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Oregon State 42, Colorado 9

By GARY HOROWITZ
The Associated Press

CORVAILLIS, Ore. - Damien Martinez ran for a career-high 178 yards and three touchdowns, and Oregon State's defense turned in another strong performance in a 42-9 victory over Colorado.

The Beavers (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) have won three straight games and are bowl eligible for the second year in a row after ending a seven-year bowl hiatus last season.

Colorado (1-6, 1-3 Pac-12), playing its second game under interim head coach Mike Sanford, was unable to build off the momentum of last week's overtime victory against California.

Oregon State extended a 21-3 halftime lead to 28-3 on a 60-yard touchdown pass from Ben Gulbranson to tight end Jack Velling on the opening drive of the third quarter.

On Colorado's first offensive play of the second half, J.T. Shrout's pass intended for tight end Brady Russell was intercepted by cornerback Alex Austin and returned 42 yards for a touchdown. The pick 6 gave the Beavers a 35-3 advantage.

The Buffaloes finally scored a touchdown on Jayle Stacks' 1-yard run late in the third quarter to culminate an 80-yard drive.

Martinez, who was a workhorse with 22 carries, opened the scoring with a 4-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter.

Oregon State increased its lead to 14-0 early in the second quarter on Gulbranson's 16-yard touchdown pass to Silas Bolden.

Colorado got on the board with Cole Becker's 44-yard field goal midway through the second quarter.

Martinez's second rushing touchdown - a 3-yard burst up the middle - extended the lead to 21-3 with 1:45 remaining in the first half.

The Buffaloes had a chance to put points on the board before the break, but wide receiver Jordan Tyson dropped Shrout's fourth-down pass at the Oregon State 15-yard line with 18 seconds left in the first half.

THE TAKEWAY

Colorado: The Buffaloes didn't generate enough offense to threaten Oregon State on its home field, and the game was essentially over early in the third quarter. Colorado was limited to 290 yards and Shrout was intercepted twice.

Oregon State: Damien Martinez may have worked his way into a lead-back role. The true freshman has produced back-to-back 100-yard rushing games, and 372 yards and four touchdowns in the last three games.

It was an efficient performance by Ben Gulbranson in his third career start in place of Chance Nolan, who remained in concussion protocol for a third straight game. The redshirt freshman completed 14 of 21 passes for 202 yards with two touchdowns and lost a fumble. The Beavers are 3-0 with Gulbranson as the starting quarterback.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ColoOreSt
OreSt TD 8:09 Damien Martinez 4 yd run (Atticus Sappington kick) 0 7
Second Quarter ColoOreSt
OreSt TD 13:30 Silas Bolden 16 yd pass from Ben Gulbranson (Atticus Sappington kick) 0 14
Colo FG 8:44 Cole Becker 44 yd FG 3 14
OreSt TD 1:45 Damien Martinez 3 yd run (Atticus Sappington kick) 3 21
Third Quarter ColoOreSt
OreSt TD 12:30 Jack Velling 60 yd pass from Ben Gulbranson (Atticus Sappington kick) 3 28
OreSt TD 12:19 Alex Austin 42 yd interception return (Atticus Sappington kick) 3 35
Colo TD 2:38 Jayle Stacks 1 yd run (failed 2pt pass) 9 35
Fourth Quarter ColoOreSt
OreSt TD 7:38 Damien Martinez 4 yd run (Atticus Sappington kick) 9 42
Team Stats
  Colorado Oregon State
First downs 17 26
  Rushing 6 16
  Passing 7 8
  Penalty 4 2
3rd Down Efficiency 2-11, 18% 7-11, 64%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 28-84 44-270
Passing Yards 206 202
Return Yards 47 111
Completions-Attempts-Int 13-29-2 14-22-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--6 1--4
Punts 4 2
Punts-Average 35.5 43.5
Fumbles Lost 3-2 2-1
Penalties - Yards 5-62 10-87
Time of Possession 25:39 34:21
Colorado Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Shrout 13 29 206 0 2
Oregon State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Gulbranson 14 22 202 2 0
Colorado Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Stacks 8 50 6.3 1
C. Offerdahl 8 29 3.6 0
J. Shrout 4 9 2.3 0
J. Hestera 1 6 6.0 0
A. Hankerson 3 0 0.0 0
D. Capolungo 1 -2 -2.0 0
J. Tyson 2 -3 -1.5 0
Oregon State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Martinez 22 178 8.1 3
J. Griffin 7 48 6.9 0
I. Newell 5 36 7.2 0
K. Shannon 2 12 6.0 0
J. Colletto 4 11 2.8 0
B. Gulbranson 2 -11 -5.5 0
Colorado Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Tyson 3 92 30.7 0
M. Lemonious-Craig 2 30 15.0 0
R. Sneed II 3 27 9.0 0
J. Hestera 1 21 21.0 0
D. Arias 1 14 14.0 0
C. Offerdahl 1 11 11.0 0
B. Russell 1 6 6.0 0
M. Bell 1 5 5.0 0
Oregon State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Velling 1 60 60.0 1
T. Lindsey 4 45 11.3 0
J. Griffin 2 25 12.5 0
T. Harrison 2 23 11.5 0
S. Bolden 1 16 16.0 1
A. Gould 1 12 12.0 0
J. Overman 2 11 5.5 0
D. Martinez 1 10 10.0 0
Colorado Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Oregon State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
A. Austin 1 42
J. Grant 1 0
Colorado Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Carrizosa 4 142 35.5
Oregon State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Green 1 45 45.0
L. Loecher 1 42 42.0
Colorado Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Oregon State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Gould 1 23 23.0
Colorado Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Tyson 2 47 23.5
Oregon State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Bolden 2 46 23.0
Colorado Missed FG
Player Length
Oregon State Missed FG
Player Length




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