HALFTIME: Oregon State 31, Hawaii 7

OREGON STATE took control against Hawaii early in the first half and they did it up front. Indeed, Oregon State owned the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball as they took a 31-7 lead into the locker room.

After a Hawaii fumble on their first drive, Sean Mannion drove the Beavs 84 yards in five plays, capping it with a 4-yard strike to Richard Mullaney in the end zone.

Mannion then hit Connor Hamlett on a five yards pass to put the finishing touches on a 5-play, 60-yard drive.

Then it was time for the Beaver running game to get in on the fun.

Terron Ward exploded out of the backfield for a 32-yard run for a touchdown. Ward was impressive every time he touched the ball, seemingly running full speed from the moment he touched the ball. Storm Woods had four carries for 28 yards in the first half, a robust 7.0 ypc average. Ward? He had nine carries for 90 yards at the break.

Mannion and the Beavs had a lull after they opened up a 21-point lead, and a careless dump off pass turned into a Hawaii pick and an eventual TD.

But OSU simply responded with two more scores - a 27 yard field goal by Garrett Owens and another Ward run from a couple yards out on third down and goal.

Obum Gwacham had two sacks at the break and the Beaver D held Hawaii to 111 yards through two quarters. OSU meanwhile had 348 yards of total offense.

About the only thing OSU didn't do well - third down conversions, where the Beavs were 1-4.

But when you hold the other guys to 2-10 on third down, 2.9 yards per carry and only 25 offensive plays in the first half, chances are things are going your way.

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