Pasadena, Ca. -- The Oregon State Beavers football team recorded their first conference win in regulation for the first time since 2016, when the Beavers beat UCLA 48-31, Saturday night in the Rose Bowl.
The Beavers offense got off to another hot start in the game, scoring 21 points in the first quarter alone.
Jake Luton completed 18 of 26 passes, for 285 yards and five touchdowns. Isaiah Hodgins remains his favorite target, tallying 10 receptions for 123 yards, and three touchdowns. On the ground, Artavis Pierce carried the work load with 21 carries for 119 yards, and one touchdown. Sophormore sensation Jermar Jefferson was limited in the game, receiving just five carries for nine yards.
Former Oregon head coach, Chip Kelly led the Bruins to a comeback, cutting the lead to as little as a touchdown late in the third quarter. Hodgins then recorded his third and final touchdown against the Bruins. Luton capped off the game with a 19 yard touchdown run with one minute and 42 seconds to go.
Though the defense didn't force any turnovers in the game, their play continues to improve through the season. The Beavers ranked among the top teams in the Pac-12 for tackles for losses. Three players recorded sacks in the game, as they continue to cause havoc in opposing teams' backfields.
Next OSU will return to Corvallis to host the Utah Utes on October 12th, in Reser Stadium at 5 p.m. The game is set to air on the Pac-12 network.