Baylor, Oregon State beat Arizona State 24-10

Baylor, Oregon State beat Arizona State 24-10

CORVALLIS, Ore. (NWN) — A week after becoming the first to bowl since 2013, Oregon State remains in contention for the Pac-12 North Division title after a 24-10 win over Arizona State on Saturday night.

The Beavers (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12), a program coming in 1-11 seasons, have come a long way before Jonathan Smith took over as head coach at his alma mater in 2018.

Jack Coletto ignited the Oregon State offense by running 47 yards for a touchdown on fourth and -2 from the Wildcat Formation, giving the Beavers a 24-10 lead with 11:24 remaining. It was the eighth rushing touchdown of the season for Coleto, a former quarterback converted to linebacker in 2019.

BJ Baylor led Oregon State’s offense with a run of 150 yards.

The Beavers were in danger of missing a 17-0 halftime lead.

Punter Luke Locher mishandled a deep snap at Oregon State in the opening minute of the fourth quarter and the Sun Devils recovered in 4th.

This set up DeMonte Trionam’s 1-yard touchdown run, taking a 17-10 lead with 13:56 remaining.

Baylor’s 20-yard run on oncoming position gave the Beavers a spark, and Coletto’s touchdown run proved decisive.

If Washington beats Washington State (6-5, 5-3 Pac-12) at home on Friday, and Oregon State (7-4, 5-3) the next day at Oregon (9-2, 6-2). If wins, the Beavers will play Utah in the Pac-12 Championship Game on December 3 in Las Vegas.

Oregon controls its own destiny and will win the Northern Division with a victory over the Beavers. In a three-way tie between Oregon, Oregon State and Washington State, the Cougars would get the nod in the tiebreaker.

Chance Nolan’s 10-yard touchdown pass helped Tre’Shawn Harrison give Oregon State a 10-0 lead with 9:09 remaining in the first half.

Nolan’s 1-yard touchdown on quarterback sneak at 1:59 of the second quarter ended a 17-play, 88-yard drive and extended the lead to 17-0.

Arizona State reached the Beavers’ 8-yard line in their first possession of the second half, but settled for Kristian Zendejas’ 26-yard field to make it a 17-3 game.

Rachad White had 15 carries for 39 yards and added six receptions for 89 yards for Arizona State (7-4, 5-3).

takeaway

Arizona State: The Sun Devils are playing to enhance the credibility of their bowls. With Utah’s victory over Oregon, Arizona State has been removed from the Pac-12 South title contention. Utah defeated the Sun Devils 35-21 on October 16.

Oregon State: Baylor had his fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season, scoring 150 yards on 21 carries. He eclipsed 1,000 yards running for the season in the Beavers’ previous game, a 35–14 win over Stanford. The Beavers finished 6–0 at home for the first time since the 2000 season. Oregon State is guaranteed to finish with a winning record for the first time since 2013.

Fiesta Bowl team honored

The award was awarded after the first quarter to Oregon State’s Fiesta Bowl team from the 2000 season. Members of the 2000 team that finished 11–1 and defeated Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl included current coach Jonathan Smith, who was the starting quarterback. The head coach was Denis Eriksson.

The 2000 team was inducted into the Oregon State Hall of Fame on Friday. The Beavers wore a throwback uniform from the 2000 season for Saturday’s game against Arizona State.

next

Arizona State: The Sun Devils host Arizona in their regular season finale next Saturday.

Oregon State: The Beavers will be in Oregon in their regular season finale next Saturday.

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