Date: 10/09/2012 05:29 AM
Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion is out indefinitely after injuring his left knee during the No. 10 Beavers’ victory over Washington State on Saturday. Backup Cody Vaz will start for the undefeated Beavers when they play a nonconference game against BYU this weekend. Mannion had his knee in a brace at practice yesterday. Coach Mike Riley says an MRI has indicated the sophomore quarterback will require surgery. Mannion threw for 270 yards and a touchdown in Oregon State’s 19-6 victory over the Cougars. He apparently injured the knee on a handoff but did not leave the game.
SEATTLE (AP) – Steve Sarkisian was annoyed and frustrated walking out of Autzen Stadium after Washington’s mistakes turned a chance to showcase the Huskies into an Oregon laugher before the first quarter was even finished. A day of review didn’t make Sarkisian feel any better yesterday. The Huskies were still smarting after Saturday night’s 52-21 loss to the second-ranked Ducks, a game that was essentially decided once Oregon jumped to a 21-0 lead after less than a quarter and led 35-7 at halftime. It was Oregon’s ninth straight win over Washington. The Huskies don’t get any relief this week: they host No. 11 USC on Saturday.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Considering the unique challenges the Carolina offense presented, Pete Carroll believes the Seattle Seahawks’ defensive performance against the Panthers could be the best since he returned to the NFL as Seattle’s coach in 2009. The Seahawks leaned on their defense heavily in Sunday’s 16-12 win over Carolina to make up for three turnovers early in the second half that nearly handed the game to the Panthers. The Seahawks limited the Panthers to 190 total yards, a combined 2 of 15 on third and fourth downs and the worst day passing in Cam Newton’s young career. Newton was just 12 of 29 for 141 yards.
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