WTS: Where do Beavs go from here?

THE HURT from Oregon State's loss to Utah in double overtime will linger for a while. But perhaps the most pressing question is: What's next? Scribes from near and far put pen to paper in the aftermath of the Beavs' 29-23 defeat in this edition of What They're Saying.

Does this Thursday-night heartbreaker become the night that shaped the Beavers' season?
Gina Mizell, Oregonian

Offensive Grades: Booker: A. Everyone else: D-
Ryan Miller, Deseret News

The schedule does not ease up at all. Instead of being 5-1 and perhaps ranked, the Beavers are 4-2 and wondering where things went wrong Thursday and if they can be fixed in time for next Saturday’s trip to Stanford.
Jeffrey Martin, GoLocalPDX

Cactus Bowl, anyone? And that's a best-case scenario.
Ken Goe, Oregonian

Oregon State lost more than a game Thursday night...The hurt elbow Richard Mullaney sustained in the second half could prove the most costly.
Connor Letourneau, Oregonian

I have to say, I didn't like the way Oregon State celebrated after reaching the overtime, tied 16-16. They were slapping backs and running around the sideline as if they'd won something.
John Canzano, Oregonian

By no means was Utah’s 29-23 overtime victory at Oregon State pretty. It was far from it, and not an apples-to-oranges kind of far. It was more like an apples-to-zucchini squash kind of far.
Chantel Jennings, ESPN

They did it again. For the second consecutive season, Utah and Oregon State needed overtime to decide things. This time it was a double.
Dirk Facer, Deseret News

When Mannion wasn't picking himself off the turf, he was throwing to receivers who couldn't get open or couldn't catch.
Matt Piper and Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune

After two quarters of play, Thompson had 20 yards rushing on nine carries. He completed four passes for 17 yards and was sacked three times. Wilson’s final numbers weren’t all that impressive, either, He completed 5 of 9 passes for 45 yards.
Dirk Facer, Deseret News

On a night largely dominated by defense, safety Justin Strong was the Beavers' biggest playmaker on that side of the ball, tallying five tackles (1.5 for loss), one sack, one forced fumble and one pass breakup in regulation.
Gina Mizell, Oregonian

After intermission Thursday, Mannion went 15-for-25 for 229 yards. He didn't fold under pressure on a grand stage.
Connor Letourneau, Oregonian

Riley acknowledged he wishes he would have gone for two after OSU answered Booker's 15-yard touchdown in overtime with an acrobatic catch by Villamin on a fade route in the left corner of the end zone.
Gina Mizell, Oregonian

Through the first three quarters, all the points for Oregon State and No. 20 Utah came on field goals. Then things got kind of crazy.
Associated Press

Well, that was a strange game.
Gina Mizell, Oregonian


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