Arizona wins the toss and defers. Gerard Lawson returns the opening kickoff 21 yards to the OSU23.
On first down Sean Canfield hits Andy Stewart out of the backfield for an 11-yard gain and a first down. A 6-yard completion to Bernard in between two incomplete passes forces 4th and 4. Serna punts 17 yards to the ARIZ43.
With 14:03 the Arizona offense takes the field. Willie Tuitama completes a 12 yard pass to D Dean for a first down. After a five yard gain by N Grigsby back to back incomplete passes makes it 4th and 5. K Crier punts 25 yards to the OSU15 where it goes out of bounds.
In the Beavers first scoring drive of the game they pick up three first downs while converting on third down twice. A 22-yard gain to Anthony Brown and a nifty 20-yard touchdown run where Yvenson Bernard cuts back twice gives OSU six.
Oregon State 7, Arizona 0
D Ross returns the kickoff seven yards to the ARIZ23. A pass interference call on Keenan Lewis on first down, a 17-yard pass to Mike Thomas and a 16-yard gain to T Reese gives UA back to back to back first downs and moves them into OSU territory before the defense shores up. With 6:50 on the clock Jason Bondzio hits a 42-yard field goal.
Oregon State 7, Arizona 3
Lawson returns the kickoff 56 yards to the ARIZ38. Five plays later Bernard plunges in from nine yards out for the touchdown with 4:30 on the clock.
Oregon State 14, Arizona 3
Mike Turner returns the kickoff 19 yards to the ARIZ42. On the first play of the series the ball is tipped at the line of scrimmage and Joey LaRocque picks off the pass and while a ball of defenders in front of him runs 49-yards for his first career touchdown.
Oregon State 21, Arizona 3
D Ross has trouble handling the kickoff returning the ball just 3 yards to the ARIZ10. Beaver defense continues to play tough forcing a three and out. Taylor Kavanaugh returns the punt seven yards to the OSU37.
With 3:46 left in the quarter James Rodgers takes a reverse on second down 40 yards into Arizona territory. After a one yard gain by Bernard and an 8-yard scramble by Canfield the UA defense stops Bernard on 3rd and 1. Serna makes a 31-yard field goal.
Oregon State 24, Arizona 3
Beaver defense forces another three and out, this time Dorian Smith gets to Tuitama on third down for a 14-yard sack to end the quarter.
Beavers held the ball for 10:08, Wildcats 4:52. UA has just 51 total yards and is 0 for 3 on third down. OSU has 113 yards on the ground and 76 through the air.
K Crier gets off a 40-yard punt, Kavanaugh returns it three yards to the ARIZ48. Bernard rushes three times and catches two passes while accounting for 28 of the drives 48 yards. A 22-yard pass to Brown highlights the drive. Bernard runs in from six yards for the Beavers final points of the game with 10:50 on the clock.
Oregon State 31, Arizona 3
Arizona starts with the ball on their own 12 yard line. Tuitama airs it out down the sidelines on first down where Keenan Lewis makes a fantastic interception at the ARIZ49.
The Beaver offense picks up two first downs moving to the Arizona 25 before a ineligible receiver downfield forces 3rd and 14. Canfield throws a beautiful ball on a corner route but Chris Johnson is late on his break and the ball hits the turf. Serna misses left on a 47-yard field goal attempt.
UA takes over at their own 30 yard line with 6:09 left in the half. Arizona picks up three first downs to move to the OSU30 before Slade Norris sacks Tuitama on first down to stall the drive. Two incomplete passes later Arizona goes for it on 4th and 14, UA picks up only 12, turnover on downs.
Starting at the OSU22 the offense picks up a first down on a 21-yard run by Bernard and a 9-yard completion to Brady Camp. Beavers call a timeout with 40 seconds on the clock with the ball the Arizona 40. On the next play Canfield makes a horrible read on a screen pass and throws a pick. Antonine Cason takes the ball 60 yards for a touchdown with 25 remaining.
Oregon State 31, Arizona 10
Canfield airs one out to Catchings, but is an incomplete pass. Bernard runs out the clock.
Beavers held the ball again for over 10 minutes (10:51) while converting 4 of 5 third downs.
D Ross returns the kickoff 29 yards to the ARIZ34. Beaver defense starts out the second half right as William 'Akau'ola sacks Tuitama on 3rd and 5 forcing a punt.
On the first play of the Beavers first drive of the second half Canfield throws his second pick of the game. Arizona takes over at the OSU40 with a nervous Beaver Nation watching.
Arizona makes it first and goal after Grigsby reels off a 17-yard gain. A 10 yard holding penalty on second down moves them 10 yard back. Two incomplete passes later, one that should have been a touchdown but was dropped by A Johnson, Bondzio connects on a 37 yard field goal.
Oregon State 31, Arizona 13
Oregon State starts with the ball on their own 26. A personal foul and a pass interference call on UA give the offense two first downs, but the offense stalls gaining just seven yards forcing a punt. The punt is downed at the ARIZ37 with 6:06 remaining in the quarter.
On 3rd and two Brandon Hughes jumps a route and picks off a pass at the 23-yard line.
Just 24 seconds later and three incomplete passes later Serna punts the ball 47 yards to the ARIZ30.
Back come the defense, but a sack by Derrick Doggett on first down and a sack by Curtis Coker on second down force 3rd and 25. A great job by the OSU secondary here. UA picks up 14 yards, but has to punt.
OSU takes over with 1:56 on the clock at their own 23. An 8-yard pass to James Rodgers results in a first down. Bernard is tackled for a three yard loss on 1st and 10 to end the quarter.
Beaver offense generates just 20 yards in the third quarter, 0 for 2 on third downs.
Lyle Moevao enters the game and competes a 12-yard pass to Catching who makes a great grab across the middle of the field, too bad the Beavs needed 13. Serna punts 30 yards to the ARIZ24.
On first down Mike Thomas rips off a 27 yard gain moving UA into OSU territory. A 23-yard completion to Johnson moves the ball to the OSU14. Tuitama trips on his own feet on first down as they lose eight yards. Bondzio hits a 32-yard field goal with 11:44 remaining in the game.
Oregon State 31, Arizona 16
The offense continues to struggle as they three and out. They have the ball for just 1:36.
Arizona takes over at their own 33 with 10:02 left. A 21-yard completion to Johnson and a pass interference call on Tim Clark moves the Wildcats into OSU territory. Beaver "D" shores up again as Victor Butler sacks Tuitama on second down. UA goes for it on 4th and 15, incomplete pass, turnover on downs.
Offense takes the field again and milk the clock with two rushes to Bernard. They go three and out as Moevao is sacked on third down, but take 2:03 off of the clock. Serna punts 36 yards to the ARIZ30.
UA is forced to go to the air, a 41-yard pass to Rees on first down moves the ball to the OSU29. But Butler grabs his second sack of the game on second down forcing 3rd and 20. UA goes for it on 4th and 20, another incomplete pass and game over.
OSU gets the ball at their own 39 with 3:05 on the clock. Arizona has no timeouts left. Three straight carries by Bernard results in 18 yards and a first down. Canfield takes the knee to win the game.
FINAL: Oregon State 31, Arizona 16