Terron Ward

Beavers Set For Civil War Friday

Photo By: Beth Buglione/Oregon State Athletics   11-26-2013
THIS WEEK: Oregon State (6-5, 4-4 Pac-12) concludes the 2013 regular season Fri., Nov. 29 when it plays the annual Civil War in Eugene against the No. 12 (AP) Oregon Ducks (9-2, 6-2). Kickoff is at 4:07 p.m. PST in a game being televised by Fox Sports 1. The Civil War is presented by The Oregon College Savings Plan, PacificSource Health Plans, Your Local Ford Stores, Wells Fargo and McDonald’s.

COOKS FINALIST FOR BILETNIKOFF: Brandin Cooks has been named one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation to the nation’s top receiver. Cooks, a junior, is on the verge of several Pac-12 receiving records and already has OSU records for career receiving touchdowns with 23, single season touchdown receptions with 15 (current), single season receptions with 110 (current) and single season yards with 1,560 (current). He is the first finalist for the Award since Mike Hass received the 2005 honor. Cooks will travel to Orlando for the  ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show Dec. 11-12 and if he is selected as the recipient he will attend the Biletnikoff Award banquet Feb. 8 in Tallahassee. Mike Evans, a sophomore from Texas A&M, and Sammy Watkins, a junior from Clemson, are the other finalists.

SERIES: Oregon leads overall 60-46-10 in the tied for fifth-most contested rivalry in the nation and dates back to 1894. The Ducks have won the last five, including last season’s 48-24 win in Corvallis in a game that featured No. 4 Oregon and No. 15 OSU. The last Beaver victory was in 2007, a double overtime 38-31 win at Autzen Stadium. OSU also won a double overtime 44-41 decision in 1998 in Corvallis.

OLD “FRIENDS:” With 117 games, the Civil War’s is not the most contested rivalry in the nation, but it’s close. Here is a closer look (games through the end of this season); Minnesota vs. Wisconsin (123), Kansas vs. Missouri (120), Texas vs. Texas A&M (118), North Carolina vs. Virginia (118), Nebraska vs. Kansas (117), Miami (OH) vs. Cincinnati (117), and Auburn vs. Georgia (117).

BEAVS LOOK TO CLINCH WINNING RECORD: A win Saturday would clinch a winning record for Oregon State for the season, marking the program’s second consecutive winning mark and eighth under head coach Mike Riley. A victory would bolster the team’s bowl resume in a league that has nine teams eligible for postseason. The Pac-12 has agreements with seven bowl partners – Rose Bowl, presented by Vizio, Valero Alamo, National University Holiday, Hyundai Sun, Royal Purple Las Vegas, Fight Hunger and Gildan New Mexico. Teams not selected for one of these bowls would be eligible for an at-large invitation for a bowl with a tie-in to a league that does not have enough eligible teams.

LOOKING TO AVOID 5-GAME SKID: Saturday Oregon State will be trying to avoid a dubious five-game losing streak, a skid it last had when it lost six straight to conclude 1997.

ATTENDANCE RECORD: Oregon State averaged 42,964 fans for the 2013 home season, a record for a non-Civil War season and the third-best average for a single year.

OSU-UO RECORDS: Several records and milestones have been set in the Beavers-UO long history of the rivalry. Here is a closer look:
o    100-yard rushers – Dave Schilling (173/1970); Bill Enyart (168/1968); Bill Enyart (167/1967); Wally Jackson (165/1952); Sam Baker (159/1951); Ken Simonton (157/1998); Steven Jackson (153/2002); Matt Sieverson (142/2007); Pete Pifer (136/1965); Pete Pifer (130/1966); Yvenson Bernard (128/2005); Bob Cornelison (122/950); Dick Maurer (116/1974); Dave Schilling (115/1969); Dave Schilling (114/1971); Ken Simonton (113/2000); Sam Baker (111/1950); Pat Chaffey (109/1988); Jason Dandridge (104/1997)
o    Most Blocked Kicks: 2, Ben Siegert @ Corvallis (11/24/2006)
o    Most Unassisted Tackles: 16, James Murphy @ Corvallis (11/27/1982)
o    Longest Interception Return: 94 yards, Jay Locey @ Eugene (11/22/1975)
o    Most Interceptions: 7, @ Corvallis (11/21/1942)

