e other is Oregon, which benefited from bulky yardage statistics in a blowout of Utah State last week.
For OSU, it's a quality that goes from game to game, too. Last week, the Cowboys became the first team of the season to have 300 rushing yards and 300 passing yards in the same game — a statistical plateau that has been reached about four times a year in all of NCAA Division I football the previous 12 seasons.
Also contributing to OSU's balance is the coaching staff's ability to keep numbers where they belong — on the stat sheet, not the goal chart.
"We don't have any numbers, as far as goals,” Brewer said. "We're not one of those teams that drives on stats, because at the end of the year, that takes care of itself.
"Our guys are focused in on eliminating turnovers, finishing plays, dominating their opponent.”
Another favorite coaching phrase to describe offensive balance? Taking what the defense gives.
"If they take something away, we'll go to the next option. That's how we approach it,” Taylor said.
"We've got to take what the defense gives us. As soon as we start getting selfish and thinking we're not running it enough or we're not passing it enough, that's when we die.”