It’s almost fitting to get beat by the Devils because that hurt like Hell to watch.
The Beavs were able to get a little momentum going towards the end of the game, but it ended up being too late as Manny Wilkins and ASU were in control the majority of the day. Wilkins alone went 12/19 in the pass game with 167 yards and two touchdowns.
It also didn’t help that ASU running back Demario Richard gassed the Beaver defense for three touchdowns to go along with 116 rushing yards. As a team, the Beavers gave up 453 yards to ASU. The OSU offense was just outmatched 365 total yards, turning the ball three times.
It wasn’t one of Ryan Nall’s better days with 12 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown. It wasn’t a great day for Darrel Garretson either, but he did have a few highlights on the way to a 269 yard passing day with two interceptions and a rushing touchdown.
ASU was able to jump out to a 30-7 lead at the half after four touchdowns and a safety. The Devils got ten more points in the third quarter.
In the fourth, there were some signs of life for Oregon State when they went on a ten play, 77 yard drive for a score. They then kicked and recovered and onside kick, setting up another touchdown drive that went 53 yards in six plays. That made it a two score game.
But OSU’s next two possessions were an interception and a lost fumble, making the final 40-24.
Oregon State’s final chance for another win comes next weekend in the Civil War game against the Ducks in Eugene. Fingers crossed.