OREGON STATE-OREGON GAME TRACK
- Jason Vondersmith
- Portland Tribune - Sports
EUGENE - Offensive lineman Ramsen Golpashin and 13 other Oregon seniors were feted before the Ducks-Oregon State game on Saturday at Autzen Stadium, as fans bid goodbye to the players who contributed to one of the great winning stretches in school history.
Golpashin started the season opener against LSU, before suffering a season-ending injury. But, he was dressed in his full UO attire along with the other senior players, hobbling out as fans cheered.
The Ducks (9-2, 7-1 Pac-12) hoped to make the Pac-12 championship game with a win. Oregon would play UCLA on Dec. 2 at Autzen Stadium.
The Beavers (3-8, 3-5) hoped to play spoiler.
Here's a quarter-by-quarter game track:
OSU's Terron Ward caught a pass from Sean Mannion to start the game, and then slapped Terrance Mitchell's helmet, drawing a personal foul penalty.
Michael Clay intercepted Mannion on third down, with UO taking over at the OSU 38.
Seven plays and Oregon scored to go up 7-0: LaMichael James on a 1-yard TD run. He surpassed former kicker Jared Siegel as UO's all-time leading scorer (324 points and counting).
Oregon State went three-and-out, and Johnny Hekker messed up his punt (10 yards). The Ducks took over at the OSU 43.
Darron Thomas threw incomplete on fourth down; on the drive, tackle Nick Cody appeared to hurt a leg.
With plenty of time to throw, Mannion served up his second interception, with Kiko Alonso picking him off. UO had the ball at the OSU 47.
Again, UO was turned back on fourth down. Darron Thomas' pass to David Paulson for six yards came up a yard short; Beavers took over at their own 25.
Ward pounded ahead on two runs for OSU's first first down. But Terrell Turner sacked Mannion and Boseko Lokombo's blitz forced an incompletion and OSU punted. Hekker's punt was downed at the UO 3.
The Ducks cruised up field with runs (68 yards worth), including De'Anthony Thomas' 35 yards on a pitch right. But, Darron Thomas had a minus carry on a broken play and De'Anthony Thomas a minus carry on a reverse.
The QB threw incomplete on third down and, for the third time, the Ducks couldn't convert on fourth down. With fourth-and-14 at the OSU 33 - out of field goal range - Thomas threw incomplete.
Mannion threw 14 yards to Joe Halahuni to the UO 46 before the first quarter ended.
The Beavers, on fourth-and-7, punted from the UO 43.
With UO inside its own 10, James ran three times, but the Ducks couldn't get a first down. On fourth-and-5 at the UO 9, the Ducks didn't go for it, as Jackson Rice punted.
OSU took over at its own 40.
On second down, Mannion stepped up in the pocket and dumped the ball off to Jovan Stevenson, who ran for the 58-yard score. OSU tied it, 7-7.
The Ducks responded. The QB Thomas hit on a couple of passes, De'Anthony Thomas had a spinning 19-yard run and David Paulson capped the drive with a 16-yard TD reception, as UO led 14-7.
The Beavers punted and the Ducks scored again. James ran for 39 yards and, later, it was Thomas to Thomas on an 8-yard TD pass play. Oregon led 21-7.
Another three-and-out for OSU. And, a three-and-out for Oregon.
Two Mannion completions that went nowhere, another OSU punt.
Oregon went ahead 28-7 in the waning moments of the first half, as Thomas took to the air for five completions. Paulson made a terrific, 31-yard grab with two OSU defenders on him. Thomas threw a 16-yard TD pass to Kenjon Barner.
The Thomas duo combined for another TD, a 36-yard pass play to start the second half. The play was under review; it was overturned, with De'Anthony Thomas having stepped out of bounds at the OSU 3. The 33-yard play, then, helped set up Barner's 1-yard TD run, and UO led 35-7.
The Beavers couldn't convert a fourth-down opportunity in UO territory.
The Ducks drove to add to their lead, with their starters in the game. And, James, after a 19-yard run and then a 5-yard run, appeared to injure his left elbow; he had injured his right elbow against Cal Oct. 6 and missed two games.
Mannion led OSU up the field, but Lokombo sacked him on third down and Hekker punted.
Thomas threw his fourth TD pass, 39 yards to freshman tight end Colt Lyerla, making it 42-7.
Bryan Bennett replaced Darron Thomas at QB for Oregon, and Tre Carson moved into the Duck backfield, as well.
Midway through the quarter, Mannion's passing moved the Beavers into the red zone against many UO backups. He then found Kevin Cummings on a 19-yard TD throw with 6:55 left. OSU's score made it 42-14.
Defensive back Troy Hill made a nice kickoff return - until he fumbled at the end of it on a hit by kicker Trevor Romaine. OSU recovered at its 48.
Mannion got hit trying to pass and doughed up the ball. Oregon's Ryan Clanton, a junior lineman, recovered at the Beaver 48.
The Ducks drove quickly down the field, Ayele Forde scoring on a 6-yard run with 4:43 to go. The PAT by Maldonado pushed Oregon in front 49-14.
OSU came back with a 23-yard touchdown pass, Mannion to Brandin Cooks, with 2:46 left. Oregon still led 49-21.
The Ducks picked up a first down to close out the game.