Washington 28, Oregon St. 21
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) _ Washington scored three touchdowns in a 3 1/2 -minute stretch in the second half to come from behind and beat Oregon State 28-21 Saturday, its 16th victory over the Beavers in the last 17 tries.
Washington (6-3, 4-2 Pac-10) trailed 14-3 at halftime and 14-6 before the decisive surge.
J.J. Young rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns for the Beavers (3-7, 1-6), but only 27 yards in the second half. His 8-yard touchdown run with 1:13 to play cut Washington’s lead to 28-21, but the Huskies recovered the subsequent onside kick and held on for the victory.
Washington tied the game 14-14 on Napoleon Kaufman’s 38-yard touchdown run and Leon Neal’s 2-point conversion pass from Eric Bjornson with 1:28 left in the third quarter.
Seconds later, John Young of Oregon State fumbled after being hit by Steve Springstead and Washington’s Davis Killpatrick recovered at the Beavers 8. Beno Bryant scored on a 5-yard run to put the Huskies ahead 21-14 with 28 seconds to play in the third period.
Bjornson, making his first start at quarterback, threw 45 yards to the diving Dave Janoski to set up Matt Jones’ 1-yard touchdown run that made it 28-14 with 13:09 remaining in the game.
Oregon State hasn’t defeated the Huskies since 1985 and hasn’t beaten them in Corvallis since 1974, so the home crowd was understandably excited when the Beavers took the lead on J.J. Young’s touchdown runs of 48 and 34 yards in the second quarter.
A roughing-the-kicker penalty kept Oregon State’s first scoring drive alive. Then, on third-and-15, the Huskies seemed to have Young stopped for no gain on the right sidelines, but he cut back inside and raced 48 yards for the score.
The Beavers made it 14-3 late in the first half when, on fourth-and-2, quarterback Rahim Muhammad tossed a late pitch to Young, who went 34 yards down the right sidelines for the score 2:12 before halftime.
Travis Hanson kicked two field goals for the Huskies, a 20-yarder late in the first quarter and a 33-yarder with 8:25 left in the third period.
Kaufman gained 82 yards in 17 carries, leaving him at 999 for the season.