No. 19 Washington 42, Oregon State 3
SEATTLE (AP) _ Brock Huard had a career-best four touchdown passes and Corey Dillon ran for two TDs as No. 19 Washington rolled over Oregon State 42-3 on Saturday.
The Huskies (7-3 overall, 6-1 Pac-10) won their fourth straight since losing 54-20 at Notre Dame last month. They beat Oregon State, a 23-point underdog, for the ninth straight time and for the 19th time in 20 games.
The Beavers (1-8, 1-6), suffering through their 26th consecutive losing season, were held without a touchdown for the second time in five games.
Huard, a 6-foot-5 freshman whose passing has been secondary to Dillon’s running in the Huskies’ offense this year, completed 14-of-26 passes for 221 yards. His four touchdown passes gave him 11 for the season.
Huard had scoring passes of 34 and 29 yards to Jerome Pathon in the third quarter after passing 22 yards to Cam Cleeland and 7 yards to Cam Kissel in the final minute of the first half.
Dillon, the Pac-10′s leading rusher, broke a Washington record by scoring on runs of 9 and 29 yards, giving him 16 rushing TDs for the season. He bettered the record of 15 set by Rashaan Shehee last season.
Dillon had his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season and fourth in a row, gaining 143 yards on 24 carries.
Washington led 21-3 at halftime after Doug Stuckey’s 32-yard field goal gave the Beavers a 3-0 lead after the opening quarter.
Dillon put the Huskies ahead 7-3 with 2 1/2 minutes gone in the second quarter with a 9-yard touchdown run that capped a 72-yard drive.
Washington broke the game open at the end of the first half on two quick touchdown passes by Huard.
Huard threw a 22-yard scoring pass to Cleeland with 32 seconds to go and passed 7 yards to Kissel for another touchdown 13 seconds later after Oregon State’s Armon Hatcher fumbled a kickoff that was recovered by Reggie Davis.
The Huard-to-Cleeland touchdown came after Oregon State was penalized when Jason Dandridge ran into punter Hamid Sarshar, allowing the Huskies to have the ball at their 38.
Washington scored the first three times it had the ball in the second half. The Huskies drove 78 yards with Huard passing 34 yards to the diving Pathon in the end zone with 5:17 gone in the third quarter.
The Huskies scored on the 29-yard, Huard-to-Pathon pass 43 seconds later after Washington’s Jerry Jensen recovered Akili King’s fumble on the Beavers 29.
They got a third third-quarter touchdown on Dillon’s 29-yard scoring run.
After that, Washington coach Jim Lambright put in his reserves, taking Huard out and using freshman Jon Minter.
Oregon State started Tim Alexander at quarterback for the second straight game despite an ailing hamstring, but Alexander was ineffective. He rushed for 25 yards on six carries and completed 5-of-10 for 60 yards.