After a rough freshman campaign, Sean Mannion returns to power Oregon State in 2012.
In our constant quest for eye candy, this weekly post should become a lot prettier in the coming weeks. For now, hopefully this will do.
Game Day Vitals
- No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers (1-0) vs. Oregon State (0-0)
- Date and Kickoff Time: Sat., Sept. 8, 3:00 p.m. CT
- TV Info: FX (Broadcasters: TBA)
- Tickets: B5Q's TiqIQ store (For an intro to TiqIQ, head here).
- Oregon State Beavers, Corvallis, Ore., Pac-12, OSUBeavers.com
- Season to Date: Opener vs. Nicholls State was postponed (CFBStats.com team profile)
- Returning Starters: 13 (6 offense, 7 defense)
- SB Nation blog: Building The Dam
Oregon State Coaches & Players
- Head Coach: Mike Riley
- Top assistants: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf, Defensive Coordinator Mark Banker
- Key offensive players (2011 stats): sophomore QB Sean Mannion (3,328 yards, 64.5% comp., 16 TD/18 INT), sophomore RB Malcom Agnew (423 yards, 4.8 per carry, 5 TD/ 3 rec., 8 yards), senior WR Markus Wheaton (73 rec., 986 yards, 13.5 per catch, 1 TD/25 rushes, 190 yards, 7.6 per carry)
- Key defensive players (2011 stats): sophomore DE Scott Crichton (74 tackles, 14.5 for loss, 6.0 sacks), sophomore DE Dylan Wynn (44 tackles, 5.5 for loss), senior CB Jordan Poyer (57 tackles, 4 interceptions)
Again, pardon the simplicity of this post. We're going for substance over style here, until we're able to get our hands on some pretty pictures. Also -- and you can expect this every week -- we'll have additional opponent coverage in a Q&A with Building the Dam, our game preview and much more.