Oregon Ducks down Oregon State Beavers 38-29 to win Pac-12 North title again

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Oregon's Devon Williams (2) outruns Oregon State's Akili Arnold for a second-quarter touchdown reception during the Beavers' 41-38 win over the Ducks last year in a foggy Reser Stadium in Corvallis.
Oregon's Devon Williams (2) outruns Oregon State's Akili Arnold for a second-quarter touchdown reception during the Beavers' 41-38 win over the Ducks last year in a foggy Reser Stadium in Corvallis.

Oregon moves into its third straight Pac-12 title game with a 38-29 win over Oregon State.

Fourth quarter

Chance Nolan runs for a 1-yard touchdown with 1:08 left and Nolan throws a 2-point pass to Zeriah Beason to pull Beavers within 38-29 of the Ducks, but Oregon recovers the onside kickoff and will win the game.

Oregon answers back-to-back touchdowns by Oregon State with a 1-yard Travis Dye touchdown run with 3:14 left in the game for a 38-21 lead for the Ducks over the Beavers. Oregon went 75 yards in nine plays to ice the game and the Pac-12 North Division title. The Ducks will face Utah on Friday in Las Vegas in the Pac-12 title game.

Trevon Bradford beats Dontae Manning on a post pattern for a 15-yard touchdown pass from Chance Nolan, who throws incomplete on the two-point conversion to make it Oregon with a 31-21 lead over Oregon State with 8:28 remaining. The Beavers only had to go 48 yards for the touchdown after recovering an onside kickoff after their previous touchdown.

Oregon State pulls within 31-15 with 9:57 left in the game on a 4-yard BJ Baylor touchdown run to cap a 75-yard scoring drive that takes only four plays and 2:03 off the clock. However, the Beavers miss the 2-point conversion.

Anthony Brown throws a 7-yard touchdown pass to Kris Hutson as Oregon extends its lead over Oregon State to 31-9 with 12:00 left in the game. The Ducks went 85 yards in 10 plays for their first score of the second half.

Oregon's Anthony Brown warms up under the watchful eye of coach Mario Cristobal before the Oregon State game at Autzen Stadium on Saturday.
Oregon's Anthony Brown warms up under the watchful eye of coach Mario Cristobal before the Oregon State game at Autzen Stadium on Saturday.

Third quarter

Chance Nolan with a 4-yard TD pass on fourth-and-goal for Oregon State to Luke Musgrave but Kayvon Thibodeaux blows up a reverse as Oregon State goes for a 2-point conversion and pulls within 24-9 of @oregonfootball with 10:33 left in the third quarter. The Beavers went 64 yards on the first possession of the second half in nine plays and 4:17.

Second quarter

The first-half stats back up the the Oregon 24-3 lead. The Ducks are outgaining Oregon State 307 yards to 141. The Ducks are outrushing Beavers 129 to 37 and Anthony Brown is 12-of-17 passing for 178 yards while Chance Nolan is 8-of-13 for 77 yards.

Anthony Brown with a 10-yard QB keeper right up the middle for the touchdown and a 24-3 lead for Oregon over Oregon State with 35 seconds left in the first half. 70-yard drive in 12 plays took 5:12 off the clock.

Camden Lewis hits a 36-yard field goal for Oregon with 8:06 left in the first half as Oregon extends its lead over Oregon State to 17-3. The Ducks went 61 yards in 14 plays and took 7:12 off the clock.

First quarter

Everett Hayes hits a 38-yard field goal to pull Oregon State within 14-3 of Oregon with 24 seconds left in the first quarter. The Beavers went 55 yards in nine plays.

Anthony Brown with a 50-yard touchdown pass to Devon Williams on third-and-4 from the 50-yard line to give Oregon a 14-0 lead with 4:07 left in the first quarter against Oregon State. The Ducks went 96 yards in seven plays, and for the second straight season, Williams has a 50-yard touchdown reception against the Beavers.

Travis Dye goes behind a block from left tackle TJ Bass and wide receiver Deont'e Thornton and goes 20 yards for the touchdown on fourth-and-inches for Oregon for a 7-0 lead over Oregon State with 10:53 left in the first quarter to cap a 9-play, 75-yard drive.

Gameday info

RECORDS: Oregon State (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12) at No. 11 Oregon (9-2, 6-2)

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Autzen Stadium

TV: ESPN. Announcers: Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Dusty Dvoracek (analyst), Tom Luginbill (sideline).

RADIO: KUJZ-FM (95.3), KKNX-FM (105.1), KUGN-AM (590) and KKNX-AM (840).

LATEST LINE: Oregon is favored by 7 points.

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WHAT FANS HAVE TO DO: A mask mandate is no longer in place for University of Oregon outdoor sporting events. Fans must present a vaccination card or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of the games and a photo ID to be allowed into the stadium. Stadium gates open two hours prior to kickoff at 10:30 a.m.

SHUTTLES TO THE GAME: Pregame shuttles to the stadium also will be cashless, with mobile passes available for purchase in advance. First Student has replaced LTD as operator of the gameday shuttles from three locations: Valley River Center, Lane Events Center and Pacific Source. Shuttles begin running three hours before kickoff at 9:30 a.m. and are $5 per person for a round-trip ticket.

WEATHER FORECAST: 57 degrees with a 47% chance of rain at kickoff and 5 mph southerly winds. The temperature and wind conditions will remain steady throughout the game with the chance of rain between 35% to 52%.

Gameday Info

HISTORY: Oregon leads the all-time series 66-47-10 and is 33-21-6 in games in Eugene. The Ducks have a higher winning percentage in games in Corvallis (.574, 31-23-3) than in Eugene (.558). Oregon has won 11 of 13 since the Beavers' last win in Autzen Stadium in 2007. That was also the last time Oregon State had back-to-back wins over the Ducks. Oregon State rallied from a 31-19 deficit after three quarters to win last year's game, without fans in attendance, 41-38 at Reser Stadium. Oregon needs a win to reach its third straight Pac-12 championship game. A win by the Beavers creates a three-way tie for the North Division title, but Washington State goes to the Pac-12 title game then. The last time this game had such important stakes for both teams was 2009 when either team would have gone to the Rose Bowl with a win and the Ducks prevailed 37-33 at Autzen Stadium in Chip Kelly's first year as head coach. Oregon has won 18 straight home games and is 21-1 at Autzen under Mario Cristobal.

PAC-12 CONFERENCE: Conference football standings

OTHER PAC-12 GAMES (Saturday unless noted): Utah 28, Colorado 13 (Friday). Washington State 40, Washington 13 (Friday). Arizona at Arizona State, 1 p.m. Notre Dame at Stanford, 5 p.m. BYU at USC, 7:30 p.m. California at UCLA, 7:30 p.m.

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Ashley Conklin, The Register-Guard

This article originally appeared on Register-Guard: Oregon football gameday: What to know for the Ducks' football game against Oregon State Beavers

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