Washington State football can put another one in the win column with a 56-37 victory at Oregon State. Here are three takeaways from the game.
Washington State football’s offense and special teams were clicking yesterday in a 56-37 road win at Oregon State. The pesky Beavers kept the game close for the first 33 minutes of the game, but couldn’t keep up from there. A little over halfway through the third quarter, the Cougs turned their offense up to 11, outscoring their hosts 28-7 down the stretch.
Any attention Washington State’s offense gets is squarely focused on the passing game, as it should be. What they proved Saturday is that when they want to, the Cougs can run the ball. Of course, after gaining zero yards rushing against Utah, the 100 against OSU looked like clowns coming out of a VW bug.
James Williams led the way with 56 yards on 10 carries. His backfield partner Max Borghi had fewer yards, 43, but that was on a half dozen attempts. Borghi’s total included a 30-yard scoring run with 1:11 left in the game. That was his second touchdown of the game, he also scored on a one-yard plunge in the third quarter.