More defense after the jump.
Another freshman shows us the future of this hard-hitting defense as Jordan Zumwalt shoots the gap and throws Beavers QB Ryan Katz for a huge 13-yard loss on a 3rd and 3 play, knocking Oregon St. out of field goal range:
Veteran Akeem Ayers bounced back from a couple of sub-par games. On this play Rodgers stops on a dime, but Ayers is there to pound Rodgers in his tracks for a 2-yard loss:
Later, after Rodgers' dime-stopping results in an Andrew Abbott whiff, Ayers slices through the bodies and stops Jacquizz for a minimal 1-yard gain:
Here's to the Bruins Defense, holding Oregon St. to half their average points per game (although the offense gets big props for winning the TOP 35:36 to 24:24). Let's hope they keep it going for the stretch drive.