The Washington State Cougars have finally done it. After 16 straight losses in Pac-10 games, the Cougs dropped the Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis, . It was the Cougars first conference win since the 2008 Apple Cup. Washington State came out firing and dominated in nearly every facet of the game. The Cougars held the ball for 40:55, compared to Oregon State’s 19:05.
Washington State did it on the ground, running for 226 yards on 58 carries. Jeff Tuel evaded the pressure all day, making plays with his legs both on designed runs and scrambles. On the day, Tuel only passed 15 times, completing 10, but ran the ball 18 times. It was a completely dominant performance by a Washington State team that’s been the whipping boy in the Pac-10 over the last few years.
Jeff Tuel carried to Cougars, throwing for 157 yards and a touchdown while adding 79 yards on the ground. Logwone Mitz ran for32 yards and touchdown. James Montgomery also scored, adding 67 tards on 15 carries. Marquess Wilson caught one passes for 33 yards and touchdown. Daniel Blackledge led the Cougar receivers, catching four passes for 76 yards.
The Cougar offense kept the Beavers' biggest weapon, Jacquizz Rodgers off the field. Rodgers had 98 yards and a touchdown on the ground and 32 yards in the passing game. Ryan Katz, temporarily benched in the first half, threw for 155 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Marcus Wheaton led the Beaver receivers with 98 yards and two touchdown.
The Cougars get their first Pac-10 win on the season and improve to 2-9. The Beavers fell to 4-5 and must still two win games to become bowl eligble. Washington State is off for the next two weeks before hosting the Washington Huskies in the Apple Cup. Oregon State hosts the USC Trojans next Saturday.