Oregon State's Cooks Finishes w/ 31 Receiving Yards in Bowl Loss
News:Brandin Cooks grabbed three catches for 31 yards and took a single carry for an additional 15 Saturday as Oregon State fell to Texas 31-27 in the 2012 Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
Analysis:Brandin Cooks finishes his sophomore campaign with the Beavers with an impressive 67 receptions for 1,151 yards and five touchdowns and should be a primary go-to target for either Cody Vaz or Sean Mannion headed into next season, especially given the departure of teammate and fellow receiver, Markus Wheaton.
Oregon State's Cooks Finishes Loss to Oregon w/ 74 Yards
News:Brandin Cooks took five receptions for 74 yards Saturday as Oregon State fell to Oregon 48-24 at home in Corvallis.
Analysis:Brandin Cooks posted five games with 116 yards receiving or better in his first eight starts this year, but has tapered off over Oregon State's last three games, with Saturday's 74 yards against Oregon his best of the bunch.
Oregon State's Cooks Grabs Seven Catches in Loss to Stanford
News:Brandin Cooks took seven catches for 82 yards Saturday as Oregon State fell on the road to Stanford 27-23.
Analysis:Brandin Cooks' performance Saturday against Stanford left the sophomore with less than 100 yards receiving and a touchdown in a single contest for the first time in three starts.
Oregon St.'s Cooks Finishes Top Receiver w/ 116 Yards, TD
News:Brandin Cooks took six catches for 116 yards and a touchdown Saturday as Oregon State downed Arizona State 36-26 at home in Corvallis.
Analysis:Brandin Cooks has now grabbed no less than six receptions for 116 yards in three of his last four starts and needs only 96 yards more to surpass 1,000 yards for the year.
News:Brandin Cooks took nine catches for 123 yards and a touchdown Saturday as Oregon State fell to Washington 20-17 on the road in Seattle.
Analysis:Brandin Cooks posted his fourth game of the year with at least 100 yards receiving in Saturday's loss to the Huskies, this despite the struggles of starting quarterback Sean Mannion, who ended 18-of-30 for 221 yards passing and four interceptions. Cooks also added to his overall figures Saturday four carries for 22 yards.
Oregon St.'s Cooks - More Rush Yards Than Receiving v. Utah
News:Brandin Cooks carried twice for 10 yards and grabbed one pass for eight yards Saturday as Oregon State defeated Utah 21-7 at home in Corvallis.
Analysis: The fact that Brandin Cooks was such a non-factor in Saturday's win over Utah leaves us wondering if an ankle injury suffered the previous week at BYU is hindering him more than first thought.
Oregon St.'s Cooks Nears 200 Yards Receiving vs. BYU
News:Brandin Cooks took eight catches for 173 yards Saturday as Oregon State downed BYU 42-24 on the road in Provo.
Analysis:Brandin Cooks missed the end zone for the third-straight game in Saturday's win over Brigham Young, but still has now netted 149 yards or better in three of his first five starts for 2012.
Oregon St.'s Cooks Fails to Score for Second-Straight Week
News:Brandin Cooks grabbed five catches for 82 yards Saturday as Oregon State edged out Washington State 19-6 at home in Corvallis.
Analysis: As quarterback Sean Mannion struggled in Saturday's game against Washington State, so too did Brandin Cooks' overall numbers, with the sophomore failing to reach 100 yards receiving for the first time in three games. Cooks also did not reach the end zone for a second-straight week in OSU's win over Washington State.
News:Brandin Cooks grabbed nice catches for 149 yards Saturday as Oregon State outgunned Arizona 38-35 on the road in Tucson.
Analysis: Both Brandin Cooks and teammate Markus Wheaton are burning up opposing secondaries to this point in the season, with the pair currently ranked first and second in the Pac-12 in receiving yards per game (134.7 and 134.3, respectively).
Oregon State's Cooks Nears 200-Yard Receiving Mark
News:Brandin Cooks grabbed six receptions for 175 yards and a touchdown Saturday as Oregon State defeated UCLA 27-20 on the road in Pasadena.
Analysis:Brandin Cooks was the main beneficiary of a career-passing day from quarterback Sean Mannion, but ended up one of two Oregon State receivers to finish with 150 yard or better and a score in an impressive win over UCLA.
Oregon State's Cooks Pulls in Lone Passing TD v. Wisconsin
News:Brandin Cooks grabbed six passes for 80 yards and the Beavers' lone score through the air Saturday as Oregon State stunned Wisconsin 10-7 at home in Corvallis.
Analysis: It was a great start to the season for both Brandin Cooks and Markus Wheaton, and signals positive things for Oregon State's receiving corps heading into a Week Four showdown against UCLA.
News:Markus Wheaton again led the Oregon State receiving corps, this time getting five catches for 99 yards. Despite not getting into the end zone, he did get some help on that from Brandin Cooks (3-70-1) and a big assortment of other receiving options.
Analysis: Quarterback Sean Mannion spread the ball around in the win over Washington State. Wheaton continues to be the go-to guy for the Beavers and good for five to eight catches a game.
News:Brandin Cooks had a productive day for the Oregon State receiving corps, catching three passes for 90 yards and the team's only receiving score.
Analysis: Cooks was a star in fall camp, but an injury hampered his ability to get on the field and contribute. He looked good Saturday and showed surprising speed and athleticism on his 59-yard scoring play.
News: Now that the decision has been made to play receiver James Rodgers, the Oregon State coaching staff now must figure out how to play him. Coach Mike Riley said that the plan is to ease him in slowly, alternating him with fellow receiver Brandin Cooks.
Analysis: Riley said that Rodgers has looked good in practice, "real fast." The Beavers may want to get him used to the speed again, but you can bet he's going to get some balls thrown to him by an offense looking for something that resembles a big play.