Oct. 22, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) - Sean Mannion threw for a career high 376 yards and four touchdowns, Malcolm Agnew added 103 yards rushing and Oregon State beat Washington State 44-21 on Saturday night in the Seattle Game.
Mannion, a redshirt freshman who took over as Oregon State's starter in Game 3, threw a pair of scores in the first half, then connected with Joe Halahuni on a 25-yard touchdown in the third quarter as the Beavers ran off 20 unanswered points.
Tuel threw for 127 yards and a touchdown, and added another touchdown running, but was sacked three times and took a big hit on an incompletion just before halftime. He was late returning from the locker room at half and was replaced by Marshall Lobbestael, the starter for the first five games of the season. Tuel broke his collarbone in the opener against Idaho State and returned for last week's loss to Stanford.
The Cougars (3-4, 1-3) dropped their third straight after a promising 3-1 start to the season and now face the teeth of their schedule with upcoming games at Oregon, California, home for Arizona State and the Apple Cup against rival Washington in the final five weeks of the season.
Given time in the pocket due to little pass rush from Washington State's front seven, Mannion picked apart the Cougars secondary. Mannion had touchdown passes of 31 yards to Jordan Jenkins on Oregon State's opening drive, 12 yards to Brandin Cooks, his third-quarter TD to Halahuni and an 18-yard toss to Clayton York in the fourth quarter to push the Beavers lead back to 20.
And when Mannion wasn't finding open receivers, Agnew was rushing for healthy chunks of yards. Agnew averaged 4.5 yards per carry and had his second 100-yard game of the season. Oregon State entered ranked 107th in the country at running the ball, but finished with 175 yards rushing.
Trevor Romaine also kicked three short field goals for the Beavers.
Lobbestael finished 10 of 20 for 105 yards and was intercepted in the end zone late in the game. Marquees Wilson had a 20-yard touchdown catch in the first half and Carl Winston rushed for another in the third quarter.