Oregon State-EWU Post-Game Notes

Athletic Communications   08-31-2013

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Eastern Washington 49, Oregon State 46
August 31, 2013
Reser Stadium
Corvallis, Ore.

Game Notes
•    Weather at game time was 88 degrees and sunny. Wind was from the east at 5 mph.
•    The game aired on Pac-12 Networks. Roxy Bernstein was the play-by-play announcer while Anthony Herron was the analyst.
•    Oregon State won the coin toss and elected to defer. The Beavers kicked off from the south end zone.
•    Oregon State captains were Grant Enger, Michael Doctor, Brandin Cooks and Rashaad Reynolds.
•    For the first time, Oregon State wore its #ReBeaved all black uniforms and matte black helmets. Eastern Washington dressed in red pants, white jerseys and red helmets.
•    Attendance for the game was 41,649. It’s the seventh consecutive season Oregon State has had a crowd of over 40,000 in its home opener. Previous games against Eastern Washington drew 30,782 (2000) and 38,071 (2006).

Oregon State Team Notes
•    With the 49-46 final score, Saturday marked the first time since 1999 that both the Beavers and their opponent scored more than 40 points. Oregon State beat Georgia Southern, 48-41, on Sept. 18, 1999.
•    OSU’s lineup featured a number of first-time starters including:  Josh Mitchell (C), Roman Sapolu (RG), Caleb Smith (TE), Mana Rosa (DT), John Braun (DT), Jabral Johnson (LB) and Joel Skotte (LB).
•    Victor Bolden became the first Beaver freshman to return kickoffs since 2011 when Malcolm Marable (13 for 322 yards), Brandin Cooks (8 for 179 yards) and Terron Ward (2 for 27 yards) all returned kicks. Bolden totaled 119 on the afternoon.
•    Oregon State gave up 29 first-half points, the most they’ve given up in any half since Nov. 29, 2008 when Oregon scored 37 in the game’s first 30 minutes.
•    Eastern Washington’s 23 second-quarter points were the most the Beavers have surrendered in any quarter since UCLA scored 28 in the fourth on Sept. 29, 2007.

Oregon State Individual Notes
•    Sean Mannion went 37-for-43 for 422 yards and three touchdowns. It was the ninth 300-plus yard passing game of his career. It’s the second game of his career with at least three touchdowns and no interceptions, which also happened at Arizona last Sept. 29.
•    Brandin Cooks had 13 receptions, totaling 196 yards and two touchdowns, all career highs. It’s the sixth 100-yard receiving game of his career, tied for eighth all-time at Oregon State with Robert Prescott (1997-2000). He also eclipsed 100 career receptions and now has 111 in 26 games. Thirteen receptions are tied for second all-time in single-game history at OSU.
•    Storm Woods rushed 16 times for 68 yards and two touchdowns. He’s found the end zone in five consecutive games and has had at least two in four straight.
•    Connor Hamlett’s first-quarter touchdown reception was the fourth of his career and first since last season’s 62-14 win over Cal. His eight catches and 85 yards receiving were both career highs.
•    Jabral Johnson’s first-quarter tackle of EWU’s Jabari Wilson for a loss of two yards was the first TFL of his career.
•    Johnson’s nine tackles were also his most in any one game. He had three all of last season and five in nine games in 2011.
•    Senior Tim McMullen’s 50-yard punt in the opening quarter was the first of his career.
•    Edwin Delva recorded his first career tackle in the first quarter.
•    Mana Rosa’s four tackles also established a single-game high for the senior. He had four all of last season and three in 2011.
•    Despite not going down as an official reception, Tyler Perry’s third-quarter grab on the Beavers’ two-point conversion was the first time he has caught a ball in his career.