Isaiah Newell ran for the pass-in advance touchdown with eight:11 closing, and No. 22 Oregon State took gain of crucial errors inside the fourth quarter with the aid of No. 10 Oregon to rally for a 38-34 victory Saturday.
The Beavers (nine-3, 6-three Pac-12, No 21 CFP) trailed 31-10 late within the 0.33 region and 34-17 early in the fourth, however the Ducks (nine-three, 7-2, No. Nine CFP) gave their opponents a quick field on three consecutive possessions. Oregon State converted all 3 drives into touchdowns with out trying a unmarried pass.
“I felt like we received the Super Bowl,” Oregon State receiver Tyjon Lindsey said.
Oregon overlooked out on a spot in the Pac-12 championship game while No. 12 Washington beat Washington State later Saturday. No. 14 Utah received a tiebreaker and will face No. Five Southern California on Friday for the league title.
Oregon State concluded with the aid of far its great normal season under fifth-yr teach Jonathan Smith, who took over a software that went 1-eleven in 2017.“Didn’t play our nice for an extended period of time,” Smith stated. “But understanding this sport was a protracted, lengthy game, they discovered a way at the end.”
The Beavers couldn’t have accomplished it with out plenty of assist from the Ducks.
First, Oregon gave up a 48-backyard kickoff return through Silas Bolden, and a facemask penalty installation Oregon State on the Ducks 36. Newell ran for a fifteen-backyard touchdown to make it 34-24.Next, Oregon punter Alex Bales dropped the snap and fell at the ball at his own 2. Two plays later, quarterback Ben Gulbranson pounded it in from the 1 to get Oregon State to 34-31.
Oregon then went for it on fourth-and-1 at its own 29, and Bo Nix was stopped for a 1-yard loss at the Ducks’ best known as QB run of the sport. Newell scored 4 plays later, with a convoy of blockers assisting to push him into the give up region from 6 yards out.
Oregon State ran for 268 yards and five touchdowns, overcoming its lack of a passing recreation.
“We had the ability to execute when it mattered,” stated defend Brandon Kipper, who changed into honored at the side of the complete senior class before the game. “There’s actually no words to describe what that simply felt like.”
Damien Martinez led the manner with 103 yards on 15 carries, his 6th consecutive one hundred-yard sport. Gulbranson changed into simply 6 of thirteen for 60 yards with two interceptions, however he ran for two ratings. Newell scored on his handiest incorporates.Nix passed for 327 yards and touchdowns and Oregon finished with 470 general yards, however Nix’s restricted mobility because of a right ankle damage changed into a chief factor.
After Oregon State’s go-in advance rating, Nix drove the Ducks to the Beavers 2, however Jordan James turned into stuffed for a 1-backyard loss on 0.33 down. On fourth down, Nix’s pass meant for Troy Franklin in the end area became low and incomplete.
“We had our probabilities and couldn’t convert,” Nix said, “and maybe must have completed some matters differently.”
The Beavers converted the one first down they needed to run out the clock.
“Coach Smith became very well prepared for this recreation,” first-yr Oregon coach Dan Lanning stated. “We have been organized for half or three quarters of the sport as it became out.”