Scores

Final

Arizona 27

(1-5, 0-4 Pac-12)

Oregon State 37

(1-4, 1-2 Pac-12)

3:30 PM ET, October 8, 2011

Reser Stadium, CORVALLIS, OR

1 2 3 4 T
ARIZ 0 6 14 727
ORST 0 27 3 737

Top Performers

Passing: N. Foles (ARIZ) - 378 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Stevenson (ORST) - 17 CAR, 99 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Buckner (ARIZ) - 8 REC, 144 YDS, 1 TD

Oregon St. beats Arizona for first win of season

Associated Press

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- -- Sean Mannion threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns and Oregon State defeated the mistake-prone Arizona Wildcats 37-27 on Saturday for the Beavers' first victory of the season.

Quarterback Nick Foles was intercepted twice and the Wildcats (1-5, 0-3 Pac-12) lost two fumbles in their fifth straight loss overall and eighth straight conference loss.

Oregon State (1-4, 1-2) led 27-6 at halftime and nearly squandered it but held on to snap a six-game losing streak dating to last season.

With only a narrow 30-27 lead and 5:22 left, Oregon State went for it on fourth-and-2 -- succeeding when Mannion hit diving tight end Joe Halahuni for the touchdown.

The Beavers made a crucial stand on the other end when the Wildcats also took a chance on fourth down with two yards to go, and Dan Buckner couldn't catch Foles' pass in the end zone.

Foles completed 31 of 45 passes for 378 yards and a touchdown to Buckner, who caught eight passes for 144 yards.

Mannion, a redshirt freshman who didn't become the Beavers' official starter until the third game of the season, completed 32 of 41 passes.

The Wildcats were hurt early after starting wide receiver Juron Criner left with what appeared to be a right knee injury. Criner, ranked second in career touchdown catches for the Wildcats, has three this season.

The Beavers went up on Jovan Stevenson's 1-yard touchdown run, then extended it in the second quarter when Clayton York blocked an Arizona punt and ran the ball back for a score.

Arizona answered with Foles' 28-yard TD pass to Buckner, but Alex Zendejas' extra-point attempt was wide left to make it 14-6.

The Beavers pulled off a fake punt to keep alive a drive that ended with Trevor Romaine's 37-yard field goal. On Arizona's ensuing drive, Foles' arm was hit and he was intercepted by Michael Doctor and the Beavers capitalized with Mannion's 3-yard scoring pass to Halahuni.

The Wildcats had one more chance in the first half, but fumbled and gave the ball back to the Beavers, who got a 40-yard field goal from Romaine.

Arizona running back Daniel Jenkins fumbled on Arizona's first drive of the second half and Beavers safety Lance Mitchell recovered, before the Beavers went up 30-6 on Romaine's 20-yard field goal.

The Wildcats had a scary moment midway through the third quarter when Foles was hit hard and stayed prone on the field for several moments while trainers attended to him. After he made his way to the sidelines, Keola Antolin ran 13 yards for a score. Foles came back and completed the two-point conversion pass to David Douglas.

The Wildcats' rally continued when Mannion was intercepted by Shaquille Richardson, who ran it back 20 yards for a touchdown. This time the two-point try failed, but Arizona was back in it at 30-20.

Oregon State missed a chance to extend its lead when James Rodgers' catch in the end zone was called back by a penalty and Romaine's 42-yard field goal attempt at the end of the third quarter went wide left.

Arizona pulled to within 30-27 early in the fourth quarter on Ka'Deem Carey's 1-yards scoring run.

The Wildcats have struggled this season with a brutal schedule, with losses to top-10 teams Oklahoma State, Stanford and Oregon, as well as their 48-41 loss last weekend at USC.

The Beavers were off to their worst start since 1996. After a season-opening overtime loss to lower-division Sacramento State, Oregon State dropped games to Wisconsin, UCLA and Arizona State.

Last season, Foles threw for 440 yards and three touchdowns against the Beavers, but Oregon State pulled out a 29-27 upset over the then-No. 9 Wildcats. Rodgers went down with a knee injury in that game that would require two surgeries and keep him out until the Beavers' third game this season.

The Beavers without true freshman Malcolm Agnew, who rushed for 223 yards in the opener, because of a hamstring injury that has forced him to miss the past five games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARIZ
ORST
1st Downs2322
Total Yards431408
Passing378280
Rushing53128
Penalties6-456-75
3rd Down Conversions3-105-15
4th Down Conversions1-32-2
Turnovers42
Possession24:0735:53

Passing Leaders

ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Foles31/453788.412
Oregon StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mannion32/412676.522

Rushing Leaders

ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Antolin6284.7115
Carey881.018
Oregon StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Stevenson17995.8121
Rodgers2157.5010

Receiving Leaders

ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Buckner814418.0139
Crump79113.0047
Oregon StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wheaton6549.0020
Bishop35217.3025

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERARIZORST
TD11:38Jovan Stevenson 1 Yd Run (Trevor Romaine Kick) 07
TD08:56Clayton York 41 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Trevor Romaine Kick) 014
TD06:24Dan Buckner 28 Yd Pass From Nick Foles (Pat Failed) 614
FG02:26Trevor Romaine 37 Yd 617
TD00:16Joe Halahuni 3 Yd Pass From Sean Mannion (Trevor Romaine Kick) 624
FG00:00Trevor Romaine 40 Yd 627
THIRD QUARTERARIZORST
FG07:28Trevor Romaine 20 Yd 630
TD04:45Keola Antolin 13 Yd Run (Nick Foles Pass To David Douglas For Two-Point Conversion) 1430
TD04:37Shaquille Richardson 28 Yd Interception Return (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2030
FOURTH QUARTERARIZORST
TD11:56Ka'Deem Carey 1 Yd Run (John Bonano Kick) 2730
TD05:22Joe Halahuni 2 Yd Pass From Sean Mannion (Trevor Romaine Kick) 2737