CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Now that the initial shock has worn off, the Oregon State Beavers are left with assessing the damage.
On the surface, there's no question where the blame for the loss to lower-division Eastern Washington lies: Eagles quarterback Vernon Adams put up video-game type numbers on the hapless Oregon State defense, throwing for 411 yards and rolling up 107 on the ground in the 49-46 upset victory Saturday.
Beavers defensive coordinator Mark Banker and his position coaches have their work cut out for them.
The polls don't come out until Tuesday, but the Beavers can certainly kiss their No. 25 preseason ranking goodbye. Eastern Washington was the Big Sky co-champions last season and they reached the semifinals of the FCS playoffs, but Oregon State was favored by four touchdowns.