October 21, 2011

Tale of the Tape: WSU vs. Oregon State





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Markus Wheaton | ranks 3rd in the PAC 12 for receptions/game














COMPARISON

Per game comparison
















OSU OFFENSE vs WSU DEFENSE
 
Oregon State
Wash. State
Rushing
102
136
Passing
284
246
Total
386
382
Scoring
22
28
OSU DEFENSE vs WSU OFFENSE
Rushing
156
127
Passing
247
226
Total
403
453
Scoring
32
36



Oregon State took a step backward last weekend after falling to out of conference foe BYU in Corvallis. Next up is a conference game in Seattle against Northwest rival Washington State.



Here's a look at how the positions match up and who BeaverBlitz thinks may have the advantage this Saturday.



QUARTERBACK


The Cougars will start junior Jeff Tuel, a mobile quarterback who could give the Beavers fits again this year. This will be Tuel's second start of the year after breaking his collarbone early in the season and he is looking to improve upon his numbers from last week. He is 18-32-149 yards and is -6 rushing on the year.


Redshirt freshman Sean Mannion is looking for his first road victory in Seattle. He has a 65% completion percentage, but two numbers are glaring...five touchdowns to nine interceptions. The interceptions are inpart to lopsided play calling after he threw a record 66 passes in Tempe earlier this season (and tallied 4 ints. in that one game).


Advantage: Push --Tuel may be able to hurt the Beaver defense with his legs, but Mannion and his wide receivers should be able to do some damage to the Cougars through the air.





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