COOKS EYES PAC-12 MARK: Junior wide receiver and Biletnikoff Award finalist Brandin Cooks is OSU’s all-time leading single season receiver with 110 catches. If Cooks attains his average of 10  receptions per game (tied for 1st in the NCAA/Davante Adams, Fresno St & Jeremy Johnson, SMU) he would break the single season Pac-12 record for receptions.
Pac-12 Single Season Receptions
Rk   No.     Player    Yr
1.    118     Marqise Lee, USC    2012
2.    111     Robert Woods, USC    2011
3.    110     Brandin Cooks, OSU    2013*
*Tied OSU record with 14 receptions vs. San Diego State in Sept.
NCAA Record – 155, Freddie Barnes, Bowling Green (2009)

ALSO TRACKING SINGLE SEASON YARDS: Brandin Cooks needs 162 yards Saturday to break the Pac-12 record for receiving yards; he currently is second to Marquise Lee’s 2012 total of 1,721. Cooks’ 1,560 yards leads the NCAA by 246 yards over Mike Evans of Texas A&M. Paul Richardson of Colorado is the second-highest Pac-12 receiver with 1,289 yards (5th in NCAA).
Pac-12 Single Season Yards
Rk    No.       Player    Yr
1.     1721     Marqise Lee, USC    2012
2.     1560     Brandin Cooks, OSU    2013
NCAA Record – 2,060 yds, Trevor Insley, Nevada, 1999

HE’S ALREADY GOT FOUR: As in four records for Brandin Cooks. He holds the OSU record for career receiving touchdowns with 23, single season touchdown receptions with 15 (current), single season receptions with 110 (current) and single season yards with 1,560 (current).
Pac-12 Single Season Touchdown Receptions
Rk   No.   Player    Yr
1.     18     Mario Bailey, UW    1991
2.     17     J.J. Stokes, UCLA    1993
3.     16     Dwayne Jarrett, USC    2005
        16     Mike Williams, USC    2003
5.     15     Robert Woods, USC    2011
        15     Brandin Cooks, OSU    2013
NCAA Record – 27, Troy Edwards, Louisiana Tech (1998)

MANNION TO COOKS, TOUCHDOWN BEAVERS! Through the 11 games of the season, quarterback Sean Mannion and receiver Brandin Cooks have combined for 15 touchdown passes. The duo has now connected 22 times during their careers for scores, the most in Beaver history.

NOT ONLY THAT, BUT… Mannion and Cooks have combined for 181 career receptions. The duo tied a school record for connections with 14 against San Diego State earlier this season after having 13 in the season opener vs. Eastern Washington and at California.

ACCURATE PASSER: Quarterback Sean Mannion’s current 66.3 percent completion percentage (347-523) is flirting with the OSU record pace for a single season. Sean Canfield in the 2009 season hit on 67.9 (303-446) percent and is the current record holder for a year. Canfield (2006-09) also holds the career completion percentage record at 64.1 percent (552-861) – Mannion is currently at a 65.3 percent (852-1305). He set a school record with 41 pass completions against Stanford earlier this season.
NOT BAD FOR A JUNIOR: Sean Mannion has completed 852 career passes, which ranks second-best in the NCAA for junior quarterbacks behind Taylor Heinicke of Old Dominion (first-year FBS school) with 949 and eighth overall in the country. Mannion’s 9,863 passing yards is second for junior quarterbacks trailing only Heinicke’s 11,483 and also is eighth overall in the country for active quarterbacks. Mannion is the active leader in the Pac-12 for career yards and is 12th overall in the Pac-12 record book:
Pac-12 Career Passing Yards
Rk   Yds          Player    Yrs
1.     12,274    Matt Barkley, USC    2009-12
9.     10,491    Rudy Carpenter, ASU    2005-08
10.   10,220    Cody Pickett, UW    1999-2003
11.    9,986     Nick Foles, ARIZ    2009-11
12.    9,863     Sean Mannion, OSU    2011-pres

