It took nine years, but the victory party after the Civil War game has come back to Corvallis.
The Oregon State Beavers came back from a 10-point deficit in the 3rd quarter to beat the Oregon Duck 34-24 Saturday, between a crushing ground attack led by Sandy sophomore Ryan Nall.
OSU jumped on the scoreboard first with a 12-yard run by Nall after the Beavers defense forced a four-and-out on the Ducks opening drive.
Oregon scored on their second possession with a 3-yard run by Tony Brooks-James to tie the game at 7-7.
Oregon State got deep into Ducks territory before a catch by Victor Bolden Jr was stripped by Oregon’s Arrion Springs and recovered by the Ducks, who turned it into a 33-yard reverse touchdown pass by Jalen Brown to Darren Carrington II.
The Beavers found the end zone on their next drive, capping a 6:33 drive with a 6-yard toss from Marcus McMaryion to Ricky Ortiz.
A second big turnover killed a drive in the game as Brooks-James fumbled on the Oregon State 6 yard line, which the Beavers picked up for the defense’s 13th takeaway of the season.
Oregon was on the board shortly into the second half with a 4-play drive in just over a minute that ended with a Justin Herbert to Charles Nelson 23-yard touchdown pass.
Following the Beaver’s second stalled drive, the Ducks tacked on three points with a 46-yard Aidan Schneider field goal.
The Ducks won the game last year 52-42, their eighth straight victory over the Beavers.
The Beavers got back into the red zone on their third drive, with Nall scoring his second touchdown of the day.
As the conditions continued to worsen, the Beavers focused on their ground game. It paid off with Nall's third score, a 6-yard stretch-out run that gave Oregon State the lead with 9:40 left in the game.
After forcing a Ducks punt, the Beavers took another 5:17 off the clock keeping the ball on the ground leading up the Nall's fourth score with 1:50 left.
Oregon went down fighting, with a 4th down pass from Herbert bouncing off of Johnny Mundt in the end zone to seal the win for the Beavers.
For the game, Nall had 155 yards on 31 carries and picked up another 34 yards on a pair of catches. Despite the increasingly bad conditions, neither team turned the ball over in the second half. Oregon State chewed up the clock, nearly doubling their rivals from Eugene in time of possession.
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