Mannion leads Beavers past Bruins 27-20

Mannion leads Beavers past Bruins 27-20

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CORVALLIS, OR - SEPTEMBER 08: Quarterback Sean Mannion #4 of the Oregon State Beavers celebrates with fans after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers 10-7 on September 8, 2012 at the Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on September 22, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Updated Saturday, Sep 22 at 4:20 PM

PASADENA, Calif. -- Sean Mannion passed for a career-high 379 yards and two touchdowns, Oregon State put the clamps on No. 19 UCLA's offense, and the unbeaten Beavers opened their Pacific-12 Conference season by stunning the Bruins 27-20 Saturday.

The victory was the 74th at Oregon State for coach Mike Riley, matching the school record set by Lon Stiner, the Beavers' coach from 1933-48. Riley is in his 12th year with Oregon State.

Mannion, a third-year sophomore, completed 24 of 35 passes with one interception. Markus Wheaton had nine receptions for 150 yards, Brandin Cooks had six catches for 175 yards, and Storm Woods rushed for 96 yards on 21 carries and scored once for the Beavers.

The Bruins (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) entered having scored 15 touchdowns and having averaged 622.0 yards to rank second nationally in total offense. But the Beavers (2-0, 1-0) held them to 444 yards and two TDs.

UCLA's Johnathan Franklin, the country's leading rusher with a 180.3-yard average, was held to 45 yards on 12 carries. He averaged 8.2 yards per carry in his team's previous three games. Redshirt freshman Brett Hundley completed 27 of 42 passes for 372 yards and a touchdown.

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