BYU 38, Oregon St. 28
Riley Nelson threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns and rushed
for 87 yards to lead BYU over Oregon State 38-28 on Saturday.
Cody Hoffman had nine receptions for 162 yards and a TD for the
Sean Mannion was 27 of 43 passing for 306 yards for Oregon State
(1-5) but was intercepted twice, bringing his season total to
BYU has won four straight. It is 3-0 since Nelson replaced Jake
Heaps in the middle of a 27-24 win over Utah State on Sept. 30.
Michael Alisa rushed for 84 yards as the Cougars compiled 282 as
a team. They averaged 116 yards on the ground in their first six
BYU was 6 for 6 in the red zone and maintained control of the
game despite three turnovers.
The Cougars took a 14-0 lead on touchdown runs by Alisa and JJ
Di Luigi. Oregon State tied the game after a 1-yard touchdown run
by Mannion and Jordan Poyer’s 51-yard interception return for a
The second half belonged to the Cougars, who rolled off 24
points as Nelson threw touchdown passes to Hoffman, JD Falslev and
Meanwhile, linebacker Brandon Ogletree wreaked havoc on the
Oregon State offense, intercepting a pass and forcing two fumbles
on three straight possessions.
Oregon State hoped to the return of tailback Malcolm Agnew would
boost its struggling running game, but the team managed just 59
yards on the ground.
It was a victorious homecoming for Cougars head coach Bronco
Mendenhall, who played for the Beavers in 1986-87 and served as
defensive coordinator under then-Oregon State coach Jerry Pettibone
Oregon State defensive tackle Castro Masaniai fractured his
fibula in the first half.