Thursday, December 2, 2021

Brown’s keeper gives No. 9 Oregon 24-17 win over California

Eugene, Ore. (NWN) — Anthony Browne scored 4:50 left on an 11-yard keeper and ninth-placed Oregon scored a surprisingly tenacious California 24-17 on Friday night.

The Golden Bears took a 17-10 lead early in the final quarter, but the Browns responded with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jaylon Redd to tie it. Ducks (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) pulled into the end zone in front of Brown’s scalper.

Cal threatens the ensuing capture. The Golden Bears got to Oregon 3 after Kekoa Crawford’s Chase Garbers protected the drive of a fourth-down pass, but his fourth and second attempts were incomplete with just 2 seconds left.

The rebound win was the Ducks’ 16th consecutive win at Autzen Stadium.

Travis Dye ran for 145 yards and leaned on him as a score in the absence of CJ Wordell to Oregon, who was injured against Stanford and is out for the season. Brown threw 244 yards and a touchdown, while running for 44 yards and another score.

California (1-5, 0-3) hasn’t beaten an FBS rival this season—the team’s only win came against Sacramento State.

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Garbers threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns.

No. 24 San Diego State 19, San Jose State 13, 2 OT

San Jose, Calif. (NWN) – Lucas Johnson threw TD passes to Jesse Matthews in both overtime periods and San Diego State overcame a rough offensive in regulation in a win over San Jose State.

Neither team had a touchdown in regulation before Johnson delivered a 14-yard pass on an early possession of overtime for the Aztecs (6-0, 2-0 Mountain West).

Tyler Nivens answered with a 1-yard run for the Spartans (3-4, 1-2). But Trenton Thompson held off Nick Nash to start the second overtime.

It set the stage for Johnson and Matthews to end it with a 24-yard pass, helping San Diego State improve to 6-0 for the second time in 46 years.

Matt Mecurio scored kicks of 32 and 48 yards in regulation to match field goals of 52 and 26 yards by San Diego State’s Matt Ariza.


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