While most came into today expecting a win against the Mustangs there was some concern among Beaver Nation that this game would be a little closer than most would find comfortable. The mood worsened early in the day when news broke that the Beavs would be without stud running back Jermar Jefferson as well as Jordan Whiteley and Tyjon Lyndsey.
Concerns subsided rather quickly.
The Oregon State offense dominated the first half putting up 38 points, the most the Beavs have scored in a half in over a decade (Hip Hip!). Meanwhile the defense was absolutely lock down after allowing a touchdown on the Mustangs first drive. The second half did not see much action as Oregon State opened up it’s bench and let some of the second a thrid stringers get some game action. Tristan Gebbia led one touchdown drive in the third quarter, capping it off with a 5 yard QB scamper to the endzone which brought the score to it’s final resting place at 45-7.
On the day Jake Luton threw for 4 touchdown passes along with yards. Isaiah Hodgins had himself another great day with 7 catches for 81 yards and 2 touchdowns. The breakout star of the day had to be Champ Flemings who caught 5 passes for 142 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a 75 yard long score. BJ Baylor ran broke a hundred yards and found the endzone while Artavis Pierce picked up 90 yards and Calvin Tyler added another 59. All in all a good day that saw the Beavs defense shut down the Mustangs and get two takeaways and a whole lot of short Mustang drives.
While this is by no means a season changing win, it was nice to see the Beavs bounce back from last weeks disaster and absolutely handle a team that they should. The team will look to get healthy during the bye week before opening the Pac 12 slate with a struggling Stanford team.