SEATTLE – Jordan Villamin and Victor Bolden combined for 15 catches and 206 yards with two touchdowns but the Beavers were edged, 37-13, by Washington Saturday night at Husky Stadium.
Villamin scored two touchdowns – a 9-yarder in the first half and a 11-yarder in the third quarter – to give him three scores in his last two games and six on the season.
Bolden, meanwhile, finished with 10 catches for a career-best 145 yards. His tally was buoyed by a 72-yard reception in the second quarter that was a career-long. It helped set up Villamin’s first score that cut the Huskies’ lead to 10 points at the time.
Sean Mannion, the first Pac-12 Conference with quarterback with more than 13,000 passing yards, threw for 314 yards on 30-for-46 passing. His two touchdown strikes to Villamin gave him 82 for his career, tying former Stanford signal caller Andrew Luck for seventh-most in conference history.
Villamin pulled the Beavers to within 10 points in the third quarter when he caught an 11-yard pass by Mannion near the back of the right side of the end zone. He was initially ruled out of the bounds on the fade but after review, it was determined that he managed to get his left foot in bounds.
Villamin finished the night with five receptions for 61 yards.
Ryan Murphy led the Beavers defensively with a career-best 12 tackles. OSU, overall, was credited with six tackles for loss, including two by Dylan Wynn.
Oregon State forced four fumbles on the night, equaling a season-high set against Portland State and Stanford.
Washington jumped out to a 17-0 lead thanks to two first-quarter touchdowns. The first, a 54-yard pass to Jayden Mickens, came four minutes into the game. UW pushed ahead seven minutes later when Dwayne Washington carried the ball for 68 yards.
Cameron Van Winkle hit a field goal from 34 yards out at 10:41 of the second half but OSU answered eight minutes later on a drive that didn’t begin with much promise.
Facing 1st and 25 from their own 5, the Beavers threatened when Mannion found Bolden on a 72-yard pass that put OSU deep in the Huskies’ territory. A few plays later, he found a streaking Jordan Villamin over the middle in the back of the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown strike. It was Villamin’s first catch of the night and the last score of the first half.
Bolden caught five passes for 113 yards to lead OSU offensively in the first half, while Storm Woods was a threat on the ground and out of the backfield. He carried the ball nine times for 40 yards and caught five passes for 24 yards.
Mannion, meanwhile, was 13-of-21 for 159 yards passing.
Defensively, Murphy led OSU with seven tackles as the Beavers were credited with one sack and four tackles for loss.
It was announced during the game that Saturday’s matchup between the Beavers and Ducks will start at 5 p.m. PT on Nov. 29 and will be aired live on KEZI 9.