GAMEDAY College Football

Washington State 31, Oregon State 24

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
Associated Press

PULLMAN, Wash. - Jayden de Laura threw for 399 yards and three touchdowns as Washington State beat Oregon State 31-24.

Travell Harris caught eight passes for 147 yards for the Cougars (3-3, 2-2 Pac-12), who beat Oregon State for the eighth consecutive time.

B.J. Baylor rushed for 145 yards and Deshaun Fenwick added 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns for Oregon State (4-2, 2-1 Pac-12), which saw its four-game winning streak broken.

De Laura completed 32 of 46 passes and was intercepted once. The Washington State defense also forced Oregon State to turn the ball over on downs during its last possession of the game.

"He's grown the trust of everyone in this program," Washington State coach Nick Rolovich said of de Laura. "He makes everything around him better."

"I thought he played tremendous," Rolovich added.

Washington State depended on its pass attack in the second half, after trailing 10-3 at halftime.

"We needed more out of our pass game because the numbers were on our side," Rolovich said. "We did a really nice job on the second half on third down conversions."

The Cougars iced the game with touchdowns on four straight possessions in the second half, which Rolovich said will be a confidence boost for a team that has had trouble scoring this season.

"That's the fruits of the labor for the work they put in," Rolovich said of the scoring burst. "We're getting better."

Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith said he told his players the loss was a team effort.

"I told the team I think all of us, (offense, defense, special teams) contributed to this loss, but I think what sticks out to me is the fake punt call, you know to start the second half," Smith said. "We just anticipated a different look, thought it would be an awesome chance because our punter"s pretty good, but I'd take that one back."

Oregon State got just 158 passing yards.

"We gotta find a better balance than we've got, just a consistency to be a true threat throwing it and being explosive," Smith said.

Fenwick said the team will bounce back.

"We got good guys, got good players, got good coaches, we'll be fine," he said. "They just got us today. They made one more play today."

"We were in the game the whole time, and I feel like we've got the best team in the Pac," Fenwick said.

Jack Colletto ran up the middle for two yards and an Oregon State touchdown in the opening seconds of the second quarter.

Washington State replied with Dean Janikowski's 30-yard field goal.

Everett Hayes kicked a 39-yard field goal to lift Oregon State to a 10-3 lead late in the second quarter. The Cougars drove to the Oregon State 7 on their next possession, but had to turn the ball over on downs.

Oregon State quarterback Chance Nolan was intercepted by George Hicks III, giving the Cougars the ball at the Oregon State 28 with less than a minute remaining in the second quarter. The Cougars drove down to the 4, but Omar Speights intercepted de Laura's pass and OSU led 10-3 at halftime.

Oregon State took the second half kickoff and their drive stalled at the 50. They tried a fake punt but punter Luke Loecher's long pass fell incomplete.

The Cougars took over and Max Borghi's 3-yard touchdown tied the game at 10-10. It was the first of four straight touchdown drives for Washington State.

Oregon State drove down the field to the red zone, but Nolan's pass was batted around and finally intercepted by Brennan Jackson at the Washington State 5.

De Laura fired a pass at midfield to Joey Hobert, who made a great broken field run to complete a 55-yard touchdown and lift Washington State to a 17-10 lead late in the third.

Oregon State struck back immediately, with Baylor ripping off a 50-yard run to the WSU 15, and Fenwick covering the remaining yards on the next play for a touchdown to tie the game at 17-17.

The Cougars came right back, with de Laura connecting with Harris on a 58-yard completion to the Oregon State 14, and de Laura hitting Lincoln Victor on the next play for a touchdown that put the Cougars ahead 24-17.

Fenwick tied the game at 24-24 with an 11-yard run.

De Laura threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Deon McIntosh for a 31-24 WSU lead, and the winning points, with 5:25 left.

Oregon State drove down the field, but had to turn the ball over on downs at the Washington State 5 with 33 seconds left.

Washington State athletics press release


Scoring Summary
Second Quarter OreStWashSt
OreSt TD 14:57 Jack Colletto 2 yd run (Everett Hayes kick) 7 0
WashSt FG 8:53 Dean Janikowski 30 yd FG 7 3
OreSt FG 5:55 Everett Hayes 39 yd FG 10 3
Third Quarter OreStWashSt
WashSt TD 8:40 Max Borghi 3 yd run (Dean Janikowski kick) 10 10
WashSt TD 0:48 Joey Hobert 55 yd pass from Jayden de Laura (Dean Janikowski kick) 10 17
OreSt TD 0:04 Deshaun Fenwick 15 yd run (Everett Hayes kick) 17 17
Fourth Quarter OreStWashSt
WashSt TD 13:41 Lincoln Victor 14 yd pass from Jayden de Laura (Dean Janikowski kick) 17 24
OreSt TD 11:15 Deshaun Fenwick 11 yd run (Everett Hayes kick) 24 24
WashSt TD 5:25 Deon McIntosh 1 yd pass from Jayden de Laura (Dean Janikowski kick) 24 31
Team Stats
  Oregon State Washington State
First downs 26 23
  Rushing 18 7
  Passing 6 16
  Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Efficiency 6-12, 50% 10-16, 63%
4th down efficiency 0-3, 0% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 45-309 24-92
Passing Yards 158 399
Return Yards 37 0
Completions-Attempts-Int 11-26-2 32-46-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--8 1--4
Punts 0 2
Punts-Average 42.5
Fumbles Lost 2-0 1-0
Penalties - Yards 2-15 4-54
Time of Possession 29:08 30:52
Oregon State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Nolan 11 25 158 0 2
L. Loecher 0 1 0 0 0
Washington State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. de Laura 32 46 399 3 1
Oregon State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Baylor 18 145 8.1 0
D. Fenwick 15 127 8.5 2
C. Nolan 8 32 4.0 0
T. Bradford 1 5 5.0 0
J. Colletto 2 2 1.0 1
Washington State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. McIntosh 13 65 5.0 0
M. Borghi 9 33 3.7 1
J. de Laura 1 -4 -4.0 0
Oregon State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Flemings 2 38 19.0 0
T. Lowe 2 36 18.0 0
T. Bradford 2 24 12.0 0
L. Musgrave 1 23 23.0 0
T. Harrison 2 19 9.5 0
B. Baylor 2 18 9.0 0
Washington State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Harris 8 147 18.4 0
C. Jackson Jr. 9 70 7.8 0
J. Hobert 2 58 29.0 1
L. Victor 5 40 8.0 1
D. Stribling 3 37 12.3 0
D. Ollie 3 30 10.0 0
D. McIntosh 2 17 8.5 1
Oregon State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
O. Speights 1 4
Washington State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
B. Jackson 1 0
G. Hicks III 1 0
Oregon State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
Washington State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
N. Haberer 2 85 42.5
Oregon State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Washington State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Oregon State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Flemings 2 33 16.5
Washington State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Oregon State Missed FG
Player Length
Washington State Missed FG
Player Length




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