Oregon State football coach Mike Riley returned to the in-game offensive play calling for the first time since 2008 in Saturday's win over Wisconsin.
The offense produced only 10 points, but ball carriers gained 112 yards and QB Sean Mannion completed 29 of 47 for 276 yards and a TD pass to Brandin Cooks.
There were a couple of delay of game penalties, but nothing to put up a red flag over, yet.
"It was fine," Riley said. "A lot of those decisions are made prior to the game. It was relative smooth. I enjoyed it."
The Beavers create a list of plays in every scenario before each game. That way Riley just has to pick one of the 5-10 options. So it wasn't like he was coming up with it on the fly and had to shake off some rust.
It's a good thing Riley planned to call the plays anyway. The phones were down for a at quarter or so, Riley said. Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf, who sits in the booth, wouldn't have been able to call the plays during the time.