CORVALLIS, Oregon — Oregon and Oregon State are tied, 14-14, in the Civil War on Saturday from Reser Stadium. After 30 minutes of action, nothing has separated the Ducks and Beavers.
Ryan Nall plowed in from 12 yards for the opening score of the rivalry, 7-0. Last season, then freshman, Nall rushed for 174 yards on 19 carries, including a TD, versus Oregon.
The sophomore back has 52 yards on 12 carries for the Beavers. He also leads his receiving group with 34 yards on two catches.
Four minutes later, Tony Brooks-James’ 3-yard plunge knotted the contest, 7-7. Oregon traveled 75 yards on 10 plays in 3:28 for the tie.
The Ducks third fumble recovery of the season led to their second touchdown of the afternoon. For the second time in as many weeks, a little Oregon trickery went a long way. Receiver Jalen Brown tossed a perfect 33-yard scoring pass to Darren Carrington, 14-7, following the reverse.
Oregon State responded with their own 10-play, 75-yard scoring drive. Beaver quarterback Marcus McMaryion connected with Ricky Ortiz from six yards out, 14-14. OSU possessed the ball for 6:33 on their drive.
After traveling 62 yards on four plays, TBJ fumbled away a golden Duck opportunity on OSU’s 12-yard-line. With less than three minutes left in the first half, the timing could not be worse for Oregon.
Oregon gunslinger Justin Herbert has completed six of his nine pass attempts for 49 yards.
The Ducks have the longest current streak in FBS for consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons by a program. Oregon’s nine-year run is in jeopardy, however. If Royce Freeman does not rush for 123 yards in the second half, the streak is over.
Freeman leads all skill players with 74 total yards on 11 touches.
Thus far, the junior has carried the rock 10 times for 70 yards. Freeman has found his stride over the last few weeks of the season. In his last 10 quarters of play, Freeman has rushed for a total of 310 yards.
Oregon Trickery: Jalen Brown TD Pass to Darren Carrington
Arrion Springs Forced Fumble
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