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