INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Utah State third-string quarterback Cooper Legas had a breakout performance Saturday night in the inaugural LA Bowl.
The sophomore came off the bench to throw a touchdown pass on his first collegiate attempt and helped lead the Aggies to a 24-13 victory over Oregon State.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The inaugural LA Bowl will be headlined by Jimmy Kimmel, features a vomiting camel — “Jimmy Camel” — as a mascot and an official sandwich to keep the fans entertained.
It also includes two evenly matched teams on the field as Oregon State takes on Utah State on Saturday.
Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl: Utah State (10-3) at Oregon State (7-5), Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. EST (ABC)
Line: Oregon State by 7 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon quarterback Anthony Brown Jr. got one chance to face rival Oregon State in his career with the Ducks, and he made it count.
Brown threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns while running for another score, and No.
While wounded, No. 11 Oregon can still play for another Pac-12 championship and a Rose Bowl berth.
But the Ducks (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12) have to get through Oregon State first.
Oregon is coming off a 38-7 loss last Saturday at Utah, which dropped the Ducks from No.
Oregon State (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12) at No. 11 Oregon (9-2, 6-2), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN).
Line: Oregon by 7, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Things to watch in Week 13 of the Pac-12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Oregon State (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12) at Oregon (9-2, 6-2): The Ducks will capture the North Division and a spot in next week's championship game against Utah with a win in their annual rivalry game against the Beavers on Saturday.
There is still so much to be decided heading into this week's Thanksgiving college football feast.
Let's sort it out, conference by conference.
Atlantic Coast Conference: No. 20 Pitt is locked into the conference championship game and will face No.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A week after becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2013, Oregon State remains in contention for the Pac-12 North Division title following a 24-10 victory Saturday night over Arizona State.
(AP) — Now that Oregon State is bowl eligible, coach Jonathan Smith anticipates the Beavers may play with more abandon.
“Whether it’s the relief of getting to six or whatnot, I know we’re there now, and I’m hoping these guys will let it rip on Saturday,” he said.
For the Bruins and the Beavers, well, it's been a while.
Both UCLA and Oregon State are bowl eligible this season, ending extended droughts without a postseason appearance.
The Beavers (6-4, 4-3 Pac-12) haven't played in a bowl since 2013 — that's all the way back to Mike Riley's second stint as head coach.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Chance Nolan passed for 257 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for a score, leading Oregon State to a 35-14 win over Stanford on Saturday.
The victory makes Oregon State (6-4, 4-3 Pac-12) bowl eligible for the first time since 2013, and snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Cardinal.
Things to watch in Week 11 of the Pac-12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
The fifth-ranked Oregon Ducks continue a march toward the Pac-12 title game, and perhaps a playoff berth, at home against Washington State on Saturday night.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Cole Becker was more impressed with his counterpart's big field goal than he was with his own game-winner in double overtime.
Oregon State kicker Everett Hayes missed a 38-yard field goal in the second overtime after nailing a school record 60-yarder at the end of regulation, and Becker's 43-yarder gave Colorado a 37-34 win over the Beavers on Saturday night.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Oregon State makes attempt No. 2 at reaching bowl eligibility.
The path is way more uphill for Colorado: Four straight wins are now necessary to be in the picture, starting Saturday at Folsom Field against the Beavers.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — After three straight Pac-12 losses to open the season, California is starting to find its stride.
Chase Garbers threw one of his three TD passes one play after a partially blocked punt and the Golden Bears beat Oregon State 39-25 Saturday.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — After an uncharacteristic poor start to the season on defense for California, coach Justin Wilcox's squad is rounding into form in recent weeks.
Cal is coming off its best defensive performance in years when the Bears beat Colorado last week for their first conference win of the season.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stopping the run has become a huge problem for Utah.
The Utes led the Pac-12 in rushing defense for three consecutive seasons heading into this year. Now Utah is the one getting bullied along the line of scrimmage.
Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK: Oregon State at California. Bowl-bound Beavers? Could be. A win would make Oregon State (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) bowl-eligible for the first time since 2013.
Paced by Pac-12 rushing leader B.J. Baylor, Oregon State's improved ground game is one of the key reasons the Beavers are just a win away from bowl eligibility for the first time since 2013.
Baylor is one of several notable Pac-12 running backs who have hit their stride this season.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State took a pretty good shot from Utah in the first eight minutes but the Beavers never wavered and responded with an all-around performance that put them a win away from a bowl berth.
After a disappointing start and unspeakable tragedy, Utah has found its footing.
The Utes (4-2, 3-0 Pac-12) are the only undefeated team in conference play and sit atop the South Division. If they follow this trajectory, they could be in position to vie for a first-ever Rose Bowl appearance.
The Utah Utes raised their voices — and their coach — after an emotional come-from-behind win over a ranked Arizona State team.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — It took a little longer than expected, but Washington State seems to be rolling.
The Cougars' defense is proving to be stout as evidenced by their performance the past two weeks.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Jayden de Laura threw for 399 yards and three touchdowns as Washington State beat Oregon State 31-24 on Saturday.
Travell Harris caught eight passes for 147 yards for the Cougars (3-3, 2-2 Pac-12), who beat Oregon State for the eighth consecutive time.
The last thing Jonathan Smith expects from his team is for Oregon State to suddenly become cocky or overconfident even if the Beavers are sitting on top of the Pac-12 North.
“This group understands that it’s hard to win,” Smith said.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State's climb under coach Jonathan Smith has led the Beavers to uncharted territory.
They head to Washington State this week as the only undefeated team in conference play in the Pac-12 North, the first time the Beavers have ever been in sole possession of the division’s top spot.
Former Oregon State football coach Dennis Erickson has been selected to be inducted into the National College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced on Monday.
Erickson joins former coach Tommy Prothro (1955-64) and former standout players Terry Baker (1960-62) and Bill Enyart (1966-68) with immediate OSU ties in the Hall of Fame.
EUGENE — Really, was Oregon’s margin of victory in the 121st Civil War football game Saturday that big of a surprise?
The Ducks, with Justin Herbert back in the saddle, are on the upswing under first-year head coach Willie Taggart.
The Arizona Wildcats defeated Oregon State 49-28 Saturday night at Arizona Stadium. Here are some pertinent notes, quotes and statistics:
* Arizona has scored 35 or more points in six straight games, the longest streak by a Power Five school this season
CORVALLIS — Unlike the predicted “Storm of the Century,” Oregon State delivered an inspired defensive performance Saturday afternoon in the rain and wind at Reser Stadium.
The Beavers delivered a second-half offensive performance that almost plucked victory from the unexpectedly sunny skies of the fourth quarter.