Oregon running back Royce Freeman, right, tries to pull away from Oregon State's Jonathan Willis (32) in the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Eugene Ore., on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Oregon won 52-42.
EUGENE, OR (KPTV) -
After taking a 31-7 lead into halftime, the Oregon Ducks had to fight tooth and nail to hold off a second half surge by Oregon State to take the annual Civil War game 52-42 in Eugene.
It is the eighth win in a row for Oregon in the in-state rivalry, and 63rd overall against the Beavers.
Oregon State came out hot in the third, scoring on two Seth Collins quarterback runs. The Ducks added six on a Royce Freeman 19-yard run.
The Beavers pulled within three after a touchdown by Marcus McMaryion and 78-yard punt return by Victor Bolden.
The teams traded touchdowns, with Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams, Jr., hitting Bralon Addison for a short 4-yard score countered by a 66-yard dash by Ryan Nall for OSU, before a third Adams to Addison touchdown for the night sealed the Oregon win.
The first half was almost a different game, with OSU only scoring once on a 3-yard quarterback keeper by Collins and picking up only 96 total yards of offense.
Addison found the end zone four times in total for the Ducks, with a rushing score in the 1st and the first of his three touchdown catches in the 2nd. Freeman also picked up his first score with a 3-yard run with 2:16 left before halftime.
A 14-yard Taj Griffin run and a 25-yard field goal by Grant High alum Aidan Schneider rounded out the scoring for Oregon.
Oregon ends the regular season with a 9-3 record, going 7-2 in the Pac-12. OSU fell to 2-10 overall and wrapped a winless conference schedule.
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