OFFENSE NOTES: Quizz tops 100 yards

QB RYAN KATZ increased his completion percentage by 21 points and has yet to throw an interception in his collegiate career. Coming out of the backfield, Jacquizz Rodgers tops the 100-yard mark for the first time this season.

  • The offense generated 319 yards total offense, 5.2 ypp, 142 yards passing, 9.5 ypc, and 177 yards rushing, 5.2 ypc, while holding on the ball 26:38.

  • Compared to TCU's totals the offense had 64 more yards of total offense, 40 less passing yards, and 104 more yards on the ground while holding onto the ball 6 minutes and one second longer.

      
  • The offense picked up 19 first downs, nine by rush, eight by pass and two by penalty while converting 2 of 10 third downs (20%). That six more first downs than last week.

  • The offense traveled four times into the redzone, converting all four attempts. The offense went inside the redzone just once against TCU.

  • The offense scored on five consecutive possessions.

 

QUARTERBACK

B-

Katz's completion percentage jumped 21%, he made an effort to take the high percentage throw instead of big play one and he did not turn the ball over. There is still plenty of work to do, but he is improving and learning.

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  • QB Ryan Katz completed 15 of 26 attempts (57%) for 142 yards and two touchdowns. He has yet to throw an interception in his career.

    The sophomore threw into coverage one time and dumped the ball off to Jacquizz Rodgers five times after not throwing to him once against TCU.

    Katz sat out one series in the fourth quarter after having the wind knocked out of him.

  • QB Cody Vaz made his first career appearance in the fourth quarter, coming in to pilot the Beavers with 14:54 left. OSU was at the 3-yard line when he came in.

    Vaz did not complete his only pass attempt as the catchable pass slipped through the hands of James Rodgers

 

RUNNING BACK

A

Quizz did a little bit of everything as he accounted for 60% of the team's points.

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  • The WildBeaver formation in which Jacquizz Rodgers lines up as the quarterback was immensely successful as the formation almost guaranteed five yards.

  • RB Jacquizz Rodgers carried the ball 24 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns. It was his ninth career multiple-rushing touchdown game.

    “That’s more like it, but we can do better," coach Mike Riley said. "The combination of running and catching the ball was good.

    We have to get our screen game going a little better, but we did hit one that was a big one for us for a first down finish. ”

    It was the 15th time in his career that he eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark. The junior is just one of four Beavers all-time to have 15 or more, joining Ken Simonton, Steven Jackson and Yvenson Bernard.

    Quizz also added a team high five caches for 22 yards and one touchdown. He now has 112 career receptions and needs six to tie Yvenson Bernard for the second-most by an OSU running back.

    Pat Chaffey has the most with 124.

  • RB Jordan Jenkins received first carry hauling the pigskin one time for three yards.

 

OFFENSIVE LINE

C-

Once again, not bad on the passing plays, but less than average on running plays.

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  • The offensive line yielded just two sacks, the same as against TCU, and did a better job at run blocking, but they were far from consistent.

  • The coaches rarely ran a play up the middle showing that they don't have a lot of confidence in the two guards.

  • LT Michael Philipp received his first start of the year over Wilder McAndrews, who started at TCU and was battling the flu.

    “I thought he did a pretty darn good job,” Riley said of Philipp’s play. “I think there’s some things he can do better but overall I thought he did a good job.”

 

RECEIVERS

B

A few drops, but tenacious blocking.

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  • WR James Rodgers made three catches for 27 yards.

    The senior finished with 239 all-purpose yards, his fourth-highest total in a single game. It trails on 303 against Oregon in 2009, 249 vs. Arizona in 2009 and 247 against Stanford in 2008.

    He now has 5,546 all-purpose yards for his career, second only to Ken Simonton’s 5,606. He needs just 60 to tie Simonton.

  • WR Darrell Catchings made two catches for 36 yards - it was his first snags of the year.

  • WR Markus Wheaton finished with one catch for 21 yards and one rush for 28 yards and one touchdown in which he displayed his exceptional speed.

    He took a handoff from Quizz in the WildBeaver, turned on the burners and was in the endzone for six.

    “Markus Wheaton is one of the fastest guys on the team," Quizz said. "If you can get him in the space, it will be very hard to catch him."

    It was Wheaton's second career touchdown and the first of the season.

  • TE Joe Halahuni caught one pass for three yards and a touchdown. It was his first score of the year.

  • WR Jordan Bishop made two catches for 20 yards.

  • WR Aaron Nichols made one catch for 13 yards.

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