NOT BAD FOR A JUNIOR II: Sean Mannion not only is escalating the Pac-12 record chart for career yards passing, but also for career touchdowns passing. He is currently tied with Kyle Boller (Cal/1999-2002) for 18th in the Pac-12 record book with 65. Mannion is No. 2 on the active list for TD passes by a Pac-12 quarterback chasing Washington’s Keith Price (73).  
Pac-12 Career Passing Touchdowns
Rk    TDs    Player    Yrs
1.     116     Matt Barkley, USC    2009-12
10.   73       Keith Price, UW    2010-pres
12.   70       Jason Gesser, WSU    1999-2002
13.   68       Cade McNown, UCLA    1995-99
14.   67       Drew Olson, UCLA    2002-05
         67      Willie Tuitama, ARIZ    2005-08
         67      Nick Foles, ARIZ    2009-11
17.   66       Darron Thomas, ORE     2008, 10-11
18.   65       Jake Plummer, ASU    1993-96
         65      Sean Mannion, OSU    2011-pres

MORE MANNION: The 2013 four-time Manning Award recipient and two-time Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week now has 9,863 yards; second all-time at OSU and needs 1,386 yards to catch the school’s career leader Derek Anderson – Mannion needs to average 107 yards per game over his final 13 regular season games to match Anderson’s 11,249 yards. He is the only quarterback in Beaver history to pass for 350-plus yards in seven straight games and the career leader for 400-plus yard games in a career with six. He is second in the nation for touchdown passes with 34, including a school-record 6 TD game vs. Colorado earlier this season. He also is second in the nation for passing yards per game at 371.7 and leads the nation for total passing yards at 4,089 (OSU record).
Pac-12 Season Passing Yards
Rk    Yds      Player    Season
1.     4458     Cody Pickett, UW    2002
2.     4329     Nick Foles, ARIZ    2011
3.     4089     Sean Mannion, OSU    2013

Pac-12 Season Touchdown Passes
Rk   Tds   Player    Season
1.     39     Matt Barkley, USC    2011
2.     38     Matt Leinart, USC    2003
3.     37     Andrew Luck, STAN    2011
4.     36     Matt Barkley, USC    2012
5.     34     Mark Sanchez, USC    2008
        34     Drew Olson, UCLA    2005
        34     Ryan Leaf, WSU    1997
        34     Sean Mannion, OSU    2013

Rk    No.    Player
1.     24     Corey Robinson, Troy
2.     17     Derek Carr, Fresno State
3.     16     Sean Mannion
        16     Tajh Boyd, Clemson

Rk    No.    Player
1.     9      Derek Carr, Fresno State
2.     6      Sean Mannion

Rk    No.   Player
1.     13     Derek Carr, Fresno State
2.     11     Aaron Murray, Georgia
3.     9       Tajh Boyd, Clemson
4.     7       Sean Mannion
        7       Brett Smith, Wyoming
MANNION HAS THREE RECORDS TOO: Sean Mannion has set the OSU single season records with 347 completions and 523 attempts breaking his own previous mark of 305 in 2011. With 4,089 passing yards this season, Mannion passed Derek Anderson’s previous season record of 4,058 set in 2003.

388.3: The number of average yards the Beavers have passed for over the first 11 games, third in the nation to the 400.2 yards per game by Texas Tech and 399.9 by Fresno State. No Pac-12 team has led the nation for passing since Washington State in 1960 at 185.5 yards per game. The team has set a new school record with 4,271 passing yards and is on pace to break the Pac-12 record of 4,501 yards by Washington in 2002.

THAT’S A RECORD: Here are the team/individual records to date for OSU this season:
•    Most Yards Back-to-Back Games – Sean Mannion, 974 yards vs. Cal & WSU (Pac-12 record).
•    Most passing yards in 1 game – Sean Mannion, 493 yards vs. WSU (OSU record)
•    Most completions in 1 game – Sean Mannion, 41 vs. Stanford (OSU record)
•    Most TDs Passing in 1 game – Sean Mannion, 6 vs. Colorado (OSU record)
•    Most TDs passing in season – Sean Mannion, 34, OSU record
•    Most 350-yard passing games in 1 season – Sean Mannion, 7 (OSU record)
•    Most career 350-yard passing a games – Sean Mannion, 9 (ties OSU record)
•    Most pass completions in 1 season – Sean Mannion, 347 (OSU record)
•    Most passes attempted in 1 season – Sean Mannion, 523 (OSU record)
•    Most passing yards in 1 season – Sean Mannion, 4,089 (OSU record)
•    Most TD – QB-WR connections – 22, Sean Mannion to Brandin Cooks (OSU record)
•    Most receptions in 1 game – Brandin Cooks, 14 vs. San Diego State (ties OSU record)
•    Most receptions in 1 season – Brandin Cooks, 110
•    Most TD receptions in 1 season – Brandin Cooks, 15 (OSU record)
•    Most TD receptions in career – Brandin Cooks, 23 (OSU record)
•    Most yards receiving in 1 season – Brandin Cooks, 1,560 (OSU record)
•    Most kickoff return yards in 1 game – Victor Bolden, 305 yds vs. UW (Pac-12 record)
•    Most kickoff returns in 1 game – 12, Victor Bolden vs. UW (Pac-12 record)
•    Most all-purpose yards in 1 game - 327, Victor Bolden vs. UW (OSU record)
•    40-plus points in 3 consecutive games (Colo, WSU, Cal – OSU record)
•    Most Interceptions returned for TDs (Tied) – 3 (OSU record)

