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Baylor, Oregon State beat Arizona State 24-10

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – One week after being bowled out for the first time since 2013, Oregon State remains in …

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – One week after being bowled out for the first time since 2013, Oregon State is still battling for the Pac-12 North Division title after a 24-10 victory Saturday night over Arizona State.

A program that comes after a 1-11 season before Jonathan Smith took over as head coach of his alma mater in 2018, the Beavers (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12) have come a long way.

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

BJ Baylor led the Oregon State offensive with a 150-yard rushing.

The Beavers were in danger of wasting a 17-0 lead at the break.

Punter Luke Loecher mishandled a snap deep into Oregon State territory in the first minute of the fourth quarter and the Sun Devils recovered on 4th.

It put a DeaMonte Trayanum’s 1-yard touchdown run, reducing the lead to 17-10 with 13:56 left.

Baylor’s 20-yard run at the ensuing position gave the Beavers a spark, and Colletto’s touchdown run proved crucial.

If Washington defeats Washington State (6-5, 5-3 Pac-12) at home Friday, and Oregon State (7-4, 5-3) wins in Oregon (9-2, 6-2) the following day, the Beavers should play against Utah in the Pac-12 championship game on December 3 in Las Vegas.

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

Chance Nolan’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Tre’Shaun Harrison gave Oregon State a 10-0 lead with 9:09 left in the first half.

Nolan’s 1-yard touchdown on a 1:59 quarterback sneak in the second quarter culminated in a 17-play, 88-yard drive and increased the lead to 17-0.

Arizona State drove to the Beavers ‘8-yard line on its first possession of the second half, but settled for Cristian Zendejas’ 26-yard field to make it a 17-3 game.

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

TAKEAWAYEN

Arizona State: The Sun Devils play to improve their bowl credentials. With Utah’s victory over Oregon, Arizona State has been eliminated from the Pac-12 South title fight. Utah defeated the Sun Devils 35-21 on October 16th.

Oregon State: Baylor had its fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season, finishing with 150 yards on 21 carries. He darkened 1,000 yards during 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 Oregon State’s Fiesta Bowl team from the 2000 season was honored after the first quarter. 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 Dennis Erickson.

The 2000 team was inducted into the Oregon State Hall of Fame Friday. The Beavers wore recurring uniforms from the 2000 season to Saturday’s game against Arizona State.

NEXT

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

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

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