BCSSean Mannion, QB Oregon StateMannion looks to have returned...
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