GAMEDAY College Football

Oregon State 34, Boise State 17

By GARY HOROWITZ
Associated Press

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Chance Nolan passed for two touchdowns and Oregon State's defense forced five turnovers in a season-opening 34-17 victory over Boise State.

The Beavers, who are hoping to build on last season's first bowl-game appearance since 2013, took control early behind their opportunistic defense and a few big plays offensively.

Oregon State snapped its six-game losing streak in season openers.

Boise State received a lift off the bench from backup quarterback Taylen Green, who replaced an ineffective Hank Bachmeier and sparked a second-half comeback.

Bachmeier, a fourth-year starter, was pulled in the second quarter and did not return after tossing two interceptions and losing a fumble. He did not play in the second half.

Green showed promise, especially as a runner with 102 yards on the ground. His 74-yard touchdown gallop late in the third quarter cut Oregon State's lead to 27-10. He also scored on a 4-yard keeper early in the fourth quarter that brought Boise State within 27-17.

With the Beavers' offense in neutral, short-yardage specialist Jack Colletto broke loose up the middle on a third-and-2 play for a 41-yard touchdown with 10:39 remaining to provide the final margin of victory.

The Beavers opened the scoring on tight end Luke Musgrave's 26-yard touchdown catch, which followed Bachmeier's second interception of the first quarter.

After a three-and-out by Boise State, Nolan hit Tyjon Lindsey for a 47-yard touchdown, giving Oregon State a 14-0 lead at 1:15 of the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter, Riley Sharp's sack of Bachmeier forced a fumble that Colletto recovered at the Broncos' 6-yard line. Boise State's defense held and Everett Hayes kicked a 23-yard field goal to increase the lead to 17-0.

The Broncos whiffed on their best scoring opportunity in the first half when Ashton Jeanty lost a fumble at the Beavers' 2-yard line.

A 74-yard catch-and-run by Anthony Gould set up Deshaun Fenwick's 5-yard touchdown to increase the Beavers' lead to 24-0 at the break.

Nolan was intercepted early in the third quarter on a sideline pass that he appeared to try and throw out of bounds. Despite taking over on the Beavers' 25-yard line, Boise State settled for a 41-yard field goal by Jonah Dalmas to get on the scoreboard.

A 41-yard pass from wide receiver John Dunmore to Trey Lowe led to Hayes' 24-yard field goal and a 27-3 Beavers' lead, but Green's long touchdown run gave the Broncos life.

THE TAKEWAY

Boise State: Is it time for the Taylen Green era at quarterback? Backmeier struggled mightily. Green is a work in progress as a passer, but he gives the Broncos another dimension with his running ability and speed. Will Backmeier bounce back or could there be a quarterback controversy brewing?

Oregon State: The Beavers' defense was superb in the first half, forcing four turnovers that were instrumental in building a big lead. Nolan, a returning starter at quarterback, displayed his big-play capability in the passing game, but he also was intercepted twice. Avoiding turnovers will be a priority for Nolan moving forward.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter BoiseOreSt
OreSt TD 5:24 Luke Musgrave 27 yard TD pass from Chance Nolan (Everett Hayes Extra Point) 0 7
OreSt TD 1:15 Tyjon Lindsey 47 yard TD pass from Chance Nolan (Everett Hayes Extra Point) 0 14
Second Quarter BoiseOreSt
OreSt FG 10:28 Everett Hayes 21 yard field goal 0 17
OreSt TD 3:11 Deshaun Fenwick 12 yard TD run (Everett Hayes Extra Point) 0 24
Third Quarter BoiseOreSt
Boise FG 12:11 Jonah Dalmas 45 yard field goal 3 24
OreSt FG 2:57 Everett Hayes 23 yard field goal 3 27
Boise TD 2:10 Taylen Green 74 yard TD run (Jonah Dalmas Extra Point) 10 27
Fourth Quarter BoiseOreSt
Boise TD 13:05 Taylen Green 4 yard TD run (Jonah Dalmas Extra Point) 17 27
OreSt TD 10:39 Jack Colletto 41 yard TD run (Everett Hayes Extra Point) 17 34
Team Stats
  Boise State Oregon State
First downs 16 17
  Rushing 6 8
  Passing 8 8
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 4-13, 31% 4-13, 31%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 31-126 36-176
Passing Yards 185 294
Return Yards 77 31
Completions-Attempts-Int 23-36-3 15-24-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-17 0-0
Punts 5 4
Fumbles Lost 2-2 1-1
Penalties - Yards 5-35 10-100
Boise State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Green 19 28 155 0 1
H. Bachmeier 4 8 30 0 2
Oregon State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Nolan 14 23 253 2 2
J. Dunmore 1 1 41 0 0
Boise State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Green 10 102 10.2 2
A. Jeanty 4 16 4.0 0
G. Holani 14 9 0.6 0
L. Caples 1 5 5.0 0
H. Bachmeier 2 -6 -3.0 0
Oregon State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Colletto 3 44 14.7 1
D. Martinez 11 40 3.6 0
D. Fenwick 9 37 4.1 1
T. Lowe 7 32 4.6 0
C. Nolan 4 28 7.0 0
A. Gould 1 -4 -4.0 0
Boise State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Jeanty 6 52 8.7 0
S. Cobbs 5 45 9.0 0
G. Holani 3 35 11.7 0
L. Caples 4 23 5.8 0
R. Smith 2 16 8.0 0
B. Bowens 2 7 3.5 0
D. Smith 1 7 7.0 0
Oregon State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Musgrave 6 88 14.7 1
A. Gould 2 69 34.5 0
T. Lindsey 2 55 27.5 1
T. Lowe 2 46 23.0 0
T. Harrison 3 36 12.0 0
Boise State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Skinner 1 11
C. Biggers 1 0
Oregon State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Grant 1 0
R. Wright 1 0
A. Austin 1 0
Boise State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Ferguson-Reynolds 5 187 37.4
Oregon State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Loecher 4 165 41.3
Boise State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Oregon State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Boise State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Cobbs 3 44 14.7
A. Jeanty 1 22 22.0
Oregon State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Lowe 1 12 12.0
J. Irish 1 19 19.0
Boise State Missed FG
Player Length
J. Dalmas 32
J. Dalmas 32
Oregon State Missed FG
Player Length
E. Hayes 47




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