What happened and what mattered in the Week 6 of the Pac-12 college football season?
5. Washington State 56, Oregon State 37
Gardner Minshew just keeps on rolling, and Washington State has to be taken more seriously.
Washington looks beatable. Stanford is shaky. Oregon still hasn’t beaten anyone great. Can Wazzu keep playing like this and take the North?
Okay, so it was only a win over Oregon State, but Minshew and the offense can’t be stopped, cranking up 430 yards and five touchdowns, pulling away late with a huge fourth quarter to finally get rid of the pesky Beavers.
Oregon State still doesn’t have a good win, but the improvements keep on coming.
The defense will have to be dealt with for next year, but for now, Jermar Jefferson continues to be one of the nation’s most productive backs, following up his massive game against Arizona State with 138 yards and four scores.
However, there wasn’t any pressure from the other side to get to Minshew, and it showed time and again as the secondary was picked apart. Even with all of the issues, there were chances to turn this around, and then …
The Beavers are getting more and more creative, but Washington State could just go with what works. The passing game is razor-sharp – and that might just be enough to stay in the Pac-12 title chase all season.