Oregon State might find itself in the top 25 very soon.
Why? Because they knocked off 19th-ranked UCLA Saturday afternoon in Pasadena, 27-17.
Sean Mannion had two touchdown passes in the second quarter. The first TD pass went to Brandin Cooks for 75-yards, while the other was to Markus Wheatley for 42-yards, giving the Beavers a 17-3 lead. Mannion finished the game with 369 yards passing and two touchdowns.
Brett Hundley kept the Bruins close with a 65-yard touchdown pass to Shaquelle Evans.
A Storm Woods touchdown run in the third quarter gave Oregon State the 24-10 lead. Woods had 20 carries for 90 yards, making him the leading rusher for the game.
Hundley rallied the Bruins again in the fourth as he had a QB keeper for a touchdown. The freshman had a strong outing for the Bruins, completing 27-of-42 passes for 386 yards.
UCLA was forced to go to the passing game after the Oregon State defense shut down Jonathan Franklin. Franklin was held to 45 yards on 12 carries.
Oregon State upset then 13th-ranked Wisconsin, 10-7, on Sept. 8 for their first win of the season. Interestingly enough, the Beavers were able to shut down Wisconsin’s Montee Ball, two weeks ago in that upset win.
This has been the second game Oregon State has played this season. Their first game, which was suppose to take place Sept. 1 against Nicholls, was postponed. They also had a bye week, last week.
With a trip to Tucson to face Rich Rodriguez’s Arizona squad, Oregon State could be looking to knock off some more ranked teams.