Pac-12 Game Recaps, Thoughts, What Mattered: Week 9

Pac-12 Game Recaps, Thoughts, What Mattered: Week 9

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Pac-12 Game Recaps, Thoughts, What Mattered: Week 9

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Oregon State 41, Colorado 34 OT

What Happened: Down 31-3 in the second half, Oregon State whipped away at the lead, helped by two Jake Luton touchdown passes to Isaiah Hodgins and a Jack Colletto scoring run. Up three late, Colorado got an Evan Price field goal with just over two minutes to play, but the Beavers marched back down the field to tie it on a Luton ten-yard scoring pass to Trevon Bradford. All they needed was the extra point to win, but … blocked.

Colorado had one last chance in regulation to pull up out of the nosedive, but Davis Price missed a 53-yard field goal. In overtime, Colletto ran for a touchdown to give the Beavers the lead, Colorado’s overtime drive fizzled, and the comeback was complete.

What Mattered: Luton was phenomenal, completing 28-of-39 passes for 310 yards and three scores as he carved up the Buff secondary. In the rotation, Colletto completed 6-of-14 passes and ran for two scores. Isaiah Hodgins caught 11 passes for 146 yards and two scores, and Jermar Jefferson ran 30 times for 135 yards.

– Colorado star receiver Laviska Shenault didn’t play, but KD Nixon caught 13 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns. Travon McMillian ran 20 times for 132 yards and a touchdown, and Montez completed 24-of-39 passes for 319 yards and two scores.

Thoughts: Devastating, now Colorado is on a three-game losing streak and has some work to do just to get bowl eligible. It juts needs one more win, but it has to go to Arizona coming off a big performance, host Washington State and Utah, and finish up at Cal. It’ll get that sixth win, but all dreams of winning the Pac-12 South just fizzled away.

– The Oregon State defense didn’t do much of anything, but the offense perked up in desperation mode. Now the Beavers have their first win over an FBS team under Jonathan Smith. It’s spoiler time the rest of the way, but even with this, consider it a shocker if they finish within double digits of USC, at Stanford, at Washington and Oregon.

Washington State 41, Stanford 38
Cal 12, Washington 10
Arizona 44, Oregon 14
Arizona State 38, USC 35
Utah 41, UCLA 10

NEXT: Arizona State 38, USC 35

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