Oct. 22, 2011
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SEATTLE - Sean Mannion threw for four touchdowns, Malcolm Agnew rushed for 104 yards and a score and Markus Wheaton grabbed 99 yards through the air as the Beavers defeated Washington State, 44-21, Saturday night at CenturyLink Field.
The Beavers were prolific offensive, finishing with 551 yards of total offense, the most since posting 567 at Washington State in 2009. Mannion provided a majority of the offense, completing 26-of-34 passes for 376 yards - his sixth consecutive game with more than 200 yard through the air.
He completed touchdown passes of 31 yards to Jordan Jenkins and 12 yards to Brandin Cooks in the first half as the Beavers jumped out to a 24-14 advantage at the break.
Agnew, who rushed for more than 100 yards for the second time this season, also scored on a 3-yard rush during the half, his fourth carry this season to reach the end zone, leading the Beavers.
Oregon State (2-5 overall, 2-2 Pac-12) did not let up in the second half as Mannion threw two more touchdown strikes - 25 yards to Joe Halahuni and 18 yards to Clayton York. OSU out-scored the Cougars 20-7 during the second half.
The Beavers 44 points is the most in a game since Oregon State tallied 42 at Washington State in 2009.
Defensively, the Beavers were also stout, allowing just a little more than 300 yards of total offense, including 83 on the ground. Dylan Wynn recovered two fumbles, giving him five on the year, a new Oregon State single-season record.
Scott Crichton forced both of Wynn's fumble recoveries and OSU finished with four sacks, tying a single-game high for the season. Taylor Henry had his first career multi-sack game with two.
Wheaton was tops amongst the games receivers with five catches for 99 yards, just shy of reaching the 100-yard plateau for the fourth time this season. All told, Mannion found 11 different receivers in the win.
Mannion found Jenkins on a 31-yard swing pass for the game's first score seven minutes in, and the Beavers jumped out to a 21-14 lead after Cooks' score and Agnew's rushing touchdown.
Trevor Romaine closed out the game's offense in the first half with a 26-yard field goal for the Beavers' 10-point lead.
Oregon State didn't waste much time in extending the lead in the third quarter. Mannion found Halahuni on a 25-yard touchdown strike at the 10:40 mark for a 31-14 advantage. It was the only score for either team in the third quarter.
Romaine opened the fourth quarter with a 25-yarder - he also finished the game with a 25-yarder, giving him 12 field goals on the season. In between Mannion connected on a 18-yard touchdown pass to York, who scored his second of the season but first offensively.
Carl Winston led Washington State (3-4, 1-3) with 41 yards rushing while Jeff Tuel paced the Cougars with 127 yards on 11-of-13 passing.
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