Oregon State falls behind early, can't come back in 38-24 loss t - KPTV - FOX 12

Oregon State falls behind early, can't come back in 38-24 loss to Boise State

Posted: Updated:
Oregon State's Victor Bolden Jr. (6) makes his way past Boise State defenders on a kick return in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez) Oregon State's Victor Bolden Jr. (6) makes his way past Boise State defenders on a kick return in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)
CORVALLIS, OR (AP) -

Jeremy McNichols ran for 208 yards and scored four touchdowns and Boise State is off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 2011 after a 38-24 win Saturday over Oregon State.

McNichols did most of his damage in the first half, as the junior running back ran for 146 yards and touchdowns of 5, 6 and 70 yards, and caught a 6-yard scoring pass.

Brett Rypien completed 19 of 36 passes for 215 yards and one touchdown for the Broncos, who won their fourth consecutive game against a Pacific-12 opponent, and their second this season.

Both teams scored on their opening drive, as Oregon State (1-2) tied the game at 7 on a 14-yard run by Ryan Nall. But the Broncos ran over the Beavers from there, holding OSU to 41 yards on its final six first-half drives, while scoring 24 consecutive points to take a 31-7 halftime lead.

It was Boise State's first win in four tries at Oregon State. The Broncos have yet to trail in a game this season.

The Beavers, coming off their first win in 11 games last Saturday against Idaho State, now head into Pacific-12 Conference play, where OSU has lost 11 consecutive games.

The Beavers hit the road for their Pacific-12 Conference opener at Colorado next Saturday. The Buffaloes opened league play Saturday at Oregon.

Reporting by Nick Daschel

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.