OPPORTUNISTIC SECONDARY: Oregon State is among the national leaders (9th) and second in the Pac-12 for interceptions with 17. First-year Beaver cornerback Steven Nelson, a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, is second in the Pac-12 with teammate Rashaad Reynolds with five each.

PICK SIX: Cornerbacks Steven Nelson, Sean Martin, and safety Ryan Murphy all have interceptions for touchdowns this season. Nelson’s 16-yard return against San Diego State with 2:16 left provided the winning points in 34-30 win at Qualcomm Stadium. Martin returned a third-quarter pass 27 yards in OSU’s 51-48 overtime victory at Utah. Murphy scored on a 41-yard return in the second quarter vs. USC. The three interception returns for touchdowns ties the school record.

“GRINDING” IT OUT: Courtesy of the Pac-12 Conference, Oregon State has had the third-most long scoring drives in the league. The Beavers have had 16 scoring drives of at least four minutes in length, which is likely a result of the team being one of the few that actually huddles between plays. In comparison, Oregon has had four scoring drives of 4-plus minutes, the fewest in the Pac-12.

BEAVS AT 103: USC owns the most victories in the Pac-12 Conference this century with 136(112 with vacated wins), followed by Oregon (131), OSU (103), UCLA (94), Arizona State (94), Stanford (91), Cal (87),  Washington (77), Arizona (76), WSU (72). Utah has 114 victories this century and Colorado has 71. The Beavers hit the 100-win plateau this century in the Oct. 21 win at San Diego State. The previous 100-win stretch started during the 1966 season, ending with 1999 – nearly 34 seasons (365 games). This century’s 100 victories were achieved in just over 13 seasons (168 games).

IT’S ANOTHER BEAVER FIRST DOWN: While receiver Brandin Cooks generates most of the headlines in terms of Beaver receivers, but quarterback Sean Mannion has spread the wealth with key connections to fellow wideouts Richard Mullaney and Kevin Cummings. Mullaney has secured a first down or touchdown on 35 of his 48 receptions while Cummings, prior to being injured vs. Stanford, had done the same on 13 of his 23 (8 of those 13 catches converted 1st downs on 3rd or 4th down).

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Oregon State has had five Pac-12 Players of the Week so far this season. Rashaad Reynolds earned the defensive honor after forcing two fumbles and collecting two interceptions at WSU.  Quarterback Sean Mannion earned the offensive player of the week recognition after passing for an OSU record six touchdown passes against Colorado and prior to that a 443-yard five score effort at Utah. Mannion also has been named the Manning Award Player of the Week twice (the same games). Cornerback Steven Nelson earned the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week award after returning an interception 16 yards for a touchdown with 2:31 left in the win at San Diego State. Kicker Trevor Romaine made all three of his field goal attempts and had five touchbacks in the win at Utah earning him Special Teams Player of the Week. Mannion has been selected for the weekly conference honor four times in his career, Romaine twice, and Nelson and Reynolds once.

TARGET RICH ENVIRONMENT: Oregon State has completed 360 passes this season in 11 games. The 360 completions rank as the fourth-most in the country and is just one less than what OSU’s opponents have for passing attempts. The Beavers have completed passes to 17 different receivers.

TIGHT ENDS PLAYING BIG ROLE: OSU’s tight ends have caught 75 passes this season, the most since the 2004 group collected 78, led by Joe Newton’s school record 56 grabs at the position. In the Mike Riley era part II twice the Beavers have had a low of 29 receptions by the tight ends (2005, ’08).

