November 19, 2012

He Said. She Said. Most Complete Game of the Year





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It really is amazing what can happen in Coach Riley's offense when they can keep the play calling balanced. On Saturday against the Golden Bears we saw just that.  The Beavers had 35 rushes to 39 passes and walked away with a trouncing victory.


Everyone got involved in the action for Oregon State as eight different players scored the nine touchdowns.   Five touchdowns were through the air while four were on the ground.  Balance all around.


More importantly, the Beaver offense clicked and gained a great deal of confidence heading into the big Civil War game this weekend. 


We saw a team and coach that wasn't playing vanilla football.  They were aggressive and went for the big win instead of playing not to lose. 


Great overall game by the offense.


SHE SAYS-GRADE: A




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HE SAYS::...


559 yards of offense on a wet, windy and cold night is an impressive feat.


Angie touched on it above, but it is worth mentioning again.  EIGHT different players scored a touchdown for the Beavers in this game.  That has to be a record. 


How about 7 for 7 (all for touchdowns) in the red-zone?  Best we've seen in a long time.


With all the accolades the offense deserves, I do want to point out two things.  First -  Mannion had a couple of passes that should have been picked.  Second - the Beaver offense was immensely helped out by Cal's 15 penalties, many of which were on their defense.


It was good to see the second and third stringers getting some quality snaps in the fourth quarter.  Walk-on quarterback Richie Harrington showed nice command of the offense, going 4-5 for 34 yards, audibled to a pass at least once, and threw a touchdown. 




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