Grading the cougars: D-
It’s hard to grade any lower when the starter is on his back much of the game.
Running backs: D
Even when the holes opened, which wasn’t often, they were slow to use them.
The Beavers locked them up most of the game, with only Anderson getting free deep once.
Offensive line: F
Injuries have decimated this group and OSU dominated it up front.
Defensive line: C-
A lot of tackles (Mattingly, Kooyman had 18) and big hits, but too many holes.
Bland is a find, Trent was all over the field and Beck came up with an interception.
Defensive backs: D
The two interceptions don’t offset the 225 passing yards – or the long runs.
The slow starts to both halves happen too often and have to be fixed.
Special teams: D
A blocked punt and lack of discipline on kickoff returns cost the Cougars.