No. 14 Stanford upsets No. 1 Oregon 17-14 in OT
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jordan Williamson hit a 37-yard field goal in overtime and No. 14 Stanford upset No. 1 Oregon 17-14, denying the Ducks a chance to clinch the Pac-12 North and derailing their straight shot at the BCS championship game.
If both Stanford and Oregon finish with wins in their final games next weekend, both will finish with one conference loss, which means Stanford will win the head-to-head matchup and go to the Pac-12 championship game for a chance to play in the Rose Bowl.
Stanford (9-2, 7-1) will visit No. 1UCLA, which defeated No. 21 USC 32-29 earlier in the day to claim the Pac-12 South. Oregon (10-1, 7-1) will play rival Oregon State in the annual Civil War rivalry game in Corvallis.
The loss snapped a 13-game winning streak for the Ducks, which was longest current streak in the nation. It was Stanford's fifth straight win.
Oregon was the only Pac-12 team that Stanford hadn't defeated over the past two seasons.
Mannion powers Oregon State past California
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Sean Mannion passed for 325 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 15 Oregon State routed California 62-14 on Saturday night in what could be Jeff Tedford's final game as the Golden Bears' coach.
Markus Wheaton had seven catches for 99 yards for the Beavers (8-2, 6-2 Pac-12), who improved to 5-0 at Reser Stadium and will face Oregon in the Civil War next weekend. Terron Ward ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Beavers rack up 559 yards of offense.
Isi Sofele had 104 yards rushing for the Bears (3-9, 2-7), who were hampered all season long by turnovers, penalties, missed assignments and sloppy tackling. Allan Bridgford was 18-of-31 passing for 132 yards.
Tedford, two-time conference coach of the year, has been at California since 2002, but the program has been in decline. The Bears are 14-23 in the past three seasons.
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Arizona State routs Washington State 46-7
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Quarterbacks Taylor Kelly and Michael Eubank accounted for six touchdowns Saturday, and Arizona State became bowl eligible with a 46-7 rout over Washington State that ended the Sun Devils' four-game losing streak.
Kelly threw for four touchdowns and Eubank had one each on the ground and through the air for the Sun Devils (6-5, 4-4 Pac-12), who piled up 561 yards of offense. Chris Coyle had a pair of touchdown catches to put Arizona State up 32-0 in its final home game of the season.
A resurgent Arizona State defense forced two turnovers in the first half and turned Washington State's Air Raid offense into Air Dud.
The Cougars (2-9, 0-8) also got no support from their running game, which produced 1 yard on 19 carries.
Price's 5 TDs lead Washington past Colorado 38-3
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Keith Price threw a career-best five touchdown passes and Washington overcame a slow start to whip hapless Colorado 38-3 on Saturday for the Huskies' fourth straight win.
Bishop Sankey atoned for a first-half fumble at the 1 by running through Colorado's defense for 139 yards and collecting 48 more on four receptions as the Huskies (7-4, 5-3 Pac-10) won consecutive road games for just the second time in the last decade.
The Huskies can secure their first eight-win season since 2001 with a win at Washington State next week.
After committing five costly turnovers in this one, the Buffaloes (1-10, 1-7) will have to beat Utah on Friday to avoid the worst record in school history and their first winless season at home since 1920.
Price completed 22 of 29 passes for 248 yards with no interceptions.
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Eastern Washington beats Portland State 41-34
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kyle Padron's game-winning 1-yard touchdown run with 1:25 remaining capped an eight-play, 94-yard drive, giving Eastern Washington a share of the Big Sky title in a 41-34 victory over Portland State.
It was Padron's second rushing touchdown of the night. The multidimensional quarterback completed 26-of-38 passes for 381 yards and two more touchdowns, adding his total to four for Eastern Washington (9-2, 7-1 Big Sky).
Portland State (3-8, 2-6) took a 26-14 lead with 6:23 to go in the third quarter when D.J. Adams scored on a 4-yard touchdown run, his third of the night, but the Eagles answered with three straight scoring drives including Padron's 18-yard touchdown pass to Nicholas Edwards. Edwards and four catches for 77 yards and two scores.
The Vikings took a 13-0 lead when Adams scored two touchdowns in the first quarter but were outscored 41-21 the rest of the way.
