(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.)By ANNE M. PETERSONAP Sports Writer
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Two of the keys to No. 13 Oregon State's surprising turnaround this season are Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks, who don't hesitate in proclaiming themselves the best receiving duo in the Pac-12.
Some of the numbers certainly back them up.
While USC's Marquise Lee grabs all the headlines out West, Wheaton and Cooks are combining to average more than 211 receiving yards a game for the Beavers (7-1, 5-1).
Cooks, a sophomore, is averaging 113.25 receiving yards, ranking him seventh among FBS players, while senior Wheaton is No. 13 with 98.4. Wheaton lost some ground when he left Oregon State's game against Washington two weeks ago in the first quarter because of a concussion.