BEAVS WIN!! MAGICAL CARPET RIDE CONTINUES!!
VAZ PLAYS LIKE SAVVY VETERAN IN HUGE WIN
VAZ PLAYS LIKE SAVVY VETERAN IN HUGE WIN

Posted Oct 13, 2012


TALK ABOUT A thrill ride a minute. And the score, 42-24, doesn't do the game justice. Who DIDN'T come up huge for Oregon State in the win over BYU? You can start with Cody Vaz, who put together an exemplary performance -- for any college quarterback, let alone one starting his first college game. You can't forget the offensive line and the tight ends. Oh, and let's also not forget...

The defense came up big down the stretch.

Oregon State moved to 5-0 for the first time since 1939 and racked up 450 yards of total offense to do it.

Cody Vaz (unofficially) was 20-for-32 for 332 yards with 3 TDs and no interceptions.

BYU couldn't stop wide receivers Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks. And on the few occasions Vaz wasn't showing off his touch and the ball wasn't perfect placed, Cooks and Wheaton grabbed 'em anyway.

Wheaton scored three TDs, two coming by the air and another on a 12-yard reverse in the fourth quarter. All Cooks did was catch eight passes for 173 yards.

Both tight ends played big roles late. Connor Hamlett had two big grabs when OSU needed them most, covering 58 yards. And Colby Prince snagged a deflected ball, despite BYU defenders hanging all over him (legal after a tip) and scored the touchdown that was perhaps the key tipping point.

CB Jordan Poyer returned an interception 49 yards to seal the victory.

We'll have more on BF.C a bit later on...


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