NOTES: Cook, Rodgers make their mark
BRANDIN COOKS
BRANDIN COOKS

Posted Nov 13, 2011


OREGON STATE in the loss to Cal may have found their kickoff return man of the future. And although it came in a dispiriting loss, based on the way Brandin Cooks tucked it upfield with a whole lot of speed and yardage, excellent field position and returns to the house are not hard to envision.

Oregon State Team Notes
• The game marked Oregon State’s second at AT&T Park. The first came in 2007 against Maryland in the Emerald Bowl.

Kevin Cummings made the first start of his career becoming the 23rd first time starter in 2011.

Oregon State Individual Notes
James Rodgers made six receptions, moving him into sole possession of second place in OSU history with 218 catches – passing James Newson. He needs two to tie Mike Hass for most in team history.

Brandin Cooks returned his first career kick to start the game. He returned it 44 yards.

Lance Mitchell intercepted his second pass of the season in the first quarter. It was the seventh of his career.

Trevor Romaine’s first quarter touchback is the ninth of the season for OSU extending his single season school record (since kickoffs were moved to the 30 yard line in 2007).

Sean Mannion passed for 247 yards – his ninth consecutive game of 200 or more yards.

Game Notes
• The game aired on Comcast California and ROOT Sports Northwest. Roxy Bernstein did play-by-play with Mike Pawlawski and Steve Preece serving as analysts. Amy Gutierrez was the sideline analyst.

• Oregon State won the toss and elected to defer to the second half. Stanford received the ball from the North end zone.

• Oregon State captains at the start of the game were James Rodgers, Cameron Collins, Lance Mitchell and Dylan Wynn.

• Oregon State wore white uniform tops with black pants while California wore gold uniform tops, blue pants and blue helmets.


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