OFFENSIVE LINE SHUFFLE: Oregon State offensive line, thought to be a position of depth in the spring, has become thinner throughout camp and into the early part of the season. Four starters returned and the Beavers were expected to start highly regarded sophomore Gavin Andrews at the one open spot, right tackle. However, Andrews was diagnosed with mono the week before the season started forcing a shuffle along the line. Grant Enger, who was slated to start at right guard, moved to right tackle and junior Roman Sapolu took over at right guard. In addition, returning center Isaac Seumalo was unable to play in the season opener due to a bruised knee forcing sophomore Josh Mitchell into the lineup during Week 1. Heading into Week 2, Seumalo, a freshman All-American, returned to the starting lineup to anchor the line. However in OSU’s win over Hawai’i Enger sprained his left knee and missed three games (he is expected to return this week) and Sapolu suffered a foot injury and will miss the rest of the season. At San Diego State, Mitchell injured an ankle that left him sidelined and forced another shuffle along the line. Last game against Colorado, the Beavers started Michael Philipp (LT), Josh Andrews (LG) and Seumalo (C) – their usual positions, although Seumalo has started two games at right tackle this year – with redshirt freshman Grant Bays at right guard and true freshman Sean Harlow at right tackle. OSU’s line has been further diminished with the prolonged recoveries of Justin Addie (concussion) and Garrett Weinreich (knee injury suffered in August 2012). In addition, the retirement early in fall camp of David Keller (concussions), who was expected be the top back-up at guard, and Chase Eldredge (knee) during the summer further complicates the situation. Following the first bye week, the Beavers welcomed by Gavin Andrews and Enger against Washington State.

NFL COACHING EXPERIENCE: Oregon State coaches have a combined 42 years of full-time NFL coaching experience. Mike Riley (4 years), Mark Banker (3), Bruce Read (7), Danny Langsdorf (3), Mike Cavanaugh (2) and Rod Perry (23), In addition, running backs coach Chris Brasfield served two years as an intern and two seasons as a scout in the NFL. Graduate assistants coaches Kyle DeVan (tight ends) and Keaton Kristick (linebackers) played in the NFL - DeVan for the five years with the Jets, Colts (Super Bowl starter), Eagles and Titans; and Kristick for two years with the 49ers.

RILEY’S RIGHT-HAND GUYS: Oregon State has been fairly stable in terms of assistant coaches, particularly at the coordinator positions. Defensive coordinator Mark Banker has been on the staff since 2003 in his current role (served 1997-98 seasons as secondary coach); he has the second longest tenure as the defensive coordinator at one school (Buddy Green, Navy, 12 years). Banker was also with Riley for the 1999-2001 seasons with the Chargers (Def. Coord.) and in 1996 at USC. Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf  has been in his role since 2004 (was a G.A. for TE in 1997-98) and was with the Saints with Riley for the 2002 season.

SCHOOL RECORD COACH: Mike Riley continues to build on his school record for victories, now with 87. The longest tenured coach in the Pac-12 has 56 league wins, which is tied for 11th with Rich Brooks (Oregon/1977-94). Riley’s overall league record is 56-55 (14 of those losses in his first era of 1997-98) – his second tenure (2003-present) league mark is 54-41. For more on Riley turn to his bio in this notes package. Riley is the longest tenured coach in the Pac-12 with 13 years at OSU; the rest of the league includes Kyle Whittingham, Utah (9 yrs), Steve Sarkisian, UW (5), David Shaw, Stanford (3), Todd Graham, ASU (2), Mike Leach, WSU (2), Rich Rodriguez, Arizona (2), Sonny Dykes, Cal (first), Mark Helfrich, Oregon (first), Ed Orgeron, USC (first) and Mike MacIntyre, Colorado (first).

RE-BEAVED: During the offseason the Beavers re-beaved thanks to Nike, introducing a new brand in March. The new brand includes a new logo, plus several uniform combos. Football also sports three helmet designs.

ONE OF SIX: Third-year athletic trainer Ariko Iso (uh-REE-ko E-so) is one of only six female head football trainers in the FBS - Jennifer Brodeur at Massachusetts, Laurie Fincher at UAB, Dawn Hearn at UTEP, Kelli Pugh at Virginia and Mary Vander Heiden at Central Florida are the others. Iso joined the program in late spring of 2011 after being the only female athletic trainer in the NFL (Steelers).

