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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.
CORVALLIS – Quarterback Sean Mannion threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes and Michael Doctor returned an interception 35 yards for the clinching score as Oregon State upended No. 6 Arizona State 35-27 at Reser Stadium.
It was OSU’s (5-5, 2-5 Pac-12) first victory over a ranked team since a 27-20 win over UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 22, 2012. OSU’s last win over a top-10 team was a 29-27 upset of No. 9 Arizona on Oct. 9, 2010,; its last home win over a top-10 team was a 27-21 victory over No. 1 USC on Sept. 25, 2008.
Senior linebacker D.J. Alexander sacked ASU quarterback Taylor Kelly for a 13-yard loss on a 4th-and-2 from the ASU 33-yard line with 1:10 to play to end ASU’s final drive. OSU took three knees to end the game and thousands in the crowd of 40,525 stormed the field.
Senior tailback Terron Ward (148) and junior tailback Storm Woods (125) combined for 273 rushing yards and established career-bests for their longest run as the Beavers pounded out 247 yards rushing and 498 yards of total offense. The last time two Beavers rushed for 100 yards in the same game was in the 2007 Emerald Bowl against Maryland, when Yvenson Bernard (177) and James Rodgers (115) combined for 292.
Mannion completed 19 of 33 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns and engineered two second-half scoring drives that erased a 27-14 ASU lead. The Beavers scored the final 21 points of the game to snap a four-game losing streak.
OSU started quickly as Woods broke free for a 78-yard TD run up the middle on their second snap to give the Beavers a 7-0 lead with 11:17 left in the first quarter. It was their longest run from scrimmage since the 2002 season and their longest play from scrimmage this season.
After an ASU field goal, Ward broke free on a play similar to Woods’ and scampered 66 yards for another touchdown with 5:09 left in the quarter. It was also the longest run of his career.
The Sun Devils responded with 21 unanswered points on two Kelly TD passes and a fumble return to surge ahead 24-14 at halftime.
Mannion’s 20-yard TD pass to Victor Bolden drew the Beavers within 24-21 with 5:50 left in the third quarter. Another ASU field goal made it 27-21 with 12:43 to play.
Mannion then sent the Beavers ahead 28-27 with a 67-yard scoring strike to Jordan Villamin with 10:55 to play. He set the school record of 80 TD passes on that play, breaking a tie with Derek Anderson.
Ward and Woods each gained 100 yards and established career-bests for their longest run. The last time two Beavers rushed for 100 yards in the same game was in the 2007 Emerald Bowl against Maryland, when Yvenson Bernard (177) and James Rodgers (115) combined for 292.
The Beavers play their final road game of the season at Washington on Saturday, starting at 7:30 p.m. at Husky Stadium.
Stanford, Calif. – Quarterback Sean Mannion moved closer to the Pacific-12 Conference’s career passing yardage record on Saturday but the Beavers fell 38-14 to Stanford at Stanford Stadium.
Mannion completed 14 of 30 passes for 122 yards and remained in second place with 12,134 yards. He needs 194 more yards to pass career leader Matt Barkley of USC, who threw for 12,327 yards from 2009-12.
The Beavers (4-3 overall, 1-3 Pac-12) were held to 221 yards by the Cardinal (5-3, 3-2 Pac-12), who lead the conference in total defense. Stanford won its fifth straight game in the series.
‘There wasn’t anything good about that game. I hated it,” OSU coach Mike Riley said. “We were not very good in any area. We got outplayed in every area.
“We didn’t tackle well, we got outplayed offensively and we played poorly on special teams. I’m really disappointed.
“We took lost-yardage plays, which we knew we couldn’t do,” as Mannion was sacked six times for minus-55 yards. “We got ourselves in a hole and appeared not to be able to do anything. We just couldn’t execute at all. It was bad football.”
Stanford took a 7-0 lead on its first possession and was marching for a second when safety Ryan Murphy grabbed his first interception of the season. Following an OSU punt, linebacker Michael Doctor returned another interception to the Stanford 5-yard line and tailback Chris Brown powered over on the next play for a 7-7 tie with 2:03 left in the first quarter.
However, Stanford scored the final 21 points of the first half to take a 28-7 intermission lead. The Cardinal added 10 more unanswered points in the second half before OSU tailback Damien Haskinsscored on a 1-yard run with 3:54 to play on his first career carry for the final margin.
That touchdown was set up by quarterback Luke Del Rio’s 52-yard completion to Hunter Jarmon, a career-long for both players. Del Rio was 4-for-8 for 87 yards in his first meaningful game action.
The Beavers resume Pac-12 Conference play against California at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. OSU’s annual Homecoming game will be televised by the Pac-12 Network. It is the first of three consecutive home games.
“We’ve got to put a good, solid game plan together,” Riley said. “We’ve got to do every bit of teaching we possibly can. We just have to have a great week of practice, focus on good football and get them ready to go play like crazy.
“That’s where this season points to now. We took a big step back today.”
CORVALLIS, Ore — Members of the Oregon State team football speak with the media after losing to #20 Utah 29-23 in double overtime on Thursday, October 16th. This article will be updated with more players as the videos become available:
Oregon State head coach Mike Riley:
Oregon State wide receiver Jordan Villamin: