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corvallis, ore. — — Taking his first college snap after starting quarterback Tristan Gebbia limped off, Chance Nolan scored on a 1-yard, fourth-down run with 33 seconds remaining to give Oregon State a 41-38 upset victory over No. . 9 Oregon Friday night.
jermar jefferson rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns to help the beavers (2-2) win their second straight game. Jefferson has rushed for at least 100 yards in each of Oregon State’s four games and is on track for 1,000 despite the shortened season.
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Jefferson said the win meant “everything” because of losses to the Ducks in his first two seasons. he said that he studied hard for the game.
“I really feel like I don’t get the recognition I deserve,” he said. “I just have to put my head down and keep working hard. I’ve been underestimated my whole life, so I’m used to it.”
Oregon (3-1) had won six in a row and three in a row over the rival Beavers. the loss shattered any small hope the Ducks had of a college football playoff spot. the ducks were ranked no. 15 in the first cfp ranking released Tuesday.
gebbia threw for 263 years and one touchdown and had a touchdown run during the foggy game at reser stadium. while no fans were allowed in the game, cars passing near the stadium honked for the home team afterward.
Oregon State’s last win over a ranked team was in 2014 when the Beavers knocked off world no. 7 state of arizona.
tyler should have thrown for 266 yards and two touchdowns, but he also had two interceptions for oregon.
“I have to finish the games,” Ducks coach Mario Cristobal said. “We didn’t finish it.”
It was the 124th edition of the rivalry dating back to 1894. This summer, amid protests of racial injustice across the country, both schools decided to drop the “civil war” moniker.
Gebbia scored on a 1-yarder early in the fourth quarter to pull Oregon State within 31-26.
oregon state intercepted shough on the next drive and got the ball at the oregon 33-yard line. Gebbia found Kolby Taylor with a 31-yard pass before Jefferson scored on a 2-yard run. Gebbia’s goalie’s two-point conversion gave Oregon State a 34-31 lead.
An Oregon State penalty helped the Ducks on their way, capped by Cyrus Habibi-Likio’s 1-yard run to the end zone, to give Oregon the lead with 8:27 remaining.
After the teams traded possessions that ended in chances, the Beavers got one more chance. Gebbia hit Taylor with two passes on the drive, putting the Beavers in the Oregon 6.
gebbia seemed to score but the referees put the ball in the 1 on third down. Gebbia ran again and limped to the sideline while the play was reviewed. Oregon was offside, but no penalty was called. That set up Nolan’s fourth down touchdown run on the only play of his college career.
“it means a lot to a lot of people, not just the guys sitting in the locker room,” said oregon state coach jonathan smith. “It’s a shame that the reser stadium can’t be filled right now and have a win like that because it means a lot to a lot of people, especially our kids in the state.”
smith said it looked like gebbia had a hamstring injury.
Jaylon Redd scored on a 37-yard run on Oregon’s first drive of the game, but Jefferson answered for the Beavers with a career-long, 82-yard touchdown run.
He had to score on a 1-yard goalie to put Oregon back in front. After an Oregon State field goal, Devon Williams caught Shough’s 60-yard touchdown pass on a second-and-21 play.
Trailing 21-13 after another field goal, Oregon State attempted to convert on fourth-and-3 and missed, giving the Ducks the ball at the Beavers 44-yard line. the drive ended with a 33-yard field goal by henry katleman.
gebbia’s 8-yard touchdown pass to zeriah beason closed the beavers to 24-18 but missed a two-point conversion. Oregon scored on Shough’s 4-yard pass to Hunter Kampmoyer to get away again before Gebbia’s 1-yard goalie cut the gap to 31-26 early in the fourth quarter.
“it sure hurts. Losing is one of the worst feelings in the world,” Shough said. “We’re just going to take it and learn from it.”
the ducks beat ucla and former coach chip kelly 38-35 last saturday. The Beavers were coming off their first win, a 31-27 win over California last weekend. Jefferson rushed for 196 yards and a touchdown.
food to go
oregon: rookie linebacker noah sewell, who was carried off the field with what appeared to be a terrifying injury last weekend, played for the ducks. … the ducks won 24-10 last year en route to the pac-12 championship game and the rose bowl. … Oregon has a 66-48-10 series lead.
oregon state: Jefferson, who struggled with injuries last season after earning pac-12 freshman of the year honors in 2018, has rushed for 75 or more yards on his first carry in the last two games. … jefferson’s rushing yards were the most of any player in the rivalry series. … oregon state had lost 15 straight games to teams ranked in the top 25 in the ap
oregon plays at cal next weekend. The Golden Bears fell 24-23 to rival Stanford in the big game early Friday.
the state of oregon is in utah next weekend. The Utes were supposed to play Arizona State on Sunday, but that game was cancelled, so they head to Seattle to play Washington instead. the huskies were originally scheduled to play in the apple cup on friday, but that game was also cancelled.