Eastern Washington earns the Big Sky's automatic bid to the NCAA playoffs with the victory. The Eagles and Montana State were tied atop the conference at 7-1 after Montana State beat Montana 16-7 and with Cal Poly earning a road victory at Northern Arizona, 42-34, there is a three-way tie for the title. Eastern Washington earns the automatic bid thanks to its 27-24 win at Montana State on Oct. 13, the deciding factor in the tiebreakers.
Washington beats Seton Hall in Tip-Off tournament
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Abdul Gaddy scored 16 points to lead five Washington players in double figures, and the Huskies beat Seton Hall 84-73 in overtime Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament in Connecticut.
The Huskies (2-1), coming off a one-point upset to Albany on Tuesday, led by as many as 17 in the first half against the Pirates.
But Seton Hall (2-1) responded in the second, scoring 23 of the first 30 points after intermission and going up by as many as six.
The game was tied at 71 heading into overtime, where a pair of 3-pointers from Scott Suggs helped the Huskies outscore the Pirates 13-2.
Fuquon Edwin had 20 of his 27 points after halftime to lead Seton Hall.
Washington will face No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday. The Buckeyes beat Rhode Island 69-58 earlier Saturday.
UC Riverside sneaks past Whitman 89-76
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Chris Harriel scored 26 points, Josh Fox added 18 and UC Riverside fought off Division III Whitman on Saturday 89-76.
Harriel added eight rebounds and five assists to his point total.
The Highlanders (1-3) shot nearly 53 percent from the field, making 37 of 70 shots, but Whitman (0-2) hung around thanks to 11 made 3-pointers and the efforts of Ben Eisenhardt who scored 21 points on 7-of-19 shooting while pulling eight rebounds.
Robert Smith was the third player in double figures for UC Riverside with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting including 3 for 6 from behind the arc. Lucas Devenny scored only three points but had 15 rebounds for the Highlanders.
UC Riverside dominated the paint, outscoring the Missionaries 40-24 and was stellar in the open court, outscoring Whitman 20-5 on fast-break points.
Mitchell leads Virginia past Seattle 83-43
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Akil Mitchell had career highs with 14 points and 16 rebounds and freshman Mike Tobey scored 17 Saturday as Virginia beat Seattle 83-43.
The Cavaliers (2-2) led 44-13 at halftime and cruised, allowing coach Tony Bennett to give plenty of playing time to his freshman.
The Redhawks (1-1), who won at John Paul Jones Arena two years ago, shot 20 percent in the first half (5 of 25) and only kept the game as close as it was because the Cavaliers had a tough time breaking their full-court press. Virginia had 19 turnovers, but Seattle turned them into just 10 points
Deshaun Sunderhaus led the Redhawks with nine points and Sterling Carter and Chad Rasmussen each had eight.
Freshman Justin Anderson added 11 points for Virginia, including two highlight reel dunks, and fellow freshman Evan Nolte scored 10. In all, the Cavaliers got 50 points from their five freshmen.
NCAA CROSS COUNTRY
Oklahoma State men, Oregon women win team titles
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Oklahoma State's top-ranked men and Oregon's women won NCAA cross country titles Saturday.
Oklahoma State placed four runners in the top 20 and five in the top 40 to win its fourth team title in five years.
Texas Tech's Kennedy Kithuka claimed the individual title in a course-record time of 28 minutes, 31.3 seconds, breaking the 10K mark of 29:30.7 set by Liberty's Josh McDougal in the 2007 Southeast Regional.
No. 2 Oregon won its first women's title since 1987. Jordan Hasay and Alexi Pappas finished 2-3 in scoring while placing third and eighth overall.
Four runners broke the year-old 6K course record set by Villanova's Sheila Reid at the Big East Conference championships. Iowa State's Betsy Saina was first in 19:27.9 to lead the 11th-place Cyclones.
PORTLAND MEADOWS RECORD
Hannibal Lector sets record at Portland Meadows
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The slop failed to slow Hannibal Lector as the quarter horse established a new track record in the rarely run 220-yard distance at Portland Meadows.
The 10-year-old gelding ridden by jockey Luis Torres won Saturday's second race in 12.12 seconds, beating the old record of 12.20 seconds set by a Gold Bar 49 in 1959.
Hannibal Lector has now won 18 of his 70 career starts with earnings of over $82,000. He is owned by Mario Escobedo and trained by leading quarter horse trainer Juan Sanguino.