Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/8/13
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. D...
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