Even after all the offensive mistakes were factored in, what emerged was this: WSU was simply overrun by Sean Mannion and the Beavers.
Consider this: Every OSU drive but one ended in WSU territory.
And the Cougar offense only received field position greater than their own 36-yard line one time during the game.
OSU played on a short field and made the most of it, and they also had four drives of over 70 yards. The final Beaver offense totals were ugly for the Cougs: 598 yards of total offense and an average of 7.4 yards per play.
MEANWHILE, WSU's OFFENSE completely nullified a productive performance for three quarters with all the late game turnovers.
Their MAPS was plus-20 before the botched fake punt. They finished the game at only plus-6.
What's the biggest reveal from the MAPS this week? Simple -- the offensive mistakes were devastating but when you consider the game as a whole, the Cougar defense fared little better.
NOTABLE MAPS NOTES:
Oregon: The No. 2 ranked MAPS offense in the conference (UW) finally cracked the Ducks' statistically impenetrable defense, but the Huskies did little to slow Oregon's juggernaut offense. Stanford: Living dangerously finally caught up to the Cardinal. For the past two seasons Stanford has found a way to win almost all of its close games, but not this time. The Cardinal offense simply doesn't generate a lot of points on their own and that was made crystal clear in this week's MAPS.
For more detailed information on MAPS©, (Modified Aggregate Points Scored) click here for the CF.C article.