“Oregon clinches 3rd straight Pac-12 Championship appearance after defeating in-state rival Oregon State”
EUGENE, OR – Coming off a heartbreaking loss that crushed Oregon’s College Football Playoff hopes, the Ducks still had plenty to play for Saturday when they hosted in-state rival Oregon State for their 125th meeting. After fighting off a late comeback, the Ducks claimed the state and clinched their third straight Pac-12 Conference Championship appearance defeating the Beavers 38-29.
Oregon dominated early, heading into the half with a 24-3 lead after impressive performances by quarterback Anthony Brown and running back Travis Dye. Dye struck first for the Ducks on a 20-yard run on the opening drive giving them an early 7-0 lead.
Anthony Brown then found Devon Williams on a 50-yard touchdown, and was the star of the game finishing with 358 all purpose yards and 3 total touchdowns.
Oregon State almost mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter where they scored two touchdowns in less than two minutes. Running back B.J. Baylor cut the lead to 16 points with a 2-yard touchdown run, and after recovering an onside kick quarterback Chance Nolan found Trevon Bradford for a 15-yard touchdown which made it a 10 point game at 31-21.
The Ducks scored their final touchdown with 3:17 remaining thanks to a 31-yard touchdown run by Byron Cardwell that set Travis Dye up with an easy 2-yard touchdown which would prove to be too much for the Beavers to overcome.
Oregon will head to Las Vegas to compete for the Pac-12 Championship next Friday, December 3rd at 5 PM PST.