November 14, 2011

He said. She said. Bay Area breakdown


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There is really no way to sugar coat it. The Oregon State offense is not very good right now.  There is no balance, no creativity, and possibly most disturbing is the way that the Beavers offense is their own worst enemy.

Since we'll save a season long analysis for after the season, I have to stick with the facts from the Cal game. 

Things started out well enough as the Beavs took the opening possession all the way down the field and kicked a field goal.  On the very next series, Cal gets the ball and they throw an interception.  Momentum is shifting toward Oregon State.

With the chance to jump out to a 10 point lead right out of the gate, the Beavers offense can't capitalize on good field position after an interception.  They took the ball to the Cal 29 yard line and then with two run plays and a ten yard sack on Mannion, they were forced to punt.

Things went downhill quickly from there as the Beavers were only able to muster one more field goal on the day. 

Oh there were moments and the Beavers were in it, but costly mistakes (has this turned into a theme yet) were huge.  When I say costly, they were VERY costly on Saturday, as Mannion threw two redzone interceptions and Stevenson fumbled on Cal's three yard line.  This could have been 21 points for them.

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