CORVALLIS, Ore. • Jordan Poyer had three interceptions, Sean Mannion passed for 270 yards and No. 14 Oregon State survived a shaky start with a 19-6 win over Washington State on Saturday.
Markus Wheaton had 95 yards receiving and a touchdown, but it was the Beavers defense that kept the Cougars at arm's length on the day when Mannion, who threw three interceptions, was more down than up.
Oregon State (4-0, 3-0 Pac-12) has surpassed its win total from all of 2011, but many in the school-record crowd of 46,579 were left shaking their heads at penalties and turnovers as the offense sputtered. Mannion completed 25 of 42 passes and was sacked three times.