Any time four INTs are thrown it's not going to be a good game. Sean Mannion did and that led to the big score in the Oregon win. Some of his pass were off and some were forced.
Storm Woods and Terron Ward ran the ball well at times, but the Beavers couldn't stick with them because of the big deficit in the second half. Woods averaged 4.4 a carry and scored two TDs
Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks combined for 12 receptions. That was a victory for the Ducks. The others contributed but not enough in a shootout game.
Mannion was sacked once and there was a little bit of a running game. The linemen did enough to give the Beavers a chance. The rest of the offense didn't.
The Ducks just ran through or around the line. DE Scott Crichton was on the verge of making a big sack, possibly force a fumble, but he couldn't tackle in the third quarter. That was another big momentum shift.
D.J. Alexander led the team in tackles, but the Ducks kept squirting through for big yards. OSU's goal is to stop the run every game. Oregon ran for 430 yards.
Oregon didn't need to throw much, but did a good job when they did. Most of the secondary tried to help run support so there were plenty of tackles made deep down field.
The Beavers couldn't handle a squibbed kickoff in the third quarter and it was a turning point turnover that led to an Oregon TD. Then Wheaton drops a punt for a turnover.
The special teams were in shambles and players were confused on substitutions. Once again the Beavers were put in position to win a high-profile Civil War and fail.