TUCSON, Az. -- For the first time all season, the Oregon State Beavers football team had all of it's top players in the lineup and it showed. The Beavers beat the Wildcats, 56-38, recording the most points they've had in a game since scoring 77 points against Nicholls State in 2012.
OSU's offense finished the game with a total of 572 yards and eight touchdowns. Quarterback Jake Luton completed 20 of his 26 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns. Luton's number one target, Isaiah Hodgins had another great game finishing with 7 receptions for 150 yards, and two touchdowns.
On the ground, Jermar Jefferson returned to the Oregon State lineups for the first time since October 5, when the Beavers played UCLA. He finished the game with 22 carries for 105 yards, and three touchdowns. Jefferson's counterpart also benefited from the stellar play of the offensive line, tallying 15 carries for 114 yards and one touchdown.
Although neither team's defense played particularly well, Oregon State defensive lineman, Hamilcar Rashed Jr. continued his strong season against the Wildcats. He finished the night with four tackles, and three sacks. He currently leads the conference in tackles for loss.
Despite the mostly consistent play of the offense in the first half, the Wildcats were able to get back in the game in the second half cutting Oregon State's lead to two scores at one point. OSU scored twice in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.
Next, the Beavers will return to Corvallis to host the Washington Huskies on Friday, November 8th, at 7:30 p.m. in Reser Stadium. The game is set to air on Fox Sports 1.