Scores

Final

Arizona 16

(2-4, 1-2 Pac-12)

Oregon State 31

(3-3, 1-2 Pac-12)

4:05 PM ET, October 6, 2007

Reser Stadium, CORVALLIS, OR

1 2 3 4 T
ARIZ 3 7 3 316
ORST 24 7 0 031

Top Performers

Passing: S. Canfield (ORST) - 139 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: Y. Bernard (ORST) - 32 CAR, 140 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Johnson (ARIZ) - 6 REC, 80 YDS

Oregon St. 31, Arizona 16

Associated Press

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Yvenson Bernard ran for 140 yards and a pair of touchdowns, then caught another score, and Oregon State defeated Arizona 31-16 on Saturday.

Sean Canfield completed 17 of 30 passes for 139 yards for the Beavers (3-3, 1-2 Pac-10), who built a big early lead but did not surrender it like they had in their previous two games.

Willie Tuitama, who went into the game ranked atop the Pac-10 with an average of 320 yards passing, completed 18 of 38 passes for 222 yards for Arizona (2-4, 1-2).

Tuitama was intercepted three times after throwing four interceptions through the first five games.

Arizona appeared to have mastered its spread offense -- dubbed Air Zona -- in a 48-20 victory over Washington State last weekend. Tuitama threw five scoring passes and the Wildcats collected 567 yards in total offense.

But Arizona struggled on the ground against Oregon State, rushing for just 9 yards. Arizona's scoring came on Jason Bondzio's three field goals and Antoine Cason's 60-yard interception return.

Oregon State was coming off a stunning 40-14 loss to UCLA, in which the Beavers disintegrated in the final quarter, giving up a 14-12 lead. The week before, the Beavers led 19-0 at Arizona State before losing 44-32.

Bernard ran 20 yards for a touchdown to give the Beavers the early lead. The Wildcats narrowed it on Bondzio's 42-yard field goal.

Gerard Lawson, who fumbled three consecutive kickoffs in the Beavers' loss to UCLA, set up Oregon State's next scoring drive with a 56-yard kickoff return. The series culminated with Bernard's 9-yard touchdown run.

The Beavers made it 21-3 when Joey LaRocque intercepted Tuitama and ran 49 yards for the touchdown. Alexis Serna added a 31-yard field goal for the Beavers before the end of the first quarter.

Canfield's 6-yard scoring pass to Bernard made it 31-3.

The Wildcats narrowed it to 31-10 with 25 seconds to go before the half when Cason intercepted Canfield and returned it for a score.

Bondzio added a 37-yard field goal in the third quarter, then a 32-yarder early in the fourth for the final margin.

Canfield was intercepted twice in the game and was replaced for a time by backup Lyle Moevao, who completed three of five passes for 25 yards.

The Beavers have won eight of the last nine against the Wildcats, including last season's 17-10 victory in Tucson. But two seasons ago, Tuitama made his first career start and torched Oregon State for 335 yards in a 29-27 win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARIZ
ORST
1st Downs1519
Total Yards231351
Passing222164
Rushing9187
Penalties3-356-65
3rd Down Conversions3-168-16
4th Down Conversions1-40-0
Turnovers32
Possession25:5334:07

Passing Leaders

ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tuitama18/382225.803
Oregon StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Canfield17/301394.612

Rushing Leaders

ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grigsby16613.8017
Thomas12727.0027
Oregon StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bernard321404.4221
Rodgers14040.0040

Receiving Leaders

ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson68013.3023
Reese47719.3041
Oregon StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown46115.3022
Catchings4328.0012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARIZORST
TD08:23Yvenson Bernard 20 Yd Run (Alexis Serna Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 85 yds, 4:36
07
FG06:50Jason Bondzio 42 Yd
Drive: 6 plays, 52 yds, 1:27
37
TD04:30Yvenson Bernard 9 Yd Run (Alexis Serna Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 38 yds, 2:09
314
TD04:15Joey Larocque 49 Yd Interception Return (Alexis Serna Kick) 321
FG01:31Alexis Serna 31 Yd
Drive: 6 plays, 49 yds, 2:15
324
SECOND QUARTERARIZORST
TD10:50Yvenson Bernard 6 Yd Pass From Sean Canfield (Alexis Serna Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 48 yds, 4:00
331
TD00:25Antoine Cason 60 Yd Interception Return (Jason Bondzio Kick) 1031
THIRD QUARTERARIZORST
FG08:34Jason Bondzio 37 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 20 yds, 3:34
1331
FOURTH QUARTERARIZORST
FG11:44Jason Bondzio 32 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 62 yds, 2:27
1631