SEATTLE (AP) -- A week after getting booed at home, Matt Moore
was outstanding, throwing for 308 yards and a touchdown to lead
Oregon State to a 27-17 win over Washington on Saturday.
Moore completed 14-of-19, throwing short, safe passes in the
first half, then picking apart Washington's porous secondary with
downfield throws in the second half.
In last week's 13-6 loss to Washington State, Moore got into a
shouting match with some of the home crowd. On Saturday, Moore was
lauded by the orange clad Beavers fans in attendance as he stomped
and pumped his fists after Yvenson Bernard's 3-yard touchdown run
with 12:32 left gave the Beavers (3-3 overall, 1-2 Pac-10) a 27-17
Washington's resurgent season took a hit with the Beavers'
rally, and took a bigger blow in the fourth quarter when
quarterback Isaiah Stanback was helped off the field after injuring
his right foot on a 19-yard scramble, coach Tyrone Willingham said.
The injury was originally announced as an ankle injury.
Stanback was on crutches after the game with his foot wrapped in
ice. He was being evaluated Saturday night, but Willingham said he
would not have any updates on Stanback's condition until early in
Television replays showed Stanback's ankle turning outward as he
went to plant. He was down on the field for about five minutes
before being assisted to the sideline. He was later carted to the
Stanback struggled, completing 12-of-24 passes for 162 yards,
and was sacked three times. Stanback rushed for two touchdowns for
the Huskies (4-3, 2-2). Both scoring runs came after Scott White's
interceptions in Oregon State territory.
Moore's favorite target was Sammie Stroughter, who caught seven
passes for 223 yards, the fourth-highest yardage total in school
history. Stroughter's 80-yard TD reception midway through the third
quarter gave the Beavers a 20-17 lead. He had catches of 24 and 40
yards on screen passes to set up both of Bernard's TD runs.
Bernard finished with 144 yards on 29 carries.
Washington's offense punted five times and turned the ball over
on downs twice in the second half. Oregon State outgained the
Huskies 300-77 in the final 30 minutes. Carl Bonnell replaced
Stanback, but was 2-of-6 for 10 yards in the final quarter
Bernard carried the Beavers' offense early, as Oregon State's
offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage. Bernard had 69
yards rushing in the first quarter and 106 at halftime.
Moore was then unleashed by head coach Mike Riley to throw deep
in the second half against the worst pass defense in the Pac-10.
Moore and Riley had been criticized after Oregon State scored just
19 points in consecutive home losses to California and Washington
Alexis Serna kicked field goals of 28 and 26 yards, and is
13-for-13 in field goals at Husky Stadium the last three seasons.
He tied a Pac-10 record with six field goals against Washington