CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State defense was dominant once again as the Beavers stayed unbeaten, defeating Washington State 19-6. OSU held the Cougars to just 227 total yards, and came up with four interceptions against quarterbacks Connor Halliday and Jeff Tuel.
The Beavers’ offense was far from perfect. Sean Mannion threw three interceptions as Oregon State was held to its lowest point total in Pac-12 play. Oregon State led 6-3 at the half, thanks to a pair of short Trevor Romaine field goals. The Beavers got a little bit of breathing room as Mannion connected with Markus Wheaton on a 12-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter.
The star of the game for the Beavers was cornerback Jordan Poyer, who finished the day with a career-high three interceptions. This was just the second multi-pick game of the senior’s career. The first came in October of 2011 against Arizona State.
The #14 Beavers are now 3-0 in conference, and 4-0 overall. Oregon State takes a break from conference action next week as the team travels to play BYU.