TEAM CAPTAINS: The 2013 team captains are seniors Rashaad Reynolds (CB), Michael Doctor (LB), Grant Enger (OG), and juniors Brandin Cooks (WR) and Sean Mannion (QB). Mannion has been selected for the second straight season – no Beaver has ever been a three-year team captain.

WIN THE TURNOVER BATTLE, WIN THE GAME: Over the last 123 games, Oregon State is 47-10 when committing fewer turnovers than its opponent, 11-34 when committing more and 12-9 when even.

RUNNING BACK U: Oregon State is the only program in the Pac-12 Conference with three running backs that rank in the top 10 for career rushing in the league; 3. Ken Simonton (1998-2001), 5,044 yards; 8. Jacquizz Rodgers (2008-10), 3,877; 9. Yvenson Bernard (2004-07), 3,862. Steven Jackson (2001-03) ranks 14th with 3,625 yards. Rodgers and Jackson both left OSU after three seasons to enter the NFL.

75-9: That’s the record of Oregon State when it leads after three quarters with Mike Riley as head coach.  Since the start of the 2004 season it is 56-5.

100-PLUS USUALLY A W: When a Beaver rushes for 100-plus yards it usually equals a victory.  OSU has won 26 of its last 31 games (84%) when a rusher gains 100 – the only five losses in that period -- Oct. 2, 2008 at Utah (Jacquizz Rodgers 101 yds), Oct. 24, 2009 at USC (Jacquizz 113), Oct. 16, 2010 at Washington (Jacquizz 140), Sept. 3, 2011 vs. Sacramento State (Malcolm Agnew 223) and Dec. 29, 2012 vs. Texas (Storm Woods 118).

BOWL HISTORY: Starting with the 1999 season, Oregon State has appeared in 10 bowl games – tied for the third-most in the league. Oregon has 13 appearances, followed by Utah (11), OSU (10), USC (10), UCLA (10), Arizona State (9), Cal (8), Washington (7), Stanford (6), Colorado (6), Arizona (4) and Washington State (3).

FRESH FACES: Three true freshmen for the Beavers in the season opener - WR/KR Victor Bolden, OL Sean Harlow and LB Darrell Songy ... in addition, 13 others played for the first time with the Beavers including JC transfers DT Edwin Delva, DT Siale Hautau and CB Steven Nelson and redshirt freshmen OG Grant Bays, RB Chris Brown, WR Blair Cavanaugh, WR Malik Gilmore, OL Nolan Hansen, LS Harrison Linsky, LB Rommel Mageo, LS Andrew Maughan, LB Cyril Noland-Lewis, FB Ricky Ortiz, S Zack Robinson, LB Caleb Saulo, TE Dustin Stanton, DT Noke Tago and OL Garrett Weinreich.

TRUE “STUDENT-ATHLETES” Oregon State is routinely among the league leaders for Pac-12 academic selections and this year should be no different. The following players will graduate in December: OL Josh Andrews (sociology); WR Kevin Cummings (marketing); LB Michael Doctor (human development/family studies); OL Grant Enger (entrepreneurship); WR Micah Hatfield (human development/family studies); QB Sean Mannion (liberal studies); CB Sean Martin (new media); OL Michael Philipp (public health); CB Rashaad Reynolds (human development/family studies); RB Jovan Stevenson (sociology). Graduates in March include DL John Braun (sociology); LB Charlie Gilmur (marketing); DL Devon Kell (public health); WR Mitch Singler (marketing); QB Cody Vaz (sociology). June graduates include S Steven Christian (master of arts in interdisciplinary studies); P Tim McMullen (exercise & sport science); DL Mana Rosa (psychology).

WOODCHIPS: OSU and Eastern Washington each scored 40-plus points, the first time both teams scored that many in an OSU game since 1999 against Georgia Southern (OSU win 48-41) – that was again achieved in the Beavers 51-48 overtime win at Utah … both the Hawai’I and Utah games required an ambulance on the field for an injured player, in both instances the players were released from the hospital that day/night ... DL Jalen Grimble’s cousin, Xavier Grimble, plays tight end for USC … QB Cody Vaz missed much of the first bye week practice session due to dropping an 85-pound weight on his foot …  OSU’s quarterbacks were sacked nine times through the first seven games, but eight times against Stanford … OSU allowed school records of 69 points and 530 rushing yards vs. Washington.