3:30 PM ET, November 22, 2003
Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Kellen Clemens passed for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead Oregon to a 34-20 victory over Oregon State on Saturday in the 107th Civil War.
Oregon (8-4, 5-3 Pac-10) completed its regular season, while Oregon State (7-4, 4-3) close out against No. 2 Southern California on Dec. 6. Both teams are likely bowl bound.
Clemens completed 11 of 26 passes for 125 yards, with a a 15-yard TD pass for Dante Rosario in the third quarter giving the Ducks a 28-13 lead.
Derek Anderson was 21-of-45 for 271 yards with one TD and two interceptions for Oregon State.
The Beavers scored on Anderson's 1-yard pass to Pat Loney early in the fourth quarter to cut the margin to 28-20, but Oregon's Jared Siegel made up for an earlier miss with field goals of 18 and 22 yards for the final margin.
After the game, the Oregon players ran to the "O" at the center of Autzen Stadium to celebrate, and were almost quickly engulfed by their fans.
The Ducks held Pac-10 leading rusher Steven Jackson to 68 yards on 18 carries. Anderson, who entered the game averaging 126.6 yards rushing, also caught six passes for 71 yards.
With the game-time temperature a chilly 38 degrees, Andeson started strong, running 3 yards for a a TD to give the Beavers the lead.
Oregon tied the score midway through the first quarter with Clemens' 15-yard TD pass to Terrence Whitehead.
The Beavers ran into trouble late in the quarter, when holder Carl Tobey tried to run after a poor snap on Kirk Yliniemi's 48-yard field goal attempt.
Oregon took over on downs, and then took advantage of several Oregon States penalties for a drive that ended with Clemens' 19-yard TD pass to Demetrius Williams. Oregon State was penalized for 40 yards, including a personal foul and unsportsmanlike conduct, on the drive.
There was a frightening moment on the ensuing kickoff when Oregon State returner Harvey Whiten was hit by Jerry Matson.
Whiten lay motionless on the turf for several minutes and paramedics gave him oxygen. He did not move even as he was carted from the field on a stretcher.
Whiten was taken to a hospital for evaluation. He was moving his arms and legs but further information on his condition wasn't immediately available.
After Siegel's 53-yard field goal attempt for Oregon went wide right, the Beavers narrowed it to 14-10 on Yliniemi's 29-yard field goal.
The Ducks had their own trouble as the first half wound down. Clemens threw six straight incomplete passes, fumbled and was sacked twice.
Oregon turned it around to open the second half, with Clemens going 3-for-3 and scoring on a 4-yard keeper to make it 21-10.
Yliniemi kept the Beavers in it with a 28-yard field goal to make it 21-13.