OREGON STATE RAN only 30 plays in the first half against Colorado, with 13 of those being rushes. But the Beavs, trailing at the break 21-20, went more to the ground in the second half and it showed up in the final score. Indeed, Oregon State ran 21 times over the final two quarters on their way to a 36-31 victory in Boulder.

Terron Ward had 12 carries for 102 yards and two TDs for the Beavs.

Storm Woods had 69 hashes on 13 carries and a TD.

It didn’t feel as if Oregon State was going to focus on the run at the break. It also didn’t feel like OSU was playing stout D. They Beaver defense started out well early but then Colorado began moving the ball.

Colorado had 280 yards of total offense at halftime. But the Beavs allowed Colorado only 151 hashes of total offense in the second half.

Victor Bolden returned from injury (dislocated finger, surgery), with six catches for 38 yards, tying him with Connor Hamlett (six rec., 52 yards) for the team lead.

Hunter Jarmon had three catches for 41 yards and one was an absolute beauty. On third-and-seven, Mannion shrugged off the pressure and Jarmon went up and arched back to bring the pigskin down for a 34-yard gain.

The grab extended the drive and allowed OSU to take a 20-14 lead on a Trevor Romaine field goal in the second quarter.

Romaine, by the way, had a good day. He was 3-for-3 on field goals with a long of 47, and perfect on extra points.

Mannion was 27-37 for 278 yards with 1 TD and no interceptions. Indeed, the Beavs didn’t turn the ball over once.

D.J. Alexander picked off Sefo Liufau and returned it 25 yards to the CU eight-yard line. Two plays later, Woods took it in to give Oregon State a 14-0 lead.

But the momentum was short-lived.

Colorado outscored OSU the rest of the half 21-6 and took a 21-20 lead into the locker room. OSU suddenly looked tired and lifeless at the break but the Beavs came out reenergized and took the lead 23-21 on their second possession of the second half.

Oregon State never trailed again.

We'll be back a little later with more from the Beavs' win over Colorado...

OSU has drawn a good-sized number of flags early in the season but drew only five penalties at Colorado.

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