Scores

Final

Oregon State 34

(6-3, 5-1 Pac-12)

UCLA 6

(3-6, 2-4 Pac-12)

6:07 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

1 2 3 4 T
ORST 3 0 14 1734
UCLA 3 0 3 06

Top Performers

Passing: S. Canfield (ORST) - 222 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Rodgers (ORST) - 31 CAR, 144 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: S. Stroughter (ORST) - 6 REC, 93 YDS, 1 TD

Beavers' Rodgers sets Pac-10 freshman rushing mark in win

Associated Press

PASADENA, Calif. -- Jacquizz Rodgers set a Pac-10 rushing record for freshmen and Sean Canfield filled in ably at quarterback to help Oregon State beat UCLA 34-6 on Saturday.

Rodgers ran for 144 yards to increase his season total to 1,089 -- the most ever by a freshman in the conference. He's only the third Pac-10 first-year player to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in a season. Ken Simonton, the Beavers' career rushing leader, had 1,028 in 1998 and Darrin Nelson had 1,069 for Stanford in 1977.

Rodgers, who has now rushed for over 100 yards seven times, scored on a 1-yard TD run with 7:18 left in the third quarter and a 5-yard pass with 10:15 remaining after an interception by safety Greg Laybourne.

The victory helped keep Oregon State's chances at a return trip to the Rose Bowl alive. The Beavers (6-3, 5-1 Pac-10) need to run the table in their final three games against No. 21 California, Arizona and Oregon to win the conference title.

Oregon State's 27-21 upset victory over USC on Sept. 25 would serve as the tiebreaker for the Rose Bowl if it came down to that. The school's last appearance in Pasadena on New Year's Day was at the end of the 1964 season, a 34-7 loss to Michigan.

Canfield completed 16 of 22 passes for 222 yards, including a 75-yard pass play to James Rodgers that set up one of Justin Kahut's two field goals. Last week, the left-handed Canfield led the Beavers to a come-from-behind 27-25 victory over Arizona State, throwing for 218 yards and two touchdowns after starting quarterback Lyle Moevao went down in the second quarter with a strained muscle in his shoulder.

Saturday's win, which snapped a five-game losing streak against UCLA, came a year and five days after Canfield injured his shoulder against USC and lost his starting job to Moevao. Canfield underwent surgery for a torn labrum and missed spring practice, then suffered a setback early in fall practice when shoulder soreness sidelined him for the first few games.

UCLA (3-6, 2-4) was 2-for-15 on third-down conversions after coming up empty on its first nine attempts. Kevin Craft completed 20 of 42 passes for 189 yards and threw two interceptions, one by Patrick Henderson that set up Ryan McCants' 35-yard touchdown run with 2:18 to play.

James Rodgers had six receptions for 115 yards, and Stroughter gained 93 yards on six catches.

UCLA, coming off a bye that followed a 41-20 loss at Cal, was missing offensive guards Micah Reed and Scott Glicksberg along with defensive tackle Jess Ward -- all of whom were suspended for the game for violating team rules.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ORST
UCLA
1st Downs1817
Total Yards423237
Passing222189
Rushing20148
Penalties10-999-63
3rd Down Conversions6-142-14
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers24
Possession32:4727:13

Passing Leaders

Oregon StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Canfield16/2222210.121
UCLAC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Craft20/421894.502

Rushing Leaders

Oregon StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rodgers311444.6119
McCants8587.3135
UCLACARYDSAVGTDLG
Bell12453.8024
Austin3103.3011

Receiving Leaders

Oregon StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rodgers611519.2075
Stroughter69315.5144
UCLARECYDSAVGTDLG
Embree56412.8025
Johnson44912.3018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERORSTUCLA
FG10:32Justin Kahut 32 Yd 30
FG06:44Kai Forbath 29 Yd 33
THIRD QUARTERORSTUCLA
TD12:04Sammie Stroughter 18 Yd Pass From Sean Canfield (Justin Kahut Kick) 103
TD07:18Jacquizz Rodgers 1 Yd Run (Justin Kahut Kick) 173
FG03:17Kai Forbath 35 Yd 176
FOURTH QUARTERORSTUCLA
TD10:15Jacquizz Rodgers 5 Yd Pass From Sean Canfield (Justin Kahut Kick) 246
FG04:02Justin Kahut 38 Yd 276
TD02:18Ryan McCants 35 Yd Run (Justin Kahut Kick) 346