Published October 01, 2013
The Oregon State Beavers have a break this week to heal up and address some issues after an uneven but interesting start to the season.
The Beavers dropped their opener to lower-division Eastern Washington but have since reeled off four straight wins.
And they've done it nearly exclusively on the arm of quarterback Sean Mannion and the hands of his favorite target, Brandin Cooks.
Mannion was the Pac-12 Player of the week for the second time this season following Oregon State's 44-17 victory over Colorado this past weekend.
The 6-foot-5 junior threw for 414 yards and a school-record six touchdowns over the Buffaloes. He leads the nation with an average of 403.6 yards passing a game and is on pace to throw a stunning 50 touchdown passes.