October 10, 2011
He said. She said. Hip, hip...hooray!
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Things finally started clicking for the Oregon State offense, albeit against the worst defense in the conference. Not to take anything away from the Beavers effort however. It was exciting to see some creativity in play calling on the offensive side of the ball.
Saturday we saw wide receiver pass attempts, bubble screens and a return to a balanced run/pass attack.
Game ball has to go to Sean Mannion. He shows poise beyond his years. He battled back from that first drive interception and hardly ever seemed rattled throughout the game.
He continues to improve on making his reads and is getting more and more comfortable scanning the field and not locking onto his primary receiver. While I still don't think the transition was handled well, I do think that Mannion is becoming a very good quarterback and the future is definitely bright.
As for the running game, Jovan Stevenson once again impressed me with his vision. Terron Ward shows glimpses, but he needs to hang on to the ball, before he is permanently entrenched in Riley's dog house.
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